This Week’s Must-See Shows in NYC

Josh Garrels plays 92Y Tribeca on Thursday, December 6. (Photo: Mason Jar Music)
Josh Garrels plays 92Y Tribeca on Thursday, December 6. (Photo: Mason Jar Music)

Are you ready for this? Because the next couple of weeks are about to get crazy. Crazy, ya hear? And it all starts now … well, not really, but we’ll say that because that’s when this post is going up.

There are a handful of shows that I’ve been really looking forward to happening this week, one of which is that of Josh Garrels at 92Y Tribeca, where he’ll be on-stage Thursday night. Garrels was the subject of a documentary produced by the fine folks at Mason Jar Music this last year, and I’ve gotta say, I was struck by the beauty and rawness of his music and mission. (Check out the trailer below)

Tons of other shows of major, major note (including GC’s own Holiday Hootenanny – tonight!):

Wednesday, December 5
7:30 p.m. — Holiday Cheer for WFUV Benefit at The Beacon Theatre, with Lucinda Williams, Steve Earle, Shelby Lynne, and more.
8:00 p.m. — Kate Davis at The Living Room
8:00 p.m. — Grass Clippings’ Holiday Hootenanny at The Rock Shop, featuring Joy Kills Sorrow, Plume Giant and Christopher Paul Stelling
9:00 p.m. — Deer Tick at Brooklyn Bowl

Thursday, December 6
8:00 p.m. — Communion Showcase at The Bell House (feat. Swear and Shake)
8:00 p.m. — Josh Garrels at 92Y Tribeca

Friday, December 7
8:00 p.m. — Communist Daughter / Jason Isbell at Bowery Ballroom
8:00 p.m. — Free Advice / Margaret Glaspy / Tall Tall Trees / Plume Giant / Michael Daves at the Swan Loft
8:00 p.m. — Mike + Ruthy at Unitarian Universalist Congregation

Sunday, December 9
9:00 p.m. — Margaret Glaspy at The Living Room

Monday, December 10
8:00 p.m. — Anthony da Costa at The Living Room
8:00 p.m. — Andrew Bird at Riverside Church
9:00 p.m. — Tony Scherr Trio at The Living Room