It’s only been 24 hours since team grass clippings returned from the Newport Folk Fest to the sweaty concrete jungle that is Manhattan … and we’re already nostalgic for the Rhode Island sea. Let’s call it the post-Newport blues. But praise Jesus, a bunch of the folkers we came, saw and loved over the weekend are making pit-stops in NYC to give us a chance to re=live the recent past.
And, much like the Folk Fest, it will require muchas running to keep up with the bouncing
ball acts. Here’s what I’m thinking is a wise plan for musical maneuvers. Feel free to edit based on your inclinations and/or footwear:
Tonight, head to Mercury Lounge for Bobby, Joe, Josh and Chris … then go around the block to Rockwood to catch Mike and Chris E. Tomorrow, check out our favorite banged Brit Beth Orton at The Bell House. Thursday, the hands-down wisest move you could make this week is to go see Hurray for the Riff Raff at Knitting Factory. Definitely didn’t get to see enough of their raved-about set at NFF, and they’re slated to take off on a nationwide tour with Spirit Family Reunion this fall.
Check out the bluesy “Look Out Mama”:
More must-sees here:
Tuesday, July 30
6:00 p.m. — Bombino / Janka Nabay & The Bubu Gang / Mamarazzi at Brooklyn Bowl
7:00 p.m. — Frank Turner And The Sleeping Souls / Off With Their Heads / Ben Marwood at Music Hall of Williamsburg
7:30 p.m. — Bobby Bare Jr. / Joe Fletcher & the Wrong Reasons / Joshua Black Wilkins / Christopher Paul Stelling at Mercury Lounge
8:00 p.m. — Lee Ranaldo and the Dust / Houndmouth at Maxwell’s
9:00 p.m. — Beth Orton / Dawn Landes at le poisson rouge
10:00 p.m. — Michael Daves and Chris Eldridge at Rockwood Music Hall Stage 1
10:15 p.m. — Kate Davis at Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2
Sunday, August 4
7:00 p.m. — Beck at Prospect Park Bandshell (Celebrate Brooklyn Benefit)