It’s Wednesday and there is live music to gladden your heart. What’s good this week?
On Friday, August 2, the Pie Shop has an intriguing line-up: Stig brings the funk and a band called Derd Berner brings… “white boy funk and folk alt rock, but we have a tendency of jamming out too.” It promises to be an interesting night. Listen (STIG). Tickets.
Saturday, August 3, at Rock & Roll Hotel, go catch two local bands, The Neuro Farm and Faux Rex, as well as a New Orleans-based group that likes playing with vocal arrangements and creating a textured, complex sound, Mighty Brother. Listen/tickets.
If you want to have your mind blown by some great vocals, go to City Winery on Tuesday, August 6: Angela Johnson’s warm, bright voice may even remind you of Whitney Houston– yes, I went there. Listen/tickets.
Wednesday, August 7, is First Wednesday, which means that you can catch Laura Tsaggaris at Trusty’s, starting at 8 p.m. Info.
Her Crooked Heart is extending their tour and will stop at the Pie Shop on August 14. Rachel Ries’ voice is clear and powerful, and the band’s arrangements suit it beautifully. Also in the lineup are Sam McCormally and Lauren Calve. Listen. Tickets.