On the 24th Joe’s Pub will host the NYC stop on the Bitch & Ferron tour, which combines the indie-rock edge of Bitch with the songs of folk legend Ferron. The two will bridge their generation gap to provide the audience with an intelligent and captivating night of stripped-down, lyrically driven power.
If you haven’t heard of Uh Huh Her by now, you clearly aren’t paying enough attention. That can all be remedied by checking out the New York City stop on their national tour, at Irving Plaza on the 29th. You’ll fall in love with Camila Grey and The L Word’s Leisha Hailey’s sexy sound, their touching lyrics and their musical dynamism, as they play selections from their sophomore project, “Common Reaction.” If you’re expecting the quirkiness Leisha’s L Word character is famous for, beware—Alice Pieszecki is not stealing the spotlight anymore.
The end of the month (Oct 30–Nov 2) brings us the 1st Annual Queer Black Cinema Music & Film Festival, at the Brecht Forum. The festival will feature the musical sounds of Imani Izuri and Kin 4 Life, as well at the cast of Friends and Lovers; stay tuned for more acts to be announced in the coming weeks. Queer Black Cinema is host to NYC’s first and only black monthly film series, which takes place at The Center.
Check out the beautiful sounds of Grammy-nominated violinist, Anastasia Khituik on the 16th at Christ & St Stephen’s Church, where she will be accompanied by pianist Elizaveta Kopelman. The violinist has made her orchestral debut at the age of 8, has trained under some of the best teachers in Moscow and New York, and has traveled the world performing in major cities for years. This is a concert you don’t want to miss.
Watch as this year’s groups battle it out for the grand prize package worth $10,000 at M.E.A.N.Y. Fest, now until the 18th. The schedule is packed full of tons of bands in various venues in the downtown area, which can all be found on the festival Web site, meanyfest.com. The prizes include a recording session on the John Lennon Education Tour Bus, a Godin guitar and lots of performance opportunities. Three finalists will be chosen by audience ballots and the prize-winners determined by a industry panel of judges. Special guest show on the 15th at the Delancey includes a performance by Audio Fiction.