- You’ll need to get yourself to Asbury Park to catch We Are Scientists—they’re not coming to NYC proper, and they won’t be back in the area for a while (the crew’s American Barbarians tour has a very, very long European leg). So it’s Wonder Bar tonight, or playing their summer ’10 release Barbara on repeat until the spring. With the Static Jacks and Rewards. 7:45PM.
- Bowery Ballroom may be a long way from Texas, but the unadulterated rootsy twang of Ryan Bingham and the Dead Horses should somehow make the place feel like that perfect little no-sign-outside juke joint in Austin, where the boys are from. Sold out; hit Craigslist. 8PM.
- The era of record companies and big-name labels may seem rather quaint nowadays, but still: Jac Holzman built Elektra Records from the ground up (via hit-makers and culture-shapers like Queen and the Doors), and he’ll be at 92Y discussing how he did it (and what “record companies” mean in 2010) with current Elektra artists Jackson Browne and Natalie Merchant, and historian (and Patti Smith’s guitarist) Lenny Kaye. Elektra Records: A Sixtieth Birthday Celebration is at 8PM.
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