Just because the town will be awash in green beer and foam leprechaun hats doesn’t mean you need to participate. Here's some notable music going down when the Parade dust settles.
The New York Dolls: Not Irish. But as enduring, passionate, gritty and old-school-New York as the Parade itself. Bowery Ballroom, doors 8PM, show 9PM. $35. [info]
What would St. Patrick's Day be without the Pogues? (Check out photos of Shane McGowan and crew from Tuesday night over here.) They wrap a three-night stand with Titus Andronicus at Terminal 5. It's sold out, but tickets are on Craigslist for just about face value. Doors at 7, show at 8PM. [info]
Bell House offers up Alex Battles (founder of the Johnny Cash Birthday Bash) and his band The Whisky Rebellion, plus an All-Redheads edition of Wasabassco Burlesque and a show-us-your best emerald-underwear contest. 7:30PM, $10. [info]
At the Living Room, the Roulette Sisters do southern country blues rich with twang and girl harmonies, also in the vein of the family Cash. 9PM. [info]
Toshi Reagon brings her unstoppable dirty blues growl to (Le) Poisson Rouge—we bet that if you request “Danny Boy,” the singer-songwriter-guitarist would do a mean version of it. With Chocolate Genius, the collective powered by Marc Anthony Thompson. Doors at 6:30, show at 7:30PM. [info]
Also not Irish: Steve Martin. But his heavy-duty banjo-plucking with the Steep Canyon Rangers certainly invites you to dance a jig. He wraps a three-nighter at Joe’s Pub at 7PM, sold out, Craigslist has tickets. [info]