Tonight: Little Jackie + Maritri & friends

TONIGHT @ Southpaw in Park Slope

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Little Jackie, Imani Coppola’s new project, continues its month-long residency at Southpaw, with guest performances by AFRICA, Nico and Honeychild Coleman.

I had a chance to check out Little Jackie last week, largely on the strength of the songs on the band’s Myspace page.  Her song "The World Should Revolve Around Me" is a poppy, sassy, hit record waiting to happen.  Talk about music discovery!  I was only vaguely aware of Imani’s solo effort. "The Black & White Album," so it was a revelation to experience such strong songwriting.  I’m a sucker for that anytime.  Give it a listen and tell me it’s not stuck in your head.

Always cool to run into friends at shows.  Unfortunately I missed Apollo Heights (again!), who opened for Imani, but did get to catch up with both Danny and Daniel Chavis.  Also, hung out with these ne’er do wells: Giant Step‘s Maurice Bernstein, drummer and music innovator Marque Gilmore (just in from London town!) and Dustbin Brother Mikel Banks.

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Anyway, Southpaw is located at

125 5th Avenue (Sterling / St. John’s Place)
Park Slope, Brooklyn
N/R to Union
D/B to 7th Avenue
$8 / 18 & Over / Tickets available on Ticketweb
Doors at 7:00PM

TONIGHT @ The Cutting Room in Manhattan

Shout out to Maritri, who’s been organizing an ongoing monthly music series at The Cutting Room on West 24th Street.  The Family Stand’s Jeff Smith turned me onto her (he regularly sits in), so I caught last month’s showcase.  Maritri has a beautiful voice.  Kinda reminded me of Phoebe Snow.  Anyway, tonight is Ladies Night, and she’ll be sharing the stage with Shelley Nicole from Blakbushe, Ganessa James, Jeni Fujita, Annekei, and Carla Duren.  Of these, I can vouch for the bonafides of Shelley and Ganessa.  As for the others, its safe to assume that they’re bom diggy or they wouldn’t be on the same stage.

The Cutting Room

19 W. 24th Street (b/w 5th & 6th Aves)
New York, NY
$10
Showtime: 10PM

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