11pm SHY TOWN: A quartet from Brooklyn and Peekskill, NY, Shy Town take inspiration from folk, country, and early swing music and filter those styles through a gamut of guitar, mandolin, trumpet, lap steel, ukulele, bass, and harmonium, resulting in a sound best described as Action-Folk meets Gypped-Jazz. www.shytownny.bandcamp.com
10pm MATT FRYE: Matt Frye is a singer songwriter from North Carolina based out of Brooklyn. His influences range from Woody Guthrie, John Prine and Ol’ Dirty Bastard. The songs themselves have a dirty twang. They rhyme sometimes. And there’s something disarmingly cheerful about them, Frye’s acoustic guitar and smile evoke campfire singalongs, even as the lyrics center on the deteriorating effects of loneliness. www.mattfryemusic.com
9pm ALEX MALLETT: The Alex Mallett Band play reflective songs about love and loss that will stay in your mind for weeks on end. Alex grew up in musically fertile Kansas City, and started listening to his parent's Beatles and 60's folk records as a child, expanding to local radio that played non-stop blues, jazz, country, folk and blue grass. He smeared his wide range of influences into a compelling set of original story songs. It's the contrast between these (often) sad songs and the up-beat sound of the unique instrumentation (banjo, drums and bass) that creates a rare tension in The Alex Mallett Band, who are fast becoming one of the most in demand indie-grass bands in Brooklyn.