Welcome back to Bay Ridge Nights. It is a great week for live music in the ’hood — and we are letting you know where to hear it!
The battle of the bands begins Friday night, as rock ’n’ rollers will have to choose between hearing classic covers by the Alive N’Kickin Duo — known to fans as singer Pepe Cardona and his guitarist/son Tim — at the Greenhouse Cafe [7717 Third Ave., between 77th and 78th streets], or listening to Potentially Unstable jam on stage at the Schnitzel Haus [7319 Fifth Ave., between 73rd and 74th streets]. Both gigs start at 9 pm.
But that’s just a musical prelude to Saturday, when five different Brooklyn bands take the stage at five different Ridge hotspots. Those Guys will be rocking the Three Jolly Pigeons [6802 Third Ave., at the corner of 68th Street] with its distinctive takes on ’60s and ’70s heavy tunes starting at 9 pm. At 10 pm, local legend Frankie Marra will take the stage with his band at the Greenhouse Cafe and regale the crowd with the sounds of the ’60s through to the ’90s. At the same time, Hello Brooklyn will be blasting out the latest hip-hop, pop, and rock hits at the Wicked Monk [9510 Third Ave., between 95th and 96th streets]. And those wanting to hear the sound of their own voice might want to instead head over to the Schnitzel Haus for Crash Course Karoke — a live karaoke band!
But if you want to give your eardrums a rest, you might be better off hitting Hunter’s Steak and Ale House [9404 Fourth Avenue, between 94th and 95th streets] to hear the ’70s and ’80s soft rock stylings of the Gorns.