My top Lower East Side destination: Rockwood Music Hall. To me, this venue is one of New York’s hidden gems. Whenever I try to describe to a friend, I say that it is, “very New York-y” (the Y is pronounced as a long E). Now that I think about it, there’s something about me and intimitate environments—I do like to feel that I have more access to people, in general, so naturally the Music Hall is an awesome place for me. Everything from the sound, seating and decor is amazing and well worth the visit. Admission to the shows are free, and Blue Moons start at seven bucks.
And the performer on stage is a friend of a friend: Alecia Chakour—she’s really amazing and some may describe her as a mix between Amy Winehouse and Joss Stone. Her voice is amazing and her band is out of this world. She performed last night and rocked the place silly!
Venue: Rockwood Music Hall
Artist: Alecia Chakour