photos by Maryanne Ventrice
You may have randomly come upon a band or two playing on the streets of Williambsburg this past long Northside Festival weekend. On Thursday, Pow Wow! was one of those bands. On Friday, many people on their way to the BrooklynVegan showcase at Music Hall of Williamsburg passed by a street performance by Shilpa Ray and Her Happy Hookers. Those are the pictures in this post.
Shilpa also played a more official show (with Pow Wow!) at Spike Hill later that night, and as usual, there are plenty of chances to catch her and her band in the near future. Options include this weekend's Olive Juice Music Festival, a show at the Stone later in June, a gig at Southpaw on July 1st, the Heavy Trash/Those Darlins show at Mercury Lounge on July 9th, Citysol a couple of days after that, and then the Sly Stone tribute at Castle Clinton not long after that. All dates and more street shots, below....
Shilpa Ray & Her Happy Hookers - 2009 Tour Dates
Jun 19 - Olive Juice Music Presents: OJ All Day Festival @ Brooklyn Lyceum Brooklyn, New York
Jun 25 - @ The Stone w/ Kermit Driscoll Quartet NYC, New York
Jul 1 - Southpaw w/ TBA Brooklyn, New York
Jul 9 - Mercury Lounge w/Heavy Trash, Those Darlins NYC, New York
Jul 11 - City Sol: Stuyvesant Cove Park w/Schwervon, Love Like Deloreans NYC, New York
Jul 16 - Castle Clinton (Sly Stone tribute)