The Daily Shortlist March 7

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Location: West Village, NYC
Bands: Thirsty Ear Presents an Evening of Trio Treats
Show time: 10 PM
Venue: (le) poisson rouge
Food: Blue Ribbon Downing Street Bar
Drink: Village Tavern
Miscellaneous: Bleeker Bob’s

If you’re into improv and avant-garde jazz, then the label Thirsty Ear should sound familiar. If not,  Thirsty Ear Presents an Evening of Trio Treats is your chance to check out some of the most cutting edge jazz artists taking the genre in all sorts of directions. Performers include the Matthew Shipp Trio and Weasel Walter/Mary Halvorson/Peter Evans Trio. For an eclectic menu that mixes upscale and down-home food, Blue Ribbon Downing Street Bar, a wine bar and restaurant, offers lighter fare including foie gras, cheese plates, caviar, and steak tartare. The Village Tavern is a really comfortable neighborhood bar that’s great for catching sports games or just chilling for a drink, which is what I prefer to do when I’m in the vicinity. Also in the area is Bleeker Bob’s . It’s one of the oldest independent record stores in NYC and the selection is deep. The place looks a mess, but the staff is surprisingly friendly and extremely knowledgeable about what they have.

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