I went to The Local 269 on Houston Street recently to see an evening of adventurous music. I was there for two of the four bands — The Hands Down (with Jessica Lurie, Ben Syversen, Brian Drye, Michael Bates and Sean Dixon) and Baudolino’s Dilemna (with Ken Filiano, Stephen Haynes, Warren Smith and Michael TA Thompson). Both bands were excellent, and Stephen Haynes in particular blew me away. I’ve interviewed three of the performers from the two bands: Brian Drye, Ken Filiano and Stephen Haynes. Ben Syversen will be my guest on August 29.
The Hands Down
And here’s what it looked like outside when I left.