If the Ridge is a-rocking, do come a-knocking!
In recent weeks, this column has brought you news about plays, musicals, and poetry societies in the neighborhood. Now it’s time to take Bay Ridge Nights back to its roots. However, since 2001 Odyssey closed years ago and all the borough’s disco balls have been melted down to make condo windows, we are going for the next best thing — straight up rock and roll.
On Friday night, funky-named rockers Gearth, Wind, and Fireman plays a double-set of Dylan-esque (that is Bob, not Tom) tunes at Greenhouse (7717 Third Ave. between 77th and 78th streets). The picks hit the strings at 8 pm, and the crew is playing a second set at 11:30 pm.
On Saturday, Last Lixx (formerly Roadkill) will unleash a flurry of biker rock at Schnitzel Haus (7319 Fifth Ave. between 73rd and 74th streets) at 9:30 pm. Then fly over to Three Jolly Pigeons (6802 Third Ave. at 68th Street) to catch twangy punk rockers the Heaves at 10 pm.
After you have had your fill of heaving, make a pilgrimage to the Wicked Monk (9510 Third Ave. between 95th and 96th streets) for the Tarantino-tinged stylings of Reservoir Doggs at 11 pm. And stick around, because Brooklyn clothing line Wicked Threads is throwing a fashion show afterwards.
Then sleep under a table or schlep back to the Monk on Sunday — and bring your ear plugs and pocket protectors — because the Nerds is wreaking sonic vengeance on the Ridge at 10 pm. Don’t let the band members’ horn-rimmed glasses and gingham getups fool you, these guys know how to pump out the jams.