The Ridge gets a mix of music!

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It’s going to be a loud weekend in Bay Ridge!

Kick off three days of melodies by sauntering down to the Greenhouse Café (7717 Third Ave. at 77th Street) for a free performance by the Malcolm Hunter Band, led by the keyboardist of the same name. Hunter is partial to playing funk, jazz, and blues covers, along with some original tunes from his album “Nostalgia in My Square Head,” a funk-jazz-gospel collection about the distant isle’s Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood. Hunter will hit the first piano keys at 10 pm.

And on Saturday, get ready for some afternoon head-banging! Rock Farm will rock Red White and Brew (8910 Fifth Ave. between 89th and 90th streets) with a free show starting at 3:30 pm, where the band will show off its penchant for hair metal and hard rock from the 1970s, ’80s, and ’90s. The four-man band will echo the sounds — and screams — of Van Halen, Queen, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Poison, among others. Bring your friends, but don’t plan on listening to anyone besides the band!

And if you can still hear on Sunday, go from the Devil’s music to some holy tunes! You can discover the soothing sounds of the new jazz trio R.I.P. Vibe during a free Sunday afternoon performance of original tunes and improv at Christ Church (7301 Ridge Blvd. at 73rd Street), part of the sanctuary’s Bay Ridge Concert Series. The new band — made up of musicians Tyler Luppi, Janna Graham, and Tyler Clibbon — will draw from its members’ combined decades of jazz experience to debut new songs on piano, acoustic bass, and saxophone. The show starts at noon.

Reach reporter Julianne McShane at (718) 260–2523 or by e-mail at Follow her on Twitter @juliannemcshane.
Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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