Well, as we reported a while back, the word on the street was that the live music was going to stop completely at the Blues Room (that is, until they told us it was only a temporary hiatus). Fortunately, that has proven untrue, with a new band playing three nights a week. The new group playing there, headed by Willow Neilson, features various musicians and vocalists on different nights. The core group, however, includes Erica Li on vocals, Steinar Nickelson or Sean Higgins on organ, and Nicholas McBride on drums. The trio’s name is “Three point strike”, possibly a reference to the burgeoning kung fu prowess of the band leader. They rock out with a mix of not only jazz but also funk, afro-beat, soul, and R&B flavors among other musical stylings.
Three point strike is playing three nights every week: Thursday (from 10pm to 1am), Friday and Saturday (11pm to 2am), and we understand they have ditched the Southern soul food menu and are serving the same food as the City Diner upstairs.
The Blues Room. 146 Tongren Lu. 铜仁路14弄
Live music now every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night.
Cross-posted at Shanghaijazzscene.com