by Jessica Allen, 02/06/2013
Courtesy, Canal Room
There's live music practically every night of the week in TriBeCa. The Canal Room hosts a diverse array of acts, including tribute bands, costume parties, rock bands, hip-hop artists and singer-songwriters. Shake Rattle and Roll Pianos modernizes the old-timey fun of dueling pianos; audience participation is most definitely required at these events, often held at Brick NYC, and the pianists demand requests. Silver Lining Bar offers cocktails and regular performances of jazz and blues. At Tiny's, you can sit beneath antique wallpaper and a pressed tin ceiling, chatting the hours away. And then there's M1-5, which puts dancing first, forgoing bottle service, long lines and nasty bouncers for a "hassle-free, customer-oriented environment." Music videos play on several flat screen TVs, so you don't have to look far if you start to run out of moves on the dance floor.