Live Through This: rock nyc Top Concert Picks Week Of April 29th, 2019
I went to Vegas to check out Cher’s residency and she cancelled the show. Let’s hope she makes it to Barclay Center on Thursday, where the living legend first transgender woman born female will pour it on, while her (crappy) jukebox musical plays on Broadway. If you get the impression I am not a fan, you are half right. And if you get the concept that her not performing “Half Breed” so she can suck on some Abba cover we certainly don’t need is a shouldn’t wouldn’t did we take to be self-evident, you are completely right. But a must see? Oh, yeah, absolutely.
Monday – AJR – Bowery Ballroom – Indie, novelty, pop drench popsters with a great new album
Monday – Hot Chip – Elsewhere – The standard bearer EDM band
Monday – An Acoustic Evening with John Hiatt with special guest Thom Chacon – City Winery
Tuesday – The Mountain Goats – Brooklyn Steel
Tuesday – The Rapture – MHOW – Do they still exist??? It’s been seven years since their last album
Tuesday – True Groove Allstars – Berlin – Now leader Tomas Doncker has joined the cast of “To Kill A Mockingbird,” sightings of New York’s best band might prove rarer, so catch em here.
Wednesday, Thursday – Patti Smith And Her Band – Webster Hall
Wednesday – Steve Forbert & The New Renditions – City Winery – One hit wonder who was more than that.
Wednesday – Eels – Irving Plaza
Wednesday, Friday – Talib Kweli – Brooklyn Bowl – World music stalwart
Wednesday, Thursday – BLACKPINK 2019 WORLD TOUR with KIA [IN YOUR AREA] NEWARK – Prudential Center – K-Pop continues to rule
Thursday – Band Of Skulls – Mercury Lounge
Thursday – Saturday – Morrissey – Lunt-Fontanne Theatre – Moz brings misery to Broadway
Thursday – GZA Performs “Liquid Swords” with Full Band w Guest Opener Kosha Dillz – Sony Hall
Friday – Deer Tick – MHOW
Friday – Maren Morris – Brooklyn Steel
Saturday – Sharon Van Etten – Webster Hall – Her last album was her best to date.
Saturday – The Lemonheads w/ Tommy Stinson – Brooklyn Bowl – Evan and Tommy on the same bill… what could go wrong?
Saturday – Vampire Weekend – Webster Hall – This is the all day concert I missed out on…
Sunday – Al Green – Radio City Music Hall – The last, greatest soul man standing? Either Al or Stevie.
Sunday – Otis Taylor – Iridium