Live Through This: rock nyc Top Concert Picks Week Of October 22th, 2018
I realize the line up is breathtaking for this year’s Tidal X, Lil Wayne, Lauryn Hill, Meek Mill, Teyana Taylor, Kodak Black -hell it’s better than Summer Jam, but the problem is there is a ton of fluff to open the proceedings and last year I left well past midnight and still missed Jay Z (I did see a little of Stevie Wonder), which means on a Tuesday it is a wearying waste of time. I have a ticket to Tuesday’s gig at Barclay Center, and I may go, but I may not. And if I go? Forget about seeing Weezy, or Lauryn, it will be way too late.
Monday, Wednesday – Justin Timberlake – The Man Of The Woods Tour – Madison Square Garden – Pretty good, no doubt, but not as good as the previous two tours.
Monday – The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill 20th Anniversary Tour – NJPAC – If it sounds the way it has been sounding it will be a risky business.
Monday – 10 Years of Mom+Pop: Featuring performances from Courtney Barnett, Sleigh Bells, Neon Indian, Alice Merton, Sunflower Bean, Tom Morello and special guests – Brooklyn Steel – Pretty good line up.
Monday, Tuesday – Carl Palmer- Iridium
Monday, Wednesday – BROCKHAMPTON – I’ll Be There Tour – Terminal 5
Tuesday – Noisey Presents G Herbo w/ special guests Southside & Queen Key – Irving Plaza
Thursday – Michael Gira (Swans) with Very Special Guest Norman Westberg (Swans) – Warsaw – The leader of the loudest band on earth.
Thursday – Bahamas, Kacy & Clayton – Terminal 5 – I know it was released early in the year, but don’t forget Bahamas terrific album at the end of the year awards.
Friday, Saturday – WSOU Presents: Clutch – Book Of Bad Decisions Tour 2018 – Debatably the owners of the best rock album of 2018
Friday – Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – Barclay Center – The last time I saw Nick on stage I had great seats and that was a big mistake as Nick had every woman in the audience walking over me to touch him as part of some bizarre ritual, this time I have nosebleeds so I should be safe.
Saturday – The Town Hall Presents: Music In Twelve Parts Composed By Philip Glass -Town Hall
Saturday – Keith Urban: Graffiti U World Tour – Barclay Center – This guy tours too much and it is effecting ticket sales.
Saturday – The Dickies with Wyldlife, Battery Electric, High & Tight – Coney Island Baby
Saturday – Garbage – King’s Theatre
Sunday – Marc Anthony – Madison Square Garden – The top exponent of Latin American pop
Sunday – Power 105.1’s Powerhouse Cardi B, Lil Uzi Vert, SZA, Ella Mai, G-Eazy, Lil Baby – Prudential center – Impressive