Live Through This: rock nyc’s Top Concert Picks For The Week Of November 12th, 2018
This Friday saw the release of Tomas Doncker’s update of the Brian Eno curated No New York from precisely forty years ago. Eno was documenting an underground movement, Doncker’s Now New York is curating a movement from a mix of indigenous styles and artists, including Touchy Feely, Garrison Hawk, Marla Mase and Dylan Mars Greenberg, as well as members of the True Groove extended family. It brings to mind the True Groove show at Bowery Electric two years ago, and we can only hope it is half as good this Tuesday at the Bitter End.
Monday – Audra McDonald – Town Hall – The impeccable Broadway singer in concert
Monday – Toto – Ridgefield Playhouse
Monday – KT Tunstall – Bowery Ballroom – Her current album Wax, is more of what we want in our rockers, loud and nerve shattering. She went from mainstream to alt-y without actually changing.
Tuesday – Mayday Parade /w This Wild Life – PlayStation Theater
Tuesday – Letters To Cleo – Bowery Ballroom
Tuesday, Wednesday – Young The Giant – Brooklyn Steel
Tuesday – Los Campesinos! – Elsewhere – Ten years ago they were on the verge of a major breakthrough, ten years later they are still on the verge.
Tuesday – Jim James – Town Hall
Tuesday – Stephen Marley – Ridgefield Playhouse
Wednesday – Saves The Day – Warsaw – Top emo band
Thursday – Bela Fleck – Town Hall
Thursday , Friday – The Doobie Brothers – Beacon Theatre
Thursday – Mr. Little Jeans – MHOW – We haven’t heard much from the indie popsters since 2014 till a new single was released in October, a good one.
Thursday – 6lack – Terminal 5 – The current album didn’t break big even though it is fine chill r&b
Friday – Silverstein – When Broken Is Easily Fixed: 15 Year Anniversary Tour – Warsaw – Top punk rock band.
Friday, Saturday – Jack White Boarding House Reach – King’s Theatre – Don’t forget to leave your cell phones at home, and five years after his sold out MSG Jack can’t sell out King’s Theatre… amazing, right?
Friday – Wild Nothing – Warsaw – Apparently, this is a week for great indie pop.
Saturday – Walter Lure And The Waldos – The Brighton Bar – A defining character actor on the lower east side in the late 70 sna dearly 80, Walter’s August release album was a blast from the past that blows off the cobwebs.
Saturday – Herman Hermits and The Buckinghams – Bergen Performing Arts Center – We interviewed Peter Noone this summer (here)
Saturday – Don McLean – Tarrytown Music Hall – The last album was a dog, but who is going to hear the last album?
Saturday – Max Weinberg – Ridgefield Playhouse – While the boss’ away…
Sunday – Dirty Projectors – Elsewhere – a 4pm show, I wonder if Long Island City is gonna get some nightclubs now Amazon is moving here.
Sunday – The Pixies – Brooklyn Steel
Sunday – Ones To Watch: Triathlon and The Marias – Gramercy Theatre
Sunday – Bob Weir And Wolf Bros
Sunday – Cute Is What We Aim For – Knitting Factory – One of emo’s better bands