Live Through This: rock nyc’s Top Concert Picks For The Week Of November 18th, 2019
“She is sexual but no nonsense, on stage she exudes a sensuality lithe and slithery and wet without being exploitative of herself. It’s a neat trick and will take her far….” I wrote that about FKA twigs five years ago in a review of her Terminal 5 performance (here), and , on the strength of her epic latest release -the EDM meets tech meets new art school, romantic disaster movie Magdalene expect nothing but a superb, multimedia, dance and performance art plus, when Tahliah appears at Kings Theatre on Wednesday. Incidentally, no opening act and she appears on stage a pathetic one hour after the time on the ticket.
Monday – Tones And I – Mercury Lounge – The Aussie busker has been at the Top of the UK singles charts for a month, so assume plenty of industry types and expats will be there.
Monday – Charlotte Lawrence: Navy Blue Tour – Webster Hall
Monday – Homeboy Sandman, Quelle Chris – Sunnyvale – a great lyricist, should be a great homecoming
Monday – Danny Brown, Ashnikko, Zeelooperz – Warsaw – Danny’s latest came and went without a ripple, which doesn’t make it anything less than great. Debatably, the best living live on stage rapper
Monday – Lil Tecca – Brooklyn Steel
Monday – Prince: The Beautiful Ones – Town Hall – Despite Prince’s attempts through his life to keep control of his music, death caused him to lose all control. Memoir this, motherfuckers.
Monday – K. Michelle – Sony Hall – first rate, somewhat frank, r&b woman
Tuesday – A Day to Remember w/ I Prevail – Terminal 5
Tuesday – SuperM: We Are The Future Live – Madison Square Garden – SuperK-Pop -should be crayon
Tuesday – Sasha Sloan – Webster Hall – The sad girl singing live
Tuesday – Tool – Barclay Center – If I wasn’t gonna be at FKA twigs on Wednesday, I’d be here tody.
Tuesday, Wednesday – Carl Palmer – Iridium – The P in ELP
Tuesday , Wednesday – Bill Frisell Trio with Tony Scherr and Kenny Wollesen – Jazz Standard
Wednesday – Alice Merton – MHOW – The “Why So Serious” woman
Wednesday – Allah Las w/ Mapache – Brooklyn Steel
Thursday – Robyn Hitchcock – Murmrr – The original soft boy
Thursday – Angel Olsen – Brooklyn STeel
Thursday – Hozier: Wasteland, Baby! Tour – Hammerstein Ballroom
Thursday – Trisha Yearwood – Town Hall
Friday – Jonas Brothers: Happiness Begins Tour – Prudential Center
Friday, Saturday – Brockhampton: Heaven Belongs To You Tour – Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden – Not only was the album, though it didn’t do well, excellent, but also their live show is terrific.
Friday – Gesaffelstein – Kings Theatre – AT Governors Ball last June, he had people doubling back to check out the industrial strength EDM
Saturday – Titus Andronicus – Bowery Ballroom – If you have never Patrick on stage, he presents one of the greatest live shows of all time.
Saturday – Gladys Knight w/ Special Guest Will Downing – Kings Theatre – Truly, a living legend
Saturday – Bob Dylan And His Band – Beacon Theatre – The annual ten night residency begins