Live Through This: rock nyc’s Top Concert Picks For The Week Of September 16th, 2019

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The Legends of Vinyl 2019 New York DJ/Artists Hall of Fame Awards at Amadeus on Tuesday is followed by music and dancing… Being honored: “Artists Honorees will be Alisha, Anita Ward, Cherrill Rae Yates (The Raes), Susan Maria Gonzalez and Company B, France Joli, Ivery Bell (Moment Of Truth), Joe Bataan, Joel Diamond, Lottie Dah, Member of the group Musique Mary Seymour, and Carole Sylvan, Kim Miller, The Ritchie Family (Cassandra Wooten, Cheryl Mason-Dorman, Renee Guillory-Wearing), Tanaa Gardner. Industry and DJ Honorees will be Barry Harris, Bobby Morales, Charlie Anzalone, Darryl Payne, Dwayne Holt, Jorge Wheeler, Leslie B. Doyle, Tony Moran, Michael Weiss, Steve Bogen, Author James Arena (The First Ladies of Disco) will be presented with the Legacy Award. In addition, the organization is proud to present the 2019 Icon Of The Year Award to Nicky Siano.” SohoJohnny has a table and I’ll be there…

Monday – Marina – Central Park Summerstage – A  one hit wonder, but a great hit

Monday – Lara Fabian 50 – Beacon Theatre – The Canadian Celine Dion, whoops, wait a second

Tuesday  – Grace VanderWaal – Webster Hall – The teenage folk pop wunderkind

Tuesday – Tanya Tucker – Bowery Ballroom – The great country singer returns, even if her new album is an annoyance the catalog remains in tact

Tuesday – Ana Popovic – The Cutting Room

Tuesday – Alan Parsons Live Project – The Town Hall – Yup, we’ll get “Eye In The Sky” I promise

Tuesday – Angels And Airwaves – Playstation Theatre – Meanwhile, Blink 182 are at Barclays on Friday…

Tuesday – Andrew Bird – Kings Theatre – The indie Ian Anderson

Tuesday – Midland – Their sophomore album is one of the top country rock albums of the year… if I wasn’t busy (and if it was somewhere else) I’d be there.

Wednesday – Sunday  Madonna – BAM – The first night of her three week stand is Wednesday, I’m going on Saturday, October 12th. Why? Because Madame X was a terrific concert and because the last time I saw her, at MSG four years ago (here) she was the best I’ve ever seen her.

Wednesday – grandson – Webster Hall

Wednesday – Kimya Dawson – Market Hotel – Half of the Moldy Peaches and the sweet folk singer is always worth catching

Wednesday – Saturday  – New York Philharmonic with Kelli O’Hara – David Geffen – Kelli’s gonna wash that man  right out of her hair

Wednesday – Daniel Caesar – Radio City Music Hall – Last year, Daniel was the only act I saw at Panorama before they closed up show, and he was excellent chill r&b

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday – Tom Morello at the Minetta Lane: Words and Music – Following in the footsteps of Patti Smith, I am going to make one of the performances for sure

Thursday – Adam Ant: Friend Or Foe – Kooky or otherwise, he is still doing it

Thursday – ILOVEMAKONNEN – Mercury Lounge –  did his late friend XXXtentacion no favors with the posthumous release, but as a solo artist he is tops

Friday – Thomas Rhett – Madison Square Garden – “Don’t Threaten Me With A Good Time” is one of the best songs of the year

Friday – blink 182 &  Lil Wayne – blink 182 may suck, Weezy (who was great at Governors Ball in June) certainly won’t

Friday, Saturday – Orville Peck – MHOW – Alyson Camus likes him (here)

Friday, Saturday – Tinariwen – Webster Hall – Moroccan band reinvents world music

Friday, Saturday  – Ken Stringfellow (Of the Posies) – Mercury Lounge – As in the MOTHERFUCKING POSIES!!! Great power pop band, and a major show at a tiny venue

Friday – Easy Rider Live – Radio City Music Hall – With extra poignancy after the recent death of Peter Fonda

Friday – Bloc Party – Central Park Summerstage

Saturday – Illenium – Madison Square Garden – Trance-y Canadian DJ

Saturday – King Crimson – Celebrating 50 Years – Greatest prog band ever

Saturday – Josh Ritter and the Royal City Band – Beacon Theatre

Saturday: Romeo Santos Presenta: Utopia The Concert – MetLife  Stadium – I hope to never go to LetLife again in my life, but if you are Spanglish woman, you might wanna check at the Bachata giant

Saturday – Ride – Brooklyn Steel – The shoegaze guys still together

Sunday – Webster Hall – Cat Power

Sunday – Stone Temple Pilots and Rival Sons  – Ford Theatre  Amphitheatre At Coney Island Boardwalk – If STP wanted to do the world a favor, they’d perform Tiny Music from one end to the other

Sunday – Lizzo – Cuz I Love You Tour – Radio City Music Hall – And if Lizzo wanted to do the world a favor, she would add a night to the Radio City Music stop. Nosebleeds are trading hands in the $200 range for nosebleeds.


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