Live Through This: rock nyc’s Top Concert Picks Week Of April 22nd, 2019

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I was disappointed with Bad Bunny’s “Nuevo Religion” performance March 2018 at United Palace (here), where J Balvin stole the show. But it was Bad Bunny’s first opening night for his first headlining tour and he has gotten better (in fact he was better the summer of 17 when he was headlining the MEGA summer show). So, this should be a big, big deal Saturday night at MSG. One more thing, I was a little meh about the debut album myself but who cares about albums with all those singles he produced?

Monday – Gunna – Drip Or Drown 2 Tour – One of the best new voices in rao, and the impressive Shy Glizzy is opening.

Monday – Anna Of The North –  MHOW

Monday – A Special Evening with The National – Beacon Theatre – The instant sell out is over $300 for a nosebleed right now.

Tuesday – Tom Odell – Irving Plaza

Tuesday – Move Forward Music Presents: Ann Marie The Tripolar Tour – SOBs

Tuesday – Ryan Bingham – Brooklyn Steel

Tuesday – Dungeon Family Tour 2019 featuring Big Boi, Goodie Mob, Organized Noize, DJ Envy, and more! – The Outkast was a lot of fun opening for Christina Aguilera last year

Wednesday – Girlpool – MHOW

Thursday – CHAYANNE “Desde El Alma Tour – Parte 2” – Hulu Theatre AT MSG

Thursday, Friday – Kodak Black: Dying to Live with Calboy, Sniper Gang, 22Gz – I read where Kodak was just arrested for possession of drugs and firearms, so who knows about this one. However, against hefty competition at Tidal last year, the rapper killed it.

Thursday – Gloria Gaynor – Sony Hall – Apparently, she did survive

Thursday – Sunn 0]]] – Brooklyn Steel – One of the loudest bands I’ve ever heard

Friday – Jay Z – Webster Hall – Threatening B Sides…

Friday – PUP, DIET CIG, Ratboys- Brooklyn Steel – Great punk pop line up

Friday – “Classic Deep Purple Live” performed by Glenn Hughes – Iridium

Friday – Omara Portuondo – From Buena Vista Social Club – Last Kiss – Sony Hall

Friday – The O’Jays – Apollo Theatre – If this is their final hurrah (the fine new album is called The Last Word), you would be insane not to see the Gamble And Huff last band standing

Friday – Candlebox performing debut album “Candlebox” in its entirety – Irving Plaza – Kiddie grunge

Saturday – The Hit Men – Legendary Rock Supergroup – The Cutting Room – “five brilliant musicians and singers who, throughout the 1960s, 70s, 80s and 90s, toured and recorded with some of the biggest names in the music business – huge stars from Frankie Valli and Carly Simon, to Tommy James, Carole King, Cat Stevens, Jim Croce, Cheap Trick , Elton John, Paul McCartney, Barry Manilow, Rod Stewart, Blood Sweat & Tears, and many, many more. ”

Saturday – Dave Davies – Rough Trade

Saturday –  Roger McGuinn – N.Y. Society for Ethical Culture-Concert Hall – That Sweetheart Of The Rodeo concert last year was superb.

Saturday – Deerhoof – Bowery Ballroom

Saturday, Sunday – Kris Kristofferson & The Strangers – City Winery – I once saw Kris opening for George Jones… beat that.

Saturday – Patty Smyth And Scandal – Sony Hall




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