Live Through This: rock nyc’s Top Concert Picks Week Of December 2nd, 2019
The new style Vampire Weekend as irresistible live jam band and a band you can only really get if you see em live, Mumford And Sons, headline the annual ALT 92.3 Presents Not So Silent Night at Barclays Center on Thursday. The other biggie is Jimmy Eat World…
Monday – Darlene Love – “Love For The Holidays” – Sony Hall
Monday – Alanis Morissette – Special Acoustic Performance – Apollo Theatre – The whitest Canadian in the world at the Apollo Theatre and prices start at $300… isn’t it… what’s that word?
Tuesday – Cher: Here We Go Again Tour – Madison Square Garden – She is beyond bad on this tour… that Barclay Center was one of the worst of the year… but if you have never seen Cher, she is definitely Cher.
Tuesday – Band of Friends – A Musical Celebration of Rory Gallagher, featuring Davy Knowles, Gerry McAvoy and Brendan O’Neill – Iridium
Wednesday – New York’s Country 94.7 Presents : Stars and Strings – Barclay Center – Sam Hunt featured
Wednesday – Saturday – The Hold Steady – Brooklyn Bowl – A little past it, the 10s coulda been better, but they are still terrific live
Wednesday, Thursday – Bon Iver + Tu Dance: Come Through – Kings Theatre – Another band that have peaked, but still a very good band. My friend Marie Lynn saw the ballet late last year and loved it.
Thursday – Lucy Dacus – Webster Hall – The seasons album kinda sucked but she is great on stage.
Thursday – The Menzingers – Fall Tour 2019 – Warsaw – “America (You’re Freaking Me Out) ” is one of the top 20 songs of the year.
Thursday – Devendra Banhart – Brooklyn Steel
Thursday – Robert Earl Keen: Countdown To Christmas – Town Hall – AMericana tribs the season
Thursday – Steve Forbert & The New Renditions 40th Anniversary of Jack Rabbit Slim – The classic one hit wonder that should have been more
Friday – Twin Peaks – Webster Hall – they are growing older! The teen spirit seems a little missing but they will bring it back on stage
Friday – Bad Bunny X 100Pre Tour – Barclay Center – I caught the state if the art tour at MSG earlier this year and was blown away.
Friday – She & Him – Kings Theatre – Remember when this would have been exciting news?
Friday – Ski Mask the Slump God – Terminal 5 – He has been one of the worst live acts ever, but headlining? He must have learnt to do more than scream over backing vocals when he feels like it.
Saturday – Manchester Orchestra – Brooklyn Steel
Saturday – Harry Connick, Jr. – A Celebration of Cole Porter – Nederlander – Swings too hard, but should be fun on stage
Saturday, Sunday – Summer Walk – Terminal 5 – She is having a major breakthrough year
Saturday – Denny Laine and the Moody Wing Band – Iridium – Denny was fire last time I saw him, a must see if you haven’t