Live Through This: rock nyc’s Top Concert Picks Week Of July 15th, 2019
Jim Jones’ current album, released on the last day of May, is getting a belated release party at the Gramercy Theatre on Tuesday. I caught Cam’ron a couple of weeks ago performing an excellent, way too short set. I would love to see one of the most bloody minded rappers in the world, the Harlem badass brings along a fistful of up-and-comers to join him.
Monday – Bettye Lavette – City Winery – If all Betty did was cover Bob Dylan she would still be worth seeing.
Tuesday – Sad Summer Festival – Rooftop At Pier 17 – Mayday Parade headline.
Tuesday – David Allan Coe – Sony Hall
Tuesday – Jeff Lynne’s ELO With Dhani Harrison – Prudential Center – I wasn’t thrilled last year at MSG, as always Jeff is a highly stoical figure… but even so, what a catalog.
Wednesday – Smooth Cruise: The Stylistics – Spirit Of New York Cruise Ship – Betcha by golly wow this is worth your time.
Wednesday – Aimee Mann – MHOW – It’s been nearly twenty years since Bachelor # 2 -maybe she will tour behind it.
Wednesday, Thursday – Carly Rae Jepsen: THE DEDICATION TOUR- Hammerstein Ballroom
Wednesday – YUNA: The Rouge Tour – Sony Hall – The Malaysian stars new album is very strong neo-r&b soul
Wednesday, Thursday – Lionel Richie – Radio City Music Hall
Wednesday – Okkervil River – City Winery
Thursday – The Liza Colby Sound – The Bowery Electric – Haven’t seen em in a coupla years but always a fine, hard rocking soul sound
Thursday – Black Midi – Bowery Ballroom – Hot new UK prog rockers
Friday – Robyn – Barclay Center – Terrific earlier this year at MSG (here), this is a worse venue but a better opening act in ESG.
Friday – Frankie Valli And The Four Season – Ford Amphitheatre
Friday – Elle Varner – Sony Hall
Friday – Jennifer Lopez – Prudential Center
Friday – The Mekons – MHOW – I begged Sally Timms for a Bowery Ballroom gig…
Saturday – Weird Al Yankovic – Forest Hills Stadium – The latest in a long list of things we don’t: Weird Al with a full orchestra.
Saturday – War – Sony Hall
Sunday – Sam Huber And The True Groove Allstars – Featuring Khalil Kain and Regina Bonelli
Sunday – Conor Oberst – White Eagle Hall – It’s been over a decade (since his eponymous solo album) of mediocrity… but mediocre Conor? I aint hating, exactly.