Live Through This: rock nyc’s Top Live Picks Through December 23rd, 2019
I’ve only spent New Year’s Eve with Phish once, a middling set in 2016 (here), but I am going back again on the Saturday before New Year’s Eve to catch one night of their MSG December residency. You never know what to expect with Phish, seven months later they were killing it and the very same venue (the legendary Baker’s Dozen sets). So, I guess we will find out…
Monday, Thursday- Sunday – Harry Connick, Jr. – A Celebration of Cole Porter – Nederlander Theatre – Not a terrible meeting of minds.
Monday – Sunday – Yo La Tengo – Bowery Ballroom – I hadn’t seen em in years and had been eyeballing the dates… then they sucked opening for Bon Iver…. so caveat emptor.
Thursday – Dave East – Playstation Theatre
Friday, Saturday -Gogol Bordello – Webster Hall – No, NYE this year…
Friday – Steel Pulse – Brooklyn Bowl – Reggae giants
Friday – PnB Rock – Brooklyn Steel – One of Phillies finest, works the hip hop r&b axis better than just about anyone
Friday – Sunday – Disco Biscuits – Playstation Theatre – The soulful jam band begin their final NYE residency at Playstation before the venue closes
Saturday – Eric Benet – Sony Hall – The soulman who dissed Halle Berry
Saturday – GWAR: Use Your Collusion US Tour ’19 – Warsaw – Metal satirists (aka God What An Awful Racket), should be fun…
Saturday – Allman Family Revival – Beacon Theatre – I’d been seriously considering this, but really, the new generation sucks too hard.
Sunday – Zedd – Avant Gardener – The DJ/Producer with an ear for the charts.
Sunday – Yasiin Bey – Black on Both Sides 20th Anniversary – Sony Hall – $200 for VIP, $45 for GA, and it is also a Sunday night before a work day… ugh!
Sunday – Deer Tick: TickTock 2020 – Brooklyn Bowl