Live Through This: Top Concert Picks 10-8-18 – 10-14-18
In the year of our lord, 20 Gay Teen, the patron saint is 23 year old South African Troye Sivan, who followed a single of the year “My My My” with an album of the year, Bloom, and we Silievers rushed to get tickets for his Tuesday night gig at Radio City Music Hall. Bloom is currently my third favorite album of the year, gorgeous dance songs and sex ballads. his second album has propelled into the outer reaches of hotness. Why Troye hasn’t made a video for “Seventeen” I can’t say, it sure feels like a missed opportunity to me. The Radio City Music Hall gig is simply a must see and get there early for transgender from he to she Kim Petras, a very good EDM pop woman from Germany.
Monday – Years & Years – Terminal 5 – The gay boy band of your dreams.
Tuesday – Modest Mouse – King Theatre
Tuesday – Denzel Curry – Gramercy Theatre – Two shows, and I’m eyeballing the 530…
Tuesday – Florence and the Machine: The High As Hope Tour 2018 – Barclay Center
Tuesday, Wednesday – Eagles – Madison Square Garden – How bad can it be? No, don’t tell me, I’m keen to guess.
Wednesday – Tedeschi Trucks Band – Beacon Theatre
Thursday – The Beths – Mercury Lounge – Hot indie band
Thursday – Spiritualize – King’s Theatre – Same sound but a good sound
Thursday – Joyce Manor – Brooklyn Steel – Loud fast rules -their new album is 10 songs in 22 minutes.
Friday – Thievery Corporation – The Rooftop At Pier 17 – Popular electronic reggae guys.
Friday, Saturday – Death Cab for Cutie – Kings Theatre – The new album is a return to form
Friday – Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons – Radio City Music Hall
Friday – Robyn Hitchcock & The Nashville Fabs – Bowery Ballroom – The Soft Boy returns
Friday – Sunday – SOFT MACHINE 50TH ANNIVERSARY USA TOUR 2018 LIVE – Iridium – The psychedelic prog rock pioneers and where do you think the Soft Boys got their name? I am seriously eyeballing this one…
Saturday – MONSTER ENERGY OUTBREAK TOUR PRESENTS: MIKE SHINODA NORTH AMERICA – The Rooftop At Pier 17 – The Linkin Park leader’s solo album is a must hear.
Saturday, Sunday – Nine Inch Nails: Cold and Black and Infinite North America 2018 – Radio City Music Hall – The Jesus And Mary Chain opening? Now that’s a line up…
Saturday – Gorillaz: The Now Now Tour – Barclay Center
Saturday – Phil Collins – Barclay Theatre – Do ya think he’ll do “Groovy Kinda Love”?
Saturday – Scenic Presents Mudhoney, Pissed Jeans, Art Gray Noizz Quintet – Warsaw – I’m not going to Warsaw… but if both shows were at Radio City, I’d choose this over Nine Inch Nails.
Sunday – Doyle (of The Misfits) – Gramercy Theatre
Sunday – Maroon 5: Red Pill Blues Tour 2018 – Madison Square Garden – They have the # 1 song in the country as I write, and Julia Michaels is opening.
Sunday – Lisa Stansfield – Highline Ballroom
Sunday – Kali Uchis – Terminal 5
Sunday – Indigo Girls – Beacon Theatre
Sunday – John Waite – City Winery – The Bad English, Baby leader invented the power ballad -or at least perfected it.