This is a 7pm show at Sidewalk Cafe (Avenue A) so my plan is to rush their Friday night, catch the great rock and roll voice Eric Contractor perform, I haven't seen him in years, than rush over to MSG for Pink. I recommend you do the same thing but if you can only do one, this man has the voice of a young Orbison and looks like a young Clark Kent. Do your very best to represent for the big guy.
Monday – Savages – Bowery Ballroom – The UK post-punk all girl rock band managed by Muse manager John Best are so hot I couldn't get into their CMJ gig last year. But we can all get into this one.
Tuesday – Fountains Of Wayne – With the reputation of being the biggest assholes in the business, and not nearly as good as they need to be to get away with it. Still, the band can write a song.
Wednesday -Sky Ferreira – Bowery Ballroom – Might as well just leave your bed at BB next week. The soon to be very popular singer songwriter.
Thursday – Rakim and Raekwon – Stage 48 – The integrity side of rap. Raekwon has a pretty good new album just released and Rakim is, well, Rakim.
Saturday – Tyler The Creator – MHOW – What I've heard of the newbie isn't as good as Goblin. So this is a big gig for Tyler fans.
Sunday – Alt-J T5 – If it wasn't a Sunday and if it wasn't T5 I might have checked out this years Radiohead hype.
TaylorSwift’s “The Era Tour” Reaches MetLife Arena, May 28th, 2023, Reviewed
tried way too hard and ended up a crushing bore
US Top Ten Albums Tracking 5-19-23 – 5-25-23
Morgan is the first country star with twelve consecutive weeks at # 1 since Billy Ray Cyrus 30 years ago
Sneak Peaks: Upcoming New Album Releases 6-2-23 – 6-8-23
excellent, deeply melodic, indie rock
Going Steady: New Singles 5-26-23 – 6-1-23 Reviewed
sort of Neil Young without the head cold and in full pop mode.
L.A. Burning, West Coast Concert Picks, May 29th To June 4th
Grace Jones will be at OUTLOUD Music Fest
UK Top 10 Albums 5-26-23 – 6-1-23
outsold the rest of the Official Albums Chart Top 10 combined
UK Top 10 Singles 5-26-23 – 6-1-23
an EDM plonker on top
Dead Babies: Helmut Berger And Martin Amis Leave Us
about how time decays us
The Early Bird: Top New Recorded Releases 5-26-23 – 6-1-23 Reviewed
a major slice of bad news
The Cure At The Hollywood Bowl, Wednesday, May 24th, 2023, Reviewed
The most heart-pulsing moments took us back through the past 45 years.