And now here she comes again, the woman, the legend, from Sonny and to disco diva, to half native American hippie queen who let the Stones sleep on her floor in 1964 through TV diva, divorcee, Mrs. Greg Allman, Studio 54 denizen of the demimonde, gay icon, Chastity’s Mom, and all round believer in life after love, at the Barclay on Friday. The one and only Cher.
Monday – Coldplay – Beacon Theater – Sure, I was tempted. Especially with SZA opening, right? And they are playing a 5pm and a 9pm show… cool, right? Still, it will still be Coldplay so caveat very emptor.
Monday – James Blunt – Webster Hall – I actually saw the “You’re beautiful” guy once and it was so bad he was weirdly good.
Tuesday – Johnny Halliday – French legend completely killed it when I saw him a coupla years and his fanclub translated my review into French!
Tuesday – John Hiatt – Iridium – Great club for the Americana classic.
Wednesday – Elizabeth And The Catapult – Bowery Ballroom -The opening act who I once met at a listening party for their indie folk music.
Wednesday – Wye Oak – Webster Hall – The new album by the popular indie duo ain’t bad at all.
Wednesday – Tune-Yards – Rough Trade – The Queen of loop returns
Friday – EMA – Rough Trade – Pretty good one woman electronic band whose new album has some melodic highlights.
Friday – Buster Pointdexter – Café Carlyle – Should be hot hot hot
Saturday – Mc Donald’s Gospel fest – Prudential Center – This was great at MSG for years and years
Saturday – M.I.A. / Solange – Webster Hall – I was thisclose to making this the show of the week. Should be epic.
simultaneously self-effacing and egomaniacs
essentially a disco remix of “Rocket Man” featuring one of the the UK’s biggest stars…
“I literally really need you to jump up and down”
Friday night might kill us but Thursday evening is a blast
it just isn’t the triumph she needed after six years
an impressive sonic ride.
a high-spirited Post Pandemic anthem
a memorable band who were never better than here
almost Pink Floyd-esque