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Let’s Active: rock nyc Concert Picks Week Of April 6th, 2015

Rhiannon Giddens

The only time I’ve seen Rhiannon Giddens, either with or without Carolina Chocolate Drops, was at the Town Hall as part of T-Bone’s boring new folk extravaganza and she left little impression, and I wasn’t crazy about her New Basement Tapes album, but her current album Tomorrow Is My Turn is all that Gospel blues soul plus plus plus and so I am back to the Town Hall on Thursday to hear what I missed

Thursday – The Devil Wears Prada – Irving Plaza – I wasn’t crazy over them when I caught the band at Best Buy a coupla years ago, but on record they are Christianity’s last best chance.

Thursday – Bleachers – Terminal 5 – They kinda sucked last time I saw em as well, however… the time before that they were awesome.

Friday – Public Service Announcement – Bowery Ballroom – Hotly hyped new UK band, they’re The Race For Space bears another listen, my buddy Kevin Mazzarelli just did the sound for em and swears they’re one to watch.

Friday – The Sick Bag Song by Nick Cave – Florence Gould Hall – Alyson is catching this reading from his new novel in LA

Friday – Young Fathers – MHOW – Very excited about this one, my fave new band of 2015; Nigerian Scots from Glasgow sound like nothing else around.

Saturday – Sufjan Stevens – Beacon Theatre – His new album Carrie And Lowell is so great I sincerely regret not getting a ticket to this show and will have to check out stubhub and keep my fingers crossed.



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