Skip to content

Let’s Active: rock nyc Concert Picks Week Of August 17th, 2015


Earl Sweatshirt

On record, Earl Sweatshirt is all dark lyricism and hard vibrating beats, he rhymes his way through life and, not unlike pal Tyler, is like a rhyming diary of problems, including his health. He rescheduled this Best Buy concert from April to this Saturday due to health problems, but who would cash in their ticket when they could see one of the primary rhymers in the country? The man is one of the best, up there with his buddy Chance The Rapper,  and this is a must see.

Monday – Mac DeMarco – Bowery Ballroom – I finally figured out who reminds me of: he is like a teenage Jonathan Richman.

Tuesday – Counting Crows – JBL Live At Pier 97 – Great, great venue and while I haven’t seen them in a long time, they were excellent when I did.

Tuesday – Jimmy Buffett – Jones Beach – Another guy who is better on stage than he has any right to be, especially at a Beach type venue.

Wednesday – Juanes – MSG – Colombian Latin-AMerican singer, has peaked and is still huge

Wednesday – Rakim – BB Kings – Still reminds me of Nas… in a good way. Though I prefer Rakim, certainly one of the best rapper-poet. This is not rap in 2015, and it is rap’s loss. The one time I saw him on stage, five years ago, he blew me away.

Saturday, Sunday – Billboard Hot 100 Music Festival – Jones Beach – I saw the Weeknd last year and I thought he was great (also at the Swift gig but that was just a song), otherwise Weezy, two thirds of Swedish House Mafia headline Friday, Justin Bieber, Skrillex and Nicki Minaj on Sunday.


Leave a Comment


Support Let Me Help Inc by shopping at

Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – April 1983 (Volume 14, Number 11)

By Steve Crawford | February 5, 2023 |

the final issue edited by Susan Whitall

Best Albums Of 2023 Alphabetically By Artist Ending January 31st

By Iman Lababedi | February 5, 2023 |

hard rock meets classic rock meets Americana

L.A. Burning: West Coast Concert Picks February 6th To 12th

By Alyson Camus | February 4, 2023 |

Chuck D is at the Grammy Museum

On The Red Carpet For The Screening Of “The Beast Inside” At The Angelica Cinema, Sunday, January 29th, 2023: pictures by Billy Hess

By admin | February 4, 2023 |

a powerhouse performance by Sadie Katz and SohoJohnny as you never thought you’d see him

UK Top 10 Albums 2-3-23 – 2-9-23

By Iman Lababedi | February 4, 2023 |

that SNL gig was excellent

UK Top 10 Singles 2-3-23 – 2-9-23

By Iman Lababedi | February 4, 2023 |

Miley rises to top of the celebrity food chain

The Early Bird: New Recorded Releases 2-3-22 – 2-9-22 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | February 3, 2023 |

captivating, hooklined, country pop songs

The Springsteen 2023 Tour Began Wednesday, February 1st In Tampa: Here Is The Setlist, Some Video, And Some Grumbling

By Iman Lababedi | February 3, 2023 |

a hefty helping?

Re:SET, A New Curated Concert Series

By Alyson Camus | February 2, 2023 |

it’s a bit different because it’s smaller

Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – March 1983 (Volume 14, Number 10)

By Steve Crawford | February 2, 2023 |

an interesting contrast

Scroll To Top