Look, face it, the new Belle And Sebastian is a dog with fleas, now move on with your life and check the Los Campesinos of pop folk (please, not the Pet Shop Boys) at Radio City on Wednesday: with Real Estate and Diarrhea Planet opening, it should for one of the treats of the pop year.
Monday – Zane Carney – Mercury Lounge – A modern day Nils Lofgren takes a break from John Mayer’s band for this great venue gig.
Monday – Yeats At 150 – Town Hall – “A once-in-a-lifetime evening celebrating the 150th birthday of W.B. Yeats through poetry & song.” Hosted by Sarah Jessica Parker & Matthew Broderick but don’t hold that against him: “balanced all, brought all to mind, the years to come seemed waste of breath, a waste of breath the years behind, in balance with this life, this death.”
Tuesday – Dave Matthews Band – Jones Beach – I saw em at MSG 20 years ago and walked out but if this was closer I’d take a peek.
Wednesday – Les Paul; 100th Anniversary – Hard Rock Cafe – Joe Bonamassa, Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Steve Miller, and more. Sold out of course.
Thursday – Tomas Doncker Band – The Classon Social Club – Performing Big Apple Blues…
Thursday – Tim McGraw – Jones Beach – The first time I saw Tim, Taylor Swift was opening for him, this time Billy Currington. The second law of thermodynamics in action.
Friday – Paul Weller – Terminal 5 – The new album is a woofer and the venue sucks but he is terrific live.
Friday – Tyler, The Creator – Irving Plaza – The new album is a woofer, the venue is a goodie and he is terrific live.
Friday – Ricky Nelson Remembered – The Iridium – Remembered by his sons I might add.
Saturday – Graham Parker – Highline Ballroom – So much more than the poor man’s Costello, go get Mercury Poisoning.
Saturday – Viet Cong – Music Hall Of Williamsburg With American Wrestler and Girl Band -a terrific hard alt rock line up.
Sunday – Barry Manilow – Prudential Center – Pay your respects before he calls it a career.
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