Discovered by Kanye West and going from Good Music to Roc Nation to his current home Def Jam, four albums into his finally famous career, Big Sean is one of our premiere and one of my favorite rappers. And he is better live. Tuesday’s Radio City Music Hall gig is a biggie for the man and should be a statement, a portrait of the artist as a live performer. Don’t miss it.
Tuesday – Mega Mezcla – Madison Square Garden – The radio station offers up a veritable who’s who of modern Latin American pop: Alex Sensation, Don Omar, Farruko, Yandel, Ozuna, De La Ghetto, J Alvarez, Cosculluela, Justin Quiles, and Jory Boy.
Tuesday – Saturday – Jackie Evancho – Cafe Carlyle – I’m not crazy about the album, but I do love the seventeen year old’s voice and performing at Trump’s inaugural while supporting her transgendered sister makes the girl all backstory.
Wednesday – Swet Shop Boys – Webster Hall – Pakistani American rappers suffering through Trump’s racist America. Just don’t rock the stubble.
Thursday, Saturday – Bon Jovi – Madison Square Garden – This House Is Not For Sale – Tour – Makegoods for this weeks missed gigs due to Jon’s laryngitis. I think a Jon unable to sing can only be an improvement.
Saturday – Carlos Vives – Radio City Music Hall – Latin pop swooner balladeer
Eileen Shapiro: “Portfolio Of A Rockstar Journalist” With Philip Bailey Bringing Earth, Wind, And Fire
Jazz has always been my first love as a kid
some big country and Americana names
free for all has always been the idea behind EPR
The power-pop sensibilities of the Black Lips
Bey with a double header
Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – October 1976 (Volume 8, Number 5)
the man who made the world a safe place for Richard Simmons.