Skip to content

Live Through This: rock nyc Concert Picks For The Week Of May 14th, 2018

Now that rock n roll is in the worst state imaginable, it should be fun to catch two of the great personifiers of Brit Rock in the ’90s, Liam Gallagher (Oasis) and Richard Ashcroft (The Verve), performing at Summerstage. The problems with Summerstage are pretty well documented, it is a loud place where audiences spend the show talking to each other and you’re stuck up front and you’re stuck at the back.  Even so, Liam is a great singer and always worth your time. Also, you know it will be over by 10pm because of noise laws. So this Wednesday…

Monday – Florence + The Machine and Serpentwithfeet – Brooklyn Academy Of Music –  Monday – I’ve seen Florence Welch twice and she was a straight drag both times so why recommend this, especially since the new singles aren’t very good? Because of serpentwithfeet,  the great neo-soul person.

Tuesday – Wye Oak – Brooklyn Steel – Mood music, these depressive Alty Americana guys worry me -they sound too depressed and I don’t take depression amusingly anymore.

Wednesday – The Fratellis – Brooklyn Steel – The latest album is their best in years.

Thursday – Speedy Ortiz – Brooklyn Steel – They are better live then and record and these indie rockers are pretty good in person

Friday – Jackson Browne – Beacon Theatre – I saw Browne last the day before he was inducted into the “Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall of Fame” in 2004 and he was great, so I go to this show overwhelmed by anticipation…

Friday – ANDREW W.K. YOU’RE NOT ALONE LIVE IN CONCERT WITH HIS FULL BAND 2018 – Irving Plaza – Sure he sucks, but he sucks and is fun on stage.

Saturday – Misfits, Suicidal Tendencies, Murphy’s Law – Prudential Center – Yeah, yeah, yeah the ORIGINAL Misfits, and two great openers… But what’s with this no cell crappola?

Saturday – William Shatner LIVE with Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan – NJPAC – Look, even William won’t last forever so check him out while you can.

Saturday, Sunday – Curated by David Lynch – Festival of Disruption – -Saturday: MUSIC: Animal Collective, Flying Lotus (DJ set), Jon Hopkins / TALKS & SCREENINGS: David Lynch and Rare Short Films, Isabella Rossellini and Blue Velvet, Gregory Crewdson and There But Not There / EXHIBITS: William Eggleston, David Lynch, Sandro Miller, David OReilly / MEDITATION: Bob Roth and Brian Eno’s Reflection – Sunday – MUSIC: Angel Olsen (Solo), Animal Collective, Au Revoir Simone, Flying Lotus (DJ set), Hudson Mohawke (DJ set), Jim James (Solo), Jon Hopkins, Nancy Whang of LCD Soundsytem (DJ set), Rebekah Del Rio / TALKS & SCREENINGS: David Lynch and Rare Short Films, Isabella Rossellini and Blue Velvet, Gregory Crewdson and There But Not There / EXHIBITS: William Eggleston, David Lynch, Sandro Miller, David OReilly / MEDITATION: Bob Roth and Brian Eno’s Reflection – I’d rather be poked in the eye with a stick… you might well disagree.

Saturday – Courtney Barnes – MHOW – No promises, but she has a good new single.

 

 

 

Leave a Comment





Amazon_Smile_logo
LET-ME-HELP-LOGO

Support Let Me Help Inc by shopping at smile.amazon.com

Sneak Peaks: Upcoming Album Releases 2-3-23 – 2-9-23

By Iman Lababedi | January 29, 2023 |

return to the top of country

Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – January 1983 (Volume 14, Number 8)

By Steve Crawford | January 29, 2023 |

a cow with eighteen udders

Bob Marley One Love Experience At Ovation Hollywood

By Alyson Camus | January 29, 2023 |

“a journey through his life, passions, influences, and enduring legacy”

Yours truly with the true Godfather Giannini Russo who played Carlo in the original Godfather

By admin | January 28, 2023 |

the true Godfather Giannini Russo

UK Top 10 Albums 1-27-23 – 2-2-23

By Iman Lababedi | January 28, 2023 |

Has Brit rock ever been worse?

UK Top 10 Singles 1-27-23 – 2-2-23

By Iman Lababedi | January 28, 2023 |

essence de 2023

Press Releases For January, Here Are The Artists

By Alyson Camus | January 27, 2023 |

A very percussive song

The Early Bird: Top New Recorded Releases 1-27-23 – 3-2-23 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | January 27, 2023 |

the mixes his producer Daniel Lanois didn’t like

The Earliest Bird: Top New Recorded Release 1-27-23 – 2-2-23, Rosalia’s “LLYLM”) Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | January 27, 2023 |

her best since “Milionària”

Brief Encounters: New Albums 1-20-23 – 1-26-23 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | January 26, 2023 |

dip yourself deep in sonic hellaciousness and disquiet

Scroll To Top