The last time I saw rocknyc partner Donna McElroy, who died of cancer soon after, was at the taping of Vampire Weekend’s “Live For The Artist’s Den” performance (here) at The General Society Library in December 2013. I gave the show, where I was standing in the front row, a pan. But I was tired that night, and it was the fourth time I’d seen them in less than three months so I was a little passed it. Nearly six years later, Donna is dead, Rostam has left the band, Ezra is rock and roll royalty through marriage, and Vampire Weekend’s 18 song Father Of The Bride was a huge disappointment. I am still going to see em at Madison Square Garden on Friday.
Tuesday – Natalia Lafourcade – The Rooftop At Pier 17 – The Mexican folkie with a beat behind her.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday – Hot Chip – Terminal 5 – The meh EDM band meets the rebooted T5
Wednesday – Latin Grammy Winner Visitante of Calle13 /Trending Tropics – Calle13 is a top reggaeton duo around for some fifteen years.
Thursday – Lindsey Stirling – Gramercy Theatre
Thursday – Girl In Red – MHOW
Thursday – Phantogram – King’s Theatre – Top pop EDM duo
Thursday, Friday – The Raconteurs – Manhattan Center Hammerstein Ballroom – Yeah, another guy who peaked ten years ago… I didn’t like the album either.
Thursday – Of Monsters and Men: Fever Tour – Radio City Music Hall
Thursday – 2019 PENTAGON World Tour ‘PRISM’ in New York City – Beacon Theatre – K-Poppers boy band r&b sound
Friday – UB40 featuring Ali Campbell and Astro & Shaggy 40th Anniversary Tour – Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk
Brooklyn, NY- Red, red wineeeeeeeeeeeeeee
Friday – Maren Morris: GIRL The World Tour – Radio City Music Hall – Overexposed but she has her moments, try the Zedd classic “The Middle”
Friday – Sister Hazel – Sony Hall – The worst thing about the 90s phenom was their name, they are a lightweight Gin Blossoms soundalike meets Blues Traveller whine
Saturday – Weyes Blood – A band (person?), Alyson Camus (here) and I can agree upon
Saturday – Morrissey, Interpol – Forest Hills Stadium – ““And now the end is near and so I burn the final curtain…” Moz quipped on Broadway in May (here) on one of his greatest performances ever. So if you can get past all that people want to be with people who look the same as them stuff, Morrissey is a must see. I can’t take Interpol but even so…
Saturday – The Vibrators – Bowery Electric – Punk greats
“All Night Parking” is so great it causes us to overestimate the album
This ain’t rap music, this straight literature
“an anthem for all the ones that have experienced getting manipulated,”
An abysmal top ten as we reach for the end of the year
a smooth and cagey sound
Azealia Banks has two nights at The Novo
lost all working class crdentials
a unique setting for both icons and new discoveries
SZA’s best since 2017