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Live Through This: rock nyc Top Concert Picks Week Of November 26th, 21018

Bob Dylan back at the Beacon


Back in the late 70s, early 80s, if the Ramones were in town you could catch em any number of times a month, and I went very often. I felt as though it would never, could never end. But end it did. I catch Dylan whenever he is in town, but I am older now and realize that, for either him or me, it will end one day; in other words the Beacon Theatre Residency is a must see.  Meanwhile, he has stopped with the Sinatra songs (not a plus for me, I love the albums), and has added “When I Paint My Masterpiece” to the “Things Have Changed” to “Blowing In The Wind” setlist. I’m going on Friday night, but he is there all week.

Monday – Pusha T Daytona Tour – Irving Plaza – AFter the violence in Canada last week, let’s just hope there is no spillover.

Monday – Amine – Brooklyn Steel

Monday, Tuesday – Thom Yorke – King’s Theatre – Suspiria  was OK, especially the actual songs, and he tends to be looser without Radiohead.

Monday – Freddie Gibbs – Highline Ballroom – One of the top gangsta rappers anywhere.

Tuesday, Wednesday – TRAVIS SCOTT – ASTROWORLD: WISH YOU WERE HERE TOUR – Madison Square Garden – I’ve never been very thrilled by Travis live on stage, and even on record it took awhile, but Astroworld is the best rap album of the year, better than mentor Kanye West’s. Also, get there early, Trippie Redd can not be missed.

Tuesday – 3OH!3 & EMO NITE: THE WANT HOUSE PARTY TOUR – Irving Plaza

Tuesday – H.E.R. – Brooklyn Steel – I am going to Travis Scott otherwise I would have absolutely gone

Tuesday – The Wallflowers – Bergen Performing Arts Center

Wednesday – Kris Allen – City Winery

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday  – The Hold Steady – Brooklyn Bowl – A quiet year but that single “Confusion In The Marketplace” reminds us that The Hold Steady are unconscionably uneven but when they hit it right they are unbeatable

Wednesday – Kurt Vile – Brooklyn Steel

Wednesday – PopGun Presents: Protomartyr / Preoccupations – Warsaw

Thursday, Friday  – Dave Matthews Band – Madison Square Garden – If I wasn’t  going to Dylan on Friday I would check this out. Indeed, I had convinced myself I was seeing Dylan on Saturday, went to buy a ticket, and figured I’d double check before I pulled the trigger.

Talib Kweli – Brooklyn Bowl – I hope he doesn’t pull any of his shit in Brooklyn…

Friday – Har Mar Superstar – Brooklyn Bazaar

Friday, Saturday – Mitski – Brooklyn Steel – Steve Crawford loved her and that early single about being bits of stars or something is ace.

Friday, Saturday – Alice Smith – Sony Hall

Saturday – Live from Here With Chris Thile – Town Hall  – With guest Vulfpeck, Maggie Rogers and Chris Gethard, though the selling point is that it starts on 545pm.

Saturday – Jesse Malin – Highline Ballroom

Saturday – Peter Bjorn And John – Bowery Ballroom

Saturday – Neyo, Keyshia Cole – Hulu Theatre At MSG – One of the top soul men around

Sunday – Phoebe Legere – Center Stage – We haven’t heard from the great cabaret singer in a while

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