Live Through This: rock nyc’s Top Concert Picks: 7-25-16 – 7-31-16
The first time I saw em, “Creep” had just hit big, and the second time they were opening for Debbie Harry. Radiohead, of course, and then, as I live end, they went from electronic to dance back to prog rock and prog rock is where we stand today. I’ve loved em some though I didn’t hate them last time I saw em in 2012, wait, yes I did (here), but either way, their latest A Moon Shaped Pool, was a really good album, so maybe Tuesday (and Wednesday) at MSG will be one of the goodies. Go and be sure.
Tuesday – Vic Mensa, Joey Purp – Sold Out – The Marlin Room at Webster Hall Tickets – Vic is one of the new squad of uber-rappers, serious, industrious, and breaking big as we speak. You know who they are, they get the chance to perform with Kanye. Vic’s on “Wolves”.
Wednesday, Friday – Bryan Ferry – Beacon Theatre – Bryan makes his annual pilgrimage and I will be making my decade late pilgrimage to an artist who can be better solo than with a band, even when the band is Roxy Music.
Friday – SiriusXM Backspin presents THE ART OF RAP FESTIVAL – RAP FESTIVAL – Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk – Ice-T, Public Enemy, Naughty By Nature, Mobb Deep, and more, that’s a pretty settar late 90s style artist list.
Friday – Swans – Bowery Ballroom – Loudest band ever, bring your earplugs.
Saturday – Daddy Yankee Vs Don Omar – Madison Square Garden – This should give Lil Wayne Vs Drake a run for their money, two titans of Reggaeton go head to head and nobody loses (though my money is on Daddy Yankee).
Saturday – George Thorogood & The Destroyers/Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes – Beacon Theatre – Garage rocking blues men in their late sixties doing that muscular hard rocking blues thang.
Saturday – ABRA – Rough Trade – With a head turning electronic neo-soul album just released, ABRA is as hip as it gets. But so hip that you’d go to a Williamsburg gig at 1130p.