I’d never really thought of it before, but my friend Justine Giordano said she believed “Hotel California” was about drugs, and I said I think it was about ripping off Warren Zevon, which it was of course, but it is more a Cali light of day nightmare or rather an extended metaphor for listening to the blasted song: you can checkout anytime you like but you can never leave. The Eagles are performing the entire album at Madison Square Garden on Friday and Saturday. I’ll be there on Friday, look up, no further up… yes, that’ll be me.
Monday – Andrea Bocelli – Metropolitan Opera House
Monday, Tuesday – Mr. Bungle – Brooklyn Steel – Caveat emptor, it is the lead singer of Faith No More’s band
Tuesday – The Used – Gramercy Theatre – I know you want to check out the Gramercy but ask yourself this: do you want to check out a band whose latest single is called “Paradise Lost, a poem by John Milton”?
Wednesday, Thursday – Tove Lo – Brooklyn Steel – Man, I love this woman: “Bikini Porn” is the most fun of the entire year! The girl who invented lady wood!
Wednesday – Songwriters Under the Covers with Victoria Shaw With Guests: Songwriters Shelly Peiken, Chely Wright, With Rising Stars Carly & Martina – Iridium
Thursday – The Lumineers – III: The World Tour – Barclay Center – Just about sold out…
Thursday, Friday – An Intimate Acoustic Evening With Peter Noone Of Herman’s Hermits On Broadway – did you ever read Helen Bach’s interview with Peter? Here it is…
Thursday – Saint Motel: The Motion Picture Show – Webster Hall – Congrats to the boys on selling out the venue
Thursday – 808s & HEARTBREAK: The Entire Kanye West Album Performed by Remember Jones & A 25-PIECE ORCHESTRA – Brooklyn Bowl – If this was at the Cutting Room I would absolutely go.
Thursday – Governors Ball Presents EarthGang: Welcome to Mirrorland Tour – Warsaw
Thursday – Raphael Saadiq – Terminal 5
Friday – Anna Of The North – Bowery Ballroom
Friday – Continuous Gratitude: A spiritual gathering hosted by Antibalas trumpeter Jordan McLean – sounds, er, interesting?
Saturday – Live from Here With Chris Thile – Town Hall – Chris is as popular as whoever his guests are, the interest this week is mine, and not the slow as hell selling Town Hall, Ken Burns. I might have gone only, Indigo Girls? I just can’t…
Saturday – Ladies Night R&B Super Jam – Barclay Center – Maxwell, En Vogue, The Dream, and they can’t move tickets…
Saturday – Marc Anthony – Opus Tour 2020 – Prudential Center – fresh off seeing the mother of his children at the Super Bowl halftime show…
Sunday – Strawberry Fields All Ages Beatles Brunch – Iridum – Back from BB Kings…
“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