This is Sludge? Not quite but who cares when Poppy’s pop-metal multimedia album I Disagree will blow your kneecaps off. The Youtuber producers weird stretch videos full of gothic elements and strangeness, and her songs are extremely addictive rad very mixed messages with an industrial edginess. She is at Brooklyn Steel on Thursday.
Tuesday – Ladysmith Black Mambazo – State Theatre – legendary African pop band
Thursday – An Intimate Evening with Midge Ure – Iridium – Ultravox guy
Thursday – IL VOLO: The Best of 10 Year – Radio City Music Hall – High low culture
Thursday – Calexico and Iron And Wine at Webster Hall – Calexico have the better beards, Iron And Wine the better singer
Thursday, Friday, Saturday – deadmau5 / CUBE V3 2020 Tour – Avant Gardner
Friday – Tanya Tucker – Town Hall – No, the the great return album While I’m Alive should have been much better (I know it won the Grammy, and…?), but the change to see her on stage is worth studying…
Friday, Saturday – Ripe, Phoney PPl – Webster – Boston seven piece
Saturday – Rex Orange County – The Pony Tour – the bedroom pop guy from the UK has streams in the multi 100Ms, but what can he do on stage?
Saturday – Mayer Hawthorne – MHOW – soul brother
Saturday – Live from Here With Chris Thile – The Town Hall – The guests are Andrew Bird, Jia Tolentino, Tom Papa, and Sarah Jarosz – I caught Sarah opening for Steve Earle a coupla years ago and was verily impressed.
Saturday – Michael Kiwanuka – Terminal 5
playlist after playlist pushing the same handful on songs
sweet soul music
“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