Oh, what might have been. I wrote this before everything turned to muck and mire and Best Coast (and everybody else) postponed… Is there nowhere to see live music…????
If there is a better SoCal pop rock band than Best Coast, who would that be exactly? Dawes? Haim? There isn’t one, and over a decade and four great (and one kids) albums, Bethany Cosentino and Bobb Bruno have written and produced some of the strongest and saddest summer in the winter songs ever. That would include their latest, the phenomenal Always Tomorrow, and early contender for album of the year. The one time I saw em live was in 2013 and they blew me away and so much so that, despite the major pain in the neck of getting to Brooklyn Steel, especially on a weeknight,I’ll be at Brooklyn Steel on Wednesday for the pure joy of summer days and summer nights.
Monday- – Sunday – Aventura: Inmortal – Radio City Music Hall – The kings of Bachata
Tuesday – Fit For A King: Dark Skies Tour – Gramercy Theatre
Tuesday – Saturday – Cafe Carlyle – The original memory
Wednesday – Glenn Morrow’s Cry For Help with Tuff Sunshine & jesusmaryandjoseph – Lola – Lola is Coney Island Baby and Glenn was the leader of the great power pop band The Individuals
Thursday – Yasiin Bey – Black on Both Sides 20th Anniversary – Sony Hall – Mos Def masterwork performed in full
Friday – Stephen Marley Acoustic Soul – Sony Hall – How many kids did Bob actually have?
Friday – A-Trak – Elsewhere – I saw this guy DJ once (here) and he is something special
Saturday – Morrissey – Apollo Theatre – The upcoming album might be a real goodie and the last time I saw him, last year, was possibly the best time ever (here)
Sunday – Dionne Warwick, Deniece Williams/”A Night Of Class Tour – Beacon Theatre – I saw Dionne around twenty years ago, I thought she was pretty good as well plus, man, that’s some catalog she has there.
Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – June 1985 (Volume 17, Number 1)
Creem, at this point, seemed to be looking for new feeding hands to bite.
US Top Ten Albums Tracking 3-10-23 – 3-16-23
a potential top album of the year.
Dawes At Beacon Theatre, Saturday, March 18th, 2023, Reviewed
Refreshingly honest and considerate
Sneak Peaks: Upcoming New Albums 3-24-23 – 3-30-23
can they survive an entire album?
L.A. Burning, West Coast Concert Picks March 20th To 26Th
Fleet Foxes are at the Belasco on Wednesday
Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – May 1985 (Volume 16, Number 12)
highlighting hair metal bands simply to make fun of them was more amusing than profitable
UK Top 10 Albums 3-17-23 – 3-23-23
In the US, Morgan will be pushing Miley out in a week or two but in the UK…?
A Superhero For Late Night TV Is On The Way
On his way to save the day… and the night
Robert Smith Is Fighting The Good Fight: Will Scalpers Always Find A Way?
How is Vividseats able to get around this technical problem?
Taylor Swift Began Her Latest World Tour Yesterday in Arizona… Here is the setlist
she really underrepresented her first ten years