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Live Through This: NOT rock nyc’s Top Concert Picks For The Week Of March 16th, 2020

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.


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