Silverstein are the ultimate modern rock band, a mix of various cores plus screamo with songs that need to be stronger but they are also the best at what they do. Expect the Silverstein: 20 Year Anniversary Tour to be as powerful as anything in rock and scream(o) for their cover of Kanye’s “Runaway” at Webster Hall on Friday.
Monday- Thursday – Widespread Panic – Beacon Theatre – Grateful Dead pastoral jam, so if that’s you’re scene…
Wednesday Cyrus – Bowery Ballroom – Opening for Katy Perry a coupla years ago Noah was terrific, but her subsequent recordings have been disappointing.
Wednesday – Sounds of Justice: Sun Ra Arkestra and William Parker – Town Hall – Sun Ra, or what is left of his legacy, is always welcome.
Wednesday – Wye Oak – MHOW – They are from Brooklyn, right?
Wednesday – Cam-ron – Sony Hall – He was great at a hip hop festival last year and remains one of the best out there
Thursday – Celine DIon – Barclays Center – I blew it off last week for Hall & Oates
Thursday – 070 Shake – Webster Hall – her new album is a goodie and if it was a Friday I might break my Webster Hall renovation cherry with it.
Thursday, Friday – Silversun Pickup – Brooklyn Steel
Thursday – Big Country – Sony Hall – One hit wonders sure, but Stuart was always a great songwriter and better guitarists and twenty years after his death I am happy the band exists, Richard Lloyd is opening and let’s hope BC cover some Skids.
Friday, Saturday – The Jayhawks – Brooklyn Bowl
Friday – Fabolous Cold Summer Tour – Apollo Theatre – The new album is strong and on stage less year he was as great as the man who taught Pusha T a lesson at BB Kings a few years ago.
Friday – Steve Aoki – Avant Gardner – More than just the scion of the hibachi king, an extremely popular DJ
Saturday – Destroyer – Brooklyn Steel
Saturday – Patti Austin – Sony Hall
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