“She is sexual but no nonsense, on stage she exudes a sensuality lithe and slithery and wet without being exploitative of herself. It’s a neat trick and will take her far….” I wrote that about FKA twigs five years ago in a review of her Terminal 5 performance (here), and , on the strength of her epic latest release -the EDM meets tech meets new art school, romantic disaster movie Magdalene expect nothing but a superb, multimedia, dance and performance art plus, when Tahliah appears at Kings Theatre on Wednesday. Incidentally, no opening act and she appears on stage a pathetic one hour after the time on the ticket.
Monday – Tones And I – Mercury Lounge – The Aussie busker has been at the Top of the UK singles charts for a month, so assume plenty of industry types and expats will be there.
Monday – Charlotte Lawrence: Navy Blue Tour – Webster Hall
Monday – Homeboy Sandman, Quelle Chris – Sunnyvale – a great lyricist, should be a great homecoming
Monday – Danny Brown, Ashnikko, Zeelooperz – Warsaw – Danny’s latest came and went without a ripple, which doesn’t make it anything less than great. Debatably, the best living live on stage rapper
Monday – Lil Tecca – Brooklyn Steel
Monday – Prince: The Beautiful Ones – Town Hall – Despite Prince’s attempts through his life to keep control of his music, death caused him to lose all control. Memoir this, motherfuckers.
Monday – K. Michelle – Sony Hall – first rate, somewhat frank, r&b woman
Tuesday – A Day to Remember w/ I Prevail – Terminal 5
Tuesday – SuperM: We Are The Future Live – Madison Square Garden – SuperK-Pop -should be crayon
Tuesday – Sasha Sloan – Webster Hall – The sad girl singing live
Tuesday – Tool – Barclay Center – If I wasn’t gonna be at FKA twigs on Wednesday, I’d be here tody.
Tuesday, Wednesday – Carl Palmer – Iridium – The P in ELP
Tuesday , Wednesday – Bill Frisell Trio with Tony Scherr and Kenny Wollesen – Jazz Standard
Wednesday – Alice Merton – MHOW – The “Why So Serious” woman
Wednesday – Allah Las w/ Mapache – Brooklyn Steel
Thursday – Robyn Hitchcock – Murmrr – The original soft boy
Thursday – Angel Olsen – Brooklyn STeel
Thursday – Hozier: Wasteland, Baby! Tour – Hammerstein Ballroom
Thursday – Trisha Yearwood – Town Hall
Friday – Jonas Brothers: Happiness Begins Tour – Prudential Center
Friday, Saturday – Brockhampton: Heaven Belongs To You Tour – Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden – Not only was the album, though it didn’t do well, excellent, but also their live show is terrific.
Friday – Gesaffelstein – Kings Theatre – AT Governors Ball last June, he had people doubling back to check out the industrial strength EDM
Saturday – Titus Andronicus – Bowery Ballroom – If you have never Patrick on stage, he presents one of the greatest live shows of all time.
Saturday – Gladys Knight w/ Special Guest Will Downing – Kings Theatre – Truly, a living legend
Saturday – Bob Dylan And His Band – Beacon Theatre – The annual ten night residency begins
The Viking warrior of Rock-n-Roll, Norwegian born superstar Rocky Kramer holds the very soul of music in his heart.
Rockstar Review: Steven P. Hamm
a lame 94K EAUs
sounds like Paul McCartney’s early 70s be bopping vibe as covered by the Meters
distinct and wondrous without being obvious or obnoxious
except for the title track the songs are on vacation
simultaneously self-effacing and egomaniacs
essentially a disco remix of “Rocket Man” featuring one of the the UK’s biggest stars…
“I literally really need you to jump up and down”
Friday night might kill us but Thursday evening is a blast