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Live Through This: rock nyc’s Top Concert Picks For The Week Of October 28th, 2019

The harmonies are so beautifully interlaced, I’d assumed indie folk duo The Milk Carton Kids were brothers, Joey Ryan and  Kenneth Pattengale might as well be. With one of the strongest releases of 2019, their EP The Only Ones, to present the non-siblings will be at Zankel Hall on Friday in a must see presentation. Hold out for early song, the bluegrass layered “Girls, Gather ’round” .

Monday, Tuesday – Ingrid Michaelson – Webster Hall

Monday – Sum 41: Order In Decline Tour – Hammerstein Ballroom  – July’s album was roughshod hard rock and they have a lot at stake on this tour, so assume they’ll blow the house down.

Tuesday, Wednesday – SiriusXM Coffeehouse Tour featuring Joshua Radin & The Weepies – Gramercy Theatre – Strong double headliners

Tuesday – Melanie Martinez: The K-12 Tour – Hammerstein Ballroom – She sold out the venue despite a disappointing sophomore album

Tuesday ,Wednesday – An Acoustic Evening with Trey Anastasio – Carnegie Hall – For Phish fans only!

Wednesday – Julia Michaels: Inner Monologue Tour – Webster Hall – She did a fine job opening for P!nk at MSG last year.

Wednesday – Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band – The Michigan John The Baptist to Bruce’s JC

Wednesday – X Ambassadors – Terminal 5

Wednesday, Thursday – Iridium – The Tubes featuring Fee Waybill On Broadway – Special Halloween Show – “Completion Backward Principle” in It’s Entirety  – Title says it all

Wednesday – Sleater-Kinney – King’s Theatre – Not this one

Thursday – Sleater-Kinney – Hammerstein Ballroom – This one… for Halloween. Last time I spent Halloween at Hammerstein was to see Jane’s Addiction!

Thursday – Pink Martini – Beacon Theatre

Thursday – Anti-Flag – Mercury Lounge – I’m sorry I missed it, the rock and roll resistance starts here and the band has two top singles already in the marketplace this year. Tickets are going for around $85 on the secondary market but unfortunately I’m going to Sleater-Kinney. Hindsight being 20/20, I’d have gone to Kings Theatre on Wednesday and jumped on this one on Thursday… Even an early show would be a tough fit.

Thursday – The Dickies – Bowery Ballroom

Thursday, Friday – Dead And Company – Madison Square Garden – This is what happens when you play the area four times a year, you stop selling out MSG

Thursday, Friday – Big Freedia – Brooklyn Bowl – Speaking of Big Freedia, did you hear her on Kesha’s newest single? Fantastic…

Thursday – Flatbush Zombies – Brooklyn Steel

Friday, Saturday  – King Princess – Terminal 5 – I saw her twice on stage this year, once I was near the stage on a high rise, the second I was in the front row (with my niece, who is a fan). The Irving Plaza gig was a mass coming out party for teenage lesbians and one of the great performances of the year, if not the decade. The second was at Governors Ball and she seemed listless and uninvolved. The album, released last Friday, was good not great. Terminal 5 is a nightmare venue. And, it is sold out… but if you haven’t seen her, you kinda have to.

Friday – Blues Travelers – Beacon Theatre

Saturday – The Dickies, The Threads, SickWalt – Lola – Great line up

Saturday – Marc Anthony Opus Tour 2019 – Barclay Center – Before there was urbano Latino…

Saturday – Lambchop – Murmurr

Saturday – Rosanne Cash w/ Ry Cooder – Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall – Rosanne Cash made herself zero friends on her natterring hero worship Ken Burns performance. Last time I saw her she put me to sleep. And when, dear lord, will she go back to her one true skill: country music? Ry Cooder is always great.  Enjoy…

Sunday – Saves The Day – Elsewhere






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