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Live Through This: rock nyc’s Top Concert Picks Through The Week Of

Last month I wrote and published a novella about a girl who listened to the Undertones on the jukebox (here), and in 1987 I named my second full length novel after an Undertones album. That’s the sort of fan I am… but the Undertones without Feargal Sharkey are like, well, at least in the range of, Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers without Tom Petty. I actually saw the Undertones with Feargal a number of times, and the last time, back in 1983 at the Peppermint Lounge, was a bummer, but still what a band. They broke up in 1983 and reformed in 1999 without Feargal, and because Damian and John O’Neil wrote the songs there is a sense of, well that’s ok… I guess we will find out when they play Gramercy Theatre on Thursday.

Monday – Molly Tuttle – Mercury Lounge

Monday – Julia Michael – Bowery Ballroom – Julia should be a little bigger than she is, song for song, whether with Justin Tranter or solo, she has written some might fine songs.

Monday – Chromeo – Webster Hall

Monday – Nils Lofgren – City Winery – We can beg but will we get “I Came To Dance” or “Mud In Your Eye” or “Keith Don’t Go”?

Monday , Tuesday – Juice WRLD – Hammerstein Ballroom – The King of emo rap

Tuesday – P.O.D. – Starland Ballroom – They’ve been my favorite Christian hardcore band for years and years

Tuesday – Sum 41 – Gramercy Theatre

Tuesday, Wednesday – P!nk: Beautiful Trauma World Tour – Madison Square Garden – She’s good for  a coupla songs every three years, and great on stage.

Thursday, Wednesday, Friday – MGMT – Webster Hall

Wednesday – Wooden Shjips – Brooklyn Bowl

Wednesday – Betty Who – Terminal 5

Thursday – Lizzo – Terminal 5 – I’m holding out for the Radio City gig at the end of summer

Friday, Saturday – 10000 Maniacs – City Winery

Friday, Saturday – PopGun Presents: American Football – Warsaw – With one of the best albums of the year under their belt they are playing… Warsaw? If it was Bowery Ballroom I’d have gone.

Friday – Filthy Friends – MHOW

Saturday – Walter Lure & The Waldos play L.A.M.F. – Coney Island Baby – Born to lose, indeed

Saturday – Side By Side featuring Imagine Dragons – ” Imagine Dragons will play s part of the inaugural Side By Side: A Celebration of Service Created by Northwell Health. As the pinnacle event during NYC Fleet Week 2019, Side By Side will be a fun-filled day of musical performances, military exhibits, and inspirational conversation celebrating military service.”

Sunday – Rodney Crowell – City Winery – At least he didn’t become a folkie.

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