Skip to content

Live Through This: rock nyc’s Top Concert Picks Week Of May 11th, 2020

In the alternate timeline, I was going to see Graham Parker at City Winery on Thursday and the Nutty Boys themselves for (for me) the first time since the 80s when I reviewed Madness in concert for the Village Voice, at Hammerstein Ballroom on Friday. I was gonna take Friday as a vacation day. Funnily enough, for a week with no live shows I had a problem deciding which my favorite one was… but… cmon, it’s Madness…

I saw Graham last on 2015 (here) and he was great, in 2018 he dropped another great album (Graham and Wreckless Eric just keep on going) and late last year dropped a terrific single “Nixon’s Rules”.

As for Madness, the Two Tone Great British ska band who are always joking, always skilful and cheerful, and nearly as beloved as the (late) Queen Mother. That was a great time, the late 1970s for Two Tone: The Specials, Selecter, the English Beat and Bad Manners: they all maintained a strong career long after the days when they ruled the charts…

Here  is Madness setlist from the Roundhouse last December:

Support act
Nutty Theme
Stepping Into Line
Swan Lake
(Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky cover)
Land of Hope and Glory
The Young and the Old
Bed and Breakfast Man
The Prince

Headline act
One Step Beyond
(Prince Buster cover)
My Girl
Uncle Sam
Bullingdon Boys
Drip Fed Fred
Shut Up
Before We Was We
Never Knew Your Name
Forever Young
Wings of a Dove
In My Street
House of Fun
Baggy Trousers
Our House
It Must Be Love
(Labi Siffre cover)

(Prince Buster cover)
Night Boat to Cairo

Leave a Comment


Support Let Me Help Inc by shopping at

Wendy Stuart To Host The “Fruits on Film Awards” Monday, June 12th 2023 at RockBar In NYC

By admin | June 8, 2023 |

Wendy Stuart will be hosting the “Fruits on Film Awards” on Monday  June 12th, 2023 at RockBar in NYC at 6 PM ET. The “Fruits on Film Awards” honor outstanding Short Film and Videos, and will also include the screening of Billboard Charting Music Videos by LGBTQ+ artists including Adam Barta, Mila Jam, Lovari, Ricky…

The Curse Of Gov Ball

By Iman Lababedi | June 8, 2023 |

the curse was so eager to ruin another weekend that it caused a worldwide epidemic

Coming Soon: Frank Sinatra’s Final Masterpiece, “She Shot Me Down” Admired In Detail

By admin | June 8, 2023 |

808s And Heartaches But different


By admin | June 7, 2023 |

This Art is a Hammer That Shapes Reality

James Brown’s “Think”! Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | June 7, 2023 |

a hit before it was released.

Why Write For

By admin | June 7, 2023 |

It allows you to be part of the vibrant music community

TKA’s Aby Escoto Still The Sound Of Puerto Rican Dance Forty Years Later

By Iman Lababedi | June 7, 2023 |

the soulfulness of bacata and the moves of, well, of TKA

The Bellwether, A New LA Music Venue, Will Open Next Month!

By Alyson Camus | June 7, 2023 |

“The Bellwether will be the next step for an artist in our LA ecosystem”

Listen To Freestyle and Pop Dance Legend Stevie B’s New Single “Take It All Back” Featuring Pitbull (DJ Sama Remix)

By admin | June 6, 2023 |

Freestyle and Dance iCon Stevie B has recently released his newest single “Take It All Back” featuring multi-platinum recording artist Pitbull and remixed by DJ Sama. A new era of dance music was born when Miami native Stevie B’s first independently released single “Party Your Body” hit South Florida’s glittering club scene in 1987. After…

The Grand Re-Opening Of The Beach Club Estates, Friday, June 2nd, 2023

By Iman Lababedi | June 6, 2023 |

a wonderful refresher

Scroll To Top