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Live Through This: rock nyc’s Top Concert Picks Week Of September 23rd, 2019

If ever a place and person were made for each other, it is Kings Theatre and Tomas Doncker. On Thursday they will meet as True Groove Records holds its record release party for Khalil Kain (Last Poet’s Gylan Kain scion among other things) spoken word debut Lambs To Slaughter. Sounds awesome and it needs to be because the last time these three guys got together was at the Bitter End in May and the result was a masterclass in modern sounds in black music. Tickets available at Ticketmaster (if it isn’t sold out), here

Monday – Frank Carter And The Rattlesnakes – Bowery Ballroom

Monday – The Waterboys – Webster Hall

Monday – Nick Cave Words + Music – Town Hall – Messiah comes to answer all our questions. Where is Lazarus when you need him?

Tuesday – B-52s – Rumsey Field – Idaho meets Central Park

Tuesday – Robbie Fulks – Mercury Lounge – And a 630p show for a king of Americana

Tuesday – webster Hall – Jade Bird

Tuesday – K Flay – Brooklyn Steel

Tuesday – Tegan And Sara – Murmur – Folk rock lesbian twins return

Tuesday – Bastille – Hulu Theatre

Tuesday – Lizzo: Cuz I Love You Tour – Radio City Music Hall – It’s not my fault I am missing it. The first date was a Sunday and I missed this second date. The nosebleeds are more expensive than Madonna.

Tuesday – Brittany Howard Of Alabama Shakes – Beacon Theatre – Jaime is good enough to make it worth seriously considering

Wednesday – Janelle Monae – The Rooftop At Pier 17 – Yes, but what has she done for me lately?

Wednesday – George Thorogood And The Destroyers – Town Hall

Wednesday – Mark Knopfler – The Dire Strait after a sold out Beacon run

Thursday, Friday, Saturday  – Billy Bragg – Bowery Ballroom – STILL… Joe Strummer meets Woody Guthrie

Thursday – Catfish And The Bottlemen – Hammerstein Ballroom

Thursday – UB40 – Sony Hall

Thursday, Friday  – Massive Attack Mezzanninexx1 – Radio City Music Hall – Alyson thought it was great

Thursday – Brian Wilson And The Zombies: Something Great From 1968 – Beacon Theatre – Sorry Zombies, not your, whoever was joining him, Brian would still be slumming it

Friday – Pinegrove – Webster Hall

Friday – Jon Pardi – Hammerstein Ballroom

Friday – Heart And Joan Jett And The Blackhearts – Prudential Center – AT least it isn’t Jones Beach for once

Friday – Billy Joel – Madison Square Garden – Maybe it is time for another visit?

Friday – A Very Special Evening With Graham Nash And Band – Town Hall – Not bad last time he played here

Friday – The Robert Cray Band – Sony Hall

Friday , Saturday – Tedeschi Trucks Band – Beacon Theatre – Somewhere Gregg and Duane are laughing up their sleeves

Saturday – Joseph – Webster Hall

Sunday – Ben Platt – Radio City Music Hall – I can not even



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