East Village Eye is the early 80s arts and culture magazine where I got my start. It hasn’t been around for decades but “An Arturo Vega Project is pleased to shine a light on another important source of East Village social and cultural history: The East Village Eye. A monthly magazine published from 1979 through 1987, The East Village Eye focused on popular and avant-garde culture, politics and other issues relevant to the East Village and environs.” On Friday: East Village Eye party starring James Chance & The Contortions, Lenny Kaye, The Sic F*cks with Tish & Snooky of Manic Panic, Rubulad’s DJ Shakey & Hotel Amazon’s DJ Wazu. MC: comic Tessie Chua. Presented by Hotel Amazon. $12 in advance. More acts TBA. 21 and over or good fake ID. (After art opening 6-8 at Howl Happening, 6 East 1st St.).
Monday – Continuum 10: Celebrating the Music of John Mayer – The Marlin Room Webster Hall – Really! I am intrigued. I wonder who their guitarist will be.
Monday – Peaches – Rough Trade – The UK pop, art, rap woman released a terrific album, Rub, last year and has a remix EP out.
Monday – Echo And The Bunnymen – Webster Hall – If they were performing Heaven Up Here, I’d be so there.
Tuesday – ANDY FAIRWEATHER LOW & THE LOW RIDERS – BB Kings – The former Amen Corner lead singer was pretty darn good when I caught him opening for Clapton a coupla years ago.
Tuesday – John Mayall – Highline Ballroom – His Bluesbreakers was a breeding ground for the likes of Clapton, Peter Green, Mick Taylor, Andy Fraser…
Tuesday – Peaches – Webster Hall – The UK pop, art, rap woman released a terrific album, Rub, last year and has a remix EP out.
Wednesday – The Beach Boys – Summerstage – When Brian is with em, they are an art band with a pedigree, when Mike Love is leading, they are a pop band trading on nostalgia. Mike is leading.
Wednesday – AC/DC – This is where Axl Rose -so great at Metlife earlier this year, takes over as lead singer for a tour.
Wednesday – Cute Is What We Aim for 10-Year Anniversary Tour – Panic! contemporaries, these emo guys were the best of the pack.
Wednesday – Sound Series: Yo La Tengo with Special Guest, Lambchop – The Alchemy – We haven’t heard from Lambchop in a coupla years, he’d be reason enough to check the show out.
Thursday – Tony Bennett Celebrates 90 – Radio City Music Hall – Are they taping this, we knew Lady Gaga would show, but Diana Krall? Michael Buble? Must be taping it…
Friday – Carol Burnett: An Evening of Laughter & Reflection – Beacon Theatre – The funny woman is always worth visiting.
Friday, Saturday – Jeff Lynne’s ELO – Radio City Music Hall – The Beatle fan cum producer cum Travelling wilbury and more, I wasn’t crazy about his last album but even so…
Friday – Psychic TV: “Alienist” Record Release Show – Yup, the post-punk stalwarts are still around.
Saturday – Harry Potter And The Cursed Child Parts 1 and 2 – Palace Theatre – I will be in London for the weekend so I am catching both parts of this Harry Potter reboot, before it reaches Broadway (2017 is my bet). It should make “Hamilton” tickets in its prime look like an easy get.
Saturday – The Proclaimers – Gramercy Theatre – Sure, they’re one hit wonders but they are such nice guys.
Sunday – Jim Morrison Celebration Featuring Wild Child – I saw these guys once and thought they were one of the best tribute bands in the business.
a warning for other women
Her colossal stage presence is timeless
Marshall Crenshaw’s “40 Years in Showbiz! (1982-2022)” At City Winery, Monday, September 26th, 2022, Reviewed
the musical equivalent of how Crenshaw at 67 years of age continues to live life as an artist
The Streaming Charity Performance Of The Year, A Six Hour, Worldwide Extravaganza To Help Children For $5
music and care for a world in pain
at the top of the singles charts and at the top of the movie box office
a tribute to black British excellence
Total EAUs? 102K
Beach House is replacing Iggy Pop at Desert Daze