Going from Kanye West and Guns ‘N’ Roses to Tyler The Creator and The Strokes as your headliner is the second law of thermodynamics in action as Governors Ball at Randall’s Island arrives next the weekend (Friday – Sunday), for the eight time. Always in danger of getting rained out (three times while I’ve been there), the weather as I write will be sunny and warm. Good news for my Great niece, joining me for the second year in search of The 1975. As for me, from Jessie Reyez to King Princess to Noname to SZA, a lot of names I am wanting to check out. Especially Noname.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday – Yanni – Lunt-Fontanne – Eh???
Tuesday – The True Groove ALlstars – The Bitter End – Sam Huber is in Finland and slide guitarist Artur Uronen is about to join him, which makes the summer blow art a must see. That, plus Khalil Kain…
Wednesday, Thursday – Rufus Wainwright – City Winery – No longer a god, but is he human enough for such a small venue?
Wednesday – The Voidz – Market Hotel – There should be a lotta Ballers around
Wednesday – Weyes Blood – MHOW
Thursday – Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals – Madison Square Garden – Have two naff albums in a row, Anderson’s moment might have passed. And while I certainly do love Earl Sweatshirt, how can he warm up MSG? Still, I bet Anderson brings his best.
Thursday – Fantastic Negrito – Brooklyn Bowl
Thursday – Geto Boys – Sony Hall – Early gangsta
Friday – Ian Hunter – City Winery – The Mott are gone
Friday, Saturday – Bikini Kill – Brooklyn Steel – There’s a riot grrrl going on
Friday . Saturday – L7 – Elsewhere – The working class Runaways
Friday – Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – Warsaw
Friday – Noname – Brooklyn Ball
Saturday – Kaytranada – Villain
Saturday – Youssou N’dour – BAM Howard Gilman Opera House
Saturday – Glen Hansard – Beacon Theatre – If Americana gets no better than Glen -well, it doesn’t need to
Sunday – Summer Jam – Metlife – Cardi B and Meek Mill headlining.
a mini women in music summit
a soothing palette
seven weeks at # 1
Ice Cube is playing at the Belasco
return to the top of country
Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – January 1983 (Volume 14, Number 8)
a cow with eighteen udders
“a journey through his life, passions, influences, and enduring legacy”
the true Godfather Giannini Russo