Metz & Preoccupations are playing the Teragram Ballroom on Friday.
a peak of bombastic ridiculousness in pop music, but still way too fun to dismiss
heavy duty modern Latin stars
January was so strong it seemed like we were heading for a dream year but two weeks into February and not so much. Maybe, I am not a huge fan but she has a great voice, so MAYBE, Rhiannon Giddens, maybe the new Stabbing Westward offshoot album will kill it (maybe) BUT OTHERWISE??? I loved “Adios” so let’s give it to Ricky Martin… plus two Martin picks on the same day. Why not?
Back when “Livin’ La Vida Loca” firsrt dropped, I had a friend whose sister was a Broadway chorus gal and she had been in Les Miz on broadway and she told me Ricky was gay and I told another friend and the other friend cried tears of happiness because he was gay. When Ricky came out it was a real big deal for the gay community and if that isn’t enough, his new song “Adios” is real good. Good enough to make him the Guest of The Week.
But the truth is peppered in with same old same olds like Keith Urban we have a band that just a short while ago was playing a 200 person venue in Hartford Connecticut (psst we were there). Fabulous news and faith in humanity semi restored (not really). Happy new week!