2016: All New York Concerts By Preference Through February 29th
Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band’s “The River” Tour At Madison Square Garden, Wednesday, January 27th – Even more to the point, if this was Bruce being Bruce, Bruce must remain our greatest living Russian (or American) pop performer. It is the dread of living freed by the joy of life transformed into community.
Kanye West at the Yeezy Season 3 show, Thursday, February 11th, 2016 – So, after the album, Kanye thanks his stage designer.. Vanessa Beecroft and Adidas. Then he shows us a new game where his Mom tries to get into heaven and that is it buddy. All done in an hour. $150… worth it? Every penny, even though he never released the album
Benjamin Clementine At Mercury Lounge, Thursday, February 24th,- Croissants and teas, dead priests and Greek Gods: it is pop glamor as Proustian memory filled, opera, big break sound. I am surprised Flying Lotus hasn’t remixed him yet
Weeklings At The Cutting Room, Wednesday, January 13th, 2016 – That’s what impresses, the pure hard work it takes to make it look like snapping your fingers. Weeklings appear to be easy peasy Beatle Cuckoo Birds, a sort of “Help”/”Ouch” with a penchant for the good early Beatles and a little bit of territory carved out for themselves covering the obscurer Beatle tracks and throwing in originals