Dead Of Winter 2017

Written by | January 8, 2017 6:35 am | No Comments


With my cold on its last legs and the work week just a day away, fingers crossed things are back to normal and normal is as endless a winter of our discontent as imaginable. In one of those strange dovetail moments, 2016 collapsed and the future is staggering up and we might wish it wasn’t as 20 degree weather and snow isolates the isolated. So what next? A great deal of cold and a great deal of work seem to be the key elements of the future and like Ryan Adams, we shiver and we shake. Here is a flash forward  of my musical 2017…

January 11th – Walker Hornung and the Brotherhood Of The Grape – Soca singer at BB Kings.

January 20th – Kings Of Leon – The band’s last two albums stiffed big time, so they might want to say goodbye to MSG.

January 27th – Falling In Reverse – Emo? Pop-Metal? Hard rock? Catch up at Hammerstein

January 28th – Ballet Tribute to David Bowie — Complexions Contemporary Ballet Presents NY Premiere of “Star Dust” at The Joyce Theater. Intriguing, right? For sure, it can’t be worse than those godawful tributes we suffered through last year.

February 11th – Maria Taylor – At Rockwood on Allen Street, with one of last year’s best albums under her belt get ready for this one, before, I believe, a European tour.

February 15th – Red Hot Chili Peppers – What can I say, I have a masochistic trait.

February 17th – J Lo in Vegas!

February 18th – Cher in Vegas!

February 22nd – Billy Joel – Christmas gig was so good that I just have to see if he can save the dead of winter.

February 24th – Ariana Grande – For my sins, I’m off to see the worst act at last year’s Jingle Ball with my fourteen year old great-niece and two of her friends.

March 1st – ZZ Top – The best Tex Mex mix at the Beacon.

March 2nd – Panic AT The Disco – Pretty wild, a year between album and tour performance.

March 10th – Dawes – They have at least three good songs

March 11th – Sunset Boulevard – I wonder if they will still have that giant swimming pool?

March 15th – Green Day And Art Garfunkel – I have tickets to both and will decide later, that’s all.

March 18th – Groundhog Day – I’ve heard very good things about this theatrical adaption.

March 20th – Eric Clapton – And I’d heard his hand was paralyzed… at MSG.

March 25th – The Zombies – Should be a biggie for them.

April 7th – Bon Jovi – Whenever you see me at a Bon Jovi gig can my niece Louba be far behind?

April 15th – Charlie And the Chocolate Factory – I’d be shocked if it was pure imagination.

May 4th – Soul 2 Soul – I’m not sure what they are referring to, it’s only Tim and Faith.

June 2nd, 3rd, 4th – Governors Ball – This is THEIR LAST CHANCE.

June 6th – The Weeknd – He is getting better live.

June 13th – Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds – Suddenly he is only back story.

June 16th – Tom Petty – I was thinking that Forest Hills gig but went with this Prudential instead.

June 24th – The Dead – Citi Field – I wasn’t built for Jam and may give up after this gig.

July 1st – Hamilton – Third time round.

July 28th – July 30th – Panorama – I’ll be very interested to eyeball this line up. Golden Voice is behind it so you gotta wonder, will they pull out a Beyonce or a Radiohead? They did nothing of the sort last time.

September 11th – Roger Waters – Isn’t this a greatest hits set?

September 22nd – Bruno Mars – Always a great live show.

And that is it, from the dead of winter to the edge of summer: 2017 begins now.


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