She sucked at Jingle Ball last year, but was better coupla years before, and while that power house voice will take her far, she needs much much better material. There is something annoying about the pint sized belters ever ready energy level and she, infamously, announced how much she hated her little girl audience. So why is Ariana Grande at MSG on Friday my gig of the week? I am taking my fourteen year old great niece.
Wednesday – Gin Blossoms – BB Kings – Sure, they have one great album and one great single and that is it but even so they are among the best of the 90s. Show me a song as good as “Lost Horizons” and I’ll show you a dead alcoholic coulda been a contender
Wednesday – Adam Ant – Webster Hall – Helen Bach warns that he runs out of steam at some point… so get there early.
Wednesday – Billy Joel – Madison Square Garden – The greatest show on earth.
Wednesday – Tove Lo – Hammerstein Ballroom – She likes to strip naked and masturbate… who doesn’t?
Thursday – The Internet – Webster Hall – Let’s hope Syd rolls out a lot of songs off her new album
Saturday – Ms. Lauryn Hill – Radio City Music Hall – The last two times I’ve seen her, the latest just last year, she has been painful and fascinating: if you’ve never seen Hill, well, what are the options? You can’t go back in time.