Live Through This: rock nyc Concert Picks Week of September 5th, 2016
Ladies and gentlemen, Kanye West is floating in space. Never before and never again, Kanye, the greatest musician of the 2010s, will perform his set on a flying carpet. Helen thought it was tremendous when she caught it Saturday night in Boston (here), and the setlist is very admirable. Monday and Tuesday at MSG.
Wednesday – Beyonce – Metlife – METLIFE??? Bummer, Idda double dipped at MSG.
Wednesday- Tiffany: Stories, Hits and More! – Gramercy Theatre – Children behaaaave! The 80s synth popper is back and, hey, she can’t be any worse than Sheena Easton.
Wednesday – Bryan Adams – Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk – Still pounding the boards in support of his last album, the terrific retro rocking Get Up.
Thursday, Friday – Meghan Trainor: The Untouchable Tour – Radio City Music Hall – The last time I saw her on stage, she couldn’t rock Irving Plaza, and the current album is a bore, but she is a great songwriter and worth checking out.
Thursday – Cheetah Chrome, Crank County Daredevils, Panzie – The Bowery Electric – Or the not dead boys yet gig.
Thursday – Corinne Bailey Rae – Webster Hall – Her current album is killer, she was beyond charming at Mercury Lounge earlier this year, and I expect no less here.
Friday – The Specials – Terminal 5 – Some of the best ska band from the 70s are back.
Friday – ZZ Top with Special Guest Gov’t Mule – Jones Beach – Nice line up, if it was in the city I’d be so there.
Friday, Saturday – Bettye LaVette – Iridium – In theory, Bettye kinda irritates me: a touch too strident for my tastes. In practise, her last album was simply great, she is perhaps the best cover artist in the world and she is terrific live.
Friday – I Feel Love – Secret Location TBA – “Imagine the most debauch night from the 70’s, reimagined in 2016. I FEEL LOVE will come to life in New York City at an abandoned factory.”. Featuring Giorgio Moroder and Armand Van Helden… if I was half my age I’d be there for the duration.
Saturday – Justin Bieber, Justin Timberlake and Taylor Swift Tribute – Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall – I thought the folks at Mulcahy were 80s obsessives. But no, and this should be a blast if the tributaries (I know, blame autocorrect as my buddy Rob O’Connor would say) are good enough.
Sunday – Schoolboy Q – Terminal 5 – Q is an ill tempered guy, so you better represent or else… opening acts are great as well: Joey Bada$$, and A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie