Live Through This: rock nyc Concert Picks Week of September 5th, 2016

Written by | September 4, 2016 8:08 am | No Comments



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


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