Live Through This: rock nyc’s Top Concert Picks For The Week Of June 11th, 2018

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An 80s country superstar summit arrives at the Beacon Theatre on Wednesday, dubbed the LSD tour reaches the Beacon on Wednesday. The L is Lucinda Williams and the S is Steve Earle , I have seen L numerous times on stage, and S twice this year alone, they alone always worth seeing and a pretty ace line up, but the D is Dwight Yoakam and a country legend who I have never managed to see at all. Enjoying a lateish career reboot, Dwight has gone from strength to strength in the past few years, and if you haven’t ever seen him, this is definitely a bucket list performance.

Monday – Bilal / Ayo (Co-Bill) – Sony Hall – Neo-soul mastermind is a s great as practitioner of beautiful soulscapes as anybody out there, the intensely musical multi-tasking Ayo has a lot of reggae in her DNA.

Tuesday, Wednesday – Albert Lee – Iridum – The master fingerpicking all sessions UK born country go to guitarist

Wednesday – Def Leppard / Journey – MSG – Def Leppard is the go to 80s heavy metals go to guys, Journey aren’t.

Wednesday – Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters with Sheryl Crow and Seth Lakeman – Forest Hills Stadium, Queens, NY – Palmer was excellent when I caught him at the Beacon last February.

Wednesday – The Decemberists, M. Ward – BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival at Prospect Park Bandshell, Brooklyn, NY – II’m no fan bit The decemberists are great on stage.

Thursday – Daryl Hall & John Oates and Train – MSG – D&H have gotten a little too jammy in the past coupla years, and Train are Train, still an interesting one-two.

Thursday –  Liz Vice-  SOBs – The big voiced woman has an  only OK but extremely well sung neo-soul album just released.

Friday – WBLI Summer Jam 2018 – A heavy duty pop star line up starring Shawn Mendes, who was excellent at Governors Ball, along with Meghan Trainor, 5 Seconds Of Summer, and more.

Friday – Alt -J – Forest Hills Stadium – With another good album in their back pocket, Alt-J has been promising some amazing amplification.

Friday – Chromeo, Pomo – Terminal 5 – Crap venue, talented disco band

Saturday – Hayley Kiyoko – Expectations North American Tour – Irving Plaza – The “Girls Like Girls” singer is awesome, and if it was at a club I liked I might have gone

Saturday – Logic Presents: Bobby Tarantino vs. Everybody Tour with NF and Kyle – Madison Square Garden – I have a ticket for this but I think I’m gonna pass although I do like Logic live and really really wanna see KYLE.

Saturday – The Joe Budden Podcast w/ Rory & Mal – Sony Hall – Joe is a great 90s rapper, and I’ve heard some good things about the trash talking trouble maker’s podcast – B

Sunday – Roger Daltrey Performs The Who’s ‘TOMMY’ with members of The Who Band and The New York Pops (Steven Reineke, Music Director and Conductor) – Forest Hills Stadium – What the fuck is The Who Band?




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