Live Through This: rock nyc’s Top Concert Picks Week of November 6th, 2017
After trying to like Indigo Girls for a coupla years, and failing miserably, I was guilty of sexual profiling and figured one lesbian folk rock band in a lifetime was enough: I will not be a party to the Lilith fairing of American folk. So I never paid any real attention to Tegan And Sara till I started to have to listen to them for this website. And that means their 2007 masterpiece, The Con, went right over my hear, and only now, with the tenth anniversary re-imagining with various pop stars from Cyndi Lauper to Ryan Adams to Ruth B, covering the songs, was I made aware of how great an album it is. Tegan And Sara are performing the album in its entirety at King’s Theatre on Wednesday and it is a huge show and a must see.
Monday – Suzzy Roche – City Winery – One of our great folk singers and a fully paid up member of the Roches sister(hood). Maggie died in January so why not go and pay your respects… in lieu of listening to Keep On Doing for the millionth time.
Tuesday -Lambert Wilson Sings Yves Montand – Florence Gould Hall – “French-Italian actor and singer Yves Montand had a voice that was one in a million, cut with an inimitable vibrato and Mediterranean charm. A true 20th century icon, he was discovered by Edith Piaf, and went on to appear in more than 50 films including The Crucible, Z, and Let’s Make Love. But, 25 years after his death, what is left of Yves Montand’s legacy?” I’m a huge Yves Montand fan, you might remember him from his performance with Marilyn Monroe in George Cukor’s “Let’s Make Love” or with Barbra Streisand in “On A Clear Day You Can See Forever,” where I’m from, Lebanon, a third of the culture was French and I always admired his work.This hits me as major… and if I can make it I will.
Wednesday – Kevin Jenkins – The Bitter End – The release of Kevin, the sensational bassist and singer’s, She: A Tribute To Joni Mitchell is cause for celebration and will be celebrated at this 7pm show.
Wednesday – The Used – Terminal 5 – I was never a fan but their new album, The Canyon, is first rate screamo
Thursday – A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie – Terminal 5 – Terrific at Tidal X a coula weeks ago
Friday – Morris Day & the Time – BB Kings – I haven’t checked in on Morris in a coupla years, I wonder if he is tributing his old friend Prince?
Sunday – Dead And Company – Madison Square Garden – These are the guys who took AN HOUR LONG INTERMISSION BETWEEN SETS… the first half might be worth catching.
Sunday – Pere Ubu Minibeast featuring Peter Prescott (Mission of Burma/Volcano Suns) – Music Hall Of Williamsburg 0 They don’t need a cure…