Sneak Peaks: rock nyc Concert Picks Week Of January 22nd, 2018
Another day, another drama, and so it goes with Highschool sweethearts Jack and Lena, who just broke up, and usurper to the throne Lorde. Two of those folks will be at Town Hall on Wednesday January 24th, 2018: “Join Lorde, Matt Berninger and Aaron Dessner from The National, Britt and Alex from Spoon, Bleachers, Shamir, Kacey Musgraves, Phoebe Robinson, and Aparna Nancherla as they lend their talent to shed light on inequality.Proceeds benefit The Ally Coalition (terrible name by the way) a charity founded by Jack Antonoff and his sister Rachel Antonoff to end discrimination against LGBTQ people by highlighting systemic inequality and local LGBTQ-serving organizations and creating opportunities for fans and entertainers to advocate for equality.” I wonder if Jack and Lorde will sneak a kiss, find out at the The Ally Coalition Talent Show.
Monday – Joe Budden – Highline Ballroom – I saw Joe steal a Slaughterhouse gig a coupla years ago, while I wasn’t crazy about his 2016 album, live he is first rate.
Tuesday – Fred Hammond – BB Kings – The Gospel superstar is too big for BB Kings, a towering presence and faith to match.
Tuesday – Tennis – Brooklyn Steel – The melodic duo returns. I thought they were more MHOW size.
Wednesday -Felix Cabrera Band – BB Kings – Hot stuff Cuban-American blues rock.
Thursday – Citi Sound Vault Presents The National – Irving Plaza – Their last album wasn’t much but as part of the Pre-Grammys festivities the chance to see the alt rockers in a small environment… who can say no?
Thursday, Friday – MØ & Cashmere Cat: The MEØW Tour – Brooklyn Steel – State of the art EDM popster and DJ.
Thursday – DMX – BB Kings – Is he out of jail already?
Friday – 2018 MusiCares Person Of The Year: Fleetwood Mac – Sure, Harry Styles singing “The Chain,” what fun. But $325 for nosebleeds???
Friday – Citi Sound Vault Presents Eminem – Irving Plaza – His last album proved Bob Dylan’s old adage “you can always come back but you can’t come back all the way”. Having said that, this is a small venue for a superstar who woke up last year, looked in the mirror, and discovered he’s Bono.
Saturday – Musiq & Marsha Present His & Hers – SOBs – Neo-soul may be done for, but Musiq has a few tricks left to add and who doesn’t love Marsha?
Sunday – The Grammys – Madison Square Garden – If there are any tickets available to the great unwashed I’m sodded if I can find em