Let me know what you’re listening to/going to see in the comments…
The Music Log
Girl In a Coma
The Cars – Move Like This (well, really, the whole discography)
Bruce Hornsby – Spirit Trail
The Vaccines – What do you expect from the Vaccines
The Eels – Much much better live than recorded!
Cyndi Lauper – Memphis Blues – A lot better than I thought it would be!
Florence and the Machine – Ceremonials. Just as good as the first album.
The Kooks – Inside In, Inside Out
How have I never heard of them before?!?
Susan Salisbury – great 60s pop
Fitz and the Tantrums – Great retro sound. Check them out. Start here:
Divine Fits – Got this on twitter from @taradublinrocks. Fuzzy techno rock? No idea, but I like the sound.
Jezabel – Turned on to them by IrishPaul. Digging it.
If it were just this song, that would be enough. But they have more!!!
No idea how I came across them, but I’m enjoying them now…
I’m just enjoying it. Rough sound, but good. British and…well…heavy.
Start here. And let the Latin move your feet.
Lionize 3 May 2013
Saw them last night, now I’m just enjoying the music.
Here, have a youtube playlist.
Amy Lynn and the Gunshow 11 May 2013
I checked them out after seeing their name in a concert listing.
The Concert Log
Girl in a Coma - Webster Hall, 11/11
This was a fantastic show. Go. Listen. Hear.
Not quite straightforward rock, not quite punk. More like the best of both.
The Wombats - Webster Hall, 10/19 – Missed this one. Had responsibilities.
Sometimes being an adult sucks.
Duran Duran - MSG, 10/25 (Only going to this because I love my wife. Even if her taste in music is a bit off)
Wife ended up not being able to make it. So I went with friends. Drank 2 pitchers of Blue Moon.
Was unimpressed by the show. New songs didn’t sound like Duran Duran.
Hungry Like the Wolf was the best song of the night.
The Drums - Bowery Ballroom 11/7. IrishPaul says we need to check them out.
Update – IrishPaul’s friend form overseas came in, so he got the ticket. IrishPaul let me know beforehand, asked if it was ok. No worries.
Adam Ant 2/15
Lets get this out right away – this show was Not. My Idea.
I’m going with IrishPaul, because I guess we’re up to the part of the cycle whre he pisses me off for no good reason.
But don’t worry folks, I’ll be sharing it with you, so you can suffer vicariously through me..
Fortunately, this was cancelled.
Yacht - TBD
OtherPaul wants to see them. He’s come to enough with me, so yeah, I’ll go along for the ride.
Ended up missing this. Not sure why…
Van Halen 2/22
In Indiana. Great. Indiana. Still, it’s the original lineup (except for the bass player). Hopefully the spandex onesies will be held to a minimum.
Actually, it should be a pretty good show – saw them last year in Philly and they rocked.
Updated – And they still do. Really good show. They were tight, and Eddie actually looked like he was having fun.
Rodrigo y Gabriella 4/20
Seen em. Can’t wait to see em again.
2 Nylon classical guitars played by former members of a Speed Metal band.
Definitely check them out.
The Vaccines 4/23
If you don’t know them, check them out. They cancelled last years tour, but they’re coming around again and I plan to be there.
The Wombats 4/26
Missed them last time around because if personal issues.
I will be there this time.
If you don’t know them, start with Lets Dance To Joy Division
They made a big splash with Somebody That I Used to Know.
Hoping it will be a great performance.
Mark Lanegan 5/10
Never heard of him. Boss got tickets, so he should be alright.
Roseanne Cash - 11/21/12
The Bell House – Brooklyn
Been hoping to see her for 20 years.
I’ll find out tonight if it was worth the wait.
*Update: Definitely worth the wait!
Vintage Trouble - 3/4/13
Highline Ballroom – Manhattan
Never been to this room before.
Hoping VT blows the roof off it.
*Update: Blew out the roof, the walls and the floor we were dancing on.
Living Color - 4/6/13
Yes, that Living Color.
2 May, 2013
(Good hard (southern rock-ish) sound. Caught the end of their set.
Loud. No, louder than that. The mosh pit came and went on the strength of the songs.
The “Cheap Sunglasses” cover was unexpected, but good.
Even louder. Left some valuable pieces of my ears at the venue.
Really good show.
Fitz and the Tantrums - 30 June, 2013
They’re playing at Irving Plaza, and they have a new album coming out.
Been waiting for them to hit NYC. I expect greatness.
*Update: Feedback loop of energy between the band and the crowd. This show is why I see live music.
Soulive opening for Trombone Shorty – 22 July, 2013
Central Park Summerstage
The bands were great! The crowd sucked. And it rained.
Paula Poundstone – 26 July 2013
The Cult – 22 August
Buster Poindexter – 28 August
His most popular song:
Violent Femmes – 12 September
Central Park Summerstage
Hope they play Blister In The Sun. Because it’s the only song I know.
Update – Good show. All 4 songs worth. Then it poured like hell and the show got called.
Amy Lynn and the Gunshow – 12 September
Heard about this band the day before the show. After Violent Femmes got shortened, I went back downtown to see them.
Despite being soaked all night, I’m glad I didn’t miss this show!
KT Tunstall – 24 Sept
Seen her. I expect she’ll be at least as good this time!