2017 is coming to a close
and it’s been a great year of releases and live shows.
Still some choice shows to round out the year
2 new venues opened up in Brooklyn
including the reopening of one of my favs, Market Hotel
Here are some highlights:
A powerhouse all day show this Sunday at Warsaw including
Godflesh playing Streetcleaner with Jesu and Nothing
A Brainiac tribute at Bell House with a ton of bands to commemorate the 25th anniversary of deceased frontman Tim Taylor.
This was a formidable event in my music life while I was at Dayton.
A huge loss for a little town.
speaking of Dayton,
Guided by Voices at The Bell House??!?!
Summer is winding down but there are still a ton of great shows before the hot sun fades away.
If you’ve never seen Youssou N’Dour live, now’s your chance to in Brooklyn for FREE.
Mrykur hits Brooklyn next week and I’m excited for her new material.
Diet Cig is moving on up to Bowery Ballroom supporting their new album.
Ted Leo back at South Street? Yes please!! This may be 5th time I’m seeing him play there. Always a great time.
Juana Molina is back with her folktronica and a new album.
and Shilpa Ray at Piano’s? That should be good.
South By is underway and the SXSW playlist is being worked on but in the meantime here are some selects from the first 3 months in 2017
dh 2017: Jan-March
A bunch of great shows coming upI’ll have to highlight the pair of shows from The Operators & Diet Cig.
And the 3rd weekend of April has the most anticipated shows for meTobin Sprout, Lewis Del Mar, and The Coathangers
full list here goo.gl/8cR1xz
It’s been awhile since the Supacomp days, but this year deserves a music compilation for your ears.
and Spotify has made the editing and curating process much easier.
So here are my picks for 2016. (and some late 2015 entries)
Over 100 tasty tunes to keep you busy.
Hopefully it’ll bring back some good memories and point you to some new tunes to check out.
My picks for album of the year are out on a limb,
but it’s gotta be the Coathangers with Nosebleed Weekend, which also
gave me one of the best live concerts of the year.
Other top albums were
Frightened Rabbits: Painting of a Panic Attack
Angel Olsen: My Woman
Mitski: Puberty 2
Operators: Blue Wave
and have you listened to the new Monkees?? It’s a gem.
until next time.