Top 5 shows of the weekend

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I go away for a couple of weeks and look what happens… it’s like forgetting to lock your door but still being surprised when you find out all your stuff has been stolen. Between Brexit and Trump this year, you’d be forgiven if “the will of the people” merely leads you to the bottom of many a bottle. Alas, if for a couple of hours each night, you can try and forget reality with some great music.

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Flaming Lips’ Wayne Coyne sang ‘Life on Mars’ on Chewbacca’s shoulders last night at Carnegie Hall

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Which somehow makes perfect sense. It was part of the David Bowie tribute show at Carnegie Hall that featured The Pixies, J. Mascis, Cat Power, Laurie Anderson, Robyn Hitchcock, Michael Stipe, The Mountain Goats and more. Video and a shot of the set list below — though it should be noted that Patti Smith was sick and The Roots had a meltdown and skipped the festivities. Tribute 2 is tonight at Radio City. [Read more…]

Top 5 shows of the weekend

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Greetings! We’ve had a pretty good week on the music side of things, between us we’ve seen Vaadat Charigim at Palisades and my esteemed metal heads caught Iron Maiden last night. It’s 20 degrees celsius as I type this (let’s not talk of that silly farenheit…) and spring is in the air, by which I mean the smell of semen from the Callery Pear’s (insert “Spring is coming” joke here). I should probably mention there are some great shows this weekend…

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Top 5 shows of the weekend

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You’ve still got a few days to figure out Thanksgiving plans, which you’ll need because there are plenty of spectacular shows to catch this weekend. Be thankful for all the great music you can see, family plans can wait!

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