Shows Up
Shows Up
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No secret to frequent followers of this blog, and to many (most? All?) who know me how much I enjoy music, especially of a certain genre. Yesterday, I saw a tweet between two City Council Members I know that I think was trying to equate the quality and state of music today to politics today and a comparison to an earlier era. I replied my view that most of the best music with limited exceptions occurred from 1967 though 1974. Earlier last week, I found myself discussing with my friend Jason what appeared to be a much better summer concert lineup (and the next few months as well) this year; it seemed every day this week another good show got announced. In some cases, summer plans might require a hold on certain dates but we already locked in Rod Stewart, Squeeze opening for Hall & Oates, Steve Winwood opening for Steely Dan and The Doobies Bros. 50th Anniversary which includes Michael McDonald and Tom Johnston in the same lineup. Before the summer starts I look forward to attending the last three Richie Furay shows before he “retires” from “headline touring,” the return of Gotham’s Battle of the Bands on May 3 (know a band, encourage them to apply, beside cash prizes, the winner gets a gig a the legendary Cafe Wha) and the revival of West Side Story (with new choreography). So for live music, 2020 shapes up rather nicely. Curious to learn how others see this year shaping up musically.

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  •  Fred wrote 305 Days Ago (positive) 
     
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    You are the reason for the 5/3 Battle of the Bands date!
     
       
     
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  •  Steven_Lichtenstein wrote 305 Days Ago (positive) 
     
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    I had same convo with same “Jason” perhaps. Already got my Squeeze / Hall & Oates ducats plus James Taylor will be at the Beach also this summer. Tickets have become rather pricey so most of our live music will be the free kind at places like The Salt Shack at Cedar Beach. Next up is the return of The Matt Marshak Band to MFP next Saturday !
     
       
     
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  •  Rona_Gura wrote 305 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    You enjoy music?
     
       
     
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  •  MarilynGenoa wrote 305 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    Your blogs often provide my music for the weekend
     
       
     
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  •  Vincent_Russo wrote 305 Days Ago (positive) 
     
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    I would definitely agree in the time period with a tweak to 1966 - year of the revolver release among many other noteworthy records - yes records
    As to west side story - very exciting to see a new take on a classic love story - for more info and reviews - go to my son Robert’s website at. Stageleft.nyc. Enjoy
     
       
     
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  •  Kelly_Welles wrote 305 Days Ago (positive) 
     
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    Though my husband Lee Evans is an arranger, composer and author of jazz up classics and swing & pop music, and some have said a human juke box...your inventory of contemporary bands & sounds
    is a welcome invitation to keep listening to all forms of verbal communication that express the rhythm if not the soul of today’s culture. I thank you.
     
       
     
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  •  Odey_Raviv wrote 305 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    Yes. 2020- Promises to be a Hot Town-Summer in the City (and Beach).
    Amazing that to get good seats for July and August-besides the heavy price-you must buy now!
     
       
     
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  •  Fred wrote 305 Days Ago (positive) 
     
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    I thought Sunday was a tough beat!
     
       
     
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  •  Daniel_Schwartz wrote 304 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    I wish I could focus on music plans, but just too much going on. I do miss it.
     
       
     
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  •  Corey_Bearak wrote 298 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    Update: since blogging added John Fogerty at a new venue for me.
     
       
     
     
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