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Shows Up
634 days ago 23 comments Categories: Music Tags:Rod Stewart, Squeeze, Hall & Oates, Steve Winwood, Steely Dan, The Doobies Bros., Michael McDonald, Tom Johnston, Richie Furay, West Side Story, Cafe Wha?, Gotham Battle of the Bands, City Council
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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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  •  Corey Bearak: 
     
    Update: since blogging added John Fogerty at a new venue for me.
     
     02.01.2020 
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  •  Daniel Schwartz: 
     
    I wish I could focus on music plans, but just too much going on. I do miss it.
     
     01.26.20201 replies1 replies 
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  •  Fred Klein: 
     
    I thought Sunday was a tough beat!
     
     01.26.20201 replies1 replies 
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  •  ODEY RAVIV: 
     
    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!
     
     01.26.20201 replies1 replies 
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  •  Kelly Welles: 
     
    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.
     
     01.26.20201 replies1 replies 
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  •  Vincent Russo: 
     
    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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  •  Marilyn Genoa: 
     
    Your blogs often provide my music for the weekend
     
     01.26.20201 replies1 replies 
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  •  Rona Gura: 
     
    You enjoy music?
     
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  •  Steven Lichtenstein: 
     
    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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  •  Fred Klein: 
     
    You are the reason for the 5/3 Battle of the Bands date!
     
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