Having said all that, there is one show in Manhattan this week that should be worth seeing, and that’s THE STROKES at Madison Square Garden on April 1st. These guys are one of the few bands that have carried the torch for rock n roll for the last decade, and if they haven’t all become drug addicts and/or alcoholics, this should be a good one.
For those of you wishing to stay closer to home, the Hudson Valley offers some awesome music this week too. Tonight, March 31, ASSEMBLY OF DUST bring their jam flavored show to The Bearsville Theater. I’ve never seen these guys, but I’ve heard a few live tracks that really blew my mind, and I’ve heard great things about their live shows. Opening act is local favorites, THE TRAPPS.
On April 2nd, TERRY ADAMS and the new NRBQ stop in to The Bearsville Theater. Apparently, NRBQ founder and keyboard player Terry has gotten the rights to the name of his former band, as they are now billed as the new NRBQ. This should be a great night of rootsy rock n roll, and would normally be my pick of the week if it wasn’t for BOZ SCAGGS playing at the Tarrytown Music Hall on April 3rd. Boz is playing better than ever, and his collection of vintage instruments and amplifiers should have you recalling the glory days of the 60’s, which is why he’s this week’s PICK OF THE WEEK.
With Spring returning this week and warmer weather right around the corner, there’s sure to be an uptick in musical events worth seeing. Stay tuned and you’ll read it here first.