2020 Concerts you saw before COVID / 2020 Concerts you missed because of COVID

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I only saw three shows before everything went black...

30-Jan Witching / Yatra @ Century Bar
12-Feb HIDE / The Ire / Fad Nauseum @ Boot & Saddle
22-Feb Warish @ First Unitarian Church

Witching is local and the singer is a pal. They headlined over Yatra, on tour from Baltimore, who have a couple of screamy doom records I like.

HIDE is Chicago industrial music that is quite intense for a two-piece. The local bands who supported were both quite good.

Warish features Tony Hawk's son and I love the album they released last year. I didn't stick around for Black Lips; had I known I wouldn't see a show for who knows how long afterwards, I probably would have even though I think they're spotty and the new country album didn't move the needle much for me.

I have given up on the shows that have cancelled or been postponed, some of them for a year. All I know is that I keep an relatively unabridged updated concert list, a holdover from my days as an entertainment editor for a local weekly in Columbus. (Unabridged means things I find out about through publicists, venues emailing me, and social media. It's not meant to be everything but it's everything that I find out about.) I updated it the other day and was unsurprised to see that all of the May shows were gone but practically all of the June ones as well.

6/10 Steve Earle @ Colonial Theatre
6/27 Doobie Brothers @ BB&T Pavilion

I would probably see Steve Earle live, and it would be kind of a cool "first show after quarantine" thing, but I am pretty sure it is going to be cancelled (it may be already; it's amazing how hard it was to get definitive answers for some shows and a few shows are still listed as selling tickets even though the tours have been cancelled). I really don't care about the Doobie Brothers to be honest.

As for shows that could be my first back, assuming Earle gets cancelled or moved, on July 11th there's a death metal show featuring locals Pissgrave at Johnny Brenda's (I would kill for a cheesesteak from Joe's next door). After that is Bush Tetras supporting The Bongos at World Cafe Live. We'll see what happens...

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Saturday, 23 May 2020 00:53 (two months ago) link

sampa, blick blassy, batida and baloji are all great live

i was supposed to see Steve Earle live with his play at the Public, I reallly hope that gets rescheduled at some point.

supposedly Algiers will play in early December but it's at a crowded bar so let's see how that works out

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Saturday, 23 May 2020 03:58 (two months ago) link

both Psycho Vegas and Decibel Metal and Beer Fest got pushed back a year and retained most of the same lineup.

so did Maryland Deathfest. that's pretty cool.

I am a free. I am not man. A number. (Neanderthal), Saturday, 23 May 2020 04:00 (two months ago) link

Herb Alpert and Lani Hall at Café Carlyle last December
Handel's "Agrippina" featuring Joyce DiDonato at Met Opera in February

Had no tickets for any upcoming shows. I'm a poor excuse for a New Yorker.

Josefa, Saturday, 23 May 2020 04:17 (two months ago) link

Current 93 in Brooklyn was rescheduled to next summer, I hope that’s conservative enough to be realistic but who can guess.

valet doberman (Jon not Jon), Saturday, 23 May 2020 12:45 (two months ago) link

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