Saturday night in Chelsea, I saw one of my musical heroes, Garland Jeffreys perform at the Highline Ballroom. Garland opened with "Coney Island Winter," then ripped through his terrific new album "The King of In Between," interspersed with a dozen gems, including "35 Millimeter Dreams,""Spanish Town," Hail, Hail, Rock & Roll," and blew the place away with "96 Tears" as an encore. Lots of dancing in the aisles.
The new tunes have the spirit and strength of Garland's songwriting on"Ghost Writer," "Escape Artist," & "Don't Call Me Buckwheat." It was a pleasantly exhausting night.