Fresh off her stunning performance at the Coachella music festival, PJ Harvey is bringing her powerful voice and eclectic style to Terminal 5 for two shows this week, on April 19 and 20. Spin called Let England Shake, Harvey’s latest album, “politically-oriented,” resulting in a “fraught atmosphere” at her shows.
Harvey, a native Brit, wrote the lyrics to this album before composing the music, according to NPR. From start to finish, the album took about one year and a half of work; it’s filled with “tinny” autoharp and has an otherworldy feel, NPR attests.
Harvey’s career has twisted and turned since the 1980s, when she started out as a background singer and guitarist for Automatic Dlamini, and to see her on stage now is to witness an artist who’s truly come into her own.
Also performing this week at Terminal 5 is Cake, who spent much of February and March touring in California, and trek to NYC for a show on April 21. My Chemical Romance play two Terminal 5 shows this week, on April 22 and 23 –incidentally, the band has been posting heartfelt fan-written blog entries on its website.
If you’ve been to Terminal 5, you know what to expect: despite hosting great bands, the venue serves expensive, poor quality beer. The reviews of Terminal 5 on Yelp confirm as much.
The good news is that there’s a much better place to have a beer near Terminal 5. Once you get off the subway at 50th and 8th, walk 3 minutes to one of the best bars near Terminal 5, The Brickyard Gastropub, at 52nd and Ninth Avenue. In addition to our delicious, mostly organic dinner menu, we offer a bar menu until 2 a.m., one of the best beer lists in NYC, and a Happy Hour both before and after each show at Terminal 5. Once you’ve enjoyed our crisp, refreshing craft beers, such as Ommegang, BluePoint and SixPoint, you’ll have just a 5 minute walk over to Terminal 5 for the show.
Brickyard Gastropub is rapidly becoming one of the best Irish bars near Terminal 5. Join us this month and see why.