Well, owner James Dolan has just the ticket. While the basketball people he’s hired and stood by through thin and thinner do their thing at the Barclays Center, Dolan will be rocking the City Winery in Manhattan with his band, J.D. & the Straight Shot.
Look for the Americana/alt-country combo, fresh off a tour opening for Don Henley and preparing for a swing through Europe with the Doobie Brothers, to play its new single, “I Know, You Know, I Know.” Barring a miracle, the band will not be playing “Fix The Knicks.” That’s a tune the owner wrote and recorded in 2011 about the crosses he bears when not strumming a guitar. The hopeful chorus, which reads like a pep talk Dolan could give the team’s foundering president, Phil Jackson: “Fix the Knicks and make them shine/Get ‘em to win like it’s ’69/Hittin’ all their free throws and no more shooting bricks/Time to get it right and fix the Knicks.”
The club says tickets are still available. Show starts at 8:00 p.m., same time as the draft.