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  • Modest Mouse playing three New York area shows in August

    Modest Mouse playing three New York area shows in August

    Indie rock giants Modest Mouse – famous for their enduring alternative smash “Float On” – will arrive in our area in early August for three dates. The Isaac Brock-steered, Issaquah, Washington-bred outfit will play The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY on Aug. 5 and The Starland Ballroom in...
  • Get to know Purchase, NY's Allapartus

    Get to know Purchase, NY's Allapartus

    Part indie-rock and part alternative, Allapartus formed in 2012 when vocalist/guitarist Adam Woodley, guitarist/vocalist Ray Hernandez, bassist/vocalist Tom Van Scoyoc, and drummer Kurt Liniger met at SUNY Purchase. The group takes influence from artists ranging from Explosions In The Sky and The...
  • The Questionnaire with the multi-talented Mia LJ

    The Questionnaire with the multi-talented Mia LJ

    Mia LJ is a skilled musician, singer, model and actress who plays six instruments. She has trained with industry experts such as Disney Casting Director Jen Rudin, FOX East Coast/Central Casting Director Maria Hubbard, and Tribeca Film Director Matthew Bonafacio, and has appeared on stages...
  • New single from Picachi King, 'Bang'

    New single from Picachi King, 'Bang'

    A snippet of hip-hop artist Picachi King’s single “Bang” was uploaded to YouTube Monday. The full version of the single was sent to AXS, and the track is definitely a banger. The hook is reminiscent of Migos’ hit “Versace,” but with change-ups in the verses that display Picachi’s diverse rapping...
  • Rock Steady Crew Anniversary: Lots of rappers, but no breakdancing

    Rock Steady Crew Anniversary: Lots of rappers, but no breakdancing

    Yesterday in Central Park, some of hip hop's biggest names took part in celebrating the 37th anniversary of the Rock Steady Crew, the biggest b-boy and b-girl crew in America (and probably the world). Breakdancing is one of the four elements of hip-hop (along with deejaying, rapping and graffiti...
  • Waterside dining in Brooklyn with great views of the New York skyline

    Waterside dining in Brooklyn with great views of the New York skyline

    Summer is the season of waterside dining and there is nothing as breathtaking as the New York skyline alongside the East River, especially as gazed upon from the borough of Brooklyn. The view has been an inspiration for artists, photographers and writers, including Ayn Rand, who penned in "The...
  • The Temper Trap bringing “Sweet” sound to NYC

    The Temper Trap bringing “Sweet” sound to NYC

    Australian modern rockers The Temper Trap – perhaps the most popular band in their homeland – will preview tracks from their in-progress third LP this week when they perform two well-anticipated New York City gigs. The Dougy Mandagi-fronted band best known for its 2009 international smash “Sweet...
  • Jesse McCartney's In Technicolor Tour to stop at Irving Plaza and Six Flags

    Jesse McCartney's In Technicolor Tour to stop at Irving Plaza and Six Flags

    Just a few days after the July 22 release of his fourth studio album In Technicolor, Jesse McCartney hit the road for the In Technicolor Tour- his first headlining tour since 2009. The tour began on July 25 at The Fillmore in Charlotte, NC and will conclude at the House of Blues in Anaheim, Calif...
  • Tribal Days' Chris Gennone talks new music and NJ vs. NYC

    Tribal Days' Chris Gennone talks new music and NJ vs. NYC

    Local New Jersey band Tribal Days are currently working on the follow-up to their 2012 album At Last. Their sophomore effort, Laughing at the Funeral, is expected to be released this October, with a single coming next month. AXS had an exclusive interview with singer/guitarist Chris Gennone, where...
  • Six Stories Told talk giraffes, opening for Hot Chelle Rae, and new single

    Six Stories Told talk giraffes, opening for Hot Chelle Rae, and new single

    On a sunny Friday afternoon in Orange County, New York, pop band Six Stories Told headed to Rye, New York to open for Hot Chelle Rae at Rye Playland. Fronted by former New York Giants cheerleader Joanna DeRosa, the group takes influence from notable pop acts like Katy Perry, Jonas Brothers, and...
  • Review: The New Royalty, Six Stories Told and Hot Chelle Rae at Rye Playland

    Review: The New Royalty, Six Stories Told and Hot Chelle Rae at Rye Playland

    Less than an hour north of Manhattan in Westchester County is Rye Playland, an amusement park located directly on the waters of the Long Island Sound. As if the rides and games weren't enough, the park also hosts concerts on summer evenings. This Friday, July 25, Hot Chelle Rae performed, joined by...
  • Proper Vibes: Chronixx and Junior Reid bring two generations of reggae to NYC

    Proper Vibes: Chronixx and Junior Reid bring two generations of reggae to NYC

    New York City's SummerStage program, in collaboration with the City Parks Foundation, put on an irie show on July 26, bringing out one of reggae music's most well-established artists and a rising star. Hosted by the Rice and Peas Crew, the Junior Reid and Chronixx line-up provided fans with...
  • Experience the ideal New York coffee break at a cafe offering free Wi-Fi

    Experience the ideal New York coffee break at a cafe offering free Wi-Fi

    Tourists and locals alike can truly appreciate any free Wi-Fi options in the Big Apple. Whether for leisurely scrolls on social media timelines or peaceful afternoons working remotely away from home, these Manhattan cafes offer comfortable and inviting options to choose from. Each café includes food...
  • Memphis Bleek talks relationship with Jay-Z, 'Coming of Age' ghostwriter

    Memphis Bleek talks relationship with Jay-Z, 'Coming of Age' ghostwriter

    Roc-A-Fella Records original artist Memphis Bleek spoke out regarding his relationship with hip-hop giant Jay-Z in an interview published Thursday. The two rappers have known each other for decades, growing up together in the Marcy Projects in Brooklyn. With Jay being nearly ten years older than him...
  • Manhattan is home to some of the finest Italian restaurants outside of Italy

    Manhattan is home to some of the finest Italian restaurants outside of Italy

    Italian food and culture is a great part of the history and present of Manhattan so it’s no surprise the city is home to prime Italian restaurants. From the intimate trattoria to the global fine dining chain, there are delicious options for dining guests of every need. These three Manhattan...
  • Manhattan’s food trucks offer unique culinary bites and thriving social scenes

    Manhattan’s food trucks offer unique culinary bites and thriving social scenes

    Just about everyone is crazy about food trucks and the good news is that the options for great food on the go just keep on growing. Manhattan is probably home to the best food trucks on the planet. The experiences they offer go beyond fantastic food providing delightful social scenes and even...
  • Kurtis Blow's Krush Groove Reunion in New York City August 22

    Kurtis Blow's Krush Groove Reunion in New York City August 22

    Times Square's B.B. King Blues Club & Grill will be transformed into a sweet spot of old school hip-hop flavor on Friday, August 22, when it hosts the Kurtis Blow Krush Groove Reunion, an all-out tribute to a film that helped to popularize hip-hop culture in mainstream America. The man who...
  • Chaka Khan, the Queen of Funk, returns to NYC August 23

    Chaka Khan, the Queen of Funk, returns to NYC August 23

    It's been three years since Chaka Khan, the iconic diva whose vocal career has bridged four decades, last performed in New York City, so her upcoming performance at the Manhattan Center's Hammerstein Ballroom is a must-see event for any fans of funk, soul, R&B, disco or jazz in the Tri-state...
  • Brooklyn's own Sheldon Ray wows on BET's 'Apollo Live'

    Brooklyn's own Sheldon Ray wows on BET's 'Apollo Live'

    Brooklyn native Sheldon Ray wowed millions of viewers at home on Tuesday night’s “Apollo Live.” The BET program is the newest edition of “Showtime at the Apollo,” the legendary showcase that launched the careers of Michael Jackson, Lauryn Hill, Stevie Wonder and many others. It is the latter artist...
  • Conor Oberst and Dawes joining forces Tuesday on Central Park's SummerStage

    Conor Oberst and Dawes joining forces Tuesday on Central Park's SummerStage

    Conor Oberst will continue to promote his exceptional new solo album Upside Down Mountain – which dropped in May – with a performance at Central Park’s SummerStage on Tuesday, July 29. Backed by Dawes, who released their third long-player Stories Don’t End last year, that L.A. band also opens the...
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