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  • Katy Perry to perform in Manhattan, Newark, and Brooklyn in July

    Katy Perry to perform in Manhattan, Newark, and Brooklyn in July

    Currently on the Prismatic World Tour, Katy Perry will return to the New York City area with five performances next month. She will be performing on July 9 at Madison Square Garden in New York, on July 11 and 12 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey., and on July 24 and 25 at the Barclays...
  • Vans Warped Tour ’14 will heat up Jones Beach on July 12

    Vans Warped Tour ’14 will heat up Jones Beach on July 12

    Twenty years after the Warped Tour launched, the traveling caravan continues to thrive as the place where punk, ska, hardcore and alternative rock fans and bands congregate in the summer sun. This year established acts like Less Than Jake, Finch, Saves the Day, Anberlin and Yellowcard will play...
  • Where to find a Mexican-style boozy brunch in Manhattan

    Where to find a Mexican-style boozy brunch in Manhattan

    Boozy brunch is one of the saving graces of life in New York. This is a grueling city, and sometimes the only thought that'll get you through the week is the promise of good food and unlimited booze on a weekend afternoon. Since boozy brunch should be taken advantage of as often as possible, it's...
  • Celebrate Brooklyn eats: Is your food Brooklyn enough?

    Celebrate Brooklyn eats: Is your food Brooklyn enough?

    We're not asking if your tomato has a mustache. On Friday, June 27, Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce hosted its second annual Brooklyn Eats, a festival of local food, edible products, and their makers, celebrating the culinary creativity of the borough. New this year is the official Brooklyn Made...
  • An inter-generational experience with La Bruja at Pregones Theater

    An inter-generational experience with La Bruja at Pregones Theater

    Critically acclaimed poet, rapper, singer, actress, community leader, and all around entertainer Caridad De La Luz is known around the world over as La Bruja. However, the spells cast by this "witch" would make even The Supreme Fiona Goode shake in her broom closet. As brilliant as she is beautiful...
  • Biz Markie celebrates milestone in hip-hop history

    Biz Markie celebrates milestone in hip-hop history

    It's been 25 years since Biz Markie lamented over losing love to his competition. "Just a Friend" was released in 1989, and is one of the biggest crossover hits in music history. DJs all over the world can bet on getting the crowd to sing along to the unmistakably catchy hook; we can probably all...
  • Counting Crows and Toad the Wet Sprocket touching down in Central Park

    Counting Crows and Toad the Wet Sprocket touching down in Central Park

    Alternative rock’s first wave is cresting again, as evidenced by the looming New York City arrival of Counting Crows and Toad the Wet Sprocket, two of the 1990's better bands. The Adam Duritz-fronted Crows – best known for hits like “Mr. Jones” and “A Long December” – headline the Central Park...
  • New Orleans' Funky Meters bring the noise to the Brooklyn Bowl

    New Orleans' Funky Meters bring the noise to the Brooklyn Bowl

    At the 1989 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, three musicians formed the Funky Meters, a cover band tackling the music of fore-runners, the Meters. Formed by Art Neville; George Porter, Jr.; and Russell Batiste, Jr., the Funky Meters are now joined by guitarist Brian Stoltz and continue a...
  • Do not miss: Brooklyn Night Bazaar

    Do not miss: Brooklyn Night Bazaar

    Brooklyn Night Bazaar, which started as a holiday pop-up, came back to Brooklyn to stay in 2013, and still brings live music, shopping and food every weekend! Whether you're warming up from the harsh winter weather or cooling down on a humid summer night, Greenpoint's Brooklyn Night Bazaar is there...
  • Music Lover's Ball: The cure for mid-week blues

    Music Lover's Ball: The cure for mid-week blues

    If you, like many other workaholics, need to get over your mid-week blues and can't wait until Friday to get turned up, we have got just the place to get things started. You definitely will not find that bubblegum "top 40" stuff at the Music Lover's Ball every Wednesday from 6 p.m. to midnight at...
  • New York Pride is this weekend

    New York Pride is this weekend

    Pride Week kicked off on June 21 in New York City, but the main event is this Sunday's parade, which will start at 12 p.m. on Fifth Avenue at 36th Street. This year's grand marshals for The March are Broadway actor Jonathan Groff and Orange is the New Black star Laverne Cox. The hours-long parade...
  • Eventbrite's NYC Summer Concert List

    Eventbrite's NYC Summer Concert List

    Online event management service Eventbrite released its 2014 Summer Guide on Tuesday. The directory lists suggested lounges, drinks, parties, concerts, workshops, and more to make your summer in New York City amazing. Although the guide was issued by a ticketing site, many of these events are free...
  • Roc Nation offers a 'Dream' experience

    Roc Nation offers a 'Dream' experience

    Jay-Z’s colossal entertainment company, Roc Nation, announced Wednesday that they have partnered with American Family Insurance to offer the “Roc Nation Dream Experience” contest. The opportunity was inspired by Grammy-nominated Roc Nation artist J. Cole. “American Family Insurance is firmly...
  • Interview with Tallboys' Bryan Menegus: 'Most music is the same music'

    Interview with Tallboys' Bryan Menegus: 'Most music is the same music'

    Originally formed as the result of playing some cover songs at a house party, Tallboys is an emo/folk-punk trio that has roots in New Jersey but is now based out of New York City. They released an EP, Don't Do It Again, on April 7, and their next performance is on July 4 at Muchmore's in New York...
  • Karen O’s ‘Crush’ coming via Casablancas’ Cult Records

    Karen O’s ‘Crush’ coming via Casablancas’ Cult Records

    New York indie rock icon Karen O will unveil her first-ever solo album, Crush Songs, on September 9. The Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ frontwoman’s debut disc will be released via Cult Records, the record label owned by the Strokes’ Julian Casablancas. "When I was 27 I crushed a lot,” the singer born Karen Lee...
  • Tom Petty adds September PNC Arts Center Stop to ‘Hypnotic Eye’ Trek

    Tom Petty adds September PNC Arts Center Stop to ‘Hypnotic Eye’ Trek

    Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers have just added a second New York area concert as part of their 2014 tour in support of their forthcoming studio album Hypnotic Eye. The iconic rock band’s latest North American trek – which boasts a previously announced show at Madison Square Garden on September 1...
  • Rapper Curren$y hits the New York stage at B.B. King Blues Club July 22

    Rapper Curren$y hits the New York stage at B.B. King Blues Club July 22

    New Orleans rapper Curren$y is coming to New York City to perform some of his notoriously musical and raw lyrics on July 22. Adding his distinctive Southern lilt to songs about the perpetual hustle he admires in himself and others, Curren$y's music is often a sublime mix of melodic storytelling with...
  • Spencer Sutherland to join Jake Miller and more at Six Flags August 23

    Spencer Sutherland to join Jake Miller and more at Six Flags August 23

    Spencer Sutherland, an unsigned and self-taught singer-songwriter from Columbus, Ohio, will be joining Jake Miller, Before You Exit, Jacob Whitesides, Nick Tangorra, All The Stops and Jordan Fisher for the RunAround Tour at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, New Jersey on Aug. 23. Featuring pop...
  • Great places to see ballet in New York City

    Great places to see ballet in New York City

    New York is the premier American city for ballet. It is home to the legendary New York City Ballet, founded by George Balanchine and others. A second great company, the American Ballet Theatre, is based in New York and performs at the Metropolitan Opera House in Manhattan and BAM in Brooklyn. In...
  • Lauryn Hill comes to Brooklyn

    Lauryn Hill comes to Brooklyn

    On July 28, one of hip-hop's most revered female emcees will be performing at the Brooklyn Bowl. Lauryn Hill has recently returned to performing after personal and legal troubles she's faced over the last few years. Despite those tribulations, Ms. Hill has not lost her position as one of the most...
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