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  • Webster Hall hosts Cormega and Saigon on September 30

    Webster Hall hosts Cormega and Saigon on September 30

    Cormega and Saigon, two of New York's most illustrious underground rappers, will be hitting the Webster Hall stage along with Illa Ghee on Wednesday, September 30. Reppin' Queens and Brooklyn, respectively, the three emcees were all inspired or motivated by their periods of incarceration to pursue a...
  • New single from Brooklyn rapper V. Nova, 'Smoke Break'

    New single from Brooklyn rapper V. Nova, 'Smoke Break'

    Brownsville-born, East New York-raised rapper V. Nova recently released a new single from the street album Hidden in Plain Sight Volume 3 (HIPS3): The New Commission. The infectious track is entitled “Smoke Break,” and is a clear demonstration of V. Nova’s songwriting skills, lyrical ability, and...
  • Three beer gardens to check out in Queens, N.Y.

    Three beer gardens to check out in Queens, N.Y.

    As one of NYC’s five boroughs, Queens is brimming with delicious coffee shops, eateries, restaurants, and beer gardens. With the cool-weather months quickly approaching, beer gardens are in high demand. Everyone loves a large open space where they can sit outside, drink some brews, and eat some good...
  • NJ hip-hop artist Drift releases singles from upcoming mixtape, 'The PreCursor'

    NJ hip-hop artist Drift releases singles from upcoming mixtape, 'The PreCursor'

    Rapper and actor Drift, real name Kojo Aidoo, recently released two singles from his upcoming mixtape, The PreCursor. The first hot track is called “Sucka Free,” and was produced by BabyPaul aka BpZy, and Frank Finesse. Drift is of Ghanaian heritage and was raised in East Orange, New Jersey, and...
  • Dave East answers Major Stage #in60

    Dave East answers Major Stage #in60

    Harlem rapper Dave East is already one of the better known indie artists in New York, but his profile has risen considerably following the release of his mixtape, Black Rose. The release dropped on May 2, and received 4.5 stars on HotNewHipHop.com (considered a “VERY HOTTTTT” user rating on the site...
  • Saxophonist Walt Weiskopf talks Steely Dan tour, new album

    Saxophonist Walt Weiskopf talks Steely Dan tour, new album

    Saxophonist and composer Walt Weiskopf discussed his new album, Overdrive, and his current gig touring with Steely Dan during a recent interview. The Syracuse native is performing across the country this summer as part of the Grammy Award-winning group’s four-man horn section. He said that spending...
  • Popa Chubby brings the blues to the Big Apple

    Popa Chubby brings the blues to the Big Apple

    Electric blues mainstay Popa Chubby is performing in upstate New York, Connecticut, and New York City in the upcoming week. Chubby stays on the road on a near constant basis, but it’s always a great to catch him performing in his hometown of NYC. The Bronx native released his last album, Universal...
  • Raspy-voiced songstress Macy Gray croons at SOB's in New York, October 9

    Raspy-voiced songstress Macy Gray croons at SOB's in New York, October 9

    Macy Gray, the soul singer who defies all standards of traditional pop-star beauty, will be bringing her unique voice and personal flavor to the stage at SOB's in New York City on October 9. Her internationally-acclaimed career was launched by the success of her single, "I Try," but the maven has...
  • Ingrid Michaelson, Neon Trees, & more to perform at Fresh 102.7 Fall Fest

    Ingrid Michaelson, Neon Trees, & more to perform at Fresh 102.7 Fall Fest

    Earlier this month, New York's hot adult contemporary radio station Fresh 102.7 announced that the second annual Fresh Fall Fest will take place at the Beacon Theatre on October 16. Last year's Fresh Fall Fest featured performances by The Fray, Daughtry, American Authors (check out their recent...
  • Bridge City Hustle headline soul, rock, pop, lineup at Pianos in New York City

    Bridge City Hustle headline soul, rock, pop, lineup at Pianos in New York City

    On Tuesday, September 23, Pianos in New York City's Lower East Side will be hosting some of the greatest local and touring musicians, with a lineup stocked to the brims. Headliners Bridge City Hustle will be joined by Pennsylvania alt rockers Daily Grind, who will be stopping by on their East Coast...
  • Scratch Academy's monthly NYC party to feature Maseo and Stretch Armstrong

    Scratch Academy's monthly NYC party to feature Maseo and Stretch Armstrong

    Scratch Academy, the organization which provides extensive DJing education to thousands, launched a monthly party back in May. Wide, as they are called, are celebrations of DJ culture, oftentimes featuring some of the art form's greatest performers. September's installment at the Marlin Room at...
  • Steely Dan playing 9 New York area gigs this September

    Steely Dan playing 9 New York area gigs this September

    New York area classic rock fans will have nine chances to catch iconic jazz-rock fans Steely Dan in an intimate setting next month when the band – steered by the core creative duo of Donald Fagen and Walter Becker – comes to the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, New Jersey (Sept. 3 and 4), the Mayo...
  • DJ ExeQtive mixing live, WBLS 'Turn Down for What' Labor Day Master Mix Weekend

    DJ ExeQtive mixing live, WBLS 'Turn Down for What' Labor Day Master Mix Weekend

    Top New York DJ, DJ ExeQtive, will light up the airwaves this week during the 107.5 WBLS “Turn Down for What” Labor Day Master Mix Weekend. A press release issued Tuesday announced that the 2014 Harlem Week DJ Battle Winner will mix live on Aug. 30 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. ET, and Sept. 1 from 2 p.m...
  • Experience Brooklyn: Italian Restaurants

    Experience Brooklyn: Italian Restaurants

    Brooklyn is full of delicious (and affordable!) Italian restaurants. With neighborhoods like Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill and Bensonhurst traditionally housing Italian immigrants and thriving Italian communities, the Brooklyn sprawl has lead Italians and Italian-Americans to open restaurants...
  • Five essential Demi Lovato songs to learn before her NYC-area shows

    Five essential Demi Lovato songs to learn before her NYC-area shows

    Currently on her first world tour, the Demi World Tour, Demi Lovato will be performing at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. on Oct. 25 and Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Oct. 27. After concluding the Neon Lights Tour in Mexico in May, the Demi World Tour is the second tour in support of her 201...
  • Free hot dogs on Labor Day in NYC

    Free hot dogs on Labor Day in NYC

    Is there anything more American than enjoying a hot dog on a day off? And is there any better kind of hot dog than a free one? This Monday, September 1, New Yorkers can treat themselves to a free hot dog, straight out of an old fashioned hot dog cart, thanks to generous hot dog provider...
  • Where to find red carpet designer shoes in Brooklyn

    Where to find red carpet designer shoes in Brooklyn

    Fashionistas love to emulate the looks seen on the red carpet. Recent awards shows highlighted the best designers and fashion trends of the season, which send shoppers in search of their favorite shoe styles. There is no need to trek into Manhattan for red carpet shoes with designer labels when...
  • Petty and Winwood team for MSG and PNC shows

    Petty and Winwood team for MSG and PNC shows

    On the strength of Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers’ exceptional new album Hypnotic Eye – which dropped on July 29 via Reprise Records and became the group’s first-ever chart-topper – the legendary rock 'n' roll band is out on the road this summer playing arenas and sheds across the fruited plains...
  • Bleachers' Webster Hall gig is sold out

    Bleachers' Webster Hall gig is sold out

    Bleachers, the indie pop project formed by Fun.’s Jack Antonoff, will play a sold-out show in Webster Hall’s Grand Ballroom on Sept. 4. The band’s debut album, Strange Desire, was released on July 15 and has produced four radio singles, including the hits “I Wanna Get Better” (which recently topped...
  • Three cheap and delicious veggie burgers in New York

    Three cheap and delicious veggie burgers in New York

    Burgers are a more than a meal; they’re a quintessential American pastime. One of the sadder aspects of giving up meat is forgoing great hamburgers and having to embrace “veggie burgers”, which too often taste like something a very lethargic rabbit would eat. Fortunately, a fair number of...
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