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  • Experience New York City with romantic dining in Queens

    Experience New York City with romantic dining in Queens

    Whether it is a first date or a celebration of many years together, a romantic dinner for two is the essence of date night, which doesn’t need to be enjoyed only on Valentine’s Day. A warm glow by the fireplace, dining on the water, New York’s impressive skyline, wine, secluded seating, soft music...
  • Lauryn Hill releases tribute to Ferguson: 'Black Rage'

    Lauryn Hill releases tribute to Ferguson: 'Black Rage'

    The incomparable Lauryn Hill released a tribute to Ferguson, Missouri on SoundCloud this week. The song, entitled “Black Rage” is a sketch recording that Hill made at home. The New Jersey native has performed the single in concerts for years, but this is the first time she has made the release...
  • Mariah Carey focusing on her children, upcoming tour following Nick Cannon split

    Mariah Carey focusing on her children, upcoming tour following Nick Cannon split

    This is the perfect time for Mariah Carey to embark on a tour a world away from the drama. It was confirmed on Thursday by Nick Cannon that their marriage is on the rocks, in a surprising departure from the usual PR “joint statement.” Allegedly, the couple’s statement was being prepared when Cannon...
  • The Ocean Blue set October shows in NYC

    The Ocean Blue set October shows in NYC

    Longstanding American indie pop outfit The Ocean Blue – who first made a splash with their Bunnymen-inspired 1989 modern rock hit “Between Something and Nothing” – will give New Yorkers two rare opportunities to catch them live this October. The David Schelzel-fronted foursome, which originally...
  • Soul siren Goapele to perform at NYC's Highline Ballroom November 7

    Soul siren Goapele to perform at NYC's Highline Ballroom November 7

    Goapele is a rare bird. With a South African name and father, an Israeli mother, and a repertoire of music that is hard to place into just one genre box, she is one of those performers who manage to remain perpetually loved while also being just a little too different for mainstream radio. Goapele...
  • J Period and Hieroglyphics perform classic hip-hop from both coasts

    J Period and Hieroglyphics perform classic hip-hop from both coasts

    Last night, the Brooklyn Bowl filled to its brim with fans of underground hip-hop. They were there to see Oakland collective, the Hieroglyphics. In addition, a last-minute inclusion of DJ J Period contributed another hour of back-to-back classic material. All eight members of Hiero were in on stage...
  • Where to catch live music in NYC: August 22-23

    Where to catch live music in NYC: August 22-23

    The weekend before Labor Day does not have to be dull. This is NYC! There are great events in the city every night of the week, and enough live music venues to keep even the most jaded New Yorker interested. Enjoy one of the final weekends of summer with one (or some) of these live music events...
  • Exclusive: Interview with Ishmael's Andy Werle

    Exclusive: Interview with Ishmael's Andy Werle

    After getting their start with basement practices in high school, New York indie/rock band Ishmael are about to wrap up their first Midwest tour with a show in East Lansing, Mich. As a group, they take influence from acts like King Crimson, This Town Needs Guns, Owls, and Todd Rundgren, but as...
  • Experience Brooklyn: First Date Hotspots

    Experience Brooklyn: First Date Hotspots

    Whether you're a native Brooklynite, a Manhattan resident, or just passing through the city, there's no denying that Brooklyn is a romantic area. Tree lined streets, quaint, independent businesses, and a general sense of calm and creativity lacking in most of New York brings out Brooklyn's...
  • Experience Manhattan's best sangria

    Experience Manhattan's best sangria

    There's rarely an occasion that doesn't call for sangria! After work drinks, happy hour, late night or even brunch are all enhanced by the fruity cocktail. Get a glass or a pitcher (or many pitchers) and enjoy some of Manhattan's best sangria at these spots. The Crooked Tree This tiny East Village...
  • The Rentals move into New York area in September

    The Rentals move into New York area in September

    The Rentals – the band founded and fronted by former Weezer bassist Matt Sharp twenty years ago – will support Lost in Alphaville – their first new studio album since 1999 with a pair of area concerts. For both gigs, at The Stone Pony in Asbury Park and Irving Plaza in Manhattan on September 26 and...
  • Experience Manhattan: The best sushi in the Big Apple

    Experience Manhattan: The best sushi in the Big Apple

    New York was one of the first cities in America to embrace to sushi trend. While decades have passed since Americans became practically addicted to raw fish, New York still has some of the best sushi in the country, if not the world. Sushi Dojo, 110 First Ave Some of the best sushi in NYC is...
  • The Long Island Music Hall of Fame announces 2014 honorees

    The Long Island Music Hall of Fame announces 2014 honorees

    The Long Island Music Hall of Fame (LIMHoF) announced its 2014 class of honorees on Wednesday. The organization’s fifth class will be inducted during a star-studded, red carpet award ceremony and fundraising gala on Thursday, Oct. 23 at The Paramount in Huntington, NY. The honorees are musicians and...
  • Experience Brooklyn: Cafes with Free WiFi

    Experience Brooklyn: Cafes with Free WiFi

    In the future, everyone will work remotely, and offices will be historical places perhaps with touring or documenting. For now, most of New York City works in an office, but many Brooklynites have migrated to "coffices" i.e., coffee shops that also double as offices. Freelancers, artists, and those...
  • Experience Manhattan: Pho

    Experience Manhattan: Pho

    Pho, the Vietnamese noodle soup made with beef, chicken or vegetable broth, is often enjoyed as a breakfast food in Vietnam. But luckily for New Yorkers, we can enjoy the tasty, fragrant dish around the clock! Check out these spots for some of Manhattan's best pho. Never be afraid to order extra...
  • Get to know New Jersey's All We Are

    Get to know New Jersey's All We Are

    New Jersey quartet All We Are got their start as a melodic metal band, but a few lineup changes later, the group is now pursuing a "catchy alternative rock" sound. Their latest single, "Curfews," was released earlier this summer, and AXS did an exclusive interview with the group to discuss the song...
  • The Grifters announce first New York shows in 17 Years

    The Grifters announce first New York shows in 17 Years

    Memphis indie rock legends The Grifters will celebrate the 20th anniversary of their landmark 1994 album Crappin’ You Negative with a pair of special New York shows this fall. The gigs – set for Glasslands on November 7 and the Mercury Lounge on November 8 – will be the group’s first Big Apple...
  • Experience Manhattan: Wine & cheese bars

    Experience Manhattan: Wine & cheese bars

    Vins et fromage? Oui oui! You don't need to be in France to enjoy a great wine and cheese experience. New York wine and cheese bars range from the modern to the classic, serving cheese from as close as Hudson Valley and as far as Europe, along with wines from the same regions. Indulge yourself in...
  • Getting to Metlife Stadium with public transportation

    Getting to Metlife Stadium with public transportation

    So you've got your tickets to the next Giants or Jets game at Metlife Stadium. You're excited to be among 80,000 people cheering their favorite team on. One problem though: You have no clue how to get there without a car. There's no need to worry. You can find all of your public transportation...
  • Exclusive: Interview with Candy Hearts' Mariel Loveland

    Exclusive: Interview with Candy Hearts' Mariel Loveland

    This past Thursday, New Jersey/New York-based indie/pop-punk band Candy Hearts stopped at Dingbatz in Clifton, New Jersey as their summer tour with Seaway, Stickup Kid, and Driver Friendly drew to a close (check out photos and a recap of the show here). Before the show, AXS did an exclusive...
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