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  • 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...
  • Where to find stellar sandwiches under $10 in Manhattan

    Where to find stellar sandwiches under $10 in Manhattan

    The sandwich seems like such a simple creation, yet it’s surprisingly difficult to get right. Every little choice matters—which bread you use, how much you toast it, the ratio of bread to fillings, the specific type of cheese—and many other factors. When you really think about it, it seems unlikely...
  • Three chic spots for Mediterranean cuisine in Manhattan

    Three chic spots for Mediterranean cuisine in Manhattan

    Any New Yorker worth her salt understands the joys of Mediterranean food, but too often gyros and souvlaki are the center of attention. Mediterranean cuisine is geographically diverse, nutritionally rich, and offers an astonishingly comprehensive range of flavors and textures. Sometimes the only way...
  • Get to know New Jersey pop band All The Stops

    Get to know New Jersey pop band All The Stops

    After opening up the show at the New Jersey stop of the RunAround Tour on Saturday, rising young pop group All The Stops sat down with AXS to do an interview. They talked about how they got started, their new EP The Break, and more! AXS: For the record, could you each state your name, your role in...
  • ZZ Top and Jeff Beck team up for Jones Beach show Sept. 4

    ZZ Top and Jeff Beck team up for Jones Beach show Sept. 4

    Texas blues and boogie icons ZZ Top have joined forces with guitar virtuoso Jeff Beck for a successful summer tour that hits the Nikon at Jones Beach in Wantagh, New York next week. The trio – responsible for an arsenal of classic rock staples like “Legs” and “Tush” – hatched the idea of touring...
  • Tickets for hip-hop legends Public Enemy go on sale this Friday

    Tickets for hip-hop legends Public Enemy go on sale this Friday

    If you live in New York, set an alarm for 10 a.m. on Aug. 29 and make sure you've got $45 to spare. Public Enemy, the iconoclasts who made a name for themselves by telling minority youth to fight back against oppressive socioeconomic policies, will be performing at the Brooklyn Bowl on Tuesday, Sept...
  • Jordan Fisher: 'A year ago I couldn't even imagine myself being at this point'

    Jordan Fisher: 'A year ago I couldn't even imagine myself being at this point'

    After getting his start in gymnastics classes in his hometown of Birmingham, Alabama, Jordan Fisher began training as an actor, dancer and singer at the age of 10. In 2011, a role on ABC Family's "The Secret Life of the American Teenager" brought him out to Los Angeles, where he has resided since...
  • The English Beat coming to Brooklyn Bowl and Wellmont

    The English Beat coming to Brooklyn Bowl and Wellmont

    Revered pop/ska band The English Beat will play two New York area gigs next month. Steered by frontman Dave Wakeling, who has kept the Beat name alive with its current incarnation, the band will take to stages at Brooklyn Bowl on Sept.17 before heading over to Montclair’s Wellmont Theatre for a show...
  • Nothing can get in the way of pop performer Nick Tangorra and his fans

    Nothing can get in the way of pop performer Nick Tangorra and his fans

    New York native Nick Tangorra is never one to stay still. The 16-year-old performer from New York wouldn't let an appendectomy stop him from performing this Saturday or from meeting, taking pictures with, and signing autographs for all of his fans. When the RunAround Tour stopped at Six Flags Great...
  • Where to grab a casual Cuban lunch in Manhattan

    Where to grab a casual Cuban lunch in Manhattan

    One of New York's greatest assets is the fascinating and complex blend of cultures from near and far. The complexity is reflected in the variety of cuisines, and the manner in which chefs and restauranteurs share and reinterpret them. Cuban food is ripe for experimentation, as the staples feature...
  • Exclusive: Interview with Spencer Sutherland

    Exclusive: Interview with Spencer Sutherland

    The RunAround Tour was certainly a roller coaster for Columbus, Ohio singer-songwriter Spencer Sutherland, who says getting to meet fans was "crazy" and "mind-blowing." Fittingly, the tour concluded with stops at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, New Jersey on Aug. 23 and Six Flags New England...
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