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  • Grouplove and Portugal. The Man are ready to rock Rumsey Playfield

    Grouplove and Portugal. The Man are ready to rock Rumsey Playfield

    Los Angeles based alt rock specialists Grouplove will wrap their ongoing Honda Civic Tour – with Atlantic Records labelmates Portugal. The Man – in New York next month. Tickets for the hotly-anticipated show at Central Park’s Rumsey Playfield on Sept. 16 were still available at press time. The five...
  • Pennysaver Amphitheater closes out summer with Dierks Bentley and more

    Pennysaver Amphitheater closes out summer with Dierks Bentley and more

    Experience the area's top musical acts now through September 2014, as the Pennysaver Ampitheater brings smoking hot acts to close out the summer. On Saturday, Aug. 16, watch Little Big Town perform with special guests Eli Young Band and The Henningsens. The quartet Little Big Town has been around...
  • B.B. King with upcoming NYC shows at (where else?) B.B. King's Blues Club

    B.B. King with upcoming NYC shows at (where else?) B.B. King's Blues Club

    The King himself will be performing back-to-back shows at the legendary Times Square venue that shares his name. On October 12 and 13, B.B. King will take the stage with his iconic guitaring and his incomparable vocals to perform songs from one of music's most venerated repertoires. Paying $150 to...
  • The Polyphonic Spree’s vibrant spectacle coming to Brooklyn Bowl

    The Polyphonic Spree’s vibrant spectacle coming to Brooklyn Bowl

    The Polyphonic Spree – perhaps best known for the 2003 song “Light and Day” – brings its 20-member ensemble to Brooklyn Bowl on Aug. 26. The brainchild of Dallas maestro Tim DeLaughter, the Spree’s onstage presence is unlike any other in indie rock, with 14 years of service despite a rotating...
  • Underground rappers Brother Ali & Bambu hit NYC's Knitting Factory

    Underground rappers Brother Ali & Bambu hit NYC's Knitting Factory

    Listeners of obscure, under-the-radar rap will show up to Brooklyn's Knitting Factory on October 29 in swarms. That evening, Brother Ali, Bambu, DJ Last Word, and MaLLy will be stopping in New City as part of the Home Away From Home Tour; given that three out of the four performers represent the...
  • OK Go bringing visual thrills to Manhattan in September

    OK Go bringing visual thrills to Manhattan in September

    The men of OK Go have made a name for themselves by augmenting their contagious alt rock music with landmark visuals. The Chicago-bred, L.A.-based band – which put itself on the cultural map with the Grammy-winning music video “Get Over It” – is finally out on the road in advance of its next album...
  • Karen O announces intimate NYC shows to unveil ‘Crush Songs’ next month

    Karen O announces intimate NYC shows to unveil ‘Crush Songs’ next month

    Karen O will celebrate the Sept. 9 release of her forthcoming solo album Crush Songs with four nights of intimate music in Manhattan next month. Timed to support the release of the disc – via Julian Casablancas’ Cult Records – the Yeah Yeah Yeahs singer will play the Manderley Bar at The McKittrick...
  • 3 late-night diners in Manhattan

    3 late-night diners in Manhattan

    What makes a great diner? It is rarely stellar food, but rather an atmosphere that promotes lengthy, relaxed meals. It's the type of place that is beloved by writers—the ones who aren’t camped out in a bar, that is. It is classified by variety, and because of the incredible variety the likelihood...
  • Get to know Vermont natives and soon-to-be NYC residents Nautica

    Get to know Vermont natives and soon-to-be NYC residents Nautica

    While only a sophomore in high school, Williston, Vermont-native Baxter Barber started alternative/punk project Nautica. Before his 18th birthday, they had recorded two EPs, played over 30 shows, and gone on tour. But although the Vermont scene has shown Nautica a lot of love, Barber will be...
  • City Winery Welcomes X for ‘4 Nights, 4 Albums’

    City Winery Welcomes X for ‘4 Nights, 4 Albums’

    Los Angeles punk pioneers X will take over City Winery next week for an engagement that is being billed as “4 Nights, 4 Albums.” These shows by the famed quartet replicate a recent four night stand at The Roxy in Los Angeles in which the band – fronted by John Doe and Exene Cervenka and rounded out...
  • Hot97's On Da Reggae Tip Festival kicks off Labor Day weekend in NYC

    Hot97's On Da Reggae Tip Festival kicks off Labor Day weekend in NYC

    Hot97's annual end-of-summer reggae party will be moving outdoors for the first time. Taking place at JBL Live at Pier 97 in Hudson River Park, this year's musical tribute to the islands will feature performances by Shabba Ranks, Shaggy, Beenie Man, "The Voice" winner Tessanne Chin, Bunji Garlin...
  • The Heydaze talks In Technicolor Tour, headlining shows and pushing boundaries

    The Heydaze talks In Technicolor Tour, headlining shows and pushing boundaries

    New York City pop group The Heydaze are currently on the road with Jesse McCartney and Guinevere, and they'll be hitting their hometown with a sold-out show at Irving Plaza tonight. AXS caught up with lead singer and guitarist Jesse Fink for an interview in which he talked about the In Technicolor...
  • The Black Keys to ‘Turn Blue’ at Brooklyn Barclays Gigs

    The Black Keys to ‘Turn Blue’ at Brooklyn Barclays Gigs

    The Black Keys’ Turn Blue Tour is one of the hottest rock tickets of the year, prompting Barclays Center promoters to add a second Brooklyn date to the duo’s ongoing world tour. For the Sept. 23 and 24 shows, singer/guitarist Dan Auerbach and drummer Patrick Carney will be joined by openers Cage the...
  • MajorStage concert recap: Bronx artist, Daytona

    MajorStage concert recap: Bronx artist, Daytona

    The rapper formerly known as “The Kid Daytona” set the stage on fire during last week’s MajorStage concert at East Village live music haven, DROM. The event, powered by DJBooth.net and hosted by DJ T-GUT, was one in a series of Wednesday night concerts presented by indie hip-hop supporter MajorStage...
  • Taylor Swift is red hot at 'The Giver' premiere in New York

    Taylor Swift is red hot at 'The Giver' premiere in New York

    Taylor Swift hit the red carpet in a bright red design at 'The Giver' premiere in New York on August 11, 2014 at the Ziegfeld Theatre according to RCFA. The singing sensation wore one of my now all time favorite looks to the event which was a strawberry and cream design by Monique Lhuillier. You can...
  • Chicago Blues legend Buddy Guy with back-to-back November shows in NYC

    Chicago Blues legend Buddy Guy with back-to-back November shows in NYC

    Buddy Guy, the 78-year-old blues guitarist and singer, will be gracing the stage at B.B. King's Blues Club & Grill in Times Square for two nights in November. On the 12th and 13th, the progenitor of crossover blues-rock artists like Eric Clapton will share the stage with a 15-year-old blues...
  • Old-school rap legends Slick Rick and Rakim to perform in NYC on October 2

    Old-school rap legends Slick Rick and Rakim to perform in NYC on October 2

    On Thursday, October 2, old-school rap legends Slick Rick and Rakim will be taking over Stage 48 in Manhattan. Attendees have the option of spending $32 for general admission, $65 for reserved seating, or $85 for a meet-and-greet opportunity. Both performers boast impressive accomplishments in the...
  • Where to find oversized burritos in Manhattan

    Where to find oversized burritos in Manhattan

    The burrito is a marvelous thing: a big, soft, warm carb stuffed with everything your ravenous stomach could possibly desire. It’s delicious, it’s portable, and if you lie to yourself convincingly enough, it’s a sound investment in your (emotional) nutrition. There are few foods better suited to...
  • Exclusive: Interview with American Authors' Zac Barnett

    Exclusive: Interview with American Authors' Zac Barnett

    This evening, Brooklyn-based American Authors played at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, New Jersey, an hour outside of New York. It was the second-to-last show on the Native Summer Tour with OneRepublic and The Script. But although this tour is coming to an end, American Authors won't be...
  • TBAIMS announces new partnerships

    TBAIMS announces new partnerships

    The Big Apple Indie Music Series (TBAIMS) announced Friday that they are collaborating with two new media outlets to provide further opportunities for indie artists. The once per month artist showcase series allows up-and-coming singers, rappers, bands, and musicians to present their talent in top...
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