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  • Mix up your nightlife at Manhattan’s best cocktail bars

    Mix up your nightlife at Manhattan’s best cocktail bars

    Cocktail bars are a dime a dozen in Manhattan, but the city’s best are these unique watering holes that craft the most creative and strongest cocktails. From an authentic speakeasy-style bar to trendy, luxury lounges, these three Manhattan’s cocktail bars are perfect for an after-work happy hour or...
  • Pinegrove's Evan Hall talks local music, NJ vs. NYC, and interpretations of art

    Pinegrove's Evan Hall talks local music, NJ vs. NYC, and interpretations of art

    It's no secret that Montclair, New Jersey has become a hotbed for independent music. Although local venue The Meatlockerclosed down earlier this year, many shows have started taking place at The Batcave, a house in town that hosts touring and local bands several nights a week. The Fourth of July saw...
  • Jason Mraz to perform six shows in NYC's five boroughs

    Jason Mraz to perform six shows in NYC's five boroughs

    This past week, singer-songwriter Jason Mraz announced The Five Boroughs Tour, in which he will be performing six shows across the five boroughs of New York City this September. According to the tour announcement on Mraz's official website, only two artists have previously accomplished a similar...
  • The Original Rock n' Roll Mad Man comes to New York

    The Original Rock n' Roll Mad Man comes to New York

    UK rock veteran John Otway will perform in New York for the first time in ten years on Sunday, July 20 at 8 p.m. at Theatre 80 St. Mark’s. The singer-songwriter is known for his high-energy shows and crazy antics on stage, and the East Village performance will not disappoint. Somersaults and shirt...
  • Common has a free album release party on Monday in NYC

    Common has a free album release party on Monday in NYC

    Common, the Chicago rapper who has earned crossover success with acting in films like Smokin' Aces and American Gangster is returning to his hip-hop roots, releasing his tenth studio album on Tuesday, July 22. In celebration, the Grammy-winning artist is hosting an album release party on Monday...
  • A Film In Color's Alex Lee talks cream soda, local music and progression

    A Film In Color's Alex Lee talks cream soda, local music and progression

    Based out of Bergen County in Northern New Jersey, A Film In Color is an instrumental band that—as their name might imply—paints vivid pictures with their music. Their first few years as a band were spent honing their sound, and they recently embarked on their first tour. Right after the group...
  • Interview with New Hampshire progressive rock band Comma

    Interview with New Hampshire progressive rock band Comma

    With signs lining the streets declaring the town as "Where the suburb meets the city," Montclair, New Jersey has become a hot spot for underground and independent music. On Tuesday night, Portsmouth, New Hampshire progressive rock band Comma stopped in town for their first appearance in the Garden...
  • Introducing alternative hip-hop artist, Patrick Toussaint

    Introducing alternative hip-hop artist, Patrick Toussaint

    Meet Patrick Toussaint. The alternative hip-hop artist and driven businessman released his newest single, “Can You Feel It” featuring Michael Lockett in April 2014. The track is from his upcoming EP, #Truth, and follows the release of “In Love” feat. B. Howard in February. “Can You Feel It” is also...
  • Say 'bonjour' to instrumental band Au Revoir

    Say 'bonjour' to instrumental band Au Revoir

    While most bands communicate through their lyrics, Northern New Jersey's Au Revoir creates sonic landscapes with no words involved. AXS met up with the self-described "emotional instrumental band" to talk influences, the local music scene, and what's next for the band. Read the full interview below...
  • Shop for veggies in the dark at Thursday's night market

    Shop for veggies in the dark at Thursday's night market

    Celebrate the 38th Anniversary of NYC Greenmarkets in style! What started as 12 farmers in 1976 is now a city-wide movement with over 230 farms participating in 52 citywide markets. Today marks the 38th year of GROWNYC's success in New York City, bringing fresh and local food to busy New Yorkers...
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    Q-Tip, Common, more surprise audience at De La Soul's Anniversary Performance

    The Daisy Age of hip hop was alive and well at Irving Plaza last night. Twenty-five years of De La Soul was celebrated with all the earmarks of the golden era; outstanding lyrical content, outward expressions of love and compassion, homages to legends, and call-and-response from loads of thankful...
  • Experience Manhattan: Shopping for sports team apparel

    Experience Manhattan: Shopping for sports team apparel

    Shopping in New York is fun, but can be overwhelming if you don’t know where to find the best deals. Sports fans especially should beware of cheap knockoffs of their favorite teams’ merchandise. If you’re looking for sports apparel, jerseys, T-shirts or hats from your favorite New York teams, here...
  • Blu hits the SOB's stage in NYC August 19

    Blu hits the SOB's stage in NYC August 19

    Next month, one of underground hip-hop's golden boys will be performing in New York City, bringing with him his distinctive West Coast sound. Blu, a former HipHopDX "Rookie of the Year," has maintained a significant presence in the eclectic Los Angeles indie hip-hop scene while also earning...
  • Galactic joined by special guests for four night stand at Brooklyn Bowl

    Galactic joined by special guests for four night stand at Brooklyn Bowl

    New Orleans’ own funk and jazz jam outfit Galactic brings its celebratory amalgam of styles – which also touch on hip-hop, rock and world music – to the Brooklyn Bowl next week (July 23-26). Two decades in, the esteemed American quintet continues to support its first-ever Mardi Gras-themed album...
  • Where to find cheap breakfast sandwiches in the Flatiron District

    Where to find cheap breakfast sandwiches in the Flatiron District

    Flatiron is a beautiful area of Manhattan, but that beauty doesn’t come cheap. Chances are, if you’re working in the area you’re working long hours, and you need something a little more substantial than instant oatmeal to get you through your morning. Breakfast sandwiches are more likely to do the...
  • Haven Rooftop celebrates second anniversary in style

    Haven Rooftop celebrates second anniversary in style

    A rainy Tuesday in New York City may not have led many New Yorkers to outdoor happy hours, but the covered rooftop at Haven Rooftop at The Sanctuary Hotel (132 W. 47th Street) was certainly the place to be for young professionals, older professionals, and those ready to start the party before the...
  • Come out and play in Brooklyn: 4 Great bars for groups

    Come out and play in Brooklyn: 4 Great bars for groups

    If it's space you want for your groupies, Brooklyn's got it in spades. And to be sure, there are plenty of spacious bars, but for a truly fun time out, you'll want some place that offers group activity as well. Here are four great venues where you can kick back, relax and breathe while also...
  • Where to learn foreign languages in New York

    Where to learn foreign languages in New York

    Learning a language is a uniquely fulfilling experience in many respects. Not only does it make travel far more enriching, but it can also simply be a fun and engaging way to pass your free time. Perhaps you’ve been toying with the idea of learning French for years, or maybe you’re an advanced...
  • New York comedy clubs offer everything but the kitchen sink

    New York comedy clubs offer everything but the kitchen sink

    Do you want top notch comedy mixed with gut busting laughter? Standing out from the humdrum venues, these New York comedy clubs will stimulate your funny bone and keep you coming back for more. The Comedy Cellar Are you a comedy sampler? On Monday, you want the clean comedy of Ellen DeGeneres and by...
  • John Hiatt and Robert Cray: Perfect together in New Brunswick

    John Hiatt and Robert Cray: Perfect together in New Brunswick

    Blues rock icons John Hiatt and Robert Cray have paired for a summer tour that pulls into New Brunswick’s State Theatre on Saturday, July 19. Hiatt is a Grammy-nominated performer who has released 21 albums in a 35-year recording career. Cray holds five Grammy awards in a musical career that rivals...
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