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  • McCartney gets back ‘Out There!’ in Albany

    McCartney gets back ‘Out There!’ in Albany

    After he was forced to postpone a number of U.S. and Asian tour dates last month, Paul McCartney returns to the stage this weekend with a July 5 show at the Times Union Center in Albany, NY. McCartney, 72, had been forced to postpone a number of tour dates on his Out There caravan last month after...
  • High-concept hip hoppers Deltron 3030 bring their interstellar style to Brooklyn

    High-concept hip hoppers Deltron 3030 bring their interstellar style to Brooklyn

    If you haven't heard of Deltron 3030, it's probably because they are perfectly happy being outcasts. Comprised of Dan the Automator, Del tha Funkee Homosapien and Kid Koala, Deltron 3030 sound like aliens from another galaxy who produce concept projects that soar over the heads of the average hip...
  • Phish bringing 'Fuego' to Randall's Island

    Phish bringing 'Fuego' to Randall's Island

    Iconic jam band Phish will take over New York City’s 320-acre Randall’s Island this month for three consecutive gigs on July 11, 12 and13. The beloved group is back with its twelfth studio album, Fuego, which dropped June 24. In conjunction with the album’s release, the band gave New Yorkers a taste...
  • 'God Belongs In My City' concert tour coming next month

    'God Belongs In My City' concert tour coming next month

    New York indie label In My City Records will bring its 2014 God Belongs In My City (GBIMC) concert tour to New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania next month. The tour features Christian hip-hop artists Andy Mineo, Da’ T.R.U.T.H., and Alex Faith, and others in performances that will both entertain and...
  • Epic collaboration album coming: 'Full Force: With Love from Our Friends'

    Epic collaboration album coming: 'Full Force: With Love from Our Friends'

    Legendary Brooklyn R&B and production team Full Force will release a new album, Full Force: With Love from Our Friends, on August 26. The project is an extraordinary collaboration between original members Baby Gee, B-Fine, Bow-Legged Lou, Curt-T-T, Paul Anthony, and Shy Shy, and a cornucopia of...
  • Bruno Mars to perform at Madison Square Garden July 14 and 15

    Bruno Mars to perform at Madison Square Garden July 14 and 15

    After a quick trip to the United Kingdom for two performances at the Wireless Festival, Bruno Mars will continue the Moonshine Jungle Tour in the United States. He will be performing at Madison Square Garden in New York on July 14 and 15. It's been a busy year for the Honolulu, Hawaii native: in...
  • Avoiding the crowds: NYC Spots for non-4th of July themed entertainment

    Avoiding the crowds: NYC Spots for non-4th of July themed entertainment

    New York City is well known for its international, multi-ethnic inhabitants. However when it comes to the country's birthday on July 4th, the majority Manhattan bars, clubs, and pubs will be celebrating Independence day. While the fireworks are flying, there are plenty of places to actively avoid...
  • Catch 4th of July fireworks at these New York hotspots

    Catch 4th of July fireworks at these New York hotspots

    The 4th of July is one of the most exciting times to be in New York City. The city is full of lights and plenty of action on a normal day, but on this festive summer occasion it comes alive in spectacular fashion. This year, Macy's will host the 4th of July Fireworks Show over the East River near...
  • New York's most powerful music artists

    New York's most powerful music artists

    Forbes Magazine released its “100 Most Powerful Celebrities” list Monday, and surprisingly few of the stars are from New York. In the past, actors, singers, and other entertainment professionals had to live in New York or L.A. to catch their big break, and those that grew up in those cities seemed...
  • The Gaslight Anthem develops new shoe with Macbeth Footwear

    The Gaslight Anthem develops new shoe with Macbeth Footwear

    Macbeth Footwear announced Monday that it's collaborating with three rock bands as part of its custom shoe program, “Studio Projects.” The result will be a unique, fashionable and affordable product that reflects each bands’ style. New Jersey punk rock band The Gaslight Anthem, Arizona rock band The...
  • Experience New York: What to do with one day in New York City

    Experience New York: What to do with one day in New York City

    New York City is a top destination for tourists from around the world. With so many renowned sites to see and things to do, the city can be overwhelming for out-of-towners. New Yorkers know it takes a lifetime to truly appreciate all the Big Apple has to offer. If one day is all you can spare, here...
  • Best free 4th of July concerts in NYC

    Best free 4th of July concerts in NYC

    Independence Day is this Friday, and there's plenty to do around the city. For those of you wanting to catch a live show in NYC without spending money, there's a handful of free gigs happening during the day. Jason Derulo Jason Derulo will hit up the Central Park Summerstage for "Good Morning...
  • The dirty little secret behind Manhattan's best tiki bars

    The dirty little secret behind Manhattan's best tiki bars

    Tiki bars saw a resurgence of popularity in New York near the end of 2010, with upscale tropical lounges staking their umbrellas all over Manhattan, offering expensive Pacific Rim cuisine like pu pu platters of croque monsieur spring rolls and even suckling pig. But most of these fancy, faux...
  • Hands-down the best bars with arcade games in Manhattan

    Hands-down the best bars with arcade games in Manhattan

    Most video games you see in bars are purely decorative, just cheap ploys to evoke the illusion of fun — think Buck Hunter next to a pool table, which accurately describes at least three bars in Manhattan alone. At the same time, many places with the best classic gaming in the city, like Modern...
  • Best rooftop bars in Manhattan that won't rip you off

    Best rooftop bars in Manhattan that won't rip you off

    After several months of bitter winter storms and crowded subway commutes, drinking on rooftops in the summertime is absolutely essential to restore your strength and vitality. But which spot is the best? Depends on what you're looking for. There are plenty of clubby scenester bars on the rooftops of...
  • Bars with the best infused vodka you'll find in Manhattan

    Bars with the best infused vodka you'll find in Manhattan

    If the closest you've been to flavored vodka is a shot of Fluffed Marshmallow Smirnoff at a sorority formal, the time has come to graduate to true infused vodka. Far from a marketing gimmick, the delicious flavors have been carefully steeped into these spirits for weeks (with the really delicate...
  • Five secret Manhattan speakeasies hidden in plain sight

    Five secret Manhattan speakeasies hidden in plain sight

    The term "speakeasy" gets thrown around a lot, with some proprietors stretching the meaning to include any cocktail bar with a faint Roaring Twenties vibe. But a true speakeasy has an element of the illicit, or at the very least, a hint of secrecy. While there are still bona fide underground clubs...
  • Makeout Vertigo's Kyle Wilkerson on his band's namesake, margaritas & wimpy pop

    Makeout Vertigo's Kyle Wilkerson on his band's namesake, margaritas & wimpy pop

    Self-described "wimpy pop" act Makeout Vertigo from Hopatcong, N.J. is currently on tour in the Midwest. In between shows, bassist Kyle Wilkerson answered some questions about the tour, how the Midwest is different from the Northeast, and more! AXS: For the record, could you please state your name...
  • Top 5 Bands to watch when the Vans Warped Tour hits Wantagh, NY on July 12

    Top 5 Bands to watch when the Vans Warped Tour hits Wantagh, NY on July 12

    For the past several summers, the Long Island date of the Vans Warped Tour- as close as the festival gets to New York City- was held at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondal, but this year marks the first time the festival will take place at the Nikon at Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh...
  • Fairway's Mike Gentils talks musical influences, local acts and NY venues

    Fairway's Mike Gentils talks musical influences, local acts and NY venues

    Long-time friends Mike Gentils and T.J. Rowe began playing shows together under the name Fairway last year, but the two have been making music together for over a decade—since their days in a pop-punk band in high school and college. We talked with Gentils, who discussed making music with Rowe, his...
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