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  • Four free summer hip-hop concerts in New York

    Four free summer hip-hop concerts in New York

    Ever since Kool Herc threw his outdoor jams in the '70s, New York City has been a bastion of hip-hop shows in the park. This summer is no different; here are four hip-hop concerts that won't hurt your wallet.
  • Experience New York: Outdoor movie events

    Experience New York: Outdoor movie events

    After the long, cold winter, summer is finally here. As the temperatures rise, the multiplex can get pretty crowded with long lines for summer blockbuster movies. Luckily, New York offers plenty of fun opportunities to experience cinema under the stars. Watch your favorite movies at these five great...
  • Celebrate Bastille Day in NYC

    Celebrate Bastille Day in NYC

    This year, celebrate Bastille Day in New York City! Sunday, July 15, brings a celebration of the best of French culture at the French Institute Alliance Française's annual street fair on 60th Street between Fifth and Lexington Avenues. From crêpes, éclairs, and fromages with refreshing wine and...
  • Devo rocked out at the Best Buy Theater

    Devo rocked out at the Best Buy Theater

    Famed rock band Devo performed Friday night at the Best Buy Theater in NYC. The group became internationally known for their 1980 single “Whip It,” but true fans of the group know that Devo had a catalog of music before that hit. They released home movies in the early years, and recordings such as...
  • Coney Island becomes an outdoor movie theater for the summer

    Coney Island becomes an outdoor movie theater for the summer

    Forget drive-in movies: Swipe your Metrocard and get down to Coney Island, where movies are totally free this summer, with the added bonus of an awesome oceanside breeze. The schedule for Coney Island's annual Flicks on the Beach Festival was announced on Thursday, and it looks awesome. Catch up...
  • Cage the Elephant coming to Starland

    Cage the Elephant coming to Starland

    When Cage the Elephant touches down at the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville next month, fans can expect an exuberant performance. Supporting its latest, acclaimed album Melophobia and its recent, contagious alt rock chart-topper “Move A Little Closer” – the Matt Shultz-fronted five-piece arrives with...
  • Concert preview: Beck bringing his best to New York

    Concert preview: Beck bringing his best to New York

    Beck’s latest album, Morning Phase, may be the delicate, folk-tinged companion to 2002’s Sea Change, but fans expecting a night of easy listening from the alt rock chameleon will be caught off guard when he hits the stage in New York next week. Look for Beck’s two city gigs – at Hammerstein Ballroom...
  • Explore the outer boroughs with Astoria bar crawl

    Explore the outer boroughs with Astoria bar crawl

    In New York City, it's far too easy to enjoy a night at the bar below your apartment and call it a night. However, with five boroughs and truly endless opportunities, there's way more to explore than your corner of the city. This weekend, the Astoria Tour de Bar will kick off the first day of...
  • Catch Dresses, Little Dragon, and tune-yards in NYC this weekend

    Catch Dresses, Little Dragon, and tune-yards in NYC this weekend

    It's summer time, and school's out. No plans? No problem! Luckily, New York City has plenty to do, with live music of all genres happening every night of the week. If you're an indie-rock fan, we've got your schedule for this weekend planned out for you. Start off your weekend tonight (Friday, June...
  • Win Butler does Prince's "Controversy" at Coachella: Will Arcade Fire Belt Out Special Songs for New York?

    Will Arcade Fire Bring the Covers to Brooklyn this Summer?

    Arcade Fire’s Reflektor Tour doesn’t touch down in Brooklyn until the third week in August, but area fans are already wondering what New York-centric cover versions Win Butler and Company plan to play during their three night stand at Barclay’s Center. Just last week, the band covered the Smiths...
  • The Gaslight Anthem Announces New Jersey's Rock Show of the Year

    The Gaslight Anthem Announces New Jersey's Rock Show of the Year

    New Jersey’s proud sons The Gaslight Anthem have announced a massive local show at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel on Saturday, September 13th. Tickets for the New Brunswick-bred outfit’s headlining homecoming at the amphitheater go on sale Friday (6/20) and should be a hot commodity. News of...
  • The Replacements announce New York show

    The Replacements announce New York show

    The Replacements have finally booked a New York area reunion show! The iconic alt rock band – responsible for the classic 1987 album Pleased To Meet Me – just announced plans to headline a concert at Forest Hills Stadium in Queens on September 19. They'll have the support of long standing Paul...
  • Interview with NJ singer-songwriter Adam Melchor

    Interview with NJ singer-songwriter Adam Melchor

    Summer is the perfect time to relax, and what better way to do that than with music from a local artist? Classically-trained singer-songwriter Adam Melchor is based out of Montclair, New Jersey, and his blues-y indie-pop tunes are the perfect compliment to a June afternoon. He released an EP, Slow...
  • Pop rock singer Samia debuts video for 'Soul on Fire'

    Pop rock singer Samia debuts video for 'Soul on Fire'

    Pop rock singer Samia released the video for her new single “Soul On Fire” on Tuesday. The single is the title track of her upcoming second EP. The music video, directed by Caskey Hunsader of Upstairs Landing Productions, is sexy, edgy and enticing and reflects those whose desires don’t fit into...
  • Angie Martinez announces Hot 97 resignation via Instagram

    Angie Martinez announces Hot 97 resignation via Instagram

    On Wednesday, radio personality and DJ, Angie Martinez announced her resignation from Hot 97 (97.1 FM) via Instagram. WQHT, now known as Hot 97, is New York's premier hip-hop radio station, known for its tagline, “Where hip-hop lives.” Martinez's formal announcement read, Today I resigned from HOT9...
  • New York’s classic literary landmarks

    New York’s classic literary landmarks

    New York, New York. The city has appeared in song, music, and just about any other art form you can think of- including books. So it should be no surprise that the city is teeming with literary landmarks. No trip to the city is complete for any book lover without taking a stroll to see some of your...
  • "I don't think our music is very 'shaken'": Interview with Secoué

    "I don't think our music is very 'shaken'": Interview with Secoué

    Although they haven't been around long- their Facebook page states that they formed just last September- Secoué have already begun to receive some buzz around the New York/New Jersey area, thanks to the power of social media in spreading new music. Their sound is best described as shoegaze-tinted...
  • Experience New York: top 5 New York City movie theaters

    Experience New York: top 5 New York City movie theaters

    New York has always had a strong connection to the film industry. From the earliest days of silent film, movies have been made in New York. Today, film stars premiere their films in New York with great fanfare at movie theaters with storied pasts. Here are five top movie theaters to visit in New...
  • Three Manhattan restaurants for a memorable first date

    Three Manhattan restaurants for a memorable first date

    First dates are uncomfortable. Sometimes it's because you're nervous. Sometimes it's because you would honestly rather be at home alone watching Netflix in your pajamas, but your friends have told you that's unacceptable. Due to the potential for soul-crushing awkwardness, selecting the right...
  • Four essential doughnut experiences in Manhattan

    Four essential doughnut experiences in Manhattan

    The doughnut used to be a fairly basic snack in a predictable range of flavors. Now, it's evolved into an artisanal creation, especially in New York where even the simplest of foods can be turned into edible works of art. Dunkin' Donuts and store-bought Entenmann's are alright if you're in need of...
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