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  • The Source Magazine turns 25: Lil' Kim, Wu-Tang, the Diplomats and more perform

    The Source Magazine turns 25: Lil' Kim, Wu-Tang, the Diplomats and more perform

    On Saturday, Sept. 20, Brooklyn's Barclays Center will host a birthday party for one of rap music's most venerated publications, the Source. Hip-hop stars Lil' Kim, the Wu-Tang Clan, the Diplomats, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Dom Kennedy, and Curren$y have been announced as the performers, with promises...
  • Best Labor Day activities for the family in New York

    Best Labor Day activities for the family in New York

    Labor Day is right around the corner, marking the end of summer. It’s a bittersweet time with the excitement of back-to-school combined with the completion of summer fun. Make Labor Day 2014 a weekend to remember with activities for the entire family throughout Westchester, the boroughs of New York...
  • Tiffany Houghton talks New York City, Wicked and living the American dream

    Tiffany Houghton talks New York City, Wicked and living the American dream

    Only 20 years old, Texas native Tiffany Houghton is living the American dream: After years of working hard and "pounding the pavement" (she moved to New York at age nine, and later moved to Nashville at 17), she's now on the road supporting MKTO on the American Dream Tour. The American Dream Tour...
  • Soul of Brooklyn, week-long music & art celebration, kicks off in August

    Soul of Brooklyn, week-long music & art celebration, kicks off in August

    The Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts is putting on a week-long celebration of music, culture, art, and food beginning on Aug. 17 and culminating on Aug. 23. Over the course of the week, various neighborhoods in Brooklyn will host block parties, each of which will aim to bringing to the...
  • Sublime with Rome shows promise positive Vibes

    Sublime with Rome shows promise positive Vibes

    Sublime with Rome – formed from the ashes of the beloved ska band fronted by the late Bradley Nowell – will make a pair of area appearances in August on opposite sides of New York City. Boasting original Sublime bassist Eric Wilson, plus singer/guitarist Rome Ramirez and drummer Josh Freese (who...
  • Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden will rock Jones Beach and Holmdel this Weekend

    Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden will rock Jones Beach and Holmdel this Weekend

    Twenty years after Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden released their respective career-defining albums, The Downward Spiral and Superunknown, the revered alt rock bands have paired for a summer shed tour that comes to the New York area this weekend. At press time, select tickets for the co-headlining...
  • 7 Minutes In Heaven, The Big Time, & more to perform at Radiant on August 18

    7 Minutes In Heaven, The Big Time, & more to perform at Radiant on August 18

    Part alternative, part pop, and all catchy, Chicago's 7 Minutes in Heaven are set to head east next month, and will be hitting Radiant in Nutley, N.J.- fifteen miles west of Manhattan- on August 18. Although a church may seem like an odd place for a concert, Radiant has been hosting shows since...
  • Best Labor Day getaways in New York

    Best Labor Day getaways in New York

    It’s hard to believe summer is nearly over and September 1, Labor Day 2014, is just around the corner. It is time to start planning that last summer hurrah. But many don’t realize New York is full of great Labor Day getaways that make you feel as if you’re on a vacation far away. From the beaches...
  • New York City landmarks made famous in the movies

    New York City landmarks made famous in the movies

    It should come as no surprise that New York City is a prime spot to visit some real life movie locations. About a thousand movies have actually been filmed in the city itself, and the Big Apple is featured as a movie location in many, many more films than just what was actually filmed here. If you...
  • See Oakland hip-hop collective Hieroglyphics on Brooklyn Bowl stage August 21

    See Oakland hip-hop collective Hieroglyphics on Brooklyn Bowl stage August 21

    Del the Funky Homosapien, Casual, Pep Love, A-Plus, Domino, Opio, Tajai, Phesto, and DJ Toure, collectively known as the Hieroglyphics, will be performing in New York City next month. These guys are some of Oakland, California's, most beloved hip-hop artists, having been a mainstay in the...
  • Beastie Boys mural completed at site of 'Paul's Boutique'

    Beastie Boys mural completed at site of 'Paul's Boutique'

    In honor of Paul Boutique's 25th anniversary, a Beastie Boys mural was completed over the weekend at the site of the album's cover. Paul's Boutique was the second studio album released by the Beastie Boys on July 25, 1989. The unveiling of the mural on Sunday coincided with the 25th anniversary of...
  • Modest Mouse playing three New York area shows in August

    Modest Mouse playing three New York area shows in August

    Indie rock giants Modest Mouse – famous for their enduring alternative smash “Float On” – will arrive in our area in early August for three dates. The Isaac Brock-steered, Issaquah, Washington-bred outfit will play The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY on Aug. 5 and The Starland Ballroom in...
  • Get to know Purchase, NY's Allapartus

    Get to know Purchase, NY's Allapartus

    Part indie-rock and part alternative, Allapartus formed in 2012 when vocalist/guitarist Adam Woodley, guitarist/vocalist Ray Hernandez, bassist/vocalist Tom Van Scoyoc, and drummer Kurt Liniger met at SUNY Purchase. The group takes influence from artists ranging from Explosions In The Sky and The...
  • The Questionnaire with the multi-talented Mia LJ

    The Questionnaire with the multi-talented Mia LJ

    Mia LJ is a skilled musician, singer, model and actress who plays six instruments. She has trained with industry experts such as Disney Casting Director Jen Rudin, FOX East Coast/Central Casting Director Maria Hubbard, and Tribeca Film Director Matthew Bonafacio, and has appeared on stages...
  • New single from Picachi King, 'Bang'

    New single from Picachi King, 'Bang'

    A snippet of hip-hop artist Picachi King’s single “Bang” was uploaded to YouTube Monday. The full version of the single was sent to AXS, and the track is definitely a banger. The hook is reminiscent of Migos’ hit “Versace,” but with change-ups in the verses that display Picachi’s diverse rapping...
  • Rock Steady Crew Anniversary: Lots of rappers, but no breakdancing

    Rock Steady Crew Anniversary: Lots of rappers, but no breakdancing

    Yesterday in Central Park, some of hip hop's biggest names took part in celebrating the 37th anniversary of the Rock Steady Crew, the biggest b-boy and b-girl crew in America (and probably the world). Breakdancing is one of the four elements of hip-hop (along with deejaying, rapping and graffiti...
  • Waterside dining in Brooklyn with great views of the New York skyline

    Waterside dining in Brooklyn with great views of the New York skyline

    Summer is the season of waterside dining and there is nothing as breathtaking as the New York skyline alongside the East River, especially as gazed upon from the borough of Brooklyn. The view has been an inspiration for artists, photographers and writers, including Ayn Rand, who penned in "The...
  • The Temper Trap bringing “Sweet” sound to NYC

    The Temper Trap bringing “Sweet” sound to NYC

    Australian modern rockers The Temper Trap – perhaps the most popular band in their homeland – will preview tracks from their in-progress third LP this week when they perform two well-anticipated New York City gigs. The Dougy Mandagi-fronted band best known for its 2009 international smash “Sweet...
  • Jesse McCartney's In Technicolor Tour to stop at Irving Plaza and Six Flags

    Jesse McCartney's In Technicolor Tour to stop at Irving Plaza and Six Flags

    Just a few days after the July 22 release of his fourth studio album In Technicolor, Jesse McCartney hit the road for the In Technicolor Tour- his first headlining tour since 2009. The tour began on July 25 at The Fillmore in Charlotte, NC and will conclude at the House of Blues in Anaheim, Calif...
  • Tribal Days' Chris Gennone talks new music and NJ vs. NYC

    Tribal Days' Chris Gennone talks new music and NJ vs. NYC

    Local New Jersey band Tribal Days are currently working on the follow-up to their 2012 album At Last. Their sophomore effort, Laughing at the Funeral, is expected to be released this October, with a single coming next month. AXS had an exclusive interview with singer/guitarist Chris Gennone, where...
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