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  • Drive-By Truckers and The Hold Steady Bring the rock this weekend

    Drive-By Truckers and The Hold Steady Bring the rock this weekend

    Drive-By Truckers and The Hold Steady are teaming up this week for two highly anticipated weekend shows in the New York City area on opposite sides of the Big Apple. Although these bands toured together back in 2008 on the Rock and Roll Means Well tour, the imminent gigs – at the Stone Pony Summer...
  • Brooklyn's Free Afropunk Festival announces line-up: D'Angelo, Body Count, Sza

    Brooklyn's Free Afropunk Festival announces line-up: D'Angelo, Body Count, Sza

    Brooklyn's annual Afropunk festival has announced this year's line-up, again managing to represent a vast array of genres of music, art and culture. This year's two-day festival is headlined by R&B sensation D'Angelo, Ice-T's metal band Body Count, and TDE's songstress SZA. Also hitting the...
  • Brand New to play with Modest Mouse at Forest Hills Stadium August 9

    Brand New to play with Modest Mouse at Forest Hills Stadium August 9

    Influential Long Island band Brand New will be supporting notable indie rock band Modest Mouse on Saturday, August 9 at Forest Hills Stadium in Queens, New York. Doors will open for the show at 5 p.m. and the show begins at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are available here. Consisting of Jesse Lacey (lead vocals...
  • June 30 is your last chance for Monday brunch at Queens Kickshaw

    June 30 is your last chance for Monday brunch at Queens Kickshaw

    If you're the type to sleep through brunch on weekends, or perhaps you worked all weekend, this Monday, June 30 is your last chance to enjoy a leisurely brunch at Asian-American and internationally inspired The Queens Kickshaw in Astoria. From 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., you can order off the weekend...
  • Indie artists shine in The Big Apple Indie Music Series (TBAIMS)

    Indie artists shine in The Big Apple Indie Music Series (TBAIMS)

    The Big Apple Indie Music Series (TBAIMS) provides up-and-coming artists with a platform to have their music heard by a diverse crowd of entertainment professionals, media, and record labels, and does so at select venues across the city. Good indie music is often heard in seedy bars, but it’s also...
  • International vocal star Carol Saboya brings Brazilian jazz to Greenwich Village

    International vocal star Carol Saboya brings Brazilian jazz to Greenwich Village

    Multi-award-winning, Brazilian jazz vocalist Carol Saboya is a name known far and wide — internationally. That could change in a New York minute, because she’s coming to the Big Apple. The daughter of the famed pianist and composer Antonio Adolfo performs her first New York gig at the Zinc Bar in...
  • 'The Questionnaire' with DJ Amanda Blaze

    'The Questionnaire' with DJ Amanda Blaze

    DJ Amanda Blaze is definitely “The Hottest Chic in the Game.” She holds it down with weekly club nights, international parties, the hottest mixtapes and even a mobile app. She reps the “livest borough” (Brooklyn, of course), and is simply a force to be reckoned with. Here, she lights up “The...
  • Midsummer Night Swing returns to Lincoln Center

    Midsummer Night Swing returns to Lincoln Center

    Forget the dream, the Midsummer Night Swing is what it's all about in the city that never sleeps! The annual event brings professional dancers, ballroom aficionados, instructors, and musicians to a dance floor at the iconic Lincoln Center to dance the night away under the New York City stars...
  • Top 5 Bands to watch when the Vans Warped Tour hits Holmdel, NJ on July 6

    Top 5 Bands to watch when the Vans Warped Tour hits Holmdel, NJ on July 6

    Now underway for its 20th consecutive summer, the Vans Warped Tour will hit Holmdel, New Jersey at the PNC Bank Arts Center on July 6. Artists ranging from Katy Perry to Green Day have gotten their start on the festival, and this year the punk rock traveling circus will feature over 100 bands...
  • Village Voice 4Knots Fest after party with Ab-Soul, Jarren Benton, YC the Cynic

    Village Voice 4Knots Fest after party with Ab-Soul, Jarren Benton, YC the Cynic

    The Village Voice, New York City's guide to must-see and must-do happenings in the five boroughs, will be hosting its fourth annual music festival showcasing up-and-coming musical talent at the historic South Street Seaport on July 12. The 4Knots Music Festival, which is all ages and free, will...
  • Primus races into New York area

    Primus races into New York area

    Inventive 1990s alt rock trio Primus has regrouped for a run of North American dates, including two area shows this week. First, frontman/bassist Les Claypool, guitarist Larry LaLonde and original drummer Tim Alexander descend on The Capitol Theater in Port Chester, NY Tuesday, which they will...
  • Fine farm-to-table cuisine at these Manhattan restaurants

    Fine farm-to-table cuisine at these Manhattan restaurants

    Numerous Manhattan restaurants offer excellent farm-to table choices, both vegetarian and non-vegetarian. These three are especially popular with young restaurant goers who do not want to spend a fortune for a meal and who want to sample locally sources food. Foragers Table Chelsea Located in the...
  • Goldroom embraces New York with upcoming visit to The Bowery Ballroom

    Goldroom embraces New York with upcoming visit to The Bowery Ballroom

    Los Angeles-based electronic artist Goldroom will bring his live band and contagious club-ready numbers like the emotive “Embrace,” the uplifting “Morgan’s Bay” and the lush, lilting hit “Fifteen” – which features Chela – to The Bowery Ballroom for a sold-out show this Friday, June 27. Ahead of that...
  • Enjoy chicken wings at these fun and casual Upper East Side spots

    Enjoy chicken wings at these fun and casual Upper East Side spots

    There is something especially indulgent about chicken wings. Maybe it's the necessity of eating them with your hands, or maybe it's the fact that pretty much everything is delicious when slathered in sauce. Truthfully, chicken wings aren't all that spectacular unless the sauce and seasonings...
  • Brightest Young Things' Free Screening of "Premature"

    Brightest Young Things' Free Screening of "Premature"

    Let's be honest, there's pretty much nothing cooler than seeing a movie before it comes out. Before the critics can diss it or praise it, before the posters totally cover billboards and everyone's rushing to get tickets or making memes to make fun of the newest blockbuster. Liking something before...
  • Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival brings the heat with Raekwon & Jay Electronica

    Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival brings the heat with Raekwon & Jay Electronica

    Brooklyn Bodega, a group of hip-hop heads and creative visionaries, are the producers of the annual Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival, an all-day event dedicated to the best old-and-new schools of the genre. This year marks its 10th anniversary, with headliners Raekwon, Jay Electronica, CJ Fly, Cyhi the...
  • Stand-up comedy in Spanish heads to Brooklyn

    Stand-up comedy in Spanish heads to Brooklyn

    For a city as multilingual as New York, it's shocking that so many events are only held in English. Stand up comedy appeals to people of all backgrounds and languages, and the more words one has available in different languages and dialects, the bigger the arsenal of jokes one has at her disposal...
  • Exclusive: Kelly Lynn Barber "completely psyched" to play NYC's The Bitter End

    Exclusive: Kelly Lynn Barber "completely psyched" to play NYC's The Bitter End

    Bridgewater, New Jersey native Kelly Lynn Barber will be making her New York City debut this summer- on Aug., the 20-year-old college student will be performing at the legendary Bitter End. A solo artist who takes influence from early 2000's female pop/rock icons as well as modern rock and punk...
  • Billy Joel still wows fans midway through 2014 MSG residency

    Billy Joel still wows fans midway through 2014 MSG residency

    Iconic singer-songwriter Billy Joel reached the midpoint of this year’s residency at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, but he rocked the crowd like it was the debut performance. The residency began with a sold-out show on Jan. 27, and every show following has been sold out. In fact, the only show...
  • 5 literary events in NYC to check out this week

    5 literary events in NYC to check out this week

    Whether you're reading on the beach, taking out a paperback in line for a free concert, or curling up with a book in the A/C, summer is great time to read. Many authors travel the world over the summer, be sure to check out these awesome literary events this week in NYC: Monday, June 23 Author...
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