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    Photos: Crystal Fighters make fans feel like family at El Rey concert

    If you’ve never heard the Spanish music/ dance hybrid Crystal Fighters, the best place to discover them is live in concert. That much was clear after their enveloping, energizing performance at L.A.’s El Rey Theatre on March 31. The band is touring in support of their new album Everything Is My...
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    New York artist ImJaeHall goes 'Hollywood'

    Bronx representer ImJaeHall recently debuted a passionate and alluring single, "Hollywood." Transitioning seamlessly between soulful R&B crooning and an energetic rap flow, the track is the perfect introduction to the genre-fluid artist. Illustrating a longing for the West Coast and for success...
  • The best NYC concerts for April 2017

    The best NYC concerts for April 2017

    April showers bring May flowers, but the month also brings some stellar performances to the Big Apple. A beloved NYC metal outfit celebrates the release of their new album, a New Jersey outfit make their long-awaited return to the city, and a Platinum-selling rapper makes his big return to the city...
  • DJ Snake, Above & Beyond to perform at Electric Zoo: The 6th Boro

    DJ Snake, Above & Beyond to perform at Electric Zoo: The 6th Boro

    For months, fans have been wondering who will perform at this year's Electric Zoo, which takes place on Labor Day Weekend (Sept. 1 through Sept. 3) at Randall's Island Park. The folks behind the festival told fans they would drop phase one of the lineup tomorrow, but they couldn't hold it in any...
  • The Birthday Massacre release new song 'Counterpane,' announce North American tour

    The Birthday Massacre release new song 'Counterpane,' announce North American tour

    Since last summer, Canadian synthpop band The Birthday Massacre have been working on their new studio album Under Your Spell, which is slated to be released on June 9 via Metropolis Records. With the days counting down until the album's release, the band have held small listening parties to rave...
  • NYC's newest venue Brooklyn Steel opens April 6 with a five-night stand from LCD Soundsystem

    Brooklyn Steel announces opening week residency with LCD Soundsystem

    Though LCD Soundsystem’s new album may still be a few months away, James Murphy’s dance-punk project hasn’t slowed down since they returned to touring a year ago. Case in point: Today (March 28), the group has announced a five-night residency at New York’s newest concert venue, Brooklyn Steel. The...
  • Bask in the glory of these great Hall and Oates music videos

    Bask in the glory of these great Hall and Oates music videos

    We can imagine the set of a Daryl Hall and John Oates video in pristine detail: rows of fog machines, stacks of top-of-the-line keyboards, racks of blazers, an entire bin of hair spray and perhaps a saxophonist waiting in the curtains. The pioneering pop rock duo defined the sights and sounds of the...
  • Miss May I announce US headlining tour

    Miss May I announce US headlining tour

    Last year, Ohio metalcore band Miss May I left longtime record label Rise Records to join Sharptone Records, which is owned by former Sumerian Records vice president Shawn Keith and Nuclear Blast CEO Markus Staiger. The outfit have been working on their new studio album called Shadows Inside and...
  • Interview: Raven releases new single and talks ‘The Burning EP’

    Interview: Raven releases new single and talks ‘The Burning EP’

    Raven, a Belgian artist based in New York, has been kindling her own fire with the debut of her new single, “Phoenix.” The visionary is set to release The Burning EP on May 12, and in the meantime is giving us a taste of what’s to come. The singer/songwriter has been making a name for herself...
  • Review: Enter Shikari celebrate 'Take To The Skies' at Irving Plaza

    Review: Enter Shikari celebrate 'Take To The Skies' at Irving Plaza

    Before they were arguing with thermometers or never letting go of the microscope, U.K. four-piece outfit Enter Shikari, who were originally known as Hybryd, were already becoming one of their region's most buzzed about bands. With praise from Kerrang! and NME, and a sold out headlining show at the...
  • The Lemon Twigs to play Music Hall of Williamsburg between Coachella and Bonnaroo

    The Lemon Twigs to play Music Hall of Williamsburg between Coachella and Bonnaroo

    Good news for fans of The Lemon Twigs. Anyone who was unable to catch the band during their appearances at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival or the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival will be able to see them perform live this spring. The Thursday before Coachella, the band will be playing...
  • Kamasi Washington makes Whitney Biennial debut with 'Harmony of Difference'

    Kamasi Washington makes Whitney Biennial debut with 'Harmony of Difference'

    Add exhibiting artist to the list of accomplishments enjoyed by Kamasi Washington. The acclaimed saxophonist, whose sprawling three-disc The Epic landed on many year-end best-of list in 2015, premiered his multimedia work “Harmony of Difference” at the Whitney Biennial, the exhibition held every two...
  • Interview: Mia LJ reveals personal struggles, growth after 'These Are the Years'

    Interview: Mia LJ reveals personal struggles, growth after 'These Are the Years'

    New York native Mia LJ is an artist with many talents, including singing, acting, songwriting, and musicianship. She began writing songs when she was five years old, and taught herself how to play six instruments by the age of 10. Her prodigious gifts have taken her across the country and onto...
  • Burna Boy to play New York's PlayStation Theater in May

    Burna Boy to play New York's PlayStation Theater in May

    This spring, Nigerian singer-songwriter Burna Boy will be headed to the Big Apple as part of his current Outside tour. On May 6, the red-hot dance hall performer will play a show at New York, New York’s PlayStation Theater. Burna Boy is making the sojourn to The City That Never Sleeps in support of...
  • Best family friendly events in New York and New Jersey for Spring Break 2017

    Best family friendly events in New York and New Jersey for Spring Break 2017

    Spring Break is a great time for families to take a vacation or enjoy a day out. When it comes to families, parents can plan their itineraries on the east coast keeping in mind some of the region's popular attractions and family driven destinations. Here are several family friendly destinations to...
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    New York Comic Con 2017 to eliminate four day and three day passes

    It's almost that time again; New York Comic Con will be here before you know it, and fans have been waiting for months for information on this year's installment. The one thing that has been asked continuously is when tickets will go on sale. While they didn't give an answer, today's announcement...
  • Interview: Crystal Fighters talk evolving sound, upcoming tour

    Interview: Crystal Fighters talk evolving sound, upcoming tour

    Bands get inspiration to create music from many different places. For some, it's from the type of music they grew up listening to and for others, it's just what they are comfortable with creating. For the trio Crystal Fighters, their musical inspiration comes from indigenous countries, New York City...
  • Photo credit: Terrance Pryor, used with permission

    Photos: Big Apple Comic Con 2017

    With another snowstorm on the horizon, comic book fans from the New York City/New Jersey area made their way to the Big Apple Comic Con yesterday at Penn Plaza in order to stock up on some great reading material and meet their favorite comic book heroes such as Frank Miller, Jim Steranko and Barbara...
  • Best events in New York and New Jersey for Spring Break 2017

    Best events in New York and New Jersey for Spring Break 2017

    College students look to Spring Break to get away from northern locales such as New York. But if you’re an adventurer (or a southern college student) and are looking for more of a city vibe for Spring Break, you won’t get more urban than New York. With a wealth of clubs and nightlife to attract...
  • Coheed and Cambria add second Terminal 5 show to their current tour

    Coheed and Cambria add second Terminal 5 show to their current tour

    Due to intense demand, alternative rock band Coheed and Cambria have added a new date to their current NeverEnder GAIBSIV tour. As explained in a press release sent by the band’s representatives, the progressive metal band will be performing a second concert at New York’s Terminal 5 on May 22 in...
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