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Foo Fighters perform at irving Plaza

LIVE REVIEW: Foo Fighters Blast Through 'Sonic Highways' at Intimate Irving Plaza NYC Show with Love [SETLIST]

Reviews Dec 2014 16:41PM EDT

"Thanks for causing a f**king riot," Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl told an intimate crowd on Friday night (Dec. 5) in New York City. And though it may seem like the rocker was joking, he wasn't. People really did riot earlier in the day in an attempt to get one of just roughly 1,000 tickets to the "Something From Nothing" band's show at Irving Plaza.READ MORE

Jhene Aiko 'Enter The Void' Tour Rocks New York City's Best Buy Theatre With SZA, Willow Smith And The Internet

Jhene Aiko's 'Enter The Void' Tour Rocks New York City's Best Buy Theatre With SZA, Willow Smith and The anternet [REVIEW]

Reviews Dec 2014 18:14PM EDT

Wednesday night, Jhene Aiko rocked the stage at the Best Buy Theatre in the New York City Times Square area. The star's powerhouse performance was followed up by teenage sensation Willow Smith, The Internet, and New York's own SZA.READ MORE

Rachel Yamagata performs her album

Live Review: Rachel Yamagata Reflects on 'Happenstance' at Music Hall of Williamsburg to End U.S. Tour

Reviews Nov 2014 15:41PM EDT

"I was so angsty back then," Rachel Yamagata commented on Tuesday night (Nov. 18) at The Music Hall of Williamsburg. On the final night of her latest tour, the jovial yet introspective singer-songwriter was looking back in time, performing her 2004 debut album Happenstance in full to celebrate its 10th anniversary. To a packed audience full of diehard fans, Yamagata relieved her Happenstance, telling personal anecdotes about the album and reflecting about her early 20s all the while.READ MORE

Sean

2014 Global Spin Awards Recap: DJ Mustard, DJ Khaled, Jermaine Dupri, DJ Envy, Diplo Among Winners [FULL LIST]

Reviews Nov 2014 13:49PM EDT

It was a cold night in New York City, but the third annual Global Spin Awards heated things up at New World Stages. Some of the hottest DJs across the globe were in attendance for the ceremony, which honored and recognized the world's most dynamic and talented DJs for their contribution to the culture of music and entertainment. The message of the evening was that these men and women are the backbone of the music industry and need to be celebrated as much as the emcees and artists who are more often in the forefront. The party starts with the DJ, and the DJ brings the music to the people.READ MORE

American Classical Orchestra and Chorus

REVIEW: American Classical Orchestra and Chorus - Bach's B-minor Mass (NYC, Nov. 15, 2014)

Reviews Nov 2014 10:32AM EDT

The superb and eye-opening performance at Lincoln Center used original instruments and featured world-class soloists.READ MORE

Breathe Carolina

Breathe Carolina Talk The Shift Towards Dance Music, Tour & Tips To Avoid Friend Zone [Exclusive Interview]

Exclusives Nov 2014 13:08PM EDT

Before the show we had the pleasure of meeting up Eric and Tommy from electronic / rock group Breathe Carolina to chat about a whole variety of topics. We talked about their shift over to dance music, how the tour has gone and what was the thinking behind it and their upcoming music, which includes some big collaborations along the way. They also give a PSA on how to avoid the dreaded friend zone or get out of it if you are trapped.READ MORE

Hozier

Live Review: Hozier Takes Sold Out Crowd to Church During Final Night of U.S. Tour

Reviews Nov 2014 22:14PM EDT

On Thursday night (Nov. 6), the Irving Plaza in New York City went to church. Not literally, of course, the 1000-something capacity venue wasn't turned into a technical sanctuary though something miraculous did happen. No, the Irving Plaza was converted to the word of Hozier.READ MORE

Nick Jonas performs at The Music Hall of Williamsburg on Nov. 5, 2014

Live Review: Nick Jonas is Late, Brings Out Tinashe in Brooklyn Ahead of Solo Album Release

Reviews Nov 2014 13:24PM EDT

Most touring acts have an opening band. Nick Jonas had an empty stage. On the second night of three shows in New York City, the former Jonas Brother and burgeoning solo pop artist in his own right eschewed the traditional supporting act for an extended waiting period... In other words, he was late.READ MORE

Boyz II Men Rock 'Resorts World Casino New York City' With Classic Hits And New Music

[REVIEW] Boyz II Men Rock 'Resorts World Casino New York City' with Classic Hits, New Music from 'Collide'

Reviews Nov 2014 17:02PM EDT

A cold and rainy night in New York City as my bus from Philadelphia pulls up to 34th street, nothing but panic rushes through my veins as I run with my umbrella, avoiding my straighten hair from doing flips as I gun it for the express A train heading to the Resorts World Casino New York City to hear one of the world's legendary R&B groups, Boyz II Men perform live for the first time in my life.READ MORE

Little May

6 Bands We Discovered At CMJ: Little May, Ages and Ages, STRNGRS, And More [LISTEN]

Exclusives Oct 2014 18:48PM EDT

The 2014 CMJ Music Marathon has come to a close. It was a whirlwind week full of more music than was physically possible to check out. We made our way through Manhattan and Brooklyn to catch as many acts as we could. One of the best things about CMJ is discovering bands you never set out to see. In between checking out bands that we've been following for years and bands we're just now buzzing about, we got to find a few gems. Below are five acts that we saw at the right place at the right time.READ MORE

Little Kids Rock Benefit

Little Kids Rock Benefit NYC 2014: Joan Jett, Alice Cooper, Cheap Trick, Billie Joe Armstrong And More Raise Money For Music Education [PHOTO SLIDESHOW]

Exclusives Oct 2014 11:28AM EDT

Little Kids Rock put on its sixth annual benefit concert last night (Oct. 24) at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom. The show raised around $1.5 million for the organization, which helps keep music programs alive in disadvantaged schools. The evening paid tribute to Joan Jett, the recipient of their Rocker of the Year Award.READ MORE

Jason Derulo

Jason Derulo Talk Dirty Tour Rocks NYC's Best Buy Theater [REVIEW/ VIDEO]: Singer Gives Reggae Rendition Of Sam Smith's "Stay With Me"

Reviews Oct 2014 16:08PM EDT

A New York inspired stage set covered in graffiti along with multi-leveled platforms and personal pull up bars was the perfect playground for superstar, Jason Derulo and his six background dancers to perform for two hours in New York City's Best Buy Theater, for his "Talk Dirty Tour."READ MORE

Gerard Way - cropped

Live Review: Gerard Way Brings a "Possitive Polly" Attitude and the Glitzy 'Hesitant Alien' to New York City

Reviews Oct 2014 12:16PM EDT

Say what you will about the pop-punk of the mid-2000s or My Chemical Romance in particular, but if there's one thing that still remains from that scene, it's unbridled passion for music. Last night (Oct. 20), former MCR frontman and newly branded solo artist Gerard Way performed for a sold-out crowd at the Irving Plaza in New York City and the fans (and Way) were more enthusiastic than ever.READ MORE

Conor Oberst

Live Review: Conor Oberst, Dawes Get Folky and Full in New York City's Central Park with Career-Spanning Setlist

Reviews Jul 2014 17:00PM EDT

As the sun set in New York City's Central Park last night (July 29), singer-songwriter Conor Oberst was talking about cannibalism and the looming demise of humankind. "This song is about when all the water and oil runs out and we turn into cannibals. It's not that far away," the frontman warned the sizable and enthusiastic crowd before easing into the Bright Eyes track "No One Would Riot For Less."READ MORE

Walter Bonedale Hanging Around the John Ryle House

Concert Review: John Ryle House in Haledon, NJ, 7/12/14

Reviews Jul 2014 14:44PM EDT

The last time I went to a show at the John Ryle House in Haledon, NJ, bayonets were discovered in the garage by a couple of people who had consumed an exorbitant amount of alcohol. Nobody died or was even (seriously) injured, but that's the sort of thing that would normally persuade me to never return. So why did I go back last night? Because Omegalith and Huge Pupils were playing.READ MORE

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