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Concert Review

Yuna at Stage 48: The Sweetest Taboo

Craig Carpenter | Posted 01.11.2015 | Arts
Craig Carpenter

The increasingly globalized world we're living in certainly includes the pop music scene, and perhaps Yuna is amongst the best of it. Her style of music -- a melange of folk, jazz inflected R&B and a decidedly electronica backbeat makes this a world classed EDM for the adult listener.

Buzzcocks NYC Punk Extravaganza

Salvatore Bono | Posted 11.07.2014 | New York
Salvatore Bono

On a Saturday night in New York City anything is possible, Hell, that is also any night in the Big Apple! But if you are a punk fan, it didn't get any better than English legends Buzzcocks returning to Manhattan.

Somi: A New High Priestess of Soul

Craig Carpenter | Posted 10.01.2014 | Arts
Craig Carpenter

Cynical music fans like to talk about the things that aren't happening today; things that aren't happening in jazz, that aren't happening in R&B. A few months ago, I was invited to witness what was happening at New York's Joe's Pub, in the person of recording artist, Somi.

Ryan Star Captivates, Blows Minds at Sold-Out Rockwood Shows

Max Lugavere | Posted 08.23.2014 | New York
Max Lugavere

Friday night Dix Hills-born Ryan Star, the Paper Magazine-dubbed "alt-rock Frank Ocean," brought the house down at one of his summer residency shows at Rockwood Music Hall on the lower east side.

Bold As Love -- Past Is Prologue

Craig Carpenter | Posted 07.31.2014 | Arts
Craig Carpenter

In the year following the release of Jimi Hendrix's third masterpiece album, Electric Ladyland, it was apparent that the band with which he had skyrocketed to fame, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, had ceased to exist

Arctic Monkeys Swing Into Action at MSG

Salvatore Bono | Posted 04.12.2014 | New York
Salvatore Bono

It was relevant how, in the midst of a Polar Vortex, the Arctic Monkeys would stage their very first headlining concert at the world's most famous are...

Cassandra Wilson Kicks Off the Season at PAC SUNY Purchase College NY

Ralph A. Miriello | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Ralph A. Miriello

Ms. Wilson's voice is the feature here and she did not disappoint, but despite a generally pleasing performance, it was a bit disappointing that Ms.Wilsons' voice was not highlighted more and that band, however good, was more in the background.

Marvin Stamm and Mike Holober Serenade at Nyack Library's Carnegie Room

Ralph A. Miriello | Posted 07.23.2013 | Arts
Ralph A. Miriello

In the tiny town of Nyack, in the shadows of the Tappan Zee Bridge, the Rockland County Jazz and Blues Society and the Nyack Library once again provide a superlative matching of two local jazz musicians as part of their Carnegie Concert series.

Great Big Fun, 20 Years In the Making

Jaime Lubin | Posted 06.22.2013 | Entertainment
Jaime Lubin

New York's venerable Town Hall theater came alive this weekend with the buzz of a thousand accents. GBS always attracts an international audience, and the most recent stop on their XX twentieth anniversary tour was no exception.

An Urban Folk-Rock Night

Jaime Lubin | Posted 03.25.2013 | Entertainment
Jaime Lubin

They say you can't please everybody, but tell that to Alan Doyle. Headlining recently at New York institution B.B. King's Blues Club & Grill in Times Square, the always-congenial Newfoundlander joined with The Dunwells and Amy Helm to produce the rare musical hat trick.

The Rapture Make a Comeback, Play SPIN Headquarters

Taryn Haight | Posted 11.22.2011 | Home
Taryn Haight

The Rapture are back and sounding exactly as I remember them -- a flawless rock/pop/dance melange, distinguished by their reliable drums, unmistakeable vocals and one hell of a steady cowbell.