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The New Riot Grrrls: Sleigh Bells and Haim Live in Levi's

Hellin Kay | Posted 10.05.2014 | New York
Hellin Kay

I love to see girls rock out. I'm calling this the summer of my midlife crisis. Yes, that's happening.

LA's Free Summer Music Festivals: That's Right, Free

Party Earth | Posted 09.08.2014 | Los Angeles
Party Earth

We've done our research and taken note of the best music festivals in Los Angeles -- all of which are 100% free to attend. So even if you're balling on zero budget, you don't have to fall victim to FOMO this summer. Here's our list of the best free music festivals that Los Angeles has to offer.

Janelle Monáe Rocks the Embarcadero!

Paul Iorio | Posted 05.08.2014 | San Francisco
Paul Iorio

Workers in downtown San Francisco got a pleasant surprise during their lunch break last Friday (March 7): Janelle Monáe, the R&B dynamo (fresh off an appearance at the White House), performed for free with her band in Justin Herman Plaza.

NYC-ARTS Top Five: Gladys Knight & The O'Jays, Shakespeare in the Parking Lot

NYC-ARTS | Posted 10.13.2013 | New York

Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. The NYC-ARTS top five is your cheat sheet to what's hot before it hits the radar. Get the top five in your inbox e...

New Music and Ways to Listen at River To River Festival

NYC-ARTS | Posted 09.01.2013 | New York

River To River festival events in New York City this summer have been nudging audiences into new ways of experiencing sound and music, where no one ha...

FINALLY: Fort Reno Schedule Announced

The Huffington Post | Erin Ruberry | Posted 06.28.2013 | DC

After weeks of hand-wringing, the wait is over: Fort Reno has finally announced its Summer 2013 concert schedule. Via DCist: Monday, July 8: The...

Laurie Anderson: Songs and Stories at River To River

NYC-ARTS | Posted 08.14.2013 | Arts

Even if you're not particularly attuned to the experimental music scene, Laurie Anderson's hair, shocked into a pixie cut decades ago, and her creativ...

NYC-ARTS Top Five: Concerts in the Parks, All New Talent Fest in Midtown West

NYC-ARTS | Posted 08.04.2013 | Arts

Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. The NYC-ARTS top five is your cheat sheet to what's hot before it hits the radar. Get the top five in your inbox e...

Lineup Revealed For Summer Concert Series On Santa Monica Pier

The Huffington Post | Eliza Fisher | Posted 06.20.2012 | Los Angeles

What's better than a free concert, especially when it's on the beach at sunset? Not much. That's why we're elated to announce that the Santa Monica Pi...

San Francisco Alfresco

Ruggy Joesten | Posted 09.20.2011 | San Francisco
Ruggy Joesten

While not exactly akin to a romp on white sands of South Beach, San Francisco summers mean late sunsets, and provocative seasonal nibbles. Take a peek at some of these nifty ideas for enjoying summer around the 415.

Cut Copy's Slightly Dated Dance Music Delights The Crowds In Williamsburg

Alex Jacobs | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Alex Jacobs

It's been two years since the release of Cut Copy's hit sophomore album, In Ghost Colours, and the band's popularity is rising still. Their set at the...

PHOTOS: The Xx Reveals Honest Confession Beneath Erotic Guise

Beatrice Rothbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Beatrice Rothbaum


Chairlift Belts Out Playdough Pop At Central Park's SummerStage (SLIDESHOW)

Monica Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Monica Klein

Ambiance often makes the show. Last Sunday night, Chairlift's performance at SummerStage managed to attain the perfect atmosphere at dusk in Central P...

YACHT Sings Dogmatic Dance Tunes At Southstreet Seaport

Saya Weissman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Saya Weissman

"We are here to speak to your body! We are here to speak to you spirit!" a white tuxedo clad Jona Bechtolt informed the crowd gathered at South Street...

Modest Virtuosos Avi Buffalo Perform At Southstreet Seaport

Ben Bromberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Ben Bromberg

Avigdor Zahner-Isenberg and his bandmates in Avi Buffalo may only be 19 years old (give or take a year), but their skill is impressive enough to make ...

Chad VanGaalen Lives Up To Expectations At River To River Festival (VIDEO)

Dustin Reid | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dustin Reid

"I felt like maybe bringing a shotgun and just blowing my own head off on stage. Would that be like, maybe, entertainment for 'New Yorkonians?' I'm fr...

NYC Musical Events Roll Out Biker-Friendly Ammenities

Monica Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Monica Klein

Rather than leave your bike chained up to a rusty green No-Parking pole, SummerStage attendants will watch your beloved fixed-gear while you take in DJ Lucho or Naganuma Dance.

Best Coast Brings Sun-Soaked Sounds to Sweltering Seaport (FREE MP3)

Ben Bromberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Ben Bromberg

Last Friday, the South Street Seaport held another free concert as part of the River To River Festival, bringing free music to outdoor venues around t...

Ratatat And Air France Spin DJ Sets At P.S.1's Warm Up Series

Jennifer Arches | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jennifer Arches

Since its inception in 1997, MoMA P.S.1's Warm Up summer performance series has seen acts from "hip-hop to electronica to lounge/easy listening to pun...

Matt & Kim Are Cute On Stage At Siren, As Always (SLIDESHOW)

Brian Walter and Jonah Sprung | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Brian Walter and Jonah Sprung

Matt & Kim's signature breed of simple, energetic indie-pop has propelled them to national fame. Their single "Daylight" is ubiquitous and can be heard everywhere from frat houses to Smirnoff commercials.

Dom's Songs More Appealing Than His Personality at Siren Festival (PHOTOS)

Ben Bromberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Ben Bromberg

Although Dom has only existed as a band for a matter of months, the psych-pop outfit have made considerable waves in the indie community thanks to rave reviews.

Phantogram And Caribou Worth The Ferry Ride To Governors (SLIDESHOW)

Jeff Owens | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jeff Owens

My first trip out to the "Gone To Governors" concert series went off almost flawlessly, a combination of unexpected bonuses that left people catching ...

Write For The NYC Beat: The Huffington Post Citizen Journalism Music Blog

Rebecca Harrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Rebecca Harrington

Are you in the New York City area this summer? Are you interested in music journalism? Do you want to go to free concerts? In an effort to grow ou...

Make Music New York Celebrates With Over 1,000 Free Shows Across New York

Michelle Edgar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michelle Edgar

Manhattan and its five boroughs from concert halls to parks to the 12,00 miles of NYC sidewalk will be full of music Monday, June 21 as part of the an...