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Bruce Springsteen Takes Brooklyn Down to 'The River'

Salvatore Bono | Posted 04.24.2016 | New York
Salvatore Bono

Every concert Bruce Springsteen puts on is a special occasion. It's one of the reasons why he is "The Boss." On Saturday night inside Brooklyn's Barcl...

Lady Leshurr Debuts Her Queen Speech in NYC

Salvatore Bono | Posted 02.08.2016 | New York
Salvatore Bono

Welcome to the table one that will soon be the new Queen of hip-hop if she stays the course -- Lady Leshurr.

Gogol Bordello Close 2015 at Terminal 5

Salvatore Bono | Posted 12.31.2015 | New York
Salvatore Bono

As the 10(ish) members of the band hit the stage at 9 p.m. and the giant banner of Underdog World Strike's cover began to rise behind them, celebrating the end of 2015 and kicking off 2016 came early for those in the packed house.

As Tall As Lions Reunite and Roar Again at Webster Hall

Salvatore Bono | Posted 12.29.2015 | New York
Salvatore Bono

Exactly five years ago this month, at the peak of their career Long Island alternative rockers As Tall As Lions played their final shows in the U.S. at Highline Ballroom.

Experiencing the Innocence of U2 at Madison Square Garden

Salvatore Bono | Posted 07.24.2016 | New York
Salvatore Bono

The stage for this current tour is a far cry from what they did with 360. Here they are opting for the intimacy they had with the Elevation and Vertigo Tours of the early 2000's. Yet, the most interesting thing about the set-up is the massive wall that is their LED screen.

Pixies Slice Up Eyeballs at the Beacon Theater

Salvatore Bono | Posted 05.27.2016 | New York
Salvatore Bono

While the band utilized every nook and cranny of acoustics inside the theater, it was sometimes sloppy and sometimes brilliant as they plugged through their vast catalog.

The Dreams of Northern Ireland's Latest Musical Export - Janet Devlin

Salvatore Bono | Posted 04.26.2015 | New York
Salvatore Bono

Northern Ireland's Janet Devlin made her New York City debut and her first concert ever in the United States. If you are reading this from the U.K., you know who she is, but here she is an unknown, yet, that is about to change.

Finishing One Year and Starting Another With The Hold Steady

Salvatore Bono | Posted 03.03.2015 | New York
Salvatore Bono

Australia may be the first country to ring in a New Year but New York will always be the epicenter of New Year's Eve festivities. If you want to struggle in Times Square and wait like cattle going to slaughter and pack in the cold to watch the ball drop or go to an expensive club or bar.

Interpol Are Still All the Rage Back Home

Salvatore Bono | Posted 01.25.2015 | New York
Salvatore Bono

Arriving on stage to a heroes welcome, the slick New York City rockers sprang into action with "Say Hello to the Angels," off their stellar 2002 debut, Turn on the Bright Lights, the record that pushed them to the forefront.

Royal Blood Prove They Are Rocks New Heirs in New York City

Salvatore Bono | Posted 12.17.2014 | New York
Salvatore Bono

It has been a whirlwind year for Royal Blood. The Brighton, England, band formed last year and since the duo came together, everything has clicked for them. Before they even released their first single in 2013, Arctic Monkeys drummer Matt Helders wore the band's shirt on stage during his band's headlining slot at Glastonbury.

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.

Damon Albarn Mesmorizes Irving Plaza

Salvatore Bono | Posted 08.09.2014 | New York
Salvatore Bono

As the planet gears up for the World Cup to kick-off on Thursday, Damon Albarn brought a United Nations of sound to his sold-out Governors Ball afterp...

Against Me! Bring 'Transgender Dysphoria Blues' to NYC

Salvatore Bono | Posted 07.04.2014 | New York
Salvatore Bono

Since their inception, Against Me! have had a revolving door of musicians come in and out of the band, yet, none made headlines the way singer Tom Gab...

Italy's Zucchero Pours Some Sugar On MSG

Salvatore Bono | Posted 06.24.2014 | New York
Salvatore Bono

Zucchero may not be a household name in the United States, but outside of these boarders, he is one of the world's most popular musicians and has been...

Kraftwerk Come Alive at United Palace Theater

Salvatore Bono | Posted 06.01.2014 | New York
Salvatore Bono

Before Daft Punk used their signature moniker of dressing up as robots, before EDM was captivating audiences around the world, before computers were a...

Band of Horses Go Unplugged at Town Hall

Salvatore Bono | Posted 05.03.2014 | New York
Salvatore Bono

With hilarious on stage banter and a casual disposition ignited from every band member, it was a different side of the band that fans had never seen before.

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...

Queens of the Stone Age Roar at Barclays Center

Salvatore Bono | Posted 02.15.2014 | New York
Salvatore Bono

To celebrate the triumph of success that their new album brought on, they staged their very first headlining arena tour, which landed at Brooklyn's Barclays Center on Saturday night.

Pearl Jam Ride High At Barclays Center

Salvatore Bono | Posted 12.23.2013 | Arts
Salvatore Bono

You can say seeing Pearl Jam in concert is like surfing. Sometimes it starts off bombastic and free-falling. Other times it will feel like it is a gradual build and ebbs and flows through various cycles on your journey.

Nine Inch Nails Bring Tension to Brooklyn

Salvatore Bono | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Salvatore Bono

As giant screens, lighting grids, altered for each song and surrounded the band, it was as if there was enough special effects that James Cameron would envy and would want to use for one of his blockbuster films.

Sugar Man Finds Radio City

Salvatore Bono | Posted 12.11.2013 | New York
Salvatore Bono

If someone a year ago were to have told Rodriguez that in a years time he would sell out Radio City Music Hall, he probably would have said they were crazy.

Depeche Mode's Delta Machine Lands in Brooklyn

Salvatore Bono | Posted 11.09.2013 | New York
Salvatore Bono

For the last 33 years, Depeche Mode have managed to usher in a new era of music with their electronic, new-wave and later cold-wave/industrial sound, sustain their popularity and return to America more popular each time they tour.

Nas Brings in 2013 in Grand Fashion at Radio City

Salvatore Bono | Posted 03.05.2013 | New York
Salvatore Bono

Watching a career-spanning set, the crowd at Radio City was simply in awe of what the hometown hero was doing. It was a night of raw emotion, a fond farewell to a very memorable year and a massive embrace of the new year to come.

New Order Returns to NYC

Salvatore Bono | Posted 12.23.2012 | New York
Salvatore Bono

After seven years, the loss of a founding member, and the addition of some replacement players, New Order returned to New York City.

The Ringleader of the Tormentors -- Morrissey Brings His Arsenal to Radio City

Salvatore Bono | Posted 12.15.2012 | New York
Salvatore Bono

Wednesday night Morrissey, the voice of a generation of indie rock lovers, was simply on fire from the get go.