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Summer Concerts

Chris Stapleton Fans Will Love The Magic Lightnin' Boys

Rebecca Bohanan | Posted 04.20.2016 | Arts
Rebecca Bohanan

What's happened to the jam bands? Once the very foundation of American and British rock 'n roll, it's now become the exception, not the rule, to go to...

Music History: James Brown at the Apollo Theater

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 07.30.2016 | Arts
National Trust for Historic Preservation

From jazz and blues to R&B and Motown, from plays to comedians and from Amateur Night to Showtime at the Apollo, the theater has been among the most important cultural and entertainment institutions for not only the African-American community, but the world.

Live & Dangerous: Summer 2015

Jeff Pollack | Posted 07.09.2016 | Arts
Jeff Pollack

In between the big ones like Coachella and Lollapalooza, we thought we would share some individual shows for those of you looking to catch some quality music without the craziness of the festival experience.

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Bastille Discuss Touring, a New Album, and... the New Ghostbusters?

Jon Chattman | Posted 07.06.2016 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Bastille are currently touring the states briefly via the Mercedes-Benz Evolution Tour before heading abroad to finish up their run. Before you check them out, here's a few things you should know about their stateside shows.

Your Ultimate Guide to Summer Festivals and Concerts in 2015

GOBankingRates | Posted 06.05.2016 | Entertainment
GOBankingRates

Drake and The Black Keys are among the headliners for this year's Governors Ball, which invades Randall's Island Park nestled in the East River between Manhattan, Queens and the Bronx. A three-day, round-trip ferry pass between Manhattan and the park costs $55, and a three-day pass for round-trip shuttle rides between Randall's Island and Brooklyn costs $65.

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.

Daughtry and Goo Goo Dolls Summer Tour: Rock Rolls at the Greek Theatre

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 09.22.2014 | Entertainment
Charles Karel Bouley

In 1986, Chris Daughtry was seven-years-old when John Rzeznik and Robby Takac were releasing their first album as the Goo Goo Dolls; yet here he and his band were, co-headlining with the Goo Goo Dolls on a warm summer's night at Los Angeles' Griffith Park's outdoor venue, Nederlander's Greek Theatre.

5 Must-See Indie Summer Concerts in NYC

Lisa Bernier | Posted 09.08.2014 | New York
Lisa Bernier

There's a reason why people always go on and on about summer soundtracks: it's because summer, more than any other season, is about music (especially in New York City).

Peace Sounds in NYC

Suna Senman | Posted 09.29.2013 | New York
Suna Senman

Monday night at Summer Stage in New York City's Central Park a Millennial crowd gathered to listen to a sage of their generation, Ben Howard.

Big Time Rush Hits the Road 24/Seven

Amanda Saunders | Posted 09.10.2013 | Entertainment
Amanda Saunders

As I'm sure you all know, the guys of Big Time Rush have been getting a lot of buzz lately from the recent kick off of their summer tour to the highly anticipated release of their new album.

How Sade Became This Summer's Hottest Concert Ticket

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 09.14.2011 | Home
Kristi York Wooten

It's been more than two decades since her band debuted on the U.S. singles chart with "Smooth Operator," but Sade induced the crowd into an ecstatic, trance-like state for upwards of two hours and never let us go.

Laura Ingraham Disses 'Today' Show During 'Today' Show Appearance

Posted 09.11.2011 | Media

Conservative radio host Laura Ingraham dissed the "Today" show's Summer Concert Series picks in an interview with Matt Lauer this morning. Ingraham sa...

How To Pack a Perfect Picnic

Big Girls, Small Kitchen | Posted 08.14.2011 | Home
Big Girls, Small Kitchen

In our book, the potluck section comes along bright and early. That's because we're obsessed with potlucks--they're practical, cheap, and fun. And pic...

Weird Wonders: Lightning in a Bottle Festival Draws Artists, Musicans, Crowds

| Katie Bain | Posted 07.31.2011 | Los Angeles

The panda bear, tarot card reader and mad hatter sat side by side on the grass, passing around a green smoothie and waving to the woman on stilts who ...

Summer Freebies: Music, Nature & Culture in LA

| Katie Bain | Posted 08.01.2011 | Los Angeles

These upcoming free events are cool ways to enjoy summer in Los Angeles without having to worry about burning a hole in your wallet. MUSIC KCRW...

Grizzy Bear Fans Brave The Rain On Governors Island

Monica Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Monica Klein

On Governors Island last night, hundreds of fans stood through intermittent showers as Gang Gang Dance and The Walkmen played short sets to the soaked...

MewithoutYou Melds Musical Genres At Bowery Ballroom

Melissa DAgnese | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Melissa DAgnese

Around for nearly a decade, the Philadelphia-based experimental rock band mewithoutYou remains musically unclassifiable. Aaron Weiss stands apart with...

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

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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...

Robyn and Kelis' All Hearts Tour Packs Webster Hall With Smoke Machines And Electropop

Ben Bromberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Ben Bromberg

This Thursday marked the last date in Robyn and Kelis' "All Hearts" tour, going out with a bang at the second of two shows at Webster Hall. The crowd ...

Amid Dreary Concert Season, Bettye LaVette's Triumphant Return

Art Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Art Levine

After nearly 50 years in show business, Bettye LaVette still brings the pain to every performance. The praise has been so overwhelming for LaVette since she emerged from years of obscurity that at first it may all seem like hype.

Animal Collective Spins Impressive Set to Oblivious Crowd At PS1's Warm Up

Alex Jacobs | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Alex Jacobs

In the 5th installment of PS1's Warm Up concert series, Animal Collective's Deakin and Avey Tare played a ninety-minute DJ set to more than a thousand...

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 ...