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Summer Concerts

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 soak...

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 wi...

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 t...

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...

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 Stre...

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 crow...

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 thousa...

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 mak...

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 ...

Black Keys Hit Hard At Central Park's SummerStage

Alex Jacobs | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Alex Jacobs

2010 has been a good year for The Black Keys. Their sixth full-length effort, Brothers, debuted at number three on Billboard's Top 200 (right behin...

Flaming Lips Performance At SummerStage Is Predictable, But No Less Impressive (SLIDESHOW)

Ben Bromberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Ben Bromberg

For anyone who has seen the Flaming Lips perform live before, they know there is nothing quite like sky-filling plumes of orange and yellow confetti...

Beirut Plays The Guggenheim, Pastiche Meets Perilous Hipster Reality (PHOTOS)

Adam Clark Estes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Adam Clark Estes

The seven slouching musicians of Beirut stood in the rotunda, pointed their horns towards the skylight and turned Frank Lloyd Wright's final masterpiece into an opera house.

SUMMER CONCERTS: What's In Store At Jones Beach This Summer

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

It will be a summer of men at Jones Beach. With few exceptions, the performers lined up at the outdoor Long Island venue will be male soloists or mal...