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Surprise Kanye West Show Shuts Down NYC

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 06.06.2016 | Entertainment

Kanye West's surprise pop-up show never happened, but in the wee hours of Monday morning, he managed to shut down parts of lower Manhattan as thousand...

"Snailed It!" - A Unique Experience In Grimy Music and Bone Rattling Bass

Shawn Russell Johnson | Posted 05.18.2016 | Entertainment
Shawn Russell Johnson

All photographs by Shawn Russell Johnson If you were to poll ten people on the street about whether or not they'd enjoy a genre of music described as...

Never Say Die Takes Over Webster Hall

Shawn Russell Johnson | Posted 05.13.2016 | Entertainment
Shawn Russell Johnson

I had been hearing for weeks about the Never Say Die showcase that was slated to take over Girls and Boys at Webster Hall last Friday night. The lineup included a multitude of hard-hitting dubstep artists including Laxx, Must Die!, Skism, and Eptic. Most of my basshead friends were left collecting their jaws off the floor when they'd originally heard of the event.

After All This Waiting, Slander Doesn't Disappoint

Shawn Russell Johnson | Posted 04.21.2016 | Entertainment
Shawn Russell Johnson

All Photographs by Shawn Russell Johnson I have been haunted since my experience at Moonrise Festival 2015 by the fact that I didn't see Slander live...

Big Things Planned For Party Favor This Summer

Shawn Russell Johnson | Posted 04.07.2016 | Entertainment
Shawn Russell Johnson

Last summer, I attended my first electronic music festival ever -- Moonrise Festival at Pemlico Race Track in Baltimore, MD. I still remember leaving ...

A Conversation With GRiZ: Funky Tunes From A Righteous Dude

Shawn Russell Johnson | Posted 03.17.2016 | Entertainment
Shawn Russell Johnson

On the day that GRiZ announced the specific, yet accurately titled, "My Friends and I Decided to Come to Your City & Play Some Super Rad Small Shows W...

Black Tiger Sex Machine Took Me To Church... And Then To "The Halal Guys"

Shawn Russell Johnson | Posted 02.12.2016 | Entertainment
Shawn Russell Johnson

Black Tiger Sex Machine is a three piece electronic group from Montreal, Quebec, made up of Marc Chagnon, Julien Maranda, and Patrick Barry. They specialize in what they have come to claim as "Future Thriller," a genre that spans multiple styles of dance music but remains heavily rooted in dubstep and drum and bass.

REVIEW: Black Tiger Sex Machine: 'Welcome To Our Church'

Shawn Russell Johnson | Posted 02.03.2016 | Entertainment
Shawn Russell Johnson

We're just over a month into 2016 and I've already been presented with what I can only imagine will become known as one of the best electronic albums of the year.

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.

This NYC Nightlife Icon Is Bringing Nightlife Fashion To A Daytime Pop Up Market

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

This weekend, New York City nightlife icon Ladyfag will bring the fashion and art out of nightlife and into a daytime market where you can snatch ecle...

A New Queer Party Is Making Its Way To NYC's Legendary Webster Hall

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A new party is about to hit New York City's legendary Webster Hall that blends together the vast spectrum of scenes encapsulated within queer nightlif...

A-Sides With Jon Chattman: Get "Wild" With Vacationer; Go "Crazy" With Scars on 45

Jon Chattman | Posted 12.23.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Autumn can be beautiful, but it's not today. That's why I chose these two specific bands for today's A-Sides post.

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.

Katherine Brooks

Five Women Artists Are Setting The Stage For A Future Feminism

HuffingtonPost.com | Katherine Brooks | Posted 09.05.2014 | Arts

The future is female. These were the words that greeted those entering a demure communal art space in the West Village this week. They formed one o...

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...

The Yeah Yeah Yeahs' New Album, Mosquito

Julie Kocsis | Posted 06.16.2013 | Entertainment
Julie Kocsis

Though there are a few tracks that never seem to find themselves and become stand-outs, most of the tracks on Mosquito feel fully developed and diverse, yet cohesive as a whole.

So It Has Come To This: Smartphones Banned By Band

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 04.09.2013 | Technology

Alt-rock trio the Yeah Yeah Yeahs have had it up to here with inconsiderate concertgoers. No, not attendees starting fires or hurting each other. In 2...

Dynamic Duo: Kayhan Kalhor and Erdal Erzincan (Video)

Michal Shapiro | Posted 05.12.2013 | Arts
Michal Shapiro

If you have not savored the joys of classical Persian music, or Turkish folk music, now's your chance to take a sweet bite.

Amanda Palmer: The Crancing Queen

Holly Cara Price | Posted 11.11.2012 | Entertainment
Holly Cara Price

When Amanda Palmer climbed up on stage to play, the word YES was written on her chest in large black letters. Which kind of says it all -- in a nutshell -- about this artist, and the way she shows up in the world.

Webster Hall Attack: Cro-Mags Founder Harley Flanagan: "What I Did Was Defend My Life"

Camilla Webster | Posted 09.16.2012 | New York
Camilla Webster

New York Natives sat down with Cro-Mags founder Harley Flanagan for an exclusive interview about the events of the now infamous July 6 Webster Hall Cro-Mags blow-out during New York's CBGB Festival.

M. Ward: The Thinking Man's Musician

Duff McDonald | Posted 07.13.2012 | Entertainment
Duff McDonald

Next time you have a yen to see a great guitarist, get yourself a couple of tickets to see M. Ward. You won't be disappointed. But just remember not to talk about it in between songs.

Mayer Hawthorne Steps Up and Shows Out at Webster Hall

Jerell Tongson | Posted 06.19.2012 | New York
Jerell Tongson

Decked out in a black velvet blazer and matching bowtie, Hawthorne was a showman through and through, knowing when to belt out his signature falsetto and when to slow it down and interact with the crowd.

Skrillex Plays New York, Young Hip Bloggers Marvel At Kids These Days

Kia Makarechi | Posted 04.03.2012 | Entertainment
Kia Makarechi

As a somewhat younger editor who has interviewed a number of EDM artists and found himself at Webster Hall and Pacha a number of times this year as a result, Skrillex's show didn't seem that different to me.

A-Sides With Jon Chattman: The Kooks' Show Us Their "Junk"

Jon Chattman | Posted 02.08.2012 | Home
Jon Chattman

The Kooks' "Junk of the Heart" is a catchy throwback song about -- I think anyway -- a guy who wants to show the world to the girl he loves -- assuming she's as in to him as he is to her.