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Salvatore Bono
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Driven by his love of music, independent music journalist and blogger, Salvatore Bono has become a buzz on the Internet. Based out of New York City, Salvatore Bono has had the music world at his finger tips and has had a finger on the pulse of any scene since establishing his site, www.officiallyayuppie.com in 2006. Interviewing legends like Yoko Ono, Peter Hook of Joy Division, Ian MacKaye of Minor Threat and Fugazi, X, Mike D of Beastie Boys, Bouncing Souls, Henry Rollins, and Bad Brains. He has even landed the first American interviews of Glasvegas, La Roux and The Heartbreaks. Speaking with established artists such as The Cribs, Andrew W.K., Portugal The Man, Incubus, and Airborne Toxic Event, artists and publicists have been flocking to him for his honest and fan approach to his work. His reviews have been featured on various sites such as Brooklyn Vegan, Absolutepunk.net, Coldplaying.com, The Edmonton Journal and on legendary Smith's guitarist Johnny Marr's website. In 2010, Salvatore was picked by renowned band Oasis and had his work featured in their last album, "Time Flies 1994-2009." His international appeal can be seen when he gives foreign acts a place to talk and be heard in America when no one else is really paying attention.

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Experiencing the Innocence of U2 at Madison Square Garden

(0) Comments | Posted July 24, 2015 | 11:09 PM

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2009 was the last time U2 performed inside Madison Square Garden, the performance saw them headline the final night of the 25th Anniversary of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Since then, they toured with what could be the world's largest stage...

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Run the Jewels Deliver a Blockbuster Closing Night to Northside Festival

(0) Comments | Posted June 15, 2015 | 10:55 PM

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The seventh annual Northside Festival brought on musicians from all walks of life from all over the Earth to celebrate their craft and art in North Brooklyn. It was an incredible weekend and it needed to go out with a bang and they...

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Pixies Slice Up Eyeballs at the Beacon Theater

(0) Comments | Posted May 27, 2015 | 10:16 PM


There was no fanfare, no music as Pixies walked onto the dimly lit Beacon Theater stage. The band, who are in New York for three shows, kicked-off the first of...
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Speaking With Your New Favorite Artist -- KaiL Baxley

(0) Comments | Posted May 4, 2015 | 10:07 PM

Singer/songwriters always have something to say, even when they are not performing. Something is always on their mind and generally their stories are some of the most fascinating. One singer/songwriter in particular is South Carolina native KaiL Baxley, who will release his new album, A Light That Never Dies, next...

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New Bjork City

(0) Comments | Posted April 2, 2015 | 8:14 PM

When Bjork released her latest record, Vulnicura, before it's March street date in January, the album was given an improper birth into the world and probably not the roll out that Iceland's best musical export intended. The critical acclaim was there, of course, but the album is so deeply personal...

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

(1) Comments | Posted February 24, 2015 | 9:05 PM

On an absolute frigid February Monday night in New York, a
young singer / songwriter began her international music career in the
neighborhood that gave birth to the singer / songwriter genre. Inside a packed
Red Lion in the West Village, Northern Ireland's Janet Devlin made her...

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The Identity of Gang of Four's Andy Gill

(0) Comments | Posted January 20, 2015 | 6:40 PM

"I f*cking love America," iconic Gang of Four guitarist Andy Gill told me as we had drinks at SoHo Grand. Gill, who was in New York in November to promote his band's upcoming album, What Happens Next, discussed what still makes him tick and what still drives him to make...

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Finishing One Year and Starting Another With The Hold Steady

(0) Comments | Posted January 1, 2015 | 5:25 PM

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...

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Interpol Are Still All the Rage Back Home

(0) Comments | Posted November 25, 2014 | 8:57 PM

Late last week, Interpol were on their way to Canada from Ohio when they were stuck in Buffalo, New York, due to a massive snowstorm that nailed the city. The band were stuck for over 50 hours on their tour bus and as they tweeted their adventure of doing nothing...

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Still They Rise Against the Machine

(1) Comments | Posted October 22, 2014 | 10:00 PM

For the last 15 years, Chicago's Rise Against has been bringing a fury and thunder to punk and rock and roll. This past year, the band released seventh album, The Black Market to critical and commercial acclaim and scored their second No. 1 Billboard Top Rock record. With their relentless...

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

(0) Comments | Posted October 17, 2014 | 6:39 PM

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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...

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Brazil's Silva Sets His 'Ocean View' on North America

(0) Comments | Posted October 8, 2014 | 9:16 PM

Brazil was the center of the globe this summer thanks to the World Cup. While news organizations from around our planet showed the beauty of Brazil's land and culture, it also showed the unrest of it's people who protested the politics of the Cup and FIFA. As Brazil is in...

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Buzzcocks NYC Punk Extravaganza

(0) Comments | Posted September 7, 2014 | 5:37 PM

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 to play with New Jersey punk favorites, Titus Andronicus at...

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They Are Not Men! They Are Devo!

(1) Comments | Posted August 26, 2014 | 1:00 PM

To call Devo legends would be an understatement, for their music is far beyond anything of normal comprehension and legendary musical status. Devo has always been and continue to be revolutionary. Take a listen to any modern pop song on the radio these days and you will hear a Devo...

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Damon Albarn Mesmorizes Irving Plaza

(0) Comments | Posted June 9, 2014 | 6:35 PM

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 afterparty at Irving Plaza on Sunday night. While Albarn headlined the Ball on Friday, he went against 2014 festival favorites OutKast and might have...

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Against Me! Bring 'Transgender Dysphoria Blues' to NYC

(1) Comments | Posted May 4, 2014 | 12:41 PM

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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 Gabel did in 2012 when he came out to Rolling Stone that...

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Italy's Zucchero Pours Some Sugar On MSG

(0) Comments | Posted April 24, 2014 | 11:13 PM

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 for the last four decades. The Italian blues singer and guitarist has sold out arenas around the world and sold over 40...

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Time Is Still 'Illmatic'

(1) Comments | Posted April 11, 2014 | 10:29 PM

Four months before Brooklyn's Notorious B.I.G. famously declared, "You never thought that hip-hop would take it this far," Queens native, Nas released his landmark debut, Illmatic, which would take hip-hop further into the stratosphere.

A high school dropout that grew up in the harsh Queensbridge projects, Nas, at 19...

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Kraftwerk Come Alive at United Palace Theater

(0) Comments | Posted April 2, 2014 | 12:02 AM

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Before Daft Punk used their signature moniker of dressing up as robots, before EDM was captivating audiences around the world, before computers were a trend on stage, Kraftwerk had done it all. Forming in West Germany in 1970, Kraftwerk crafted the...

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Band of Horses Go Unplugged at Town Hall

(0) Comments | Posted March 3, 2014 | 4:39 PM

It is very uncommon in this day and age of digital file sharing and pirating that a band would drum up so much anticipation for a live record when their fans could easily find a bootleg of a particular gig online. For Band of Horses, the release of their first...

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