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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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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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Arctic Monkeys Swing Into Action at MSG

(0) Comments | Posted February 10, 2014 | 4:06 PM

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 arena. After 12 years as a band, Sheffield, England's Arctic Monkeys have had the fastest selling-debut album in British music history with their 2006...

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Catching up With Nina Persson of the Cardigans

(0) Comments | Posted January 29, 2014 | 4:00 PM

The voice of Sweden's Nina Persson is instantly recognizable. Her voice is inviting but vulnerable, it is hopeful but can be melancholy. The singer for The Cardigans and A Camp will release her latest solo venture, Animal Heart, next month and I had a chance to speak with her about...

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Speaking With South Africa's Best New Band -- John Wizards

(0) Comments | Posted January 21, 2014 | 11:55 AM

The scene is Cape Town, South Africa, in 2010 during the World Cup. The players are John Withers and Emmanuel Nzaramba. Withers at the time was in his early twenties, and was making music on his computer, while Nzaramba was in his mid thirties and had only been living in...

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10 Music Artists To Watch in 2014

(1) Comments | Posted January 6, 2014 | 9:38 AM

It is a new year, and with that comes new music. Here is a list of 10 artists to keep an eye out for in the months to come. Some already made a few ripples in the music world last year, but I am predicting that 2014 may be their...

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Queens of the Stone Age Roar at Barclays Center

(0) Comments | Posted December 16, 2013 | 7:38 AM

The success of Queens of the Stone Age has been a steady incline since they arrived in 1998. Thanks to their first two albums, they became critical darlings, but In 2002, with the release of Songs for the Deaf, they became international rock radio superstars. They managed to keep that...

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Why an OutKast Reunion Matters

(0) Comments | Posted December 5, 2013 | 4:10 PM

Last month, when rumors began to surface that OutKast were reuniting for Coachella and were allegedly confirmed by respected outlets, it still seemed a bit too good to be true. Each year, months before Coachella we suffer with the rumors that surface that The Smiths are coming back,...

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November 9, 1993: When Marauders Entered The 36 Chambers

(0) Comments | Posted November 4, 2013 | 2:45 PM

November 9, 1993, is an important day in the history of hip-hop. It is the day that two game changing, timeless masterpiece albums were released -- Wu-Tang Clan's flawless debut, Enter The Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers and A Tribe Called Quest's unblemished third LP, Midnight Marauders. Both hip-hop outfits came from...

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Pearl Jam Ride High At Barclays Center

(0) Comments | Posted October 23, 2013 | 9:09 AM

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

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Nine Inch Nails Bring Tension to Brooklyn

(2) Comments | Posted October 15, 2013 | 10:00 PM

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In 2009, Trent Reznor waved goodbye to Nine Inch Nails as a touring band. Reznor vowed that NIN would still continue to make music, however, touring would halt. After doing a series of special farewell gigs in New York City, Toronto, Chicago, and...

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Sugar Man Finds Radio City

(1) Comments | Posted October 11, 2013 | 9:01 AM

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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. Last summer, thanks to the release of the 2012 documentary, Searching For Sugar...

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The Flaming Lips & Tame Impala Wow Terminal 5

(1) Comments | Posted October 3, 2013 | 11:22 AM

It was a co-headlining bill that may seem obtuse at first, rising Australian buzz band, Tame Impala on the same level as psychedelic indie legends, The Flaming Lips, but the match-up worked just right. It was a night of music that dazzled the ears, stunned the eyes, and left all...

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Speaking With Your New Favorite Band -- The 1975

(2) Comments | Posted September 16, 2013 | 10:22 AM

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The 1975 have been one of the most talked about bands of the year, taking SXSW, music festivals around the world and critics by storm, and are soon to become household names. After four fantastic EP's, The 1975 who come from Manchester, England, released...

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