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Miriam Linna Is Nobody's Baby -- Her First Solo Album Shimmers and Soars

Holly Cara Price | Posted 09.12.2014 | Entertainment
Holly Cara Price

After moving to the States at a very young age from Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, she became the drummer in the original lineup of the Cramps. Linna was a drummer -- a chick drummer -- and this was pre-Bangles, Go-Gos, Bikini Kill, Sleater-Kinney, White Stripes. There were no chick drummers in the 1970s. People took notice. Joey Ramone, for instance.

Doc Pomus Music Celebrated Tonight at Lincoln Center's Midsummer Night Swing

Holly Cara Price | Posted 09.01.2014 | New York
Holly Cara Price

Pomus was quite simply one of the most brilliant songwriters of all time, writing "Save the Last Dance for Me," "This Magic Moment," "Viva Las Vegas," and dozens of other hits. For most of his life Doc was confined to crutches and a wheelchair, but he lived more during his 65 years than many of us could in several lifetimes.

The Great Lost Kate Bush Interview

Paul Iorio | Posted 05.20.2014 | Entertainment
Paul Iorio

Interviews with singer and songwriter Kate Bush are relatively rare, almost as rare as her concerts, which have been nearly non-existent since 1979. I interviewed Bush in-person and one-on-one in December 1985 in a Manhattan hotel room.

Enchanted Evening: Great Big Sea Comes to Tarrytown

Jaime Lubin | Posted 01.27.2014 | Entertainment
Jaime Lubin

It's worth noting that, enthusiastic as the proceedings were, they also carried a peculiar gravity. Perhaps this had to do with nostalgia's more serious side, the wish to honor what's gone before and the realization that all things cannot stay the same forever.

Bohemian Rhapsody: Indie Band Sylvana Joyce and The Moment

Jaime Lubin | Posted 09.25.2013 | New York
Jaime Lubin

Welcome to New Bohemia. In the boozy Brooklyn atmosphere of Bar Matchless, the Kings and Queens Showcase spotlights the latest wave of East Coast indie musicians.

Tickled Pink for Bluegrass

Jaime Lubin | Posted 07.29.2013 | New York
Jaime Lubin

Amid the Dixon Place bar's clinking drinks and humming, intimate assembly, bandleader Leah Wells glows with anticipation. The versatile musician plays guitar, mandolin, banjo, and fiddle in several bands around New York.

Meet New York's Banjo-Playing Journeyman

NARRATIVE.LY | Posted 05.20.2013 | New York

From hopping freight trains in West Virginia to living in a trailer park in Brooklyn, Morgan O’Kane is New York’s banjo-playing, tambourine-toting...

Great Big Fun, 20 Years In the Making

Jaime Lubin | Posted 06.22.2013 | Entertainment
Jaime Lubin

New York's venerable Town Hall theater came alive this weekend with the buzz of a thousand accents. GBS always attracts an international audience, and the most recent stop on their XX twentieth anniversary tour was no exception.

20-Year-Old Charles Eliasch Makes His Opera Debut at Carnegie Hall

Xaque Gruber | Posted 05.13.2013 | New York
Xaque Gruber

While partying and having fun is a temptation for most 20-year-olds, Eliasch, who began vocal training at age thirteen, and recently graduated from New York's Mannes College of Music with a focus in voice will have his opera debut at Carnegie Hall on Sunday, March 31.

Bang on a Can @ MoMA: Where Past and Present Meet (PHOTOS)

Jessica Schmitz | Posted 02.04.2013 | Arts
Jessica Schmitz

2013-02-04-schmitz_flute.jpgNo longer on track to pursue a conventional performance career, I once again found myself pondering my professional future. (Maybe a stint with the circus would resolve my creative angst?)

An Urban Folk-Rock Night

Jaime Lubin | Posted 03.25.2013 | Entertainment
Jaime Lubin

They say you can't please everybody, but tell that to Alan Doyle. Headlining recently at New York institution B.B. King's Blues Club & Grill in Times Square, the always-congenial Newfoundlander joined with The Dunwells and Amy Helm to produce the rare musical hat trick.

Theater: Last Smoker In America Huffs & Puffs But No Nicotine Fix

Michael Giltz | Posted 10.02.2012 | New York
Michael Giltz

It's only 90 minutes but the show feels padded since the very slight idea powering it goes nowhere and the songs (lyrics by Russell and music by Peter Melnick) can only muster up so many ways to sing the praises of tobacco.

IMAGES: Photographer Merges Vinyl Covers With Real NYC Locations

Posted 07.19.2012 | New York

The album covers for The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan and Steely Dan's Pretzel Logic are among the most indelible in music-- and New York-- history. Ever wo...

NYMF Roundup #!: Turning 40 and Flaming Desserts

Michael Giltz | Posted 07.14.2012 | Home
Michael Giltz

Every year at the New York Musical Theatre Festival, I attend as many shows as I can, invariably seeing one or two shows that will rank among the best of the year and discovering some new talented performers and behind the scenes artists.

The Sudden Resurgence Of CBGB

Huffington Post | Lucas Kavner | Posted 05.15.2012 | Home

In 2006 one of the most renowned music venues in the country shut its doors. But now it looks like CBGB -- the venerable East Village hard rock in...

"A Flow Master in Disaster With a Sound That's Gone" - Adam Yauch

Salvatore Bono | Posted 07.08.2012 | New York
Salvatore Bono

Yauch was not only a musical pioneer with Beasties; he was an activist and humanitarian. Wherever there was injustice, there was Yauch, wherever there was a voice to be given to the voiceless, there was Yauch.

LOOK: Giant New Music Venue For The '21st Century Artist' Coming To Williamsburg

Posted 04.25.2012 | New York

The non-profit group Original Music Workshop is gearing up to open a new music venue on Williamsburg's North 6th Street,already home to many of the n...

CBGB Searching SXSW For Bands To Play Summer Festival

Posted 03.16.2012 | New York

More than five years after CBGB shuttered its doors, ending three decades of legendary punk performances to transform into a high-end John Varvatos bo...

Lucas Kavner

Major Australian Artist Tries To Make It In America

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucas Kavner | Posted 02.08.2012 | Home

NEW YORK -- The crowd at the Bowery Ballroom on Monday night was there to see Gotye, the alter ego of Belgian-Australian musician Wouter De Backer, pl...

DJ Jonathan Toubin In Critical Condition After Cab Drives Into His Hotel Room

Posted 12.09.2011 | New York

Jonathan Toubin is in critical condition after being run over by a cab in Portland, Oregon on Thursday. The New York City based DJ was staying in t...

NYC Was Broke In The 70's, But Had A Rich Music HIstory

AP | By MICHAEL HILL | Posted 11.14.2011 | New York

-- "Love Goes to Buildings on Fire: Five Years in New York That Changed Music Forever" (Faber and Faber), by Will Hermes: New York City might have be...

Little Victory: Punk Rock Parking Lot Apocalypse

Joe Schraufnagel | Posted 12.27.2011 | New York
Joe Schraufnagel

Throughout the past couple months a slew of NYC bands, Making Friendz, Light Asylum and Little Victory to name a few, have been sexing up downtown barroom dance-floors with a take-no-prisoners punk rock swagger.

Why the South Won (the CMJ Music Marathon, That Is)

Marissa Moss | Posted 12.24.2011 | Home
Marissa Moss

Last week in NYC, amidst the 15-minute sets of guitar fuzz and vocals sometimes indecipherable from keyboard wahs, at times, the "CM" in CMJ could have stood for Country Music.

Pitchfork Planning New York Festival

Posted 12.13.2011 | New York

Pitchfork is planning to take on the New York music scene with a CMJ-esque festival in February 2012. The online music publication has teamed up with ...

Cool Idea: Musicians Turn Abandoned Buildings Into Recording Studios

Greg Mitchell | Posted 08.27.2011 | Entertainment
Greg Mitchell

I was happy to hear an NPR feature this weekend on Mason Jar Music, a new collective of young producers/musicians in Brooklyn, who have their own twist on getting access to abandoned buildings and recording and filming there.