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Touring New York Arts and Culture

Lane Harwell | Posted 10.15.2014 | Arts
Lane Harwell

As these data demonstrate touring need and opportunity along the continuums of organizational budget sizes and lives in dance, some, such as American Dance Abroad, are already developing solutions for New York.

Thee Hobo Gobbelins: A Perfect Halloween Album

Melissa Webster | Posted 10.13.2014 | Entertainment
Melissa Webster

Thee Hobo Gobbelins' Oddities and Entities may well be the perfect Halloween album. Every song tells a weird scary story to a folk rock, spooky-night-at-a-barn-dance, hand-clapping, foot-stomping good time that leaves one a little bit creeped out.

UK's Ruder Than Rude Boys: Rudimental!

Marlon Regis | Posted 09.30.2014 | Entertainment
Marlon Regis

A few hours before another SOLD OUT show -- this time at Terminal 5 on Manhattan's westside, I had a very engaging conversation backstage with half of Rudimental's foursome -- Amir and Piers, who were casually kicking back in their dressing room.

Zack Knight: Taking Risks, Touring, and 'Makin Em Mad'

Andrew Benkovic | Posted 11.05.2014 | Entertainment
Andrew Benkovic

The British singer-songwriter has been touring around the United States for the last few weeks alongside Pakistani pop star Asim American Punjabi newcomer Amar Sandhu. This is a far cry from his original plans.

A Guide for Touring in the Music Industry

Patrick Hess | Posted 10.03.2014 | Entertainment
Patrick Hess

Trading off driving when everyone is a zombie is frightening. Setting up the sound system, merch table, and video gear is trivial compared to finding and training volunteers to handle any of these areas.

Why I Refuse To Protest Protestors

Jon Foreman | Posted 05.27.2014 | Arts
Jon Foreman

All at once I had an epiphany: these puzzling creatures that are yelling at you are human souls -- as unpredictable, perplexing and unpredictable as I am.

The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Author

Lev Raphael | Posted 03.31.2014 | Travel
Lev Raphael

When it comes to being a traveling author, it helps that I did so much theater in college, and that I've taught for many years as well. I generally feel comfortable as a performer of my own work -- and my own life. And yet there's always a trace of sadness on the road, too.

How This Rock Band Makes Time For Sleep On The Road

Dr. Christopher Winter | Posted 03.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Christopher Winter

Drivin' N' Cryin's "sleep when you can" attitude may have indirectly led to over three decades of music from a band Rolling Stone magazine compared to The Replacements, if Paul Westerberg had worshipped Angus Young instead of Alex Chilton.

How We Ended Up on Tour With the Biggest Pop Star in the World

GTA | Posted 02.17.2014 | Entertainment
GTA

If we told you at first that we weren't a little apprehensive to go on tour with Rihanna, we'd be lying. How would her crowds react to our very different sound and how would our creative process change writing music whilst being away from home for two and a half months?

How One Band Manages To Make Time For Sleep On The Road

Dr. Christopher Winter | Posted 02.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Christopher Winter

For over 20 years, Carbon Leaf has been honing their musical craft that deftly blends folk, country and Celtic and rock elements. While their musical identity has evolved and matured on the road, so, too, has the band's ability to find healthy sleep while touring.

[WATCH] In Prison for a Decade, Walking for 13 Years. Meet Brad.

Dave Gill | Posted 11.30.2013 | Travel
Dave Gill

People always talk about how you'll meet unique characters if you embrace travel, but you don't always expect to meet someone who's personal story is jaw-dropping. That's what happened when I met Brad.

How This Southern Rock Band Makes Time For Sleep

Dr. Christopher Winter | Posted 10.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Christopher Winter

Touring is a difficult job, and Sons of Bill are doing their best to find ways to balance their love of music and need for sleep.

Vanishing Rituals

David Finckel | Posted 05.12.2013 | Arts
David Finckel

There is a good deal of curiosity about the private lives of string quartets, as if they were bizarre, secret societies. I answered a small variety of questions this way I can begin to give you some idea of what it's really like.

Touring Scenarios: Places, People and Passion

David Finckel | Posted 04.29.2013 | Arts
David Finckel

Over the past thirty-four seasons my world has grown to enormous proportions of extraordinary depth and richness because of the places and people now as familiar to me as my own home, and in some cases, as my own family.

Band Bites: TV Girl

Jill Donenfeld | Posted 06.10.2012 | Home
Jill Donenfeld

TV Girls, Trung Ngo and Brad Petering, are long time San Diego friends. Their groovy beats make me wanna cruise on the PCH and stop off for a milkshake, go roller skating and jump in a pool.

The Important Work of Planned Parenthood

Jennifer Hamady | Posted 04.14.2012 | Women
Jennifer Hamady

Villainizing the entire organization is a mistake. It ignores, and dismisses, the services Planned Parenthood provides that we all -- regardless of our political views -- can agree are important.

Motley Crue Bassist Talks Life On The Road

Andrew Burmon | Posted 02.04.2012 | Travel

Nikki Sixx is talking about life on the road as he drives through the canyons just outside of Los Angeles toward wherever rock stars go at 9:30 in the...

The Perils of Touring

Jamie Stewart | Posted 01.07.2012 | Gay Voices
Jamie Stewart

There are few fields where a bi person can be as supported for who they are as music. But when it is so fraught with industrialized, greedy hazard, what should be the most awesome bi-life ever is reduced to just sort of awesome.

The Thrill of Going on Tour

Katita Waldo | Posted 11.27.2011 | San Francisco
Katita Waldo

Greetings from Orange County! We are here at Segerstrom Center for the Arts and this afternoon, we'll perform our first dress rehearsal for tonight's Opening Night of our mixed repertory program!

WATCH: Touring With Matt Morrison Is THE WORST

Posted 11.19.2011 | Comedy

If you thought sitting on a tour bus with "Glee" star Matthew Morrison would be annoying, you're totally right! Apparently all he wants to do is re...

Taylor Momsen Talks Pretty Reckless and Shutting Up Critics

Jon Chattman | Posted 08.01.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

I caught up with the pretty face who melts faces by phone last week, and asked her about silencing the critics, being labeled "a bad girl," and whether or not she's done with acting altogether.

Reigning MEN: Le Tigre's Samson Talks "Body," Band, and No Boundaries

Jon Chattman | Posted 06.06.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Le Tigre is still together, but that hasn't stopped members JD Samson and Johanna Fateman from exploring other musical interests. The Brooklyn-based MEN is much more than simply a side project.

Hardest Working People in Show Business: Willie Nelson, Lady Gaga, More

Eliot Van Buskirk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Eliot Van Buskirk

Songkick -- a web app that integrates with iTunes, Last.fm and Pandora to let you know when the bands you like play live near your location so that yo...

Foo Fighter Chris Shiflett Takes the Road on the Show

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

I spoke with Chris Shiflett in NYC last weekend and found him to be totally candid about the Foos, his new band, and everything in between.

Introducing the Green Music Group

Adam Gardner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Adam Gardner

Green Music Group is an environmental coalition of musicians, industry leaders and music fans uniting in one voice to bring about widespread environmental change within the music industry and around the globe.