Preview: Steven Wilson at The Capitol Theatre

By Will Oliver, November 28th 2018

Photo by Dutch Doscher

Last year Steven Wilson (of Porcupine Tree) released his fifth solo record To The Bone. He’s been touring hard in support of the record ever since. This includes a stop at the Playstation Theater back in April, which we caught.

Wilson is on the final leg of the 2018 portion of his “To The Bone Tour,” which will bring him back to New York for a performance at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester this Sunday, December 2. There are still some tickets available for the show which you can buy here.

Stay tuned for coverage from the show coming right after as well.

Preview: Jim James at The Capitol Theatre

By Will Oliver, November 7th 2018

My Morning Jacket’s Jim James returned with his new solo album Uniform Distortion this summer via ATO Records. He also followed it up with Uniform Clarity, an acoustic version of the album that was released on October 5.

James is on tour in support of the albums and this includes a stop at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York next Wednesday, November 14. The show will also feature an opening performance from Alynda Segarra from Hurray for the Riff Raff.

This tour is a special career-spanning acoustic one that will give fans of James a chance to hear some stripped down versions of many of his best pieces of music.

Tickets for the show are still available and can be bought right here.

Preview: Tower of Power at City Winery

By Will Oliver, October 16th 2018

Oakland, California music legends Tower of Power are an r&b-based horn section and band that have been performing together since 1968. They’re currently on tour celebrating their 50th Anniversary as a band.

If you’re in New York City, the band are playing the second of two nights at City Winery tonight in support of the tour and you can still grab some last minute tickets for the performance right here. It’s a nice intimate to see them at work and shouldn’t be missed.

This Friday, October 5, F*ck The Pietriarchy will put on a benefit concert for Planned Parenthood at Park Church Co-Op.

The benefit show features a great lineup featuring Sons of an Illustrious Father, Honduras, THICK, not to mention a bake sale, voter registration/information booth, a raffle, and even more surprises. But most importantly, all proceeds go to a good and worthy cause which is the real cause for celebration.

For more information head to the Facebook event page and you can buy tickets for the show here, with a variety of different options that come available to buy with a pie.

Preview: The Beths at Mercury Lounge

By Will Oliver, October 3rd 2018

New Zealand indie rockers The Beths have given us one of the best debut albums of the year with Future Me Hates Me, which was released earlier this year via Carpark Records.

The band are coming to New York in support of the fantastic record for a set of performances in Brooklyn and Manhattan, with the latter taking place at Mercury Lounge on Thursday, October 11, with support coming from local act Poppies.

There are still some tickets remaining for the show but considering their show at Alphaville the next night is sold out, we recommend you get the jump on tickets asap.

Preview: The Darbies at Coney Island Baby

By Will Oliver, October 1st 2018

The Darbies was formed by brothers Ronny and Nico Dave, two brothers from Los Angeles eager to create a new rock ‘n roll band influenced by classic acts of the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. They brought along Jani Jaakko and Joe Galate forming the current version of the band who released their debut single “End of the Love” and are currently hard to work on their debut album.

You can get a taste of this new material this Wednesday when the band stops into New York City for a performance at Coney Island Baby, their debut performance in NYC.

There are still some tickets available for the performance, which you can find available to buy here.

Dr. Dog returned with new album Critical Equation this April, with a release on We Buy Gold Records.

They’re touring in support of the new record and they will bring their show to New York for a three-night run at Brooklyn Steel from June 19-21. As if Dr. Dog wasn’t enough, all the shows will be opened by (Sandy) Alex G.

June 19 is sold out but there are still some tickets remaining for both June 20 and 21.

If you’re in need of tickets, we have a pair to give away for the final night of the run on June 21. To enter the contest Read the rest of this entry »

Dropkick Murphys and Flogging Molly are celebrating 20 years of rock and roll chaos with a co-headlining tour properly given a tagline of “Together Celebrating Over 20 Years Of Mayhem.” They’ll bring this rowdy summer tour to us in Queens, New York, for a big-time performance at Forest Hills Stadium on Friday, June 22.

In addition to Dropkick Murphys and Flogging Molly, the show will feature an opening performance from Jake Burns of Stiff Little Fingers. While there are still some tickets available, I would move quickly on these as the show is right around the corner and sure to be one hell of a party.

Preview: Who To See Early At Governors Ball 2018

By Will Oliver, May 24th 2018

It’s hard to believe how fast 2018 has gone and that it’s nearly June. This means one thing, Governors Ball is right around the corner. I’m confident that you guys are already sure of a few big-time headlining acts that you are locked in to see. I don’t need to tell you to see Eminem or Jack White. But what I can do is highlight a few bands of various style and degrees of success who are playing earlier in the day that I recommended you ignore your hangover and get to Randall’s Island Park a little bit earlier in the day to make your festival experience that much fuller.

Here are a few of those artists that we hope you get to the grounds a little bit earlier to catch next weekend:
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