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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Preview: France Rocks Summerfest 2018

By Will Oliver, May 24th 2018

France Rocks Summerfest will return for its third annual year from June 1-July 5, allowing music lovers in New York City a chance to show off an expansive collection of talented French musicians as well as International artists who draw inspiration from France.

Presented by France Rocks and the Bureau Export (the French Music Export Office), along with support from New York Music month and Lacoste, the lineup includes over 25 artists across genres spanning from rock, indie pop, world and electronic, that will take place in over 25 venues across the city from Central Park Summerstage and Lincoln Center to Brooklyn’s Northside Festival and Brooklyn Steel and intimate venues as well.

There’s always a wealth of great music in New York City, especially in the dead of summer, but France Rocks will provide fans with something a little different and bring some fresh sounds and even more culture to the best city in the world with plenty of fresh and established talent that deserves to be discovered.

Find the full lineup on the website or posted below:

June 1- Zimmer @ Elsewhere – Presented by Pop Gun | 6PM
 June 1- Louisahhh @ The Good Room | 10PM
June 2- Gregory Porter @ Central Park SummerStage | FREE | 7PM
 June 3- The Blue Dahlia @ The Loft at City Winery | FREE| 11AM
 June 3- Yuksek @ Elsewhere – Presented by Pop Gun | 2PM 
June 6- Amadou & Mariam @ Brooklyn Steel – Presented by The Bowery Presents | 8PM 
June 6- Dirty Deep, Datcha Mandala @ DROM | FREE
 June 9- Michelle Blades @ Northside Festival | 12PM
 June 12- Polo & Pan @ Bowery Ballroom | 9:30PM
 June 13- Juniore @ Piano’s | 7PM
 June 14- Piers Faccini @ David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center | FREE | 7:30PM
 June 15- Piers Faccini @ The Loft at City Winery | 8:30PM
 June 16- Son Little @ Central Park Summerstage | FREE | 7PM
 June 19- Matmatah @ DROM | FREE
 June 19- Itamar Borochov @ Nublu
J une 20- Joakim, Chassol, Vianney @ Central Park Summerstage | FREE | 6PM 
June 21- Elida Almeida @ David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center | FREE | 7:30PM 
June 25- Timsters @ The Penthouse at The Standard, East Village | FREE | 7PM
 June 26- Meshell Ndegeocello @ Murmrr Theatre | 8PM
 July 1- BONOBO, St Germain @ Brooklyn Mirage | 8PM
 July 2- Pilc Moutin Hoenig Trio @ Blue Note | 8PM & 10:30PM 
July 5- Melissa Laveaux, Delgres @ David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center | FREE | 7:30PM

Preview: Ash at Baby’s All Right

By Will Oliver, May 22nd 2018

Longstanding Irish indie rock trio Ash recently returned with their seventh studio album Islands on May 18 via Infectious Music. The trio of Tim Wheeler, Mark Hamilton and Rick McMurray will bring the tour to us on May 30 for a performance at Baby’s All Right, along with Beverly, who will open the show.

The band have decades worth of great material to play, as well as a first look at some of the fresh-faced material off of Islands. Getting to see them in a room like Baby’s All Right (I last caught them at Bowery Ballroom way back in 2012) will be a special treat and shouldn’t be missed.

There are still some tickets available for the performance but we recommend you get them soon as they’re bound to sell out any minute. Head back here for coverage from the performance coming very shortly.

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