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2014 Stories by Brittany Spanos

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  • END OF SUMMER FUNK

    published September 10, 2014

    Summer coming to a close means one very important thing: The time left to catch outdoor concerts in NYC is almost up. With that in mind,... More >>

  • PRAISE THE LORDE

    published September 10, 2014

    Nearing the age of 18, Lorde has packed more into her teen years than most do in their twenties and beyond. At 13, she was signed to a major-label... More >>

  • THE HIT MAN

    published September 3, 2014

    What happens after your band releases a string of infectious and inescapable singles? Why, you attempt world domination with yet another band!... More >>

  • STAGE STYLE

    published September 3, 2014

    Fashion and music have long had a complex and intertwined relationship. From the way musical movements have inspired designers (remember Marc... More >>

  • A DAY AT THE ZOO

    published August 27, 2014

    Can Electric Zoo make a comeback this year? EDM fans will see how the fest holds up a year after having to cancel its final day following several... More >>

  • GOOD AS GOLD

    published August 27, 2014

    If you can’t make it out of town for Labor Day, local hip-hop/electronic label Fool’s Gold can always be counted on to make sure you... More >>

  • BY GEORGE!

    published August 20, 2014

    There sure will be a whole lot of rhythm going ‘round when George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic come to town. Fronted by the eccentric... More >>

  • THE NEW PUNK

    published August 20, 2014

    Finding a free, two-day music festival with a hefty lineup like the one featured at this year’s AfroPunk Fest is like finding gold. Maybe... More >>

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    Let's Be Cops Puts on a Costume and Pretends to Be a Buddy-Cop Flick

    published August 13, 2014

    When you put a pair of losers in uniforms, at the end of the day they're still losers. Best friends and roommates Justin (Damon Wayans... More >>

  • TEACHER’S PET

    published August 13, 2014

    Very few students have surpassed their teachers quite like Drake has with Lil Wayne, but luckily for the man who discovered Drake as a... More >>

  • ROCKIN’ ROBYN

    published August 13, 2014

    Robyn has been active in the music business for two decades now, but it wasn’t until her 2010 dual album Body Talk that she truly broke... More >>

  • DANCING IN THE MOONLIGHT

    published August 6, 2014

    A full moon occurs every 29 days, but the Full Moon Festival on Governors Island only happens once a year. Inspired by monthly, all-night... More >>

  • BUILDING BLOCKS

    published August 6, 2014

    Diplo is kind of everywhere these days. From rumors of romancin’ Katy Perry to a cameo in 22 Jump Street, he’s become the most... More >>

  • THE BOYS IN THE BAND

    published July 30, 2014

    One Direction aren’t quite the Beatles, nor are they anything like *NSYNC. In fact, it’s hard to categorize them in the Great Boy Band... More >>

  • THE OTHER TWIGGY

    published July 30, 2014

    Few artists are more worthy of the acclaim and buzz they receive than FKA Twigs. The British musician has become an undeniable presence in both... More >>

  • VOLCANO GIRLS

    published July 23, 2014

    Since 2010, we’ve been deep in a ‘90s nostalgia explosion in which numerous hit makers from the decade have reunited in their original... More >>

  • OVER THE HILL

    published July 23, 2014

    Ms. Lauryn Hill is more than just a singer, she is the very definition of an artist. Her lyrics are gorgeously composed and are even more powerful... More >>

  • HE WILL ROCK YOU

    published July 16, 2014

    The late, great Freddie Mercury is irreplaceable. As the frontman of Queen, he seamlessly melded the worlds of theater and rock to create a... More >>

  • LOCAL LEGENDS

    published July 16, 2014

    New Jersey native and famously mullet-ed Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora has been a hair-metal mainstay for more than 30 years. His success, as... More >>

  • TOGETHER AT LAST

    published July 9, 2014

    Beyonce and Jay Z are not your average anything, so why in the world would they have an average tour? The pair have been our “’03... More >>

  • 4th Annual 4Knots Festival

    published July 9, 2014

    There’s nothing quite like a day spent by the water listening to amazing music, and when that music includes live performances by Dinosaur... More >>

  • LADY LUCK

    published July 2, 2014

    Summers in New York are meant for events like MoMA Nights, when attendees can enjoy great live music in the museum’s gorgeous Sculpture... More >>

  • SKY’S THE LIMIT

    published July 2, 2014

    Could there be anything more Williamsburg than a concert presented by David Lynch featuring Sky Ferreira? For now, let’s say this is as... More >>

  • WAKE UP CALL

    published June 25, 2014

    Like it or not, you’ve had at least one Avicii single, most likely “Wake Me Up” or “Hey Brother,” stuck in your... More >>

  • DRAGON LADY

    published June 18, 2014

    Not many bands can make a dreamy dance track about the cycle of marriage and infidelity, but not many bands are Little Dragon. “Ritual... More >>

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