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2014 Stories by Brittany Spanos

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  • 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 >>

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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 >>

  • PIZZA PARTY

    published June 11, 2014

    Macaulay Culkin has kept everyone on their toes wondering whether his various post–Home Alone career turns are cries for help or practical... More >>

  • SAVE YOUR SOUL

    published June 11, 2014

    Sam Smith is the real deal. Something about the way he belts lyrics that sound like his deepest, darkest secrets makes his music simultaneously... More >>

  • SPICE GIRLS

    published June 4, 2014

    Salt-n-Pepa are here! The iconic hip-hop trio, responsible for some of the genre’s catchiest and most karaoke-able hits like “Push... More >>

  • ’ELLO, GOV’NOR

    published June 4, 2014

    What could possibly draw a crowd to this year’s Governors Ball after the rainy, muddy mess that was last year’s fest? Maybe it’s... More >>

  • FAMILIAR SOUND

    published May 28, 2014

    Believe it or not, the ’90s have ended. In fact, it’s been three decades since Soundgarden formed and two decades since they released... More >>

  • HER MAJESTY

    published May 28, 2014

    Celebrate Brooklyn! is lucky to have such a fabulous Q.U.E.E.N. to open its 36th season. Janelle Monáe, one of music’s most... More >>

  • IN TOO DEEP

    published May 21, 2014

    What was hip-hop like without Mobb Deep? It wasn’t nearly as dark, that’s for sure. The world had to survive eight whole years without... More >>

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