Jason Newman

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  • 3 years ago | Concert Reviews

    The Great GoogaMooga Prospect Park Sunday, May 20 Better than: Eating anything in my fridge. Vineland. Field Day. All Points West. New York is littered with the acrid corpses of past festivals, a perpetual tease giving hope to the most jaded music...

  • 4 years ago | Hip-Hop

    "Drums, please!" 20 summers ago, Jazzy Jeff's opening command in the hip-hop classic "Summertime" kickstarted countless barbecues, picnics and long nighttime drives. Little has changed since. In 1991, as producers K. Fingers and Hula were lifting ...

  • 4 years ago | Black Wolf

    "I want to be the number one soul singer in America. After Michael died, there was an open spot and I want to take it." Kings Go Forth frontman Black Wolf is not shy about his aspirations. Like Sharon Jones, another 50+-year-old, high-energy vocal...

  • 5 years ago | Interviews

    At The Lock Tavern, a North London pub, Matt Black is finishing a beer and taking a respite from the recent frenzy of activity around Ninja Tune, the influential UK label he co-founded 20 years ago with Jonathan More. He's entitled. As Coldcut, Bl...

  • 5 years ago

    Other than the excuse to make a pun, we're not really sure what the connection is between vinyl bargain hunting and bowling at Collect-i-Bowl (geeky hobby with a devoted following?). Still, we proudly fly the flag for the continued existence of th...

  • 5 years ago

    No one can do weasely, wormy, or creepy like Brooklyn native Steve Buscemi, who, over the past 25 years, has shuttled between indie gems (Ghost World, Living in Oblivion) and quasi-indie blockbusters (Fargo, Reservoir Dogs). In collaboration with ...