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  • Sound of the City: Sports
    On Sunday, Wale, Fabolous, and Big Sean performed at the Barclays Center as part of the celebrity basketball challenge. With the three performing in a venue that a rap artist help build,...
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    Like it or not, you’ve had at least one Avicii single, most likely “Wake Me Up” or “Hey Brother,” stuck in your head. It’s clear why these country-fried,...
  • Runnin' Scared: Sports
    #154567702 / gettyimages.comTwo weeks ago, we called the Brooklyn Nets "Gentrification's Team." It wasn't a particularly enlightening revelation, of course, but it was now supported by cold...
  • Sound of the City: Live
    #487270489 / gettyimages.comBetter Than: MOST CONCERTS. Cher has an EGO. One Tony Award away from getting that 'T' at the end of EGOT, she embraces every double-meaning of the word in a way...
  • Sound of the City: Weekend
    For more shows throughout the weekend, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which we update daily.Friday, 5/9: Cher + Cyndi Lauper Barclays Center 8:00 p.m., $30.50-$161 Cher is a...
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    Cher is a superstar of music, television, film, and Twitter. She’s mastered all genres and mediums she’s explored and made herself one of our culture’s most interesting...
  • Fork in the Road: Photo Essay
    Since the Barclays Center (620 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn) opened to a Jay Z concert back in September of 2012, it's been a notable example among stadiums when it comes to food. "We've always...
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    The Golden Gloves tournament is still a great way for young athletes to learn a lot more than boxing skills through the competition, which started in 1923. With the help of thousands of...
  • Sound of the City: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
    Last night, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2014 was inducted at Barclays Center. The arena was packed with the star-studded roster of fan favorite acts that included Linda Ronstadt,...
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    Now that Brooklyn’s Barclays Center has become the go-to event venue, given its success with the MTV VMAs, it may have been a no-brainer choice for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s...
  • Sound of the City: Weekend
    For more shows throughout the weekend, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which we update daily.Friday, 4/4: Kelela + Venus X + Shayne HBA Rough Trade NYC 9:00 p.m., $12/$15 There's a...
  • Sound of the City: Listings
    For more shows throughout the week, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which we update daily.Monday, 3/31: Black Sabbath Barclays Center 7:30 p.m., $70-$150 Three-fourths of the...
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    Miley Cyrus is bringing her tongue-waggling, twerking and bear-centric show to town, and despite the backlash, it's almost guaranteed to be an impeccable turn up function. Sure, she's the...
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    Three-fourths of the original satanic foursome reunite for a victory lap following a Grammy and the guitarist's successful chemo treatment. Tony Iommi and bassist Geezer Butler are...
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    We love how Brooklyn has embraced the Nets, their first big-league team in more than 50 years, and a game at Barclays is an event. The Nets have been amazing in 2014, 15-6 as we go to...
  • Sound of the City: Weekend
    For more shows throughout the weekend, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which we update daily.Friday, 2/14: Mary Lambert Subculture 10:30 p.m., $25-$50 Mary Lambert has been...
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    If your summer ’13 was marked by an ongoing debate regarding the merits of Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” and Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky,” allow us to...
  • Sound of the City: Weekend
    For more shows throughout the weekend, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which we update daily.Friday, 1/31: Funk Flex + Cipha Sounds + DJ Riz + Big Kap B.B. King Blues Club &...
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    Though the world will get to see them join Bruno Mars on the Superbowl halftime stage the next day at MetLife stadium, the Red Hot Chili Peppers are joining in on the the pre-Bowl fun when a...
  • Sound of the City: Weekend
    For more shows throughout the weekend, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which we update daily.Friday, 1/10: Destruction Unit + Crystalline Roses + Cottaging + Ancient Ocean Saint...
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    Sean Carter brings his new LP to Barclays I’ll be the first to admit that at the time of the Samsung-only release of Jay-Z’s Magna Carta Holy Grail this summer, the record felt...
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    Say what you will, but no one gets the party going quite like Pitbull, the man born Armando Christian Pérez. Once a master of crunk and reggaeton, the pride of Dade County now makes...
  • Sound of the City: Weekend
    For more shows throughout the weekend, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which we update daily.Friday, 12/13: 'Jingle Ball' Madison Square Garden 8:00 p.m., $51-$451 Miley Cyrus!...
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    It's not quite that calling them "stoner rock" is misguided or somehow objectionable — this is, after all, a band whose breakthrough single was called "Feel Good Hit of the...
  • Sound of the City: Listings
    For more shows throughout the week, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which we update daily.Monday, 12/9: Motor City Dance Party Cameo Gallery 7:00 p.m., $20 For those looking to...
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    Whenever you see Andrea Bocelli on an album cover or in a promotional photo, the blind Italian tenor looks so happy and carefree, just chilling. Don't get it twisted: This dude is a beast...
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    It's not often you get to see two talented local boys fighting for the title King of Brooklyn. That's the main event at Barclays when Brownsville's Zab "Super" Judah takes on Bensonhurst...
  • Sound of the City: Last Night
    Kanye West and Kendrick Lamar Barclays Center 11/19/13 Better Than: Every ill-conceived "I'ma let you finish, but..." joke ever told, shouted down a well in the Hamptons; popping a wheelie...
  • Sound of the City: Kanye West
    Kanye West plays Barclays Center Tuesday and Wednesday nights. It's crazy to think that, as recently as a decade ago, there was a time when he wasn't absolutely everywhere. And yet, even in...
  • Sound of the City: Listings
    For more shows throughout the week, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which we update daily.Monday, 11/18: Nightmares on Wax Bowery Ballroom 9:00 p.m., $20 Since coming up in the...
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    Has any 20-time Grammy winner ever been taken less seriously than Kanye West? Ignore the types — bloggers, Twitter trolls, late-night TV hosts — who consider his passionate...
  • Sound of the City: Listings
    For more shows throughout the week, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which we update daily.Monday, 11/4 Jessie Ware + Mikky Ekko Irving Plaza 7:00 p.m., $29.50 Are Big Punisher...
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    Having spent his whole life on stage or on screen, it’s clear that Justin Timberlake loves to be seen, and if this year’s 20/20 Experience albums, with their phoropter-themed...
  • Sound of the City: Listings
    For more shows throughout the week, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which we update daily.Monday, 10/28: Drake + Miguel + Future Barclays Center 7:00 p.m., $79.75-$109.75 Bad news,...
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    Bad news, Future fans who purchased tickets to see the Atlanta rapper open Drake’s Barclays gig: The guy behind the prettiest hooks in hip-hop got kicked off the tour for telling...
  • Sound of the City: Live
    Better Than: Everything else. It doesn't take long to get chills at a Pearl Jam concert. As soon as the lights drop there's this roar, the sound of some 17- or 18,000 people not just...
  • Sound of the City: Pearl Jam
    The first album I was really excited for was Vitalogy. I was 11. I wasn't much of a music fan as a kid, but something clicked in early 1994. I started hanging out with friends who liked...
  • Sound of the City: Best of NYC
    Radio City Music Hall, the Beacon, the Bowery Ballroom, the Blue Note: all these destinations for live music have earned their place on New York City's perennial favorites list year in and...
  • Sound of the City: Listings
    For more shows throughout the week, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which we update daily.Monday, 10/14: Nine Inch Nails + Godspeed You! Black Emperor Barclays Center 8 p.m.,...
  • Sound of the City: Nine Inch Nails
    Trent Reznor sure is a happy guy these days. In a recent interview in The Fader, Reznor is even shown as chipper when facing a root canal. Reznor's apparent changed mood is so interesting...
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    Born in Grand Prairie, Texas, and named after “Dreaming of You” singer Selena, the Wizards of Waverly Place and Spring Breakers actress Selena Gomez has scored four top-10 LPs...
  • Sound of the City: Weekend
    For more shows throughout the weekend, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which we update daily.Friday, 9/27: Korn + Asking Alexandria + Love & Death Roseland Ballroom 8pm,...
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    Back in gear after a several year absence, the visceral nature of early Nine Inch Nails has given way to something more rewardingly cerebral. Reunion album Hesitation Marks plays like the...
  • Sound of the City: Listings
    For more shows throughout the week, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which we update daily.Monday, 9/23: Dave Douglas Sextet York Theatre at St. Peter's Church 7pm, $20 The Festival...
  • Sound of the City: Tonight
    Last week's print issue of The Village Voice featured an incredibly thoughtful and well researched article on the whirling dervish known as Karen O, in advance of her band the Yeah Yeah...
  • Voice Choices:
    It seems nobody else has the guts to say what we're all thinking, so here we go: Amok, the debut album by Thom Yorke's new supergroup side project, is substantially better than Radiohead's...
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    Last time Vampire Weekend played here, the band was at Roseland, promoting the release of their remarkable new Modern Vampires of the City and calling out Steve Buscemi as a special guest....
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    Forever young, and redolent of a dreamy, low-risk idea of pop maturity, the decades between his prime stardom and the present have been kind to Lionel Richie: Like contemporaries Prince and...
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    Yeah Yeah Yeahs are a New York avant-punk band whose infectious griminess makes for quirky yet danceable tunes. Evolving over the past decade from garage rock-meets-art pop to edgy glam...
  • Sound of the City: Weekend
    For more shows throughout the weekend, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which is updated daily.Friday, 9/6: Depeche Mode + Bat for Lashes Barclays Center 7:30pm, $49.50-$129.50 The...
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    Like so many other great acts who got their start entertaining kids too young to drive to the record store, Fall Out Boy was never expected to last. Here we are though: It’s 2013, 10...
  • Sound of the City: Listings
    For more shows throughout the week, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which is updated daily.Monday, 9/2: Fool's Gold Day Off NY Williamsburg Park 2pm, free with RSVP Captured Tracks...
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    The unlikeliness of Depeche Mode's continuous existence colors their every move. Arguments about how the new gloom moods hold up against the deified ones miss the point: After 33 years,...
  • Sound of the City: VMAs
    Just before Miley destroyed the world by dancing lasciviously with sad bears, the stars of Sunday's VMAs trotted their fit and happy haunches down the red carpet in front of a thirsty press...
  • Sound of the City: VMAs
    This Sunday is the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards. The 30th installment of the annual anything-goes award show, this year's festivities are, for the first time, broadcasting live from...
  • Sound of the City: Listings
    For more shows throughout the week, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which is updated daily.Monday, 8/5: Beyonce Barclays Center 8pm, $49.50-$254.50 Where better to see Beyoncé's...
  • Sound of the City: Weekend
    For more shows throughout the weekend, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which is updated daily.Friday, 8/2: Justin Bieber Barclays Center 7pm, $45-$95 Come on, judgmental tabloid...
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    Where better to see Beyoncé’s ongoing Mrs. Carter Show world tour than the arena of which Mr. Carter owns 1/15 of 1 percent? Call it a family affair, but tonight’s show is...
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    Come on, judgmental tabloid reader, you were 19 once, too, and you didn’t behave much differently than young Justin Bieber, the Canadian pop star with more Twitter followers than the...
  • Sound of the City: Weekend
    For more shows throughout the weekend, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which is updated daily.Friday, 6/14: The Postal Service Barclays Center Friday & Saturday, 8pm, $35-$50 Back...
  • Sound of the City: New Kids on the Block
    Tonight in the Jerz (East Rutherford) and Sunday at Barclays Center, everybody's favorite boy band template New Kids on the Block take the stage for their tour with 98 Degrees and Boyz II...
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    Back in 2003, few would have guessed that Sub Pop’s biggest-selling release since Nirvana’s Bleach would come from a Death Cab for Cutie side project, an indie-electronic duo...
  • Sound of the City: Listings
    For more shows throughout the week, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which is updated daily.Monday, 6/10: Paul McCartney Barclays Center 8pm, $83.10-$349.40 After beginning his...
  • Sound of the City: Weekend
    For more shows throughout the weekend, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which we update daily.Erykah Badu BAM, Peter Jay Sharp Building Saturday & Sunday, 7:30pm, $35 Neo-soul was no...
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    After beginning his career in that set a high bar for both pop and rock acts to follow, recording a songbook from which everyone can name at least one tune, Macca has remained a cool and...
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    If you can’t make the Backstreet Boys’ 20th Anniversary Cruise, then this 3-for-1 boy band tour (appropriately titled “The Package”) is for you. Special guests 98...
  • Sound of the City: Live
    Here's your carefully crafted guide to blowing your paycheck this week.Little Boots Music Hall of Williamsburg Tuesday, 9pm, $15 Though the music of Little Boots easily sits alongside the...
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    From Hot Fuss on, the Killers have explored sounds in massively unique waves more than most bands dare to. The dance-y electropop of their debut somehow bled into the Americana vibe of...
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    Seventeen when she released “Pon de Replay,” 19 for “Umbrella,” Rihanna accomplished more in her first two decades than many do in a lifetime. Now 25, the...
  • Fork in the Road: BBQ!
    FiTR has recommended where to eat at outside Barclays Center, but there's a whole host of places to eat inside the arena, too, including many counters and carts offering nachos, hot dogs,...
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    However you feel about Alicia Keys—whether you love her voice and piano chops or find those same qualities boring and bland—you know deep down that when the DJ puts on “No...
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    A really rare opportunity to witness boxing history, 48-year-old Bernard “The Executioner” Hopkins will face Tavoris “The Thunder” Cloud for the IBF light heavyweight...
  • Sound of the City: Last Night
    Better than: It's cool to admit, apparently. I honestly don't understand the voracious hatred some have for Mumford & Sons. I get that banjos/mandolins/dobros aren't for everyone: there is...
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    Last year their exquisite Babel received as healthy a reception as could reasonably be expected, but don't be fooled by the fact that Mumford & Sons are now superstars: Even when songs like...
  • Sound of the City: Listings
    These are the 10 best concerts in NYC this week.Coldplay + Jay-Z Mon., Dec. 31. 7pm. Barclays Center. $59.15-$495. (LOL) When Coldplay released the piano ballad "The Scientist" as the second...
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    When Coldplay released the piano ballad “The Scientist” as the second single from 2002’s A Rush of Blood to the Head, one could scarcely imagine a group less likely to...
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    We’ll say it again: It seems like since the fabulous Barclays Center opened, New York sports fans have better choices and a lot more of them. Today, at the Brooklyn Hoops Winter...
  • Sound of the City: Smashing Pumpkins
    By Neph Basedow Poet e.e. cummings said, "To destroy is always the first step in any creation." For Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan, destruction and creation are a way of life. "A...
  • Fork in the Road: Featured
    You're about to ascend the stairs from the subway to the new Barclays Center, where you'll attend a show you've been anticipating for some time. But you've left yourself time to eat first....
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    It may have taken the Rolling Stones until the end of 2012 to figure out how to celebrate their 50th anniversary, but there’s no question they’re doing it in style. On the heels...
  • Sound of the City: Last Night
    Better than: Anyone who's ever tried to play a song for longer than five minutes. Neil Young's wobbly presence on stage is fascinating. He glides around, slow but confident, moving ever so...
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    “Here’s how I got my mantra/Gave them 35 bucks now/Gave it to the Maharishi/It went to the organization,” recalls Neil Young in “Driftin’ Back,” the...
  • Sound of the City: Listings
    Here are the 10 best concerts around the city this week. Scott Weiland Highline Ballroom. Mon., 8pm. $47.50-$125 From Stone Temple Pilots to Velvet Revolver, not to overlook a couple of...
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    The mythic perversity of Bob Dylan remains in full effect. Set lists for the four most recent shows (November 1 to 5) on the growling elder’s current arena tour reveal a grand total of...
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    After conquering the pop charts, the box office, and the hearts of millions of fans around the world, a slightly tougher Justin Bieber dons the black leather jacket debuted in his recent...
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    This is already being called the East River Rivalry and for good reason. When the Nets were in New Jersey, it just wasn’t the same as competing with another NYC team, plus the Knicks...
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    Formidably frantic soca star Machel Montano, Bajan soca queen Alison Hinds, Jamaican dancehall star Mr. Vegas (who reignited his career a few years back with help from Major Lazer), and the...
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    Just in time for Halloween, it's the Great Pumpkin with his latest patch of young gourds. And just like Charlie Brown, fans might be waiting awhile for some of their favorite songs, as the...
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    Hats off to the folks at the sparkling new Barclays Center for zeroing in on the boxing crowd as championship boxing returns to Brooklyn for the first time since 1931. Tonight, unbeaten...
  • Sound of the City: Barbra Streisand
    Here's the easiest quiz in the world, and not just because we gave you the answer in the title of the post. If you had to guess, which artist's fan base had to deal with much tighter...
  • Fork in the Road: Under Review
    Robert Sietsema goes to Rural Restaurant, a northeast Chinese eatery in Flushing. The food shows Korean, Mongolian, and Russian influences: "Speaking of deals, pescatarians will go gaga over...
  • Sound of the City: Upcoming Shows
    Jay-Z has added two more shows to his run of gigs at the Barclays Center, the Brooklyn arena that will serve as home to his imminently-of-the-borough Nets. A presale going for American...

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