For more shows throughout the weekend, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which we update daily.
For more shows throughout the week, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which we update daily.
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 year out. We love them, too, but we're not going to rank them here. Our favorite venues have less to do with pe ... More >>
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Here's a list, in no particular order, of the ten best concerts to check out this weekend. Follow us @SoundoftheCity, like us on Facebook.
The story of Tennessee music is a tale of two cities, really: Nashville and Memphis. But to count out Chattanooga is to ignore the origins of the Impressions, the long-running, socially conscious soul group that launched the careers of Jerry Butler and Curtis Mayfield. On the street corners of mid-t ... More >>
Is it Lionel Richie you’re looking for?
Yesterday President Obama was in town messing up your commute fund-raising. His fourth stop of the whirlwind tour was at the Apollo Theater where, as you see in the video above, he expanded his known talents into the musical arena. Just a few bars come out -- "I'm...so in love," from Al Green's "Let ... More >>
Jimmy Castor was a smart aleck; a wise guy; a clean shit-talker with so much joie de vivre you had to laugh even when his truth-telling smacked you upside the head. So when he died this past Martin Luther King Jr. Day at 71 near his home outside of Las Vegas, far away from the streets of Harlem he o ... More >>
Request "African Art at the MoMA." Pics by Andrew Friedman, more below.Gordon Voidwell The Apollo Saturday, October 16 Better Than: That show about race and the workplace that's sometimes on PBS at 5 a.m. "Tonight, we're gonna ask a lot of questions and not answer them," warned Gordon Voidw ... More >>
Rob TrucksDexter and Sara behind the Apollo Theater If it is fitting that we meet Dexter Romweber and his sister Sara at the Apollo Theater (and it is), it is perhaps even more appropriate that we record their performance behind the historic venue, specifically a relatively dark and frozen sidewalk ... More >>
You'd be hard pressed to find a drummer who covered more stylistic ground in his career than Bronx-born drummer Steve Reid, who died in his sleep last night after a battle with cancer. He was 66.
I had this conversation with a dear friend recently: He: "I was at the Apollo Theater in Harlem last night and learned that the place is haunted." (I rolled eyes) He: "What are you trying to say?"
Evicted or with no medical insurance, musicians playing their last chorus are saved by the Jazz Foundation
Phillys finest get the spotlight at the Apollo
High-rises on 125th Street? Harlem's transformation gathers speed.
Sharon Jones, Darondo, and other soul sensations hit it big after decades on the outskirts
Many world-renowned jazz musicians have no pensions, no medical plans, no hope
Bloomberg and Ferrer push yet more training for minority joblessness
Dance music's all grown up at the Dance Music Hall of Fame
"Fag hag" bags elephants uptown at the Apollo
Bringing Life Back to the Living
Bringing Musicians Back to Life
Dominos Strikers Again Choose the Cold Over Surrender, While Labor Celebrates Some Victories and a Painter-Hero
25 Years (and Counting) of Nuyorican Poets Café
Does Bradley Really Want to Lure Black Voters?
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass Boulevard
Sharpton Camp Assails Butts as Upstate Republicans Maneuver To Exploit Black Power Struggle