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Big Sean casually throws a skit in the middle of his sophomore album, Hall of Fame. It's called "Freaky" and borrows a portion of "The Sensuous Black Woman Meets the Sensuous Black Man"--an 18 minute audio Kama Sutra of sorts. Following the skit, Big Sean gives us a track called "MILF." We all know ... More >>
It began during Grammy Week. The members of Gov't Mule had convened in L.A. to see one of their own, frontman Warren Haynes, accept a Lifetime Achievement Award for his other band, the Allman Brothers. And while everyone was in town, they decided to jam out some new helpings of their signature brand ... More >>
For more shows throughout the weekend, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which is updated daily.
For more shows throughout the week, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which is updated daily.
Here are the top 10 concerts around the city this week, in no particular order.
Time flies especially when one of your aliases is "The Fly Boys." It's been 10 years since the Cam'ron, Jim Jones, Juelz Santana and the rest of that "hooligan gang" the Diplomats (a collective of Harlem hustlers and goons) released their double disc effort, Diplomatic Immunity. Since then they've g ... More >>
Here are the 10 best concerts to check out around the city this weekend, in no particular order.
Here are the 10 best concerts around the city this week, in no particular order.
These are the best metal shows in NYC this month. See also: The Ten Best Metal Albums of 2012
John Denver is coming to town, and he's bringing his old bandmates with him. Together, they're kicking off the "Rocky Mountain High Concert" U.S. tour in Westbury on Friday (at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury), and then looping back around to Best Buy Theatre on Tuesday, February 12. And they'll be pla ... More >>
Tonight, west coast hip-hop favorites Cypress Hill return to the Best Buy theater. With over two decades of nationwide touring, they've developed a reputation as one of the most anticipated and consistent live shows in the genre. Even after departing from their longtime label Sony in 2008, the group ... More >>
Thanks to Frankenstorm, a whole slate of concerts has been wiped out tonight and tomorrow, including this evening's Joshua Radin/A Fine Frenzy gig at Best Buy Theater--it's been rescheduled for Sunday, Nov. 4. As it turns out, Alison Sudol, the brainy beauty behind AFF, is about more than just music ... More >>
Frankenstorm Sandy is throwing salt in everyone's concert game. Here's a list so far of everything that's been postponed or canceled. Check back for updates throughout the day. And stay safe.
The metal lineup thundering into the Best Buy Theater tonight should be called the Housecore Records Tour: ex-Pantera frontman and Housecore Records founder Phil Anselmo has produced or is performing in all but one of the four bands on the bill. Both the openers, Haarp and WARBEAST--from Louisiana ... More >>
Say Anything Best Buy Theater Friday, April 13 Better than: So what say you/ and all your friends/ step up to my friends/ in the alley tonight/ yeah. On Friday night, Say Anything ended their encore with two songs of the same name: "Admit It." The first, from Say Anything's 2004 record ... is a Re ... More >>
XXL Freshman Class 2012: Don Trip, Kid Ink, Iggy Azalea, Roscoe Dash, Macklemore, Hopsin, Danny Brown, Future, French Montana, Machine Gun Kelly Best Buy Theater Monday, April 9 Better than: Ten rappers you're completely unfamiliar with. Every year, XXL selects a group of rappers to label as "fres ... More >>
Slaughterhouse w/Flatbush Zombies Best Buy Theater Thursday, March 29 Better than: Spending the next few nights in the bookings alongside Joe Budden. There's Joell Ortiz. Here comes Crooked I. Royce just bopped onstage... but where's... uh oh. "Where's Budden at?" shouted the tipsy Nets hat next t ... More >>
Tail-end golden era rap fanatics rejoicethe Hit Squad is back! Emerging after Long Islanders Erick Sermon and Parish Smith found fame as EPMD, the Hit Squad drafted in the duo's pugnacious rap mates Redman, K-Solo, Keith Murray and Das EFX and reigned as one of the most beloved rap posses of ... More >>
Chris Webby Irving Plaza Thursday, December 29 Better than: A Republican debate. Chris Webby has "203" inked across his right side, a gothic "Connecticut" burned into the skin beneath his neck. There are the scattered images of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Mario Brothers and Transformers a ... More >>
Live music to sound off the new year
MTV Iggy Best New Band 2011 Concert w/2NE1, Gyptian, La Vida Boheme, and Yuna Best Buy Theater Monday, December 12 Better than: The monoculture. Korean pop group 2NE1 waved at their fans from a wall-sized window above the Best Buy Theater Monday night. "Music is truly becoming a borderless thing, ... More >>
Method Man w/ Curren$y, Big K.R.I.T., Smoke DZA, Fiend & Cornerboy, Marcus Manchild, and more Best Buy Theater Friday, October 14 Better than: Hanging out in my own living room (barely). Last time Curren$y and Big K.R.I.T. rolled through Manhattan on the Smoker's Club tour (sans Method Man), both ... More >>
Those Darlins, hangin' out in those giant pipes.The mouse-headed DJ Deadmau5 finally finished his six-night stand at the Roseland Ballroom earlier this week (in one of the week's strangest press releases, I learned that the event was commemorated by a fancy cake that placed his signature head ... More >>
Big Sean Best Buy Theater Monday, September 19 Better than: Playing video games alone in your mom's basement. Earlier this summer, the Detroit rapper Big Sean played show at Irving Plaza that could have been described with the word "pandemonium. Know that last night's Big Sean concert ... More >>
New Wave pioneers The Human League are playing at the Best Buy Theater this Saturday, and Sound of the City is giving away a pair of ticketsplus a $100 gift certificate to the "music-inspired menswear shop" Any Old Ironto one lucky person. (Two almost-as-lucky runners-up will re ... More >>
Taking Back Sunday w/Thursday Best Buy Theater Sunday, July 17 Better than: Breaking up. The Best Buy Theater seems hermetically sealed from Times Squareto enter it is to completely remove yourself from the heat, which, in July, introduces stasis to the blood. You are rewarded inside with ... More >>
Two of the guys on this cover are still alive and in the band, and that'll have to do.It's tough dealing with Frankensteined, death-ravaged, radically lineup-shuffled entities like Thin Lizzy, the '70s-ascendant twin-guitar-rock sensations whose performing days by all rights should've ended i ... More >>
Leave these guys alone already. Pics by Daniel.Cradle of Filth Best Buy Theater Thursday, March 3rd Better than: Sitting through Twilight Cradle of Filth take a lot of crap from "true" metalheads, a fact that frontman Dani Filth seemed well aware of as he introduced the band as "the pieces ... More >>
The weekend starts early, as we're desperately trying to take advantage of the pleasant weather and gallivant around the city by foot. Start your Thursday night off at Sway for the relatively new Reality Bites throwdown -- yes, a reference to the '90s film classic. (Note: We're basically will ... More >>
Just don't get between Lemmy and the bar, or the women. Pics by Phil.Motörhead/Clutch/Valient Thorr Best Buy Theatre Monday, February 28 Better than: Any other 65-year-old still making (rock) music. Bassist/vocalist/negative role model Lemmy has always insisted that Motörhead are not a me ... More >>
New Year's Eve is next Friday, which means you probably already missed out on Patti Smith tickets. Wait much longer and there won't be much left to choose from. So, in the interests of being servicey, and in honor of the news that 2010's Most Important Singles Artist, Ariel Pink, will be in a ... More >>
Cave is the one...aw, hell, you already know which one he is. Photo by Deirdre O'Callaghan.Nick Cave is a busy man. Over the past year, the underground rock hero has released a novel, scored a Viggo Mortensen movie, re-released some of his Bad Seeds records, rewritten the screenplay for a rem ... More >>