There's still just over a month left of 2014, which means the big 30th anniversary of Def Jam Records still has plenty of time to be celebrated and records to be revisited. This celebration has been the most visible thanks to the relationship between Def Jam and retail giant Best Buy, which has been ... More >>
Halloween's right around the corner, and when it comes to New York's Halloween traditions, you would be hard-pressed to find a longer-lasting hip-hop standard bearer than Cypress Hill's annual show. Emanating this year from the Best Buy Theater on October 30th (Devil's Night for you midwest transpla ... More >>
It's not every day a couple of boy band-ers join forces to start a man band, but New Kids on the Block's Jordan Knight and the Backstreet Boys' Nick Carter are a couple of above average boys from the bands. After rising to international stardom as teens in their respective groups and in their respec ... More >>
Long before guys like Steve Jobs and Neil deGrasse Tyson helped geeks get their shine, Devo were flaunting their bookish background and turning the world's idea of what rock stars look and sound like on its head. For the last 40 years cofounding bassist Jerry Casale shared the stage with his brother ... More >>
Zakk Wylde is a fount of useful knowledge for rock stars-in-training. In his 2013 book, Bringing Metal to the Children: The Complete Berzerker's Guide to World Tour Domination, the Black Label Society singer/guitarist advises young musicians not to demand too much too soon: "Be reasonable, and when ... More >>
For more shows throughout the week, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which we update daily.
For more shows throughout the weekend, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which we update daily.
"Have you ever heard the Paul McCartney story of 'Yesterday,' where his original lyrics were 'Scrambled Eggs'?" Todd Schaeffer, having stumbled on a better way to describe his songwriting process, asks. "If you sing it, it makes sense." So I join him in singing a bit and he smiles, "It's kind of the ... More >>
Since moving to Los Angeles three years ago, Yuna has encountered a host of interesting faces and talents. "I love seeing their ideas, their passion," she states. "I feel driven and motivated by these people." The people in question are a growing list of talented collaborators like Frank Ocean's pro ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
These are the best metal shows in NYC this month. See also: The Ten Best Metal Albums of 2012
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>