Charles Bradley

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    January 17, 2014

    The 10 Best Concerts in New York This Weekend, 1/17/14

    For more shows throughout the weekend, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which we update daily.

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    January 13, 2014

    The 10 Best Concerts in New York This Week, 1/13/14

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    December 13, 2013

    The 10 Best Concerts in New York This Weekend, 12/13/13

    For more shows throughout the weekend, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which we update daily.

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    November 27, 2013

    Sharon Jones Rebounds After Cancer

    The outdoor crowd of some 6,000 fans in Boise that night in April probably remember a few distinct things about the show they'd come to see. One: It was great. Of course it was. This was Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, after all — the raucous but tight-as-a-drum soul powerhouse fronted by a n ... More >>

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    October 15, 2013

    The Best Live Music Venues in New York City

    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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    September 5, 2013

    The 10 Best Jukebox Bars in New York City

    In a perfect world, jukeboxes aren't Top 40-spewing robots, those glowing ATM-like contraptions hooked up to an infinite Internet playlist that charges $2 a song and inundates you with too many choices to the point where you're just playing The Outfield's "Your Love" on repeat for the billionth time ... More >>

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    May 29, 2013

    Watch Behind The Scenes of Charles Bradley's "Victim of Love"

    Charles Bradley (aka that man with the unbelievable voice that gives you goosebumps on top of your goosebumps on top of your goosebumps) just released a behind-the-scenes video of "Victim of Love," the title track from his most recent album. In the video, he talks of his love of James Brown and the ... More >>

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    May 17, 2013

    Charles Bradley - Apollo Theater - 5/16/13

    Charles Bradley Apollo Theater 5/16/13 Better Than: A pipe dream come true, and on The Apollo's storied stage, no less. When Charles Bradley and I met up at Daptone Records to discuss the release of his sophomore album Victim of Love back in April, his headlining show at The Apollo was a promine ... More >>

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    May 8, 2013
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    April 8, 2013

    In Remembrance of Kurt Cobain: The Most Unique Nirvana Covers

    Nineteen years ago today fans around the world got news Nirvana's Kurt Cobain had taken his own life in his Seattle home. As the years have passed, fans, peers, and friends of the musician and his pioneering grunge band have paid their respects through covering the band's material. Here now, from P ... More >>

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    April 2, 2013

    Charles Bradley to (Presumably) Hand Out Free Hugs At Pianos Tonight

    Charles Bradley's new album Victim of Love is out today on Brooklyn's Daptone Records, and like we told you in last week's feature about both, it doesn't get much better. The album is sweet, heartfelt, proud, sad, and as soul-stirringly honest as they come. Which makes sense. Because, if you've seen ... More >>

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    March 27, 2013

    Charles Bradley: The Unstoppable, Untoppable Victim of Love

    The truest part of a Charles Bradley performance doesn't happen onstage, where he falls to his knees, flings his arms from the microphone, blows kisses to the crowd, and pushes himself past the emotional brink, where words can't follow and a painful howling rises up instead. It's when he's off the s ... More >>

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    March 11, 2013

    In Real Life: Perverse Pleasure and A Motown Tribute to Nickelback's Live Debut in NYC

    On Friday night, a once-viral YouTube clip beamed down from cyberspace, materializing as a musical band of living, breathing humans who graced New York with an entire hour of genre-warped Nickelback singles. In theory, "A Motown Tribute to Nickelback" seems like the most heinous sacrilege, muddling ... More >>

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    July 13, 2012

    Live: Neko Case Serenades The Sunset At The World Financial Center

    Lowdown Hudson Blues Festival w/Neko Case, Charles Bradley He's My Brother, She's My Sister World Financial Center Thursday, July 12 Better than: Happy hour inside. Last night Neko Case, singer-songwriter and sometimes New Pornographer, headlined the second night of the Lowdown Hudson Blues Festi ... More >>

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    March 29, 2012

    Dr. John Gets Locked Down With The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach

    One recent trend in pop music has seen a number of old souls producing albums by the young at heart. Gospel goddess Mavis Staples's latest album, 2010's You Are Not Alone, was produced by Wilco wunderkind Jeff Tweedy; rockabilly vet Wanda Jackson's The Party Ain't Over, released in 2011, was oversee ... More >>

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    January 18, 2012

    Pazz & Jop 2011 Comments: Raves and Rants

    Making cases for the great and the grating

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    December 14, 2011

    NYE Guide: Shows

    Live music to sound off the new year

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    December 14, 2011

    NYE Guide: Never Let The Party End

    Surviving 2011 calls for a celebration. Your guide to ringing in 2012 with reckless abandon.

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    May 6, 2010

    The Big Apple Barbecue's Pitmaster Line-Up Is Out

    Sarah DiGregorioBig Bob Gibson's pulled pork.​Anticipation for the eighth-annual Big Apple Barbecue Block Partybegan growing back in February when this year's dates were announced. Now, with less than a month remaining until the blow-out, which takes place June 12-13, the pitmaster line-up is ... More >>

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    October 24, 2009

    Not-Technically-CMJ: Sharon Jones Boogaloos Through The Daptone Soul Revue

    Daptone Soul Revue Knitting Factory Friday, October 23 Greetings from the R-for-Retro wing of Slate's infamous DORF matrix, which chides NPR for only spotlighting black music made by those who are Dead, Old, Retro, or Foreign. Verily, Daptone Records has the R on lock, with multiple backing band ... More >>