Get ready to plug this in your bookmarks, iCals, sticky notes, and religious shrines, because the ultimate guide to free summer concerts in New York City is here! Seriously, scroll down and don't be stingy - share with your friends. Concerts aren't fun without friends. Just ask the lucky gal above e ... More >>
Last night's Grammy nominations show was full of pomp, eyeliner, and people on Twitter becoming very confused. Here's the complete list of nominees; below, 20 questions that we're still wrestling with some 14 hours after the broadcast signed off.
1. "Super Bass": Robbed or totally robbed?
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The news that obliterated the week that was: MJ. Our remembrance here, plus the complete Michael Jackson Voice archives, as written by the dream team of Robert Christgau, Chuck Eddy, Greg Tate, Vince Aletti, Stanley Crouch, Guy Trebay, Nelson George, Elvis Mitchell, Simon Frith, and Scott Poulson-Br ... More >>
Dutifully carrying on his father Fela Kuti's outsized and outspoken legacy, afrobeat's first son Femi Kuti has not only spent the last decade-plus touring the world, releasing albums (including last year's fine Day By Day), and collecting Grammy nominations (for 2003's Fight To Win), he's also bee ... More >>
Thursday night, the somewhat popular Celebrate Brooklyn! series at Prospect Park continues with Afrobeat big-shot Femi Kuti, son of Fela, which means that his familial reminisces involve him saying stuff like "It was scary because you never knew when the police or soldiers would raid and beat eve ... More >>
The Daily News reports that tonight's Femi Kuti gig has been cancelled. But if you can't delay your fix, the Knitting Factory's New York AfroBeat Festival will otherwise continue as planned. Catch clarinetist Oran Etkin's free-form jazz at the early show, or Wunmigirl's African breakbeats late.
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