Look, we called Brandy Clark's 12 Stories the best country music record of 2013, so of course we were lugging expectations with us Saturday as we piled into one of those supper-club booths in the Highline Ballroom. 12 Stories lives up to its title so well that it could also rank on any list of its y ... More >>
For more shows throughout the weekend, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which we update daily.
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 >>
"Do you know anything about me?" Cyndi Lauper aggressively questioned me a couple weeks back over the phone. I was, needless to say, taken aback, confused, sort of desperate to see where the conversation had gone wrong even though we'd only been on the phone two minutes. Before the call, I was, as ... More >>
Better Than: A nap on the beach on Diego Garcia Island. I think. Diego Garcia's Paradise dropped on October 8 via Concord Records, and though the former lead singer of New York indie outfit Elefant hit the road shortly thereafter in support of his new work, it's clear that the ambitious performer i ... More >>
For more shows throughout the week, 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 is updated daily.
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Here are the 10 best shows to check out around the city this week, in no particular order.
Here are the ten best concerts around the city this weekend, in no particular order.
Here are the ten best concerts to check out around the city this weekend, in no particular order.
We're gettin' an early jump on the weekend because you've probably already checked out anyway. So here are the 10 best concerts around the city this weekend, in no particular order. The Ten Best Reissues of 2012 The Ten Best Noise Tracks of 2012 The Ten Best Metal Albums of 2012 The Ten Best Countr ... More >>
Here are the ten best concerts to check out around the city this weekend, in no particular order.
Here, in no particular order, are five shows this weekend you should make it out to.
Robert Glasper Experiment Highline Ballroom Tuesday, February 28 Better than: Sitting at home with the radio. "About what time does ?uestlove finish up at the Fallon show? It couldn't have been that long ago, right?" That query, overheard amid the big beats pumping from the Highline Ballroom's s ... More >>
Homeboy Sandman is a spiraling autumn of light from Queens, a rapper whose flow at once sounds like a metaphysical brain drain and a physically fit slice of verbal gymnastics. With a career built on battle competitions, hosting nights at the Nuyorican Poets Café and some guerilla F train flyering, ... More >>
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Robin Thicke Highline Ballroom Friday, December 9 Better than: Dinner and a movie. Not to make Robin Thicke's sold-out show at Highline Ballroom a race thing, but no one got to make the joke about a white R&B singer with a smoking biracial wife singing to a largely black audience before he did. ... More >>
Robin Thicke premieres his newest record
Hull. Sound of the City's staff has opinions about which bands to see at the CMJ festival, happening around the city this week. In our final installment of recommendations, music editor Maura Johnston offers her picks. (Check out Nick Murray's and Martika Finch's selections, too.) Hull Fa ... More >>
Kreayshawn Highline Ballroom Thursday, August 18 Better than: no other concert I've ever been to, and I've been to a lot. Maybe Kreayshawn is hip-hop's Andy Kaufman, a high-concept satirist pulling an elaborate cultural prank with her sister V-Nasty acting as the crowd-baiting Tony Clifton. Maybe ... More >>
It's been a big year or so for Big K.R.I.T. Shortly after signing with Def Jam last June, he was booed off the stage at the Highline Ballroom; later in 2010 the Mississipi-bred MC hit the road on the Smoker's Club Tour (with Curren$y and Mac Miller) and the Wake And Bake Tour (with Wiz Khali ... More >>
Start your week off with some nu-disco and new wave. Tonight, Hercules and the Love Affair DJ sweetheart Kim Ann Foxman takes on the East Village's free Bassment Party. We couldn't be happier that this party is hidden away in the tiny Kings Cross bar either -- seeing Foxman in small, unexpect ... More >>
Brandon Flowers Highline Ballroom Thursday, August 26 But seriously, "Bette Davis Eyes"! Is that not a perfect fit for this guy? Blatantly nostalgic, a little serious, a little corny, a little, uh, smokey? You like it just a little more than you're willing to publicly admit? A perfect cover tune ... More >>
Hey! It's almost the Fourth of July! In the party circuit, this weekend is no different from any other, besides the free fireworks and the overenthusiastic patriotic bros that will be stumbling around the city. At least you have an excuse to look like a hillbilly, though. Don your American fl ... More >>
YYYYYOOOOOOOO!Fresh from a triumphant Highline Ballroom show Tuesday night, avowed Brooklyn gentrification adversary Joell Ortiz teams up with Atlanta rapper Playboy Tre, whose Liquor Store Mascot was one of the best mixtapes of 2009, and who is better at saying the word MAAAAAAAN than anyone ... More >>
Tonight, the second viewing of Blood Into Wine, the documentary on Tool frontman James Maynard Keenan's brass-knuckled corkscrew domination of the Arizona winemaking frontier, aptly commences at the City Winery. Meanwhile, cowboy punk Reverend Horton Heat delivers his second sermon of "epically s ... More >>
Since the weekend's LCD Soundsystem ticket shortage has us just as weepy and beat-crazed as Mr. James Murphy himself, we must seek eclectic alternatives: 1) Tuvan throat-singing via punk-rock ranters Malaikat dan Singa at Death by Audio; 2) the Beets, a couple of deadbeat lo-fi dudes that an alt-b ... More >>
Pusha T at the Highline Ballroom last year. Photo by Rebecca Smeyne.The Clipse make coke rap cut straight out of Virginia. But Pharrell's favorite rapping brothers, Malice and Pusha T, have a discernible New York streak running through their rhymes. Which is no surprise given that they were b ... More >>
Janelle Monáe juggles three nights in NYC
Yeah it's Christmas, but it's also the dawn of the first of many, many maddeningly inconclusive conversations you're about to have about your New Year's plans. Let this guide help you. We're out of here for the day, and back on Monday. Enjoy the long weekend. May your holidays look a lot like this. ... More >>
It is true that not everyone here in the metaphorical Voice compound is totally in love with wordless, perpetually crescendoing art-metal dudes Pelican. That wordy naysayer will probably not be at their Highline Ballroom show tonight, though, which is a good thing, 'cause he'd have totally ki ... More >>
The Chicago band leads a pack of wayward, ambiguous, faux-intellectual faux-headbangers
Somebody tell Puja how to do this. Greenhouse is one of those places that make us normal folks nervous. While some revel in the exclusivity of red-roped clubs, the thought of waiting in a felt-carpeted line doesn't exactly thrill me--over-glammed Jersey girls, statuesque Chelsea boys, and men with ... More >>
Hardcore CMJ attendees should be advised that the inclination to never ever see live music again will dissipate after a week or two. For those who aren't burnt out entirely, La Roux offers pretty fantastic synth-pop at the Highline Ballroom; singer Eleanor Jackson (that's her on the left) wou ... More >>
She's partial to the occasional $200 bottle of wine (and Sting)
felixrenicks/flickrFrom the man who brought you the Takedowns Chili, Bacon, and Tofu comes his most sheepish amateur cooking competition yet: the Lamb Takedown. On October 4, you're invited to wolf down some 20 lamb recipes from home cooks from around the city at the Highline Ballroom. George ... More >>
Probably. But since swine flu officially murdered Cinco De Mayo, the soddenly drunken, potentially bandito-inspired holiday we all now can't celebrate, we have nothing better to do. Plus, the Streets just released a whole zombie flick/song about this deadly plague--see above. So why not? Mike Skin ... More >>
The indomitable MG finally embraces his inner surly rock star
As Hot97 radio personality Angie Martinez said, in her clear-eyes-full-hearts-can't-lose pre-concert pep talk: "I was gonna go home and get changed, but then I thought, why? This is New York, baby! This is us! This is New York hip-hop. I got my black-hoodie!" She had a point. Nobody wants to break ... More >>
Meet the new kings of late-night, God (and Jimmy Fallon) willing
Funhouse is the most energetic divorce record probably ever
The Waco Brothers play the Highline Ballroom on Tuesday, June 3rd. "[The Waco Brothers] had a number of different names. We started off, I think, as Jon Boy and Deano... Then it was Ranch Quake. . . Elephant Ears was one. We'd play and it'd be so awful, you know, that we'd change the name for the n ... More >>
CREDIT Lou Reed Highline Ballroom May 5 When newlywed Lou Reed took the stage for the Highline Ballroom's first birthday party in a loose leather shirt that looked less leathery than his 66-year old face, the songwriter spread his arms. It wasn't quite a triumphant acknowledgement, it wasn't quit ... More >>
The Donnas worship rock n roll, cover Ratt, inspire much wanton fist-pumping
Transcending genres and avoiding landlords with Staten Island's mighty Budos Band