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New York City is gearing up for Super Bowl weekend, and festivities are underway this week to celebrate the big game. Parts of Time Square will be closed off to traffic to make way for Super Bowl celebrations, plus Latino pop star and Bronx native Prince Royce performs a free concert in Bryant Park. ... More >>
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 >>
Greetings and 'Hallelujah'
Back in September of 2010, noted music journalist (and former editor-in-chief of SPIN and Vibe magazines) Alan Light was among 4,000 people sitting in the Jacob Javitz Center for Yom Kippur services when the Congregation Beit Simchat Torah choir took the stage to conclude the solemn proceedings with ... More >>
Cold, broken, and holy
He thinks some of it is really dumb
On October 18 Patrick Stump will release his solo debut Soul Punk (Island), a fantastic, hooky pop-soul record, full of choruses that soar into the stratosphere and crystalline lyrics. The Fall Out Boy lead singer plays every instrument on the record, and the album lays bare his appreciation for bot ... More >>
The singer's grand, sweeping take on pop
F2K10 is a countdown of the 20 worst songs of 2010. Track our progress here. Leonard Cohen's ode to sex and music theory "Hallelujah" reached a certain saturation point this year--there was a moment when it seemed like there would be one overwrought cover of the track appearing on TV per mon ... More >>
We are not immediately predisposed to the Vino in Vino concert series -- which "matches artists with winemakers for a night of music and vino" -- but we are fortunately extremely predisposed to sharp-edged dream-pop belter Holly Miranda, whose show at Bowery Ballroom a few months back was one ... More >>
Credit: EW/Michael BeckerAnswer me something: How the fuck is Casey James still on American Idol? I realize this is a weak season and all, but he should've been gone at least a month ago, and I have no idea how to explain his continued existence on the show unless he's made some sort of devil ... More >>
Whatever they stand for, Alberta Cross will nail it live
We'd like to welcome our new office neighbor for the day, President Barack Obama, who got started speaking at the Cooper Union about five minutes ago. In the meantime, Cooper Square and the East Village has turned into a bona fide shitshow.
This years Coachella headliners wont take your indie-snob guff
Joan as Policewoman breaks the rules
Sharyn Jackson is your American Idol host for season eight. This week: the Top 11! Ray Mickshaw / FOXAdam Lambert: Last night's "Ring of Fire" might've been a little too weird for America Like American Idol itself, I'm coming to you live! It's insanely difficult to pull myself away from the tragic ... More >>
Leonard Cohen at the Beacon
Fresh from a disco smash, an NYC original evolves anew
Live at the irony apocalypse
Radiohead's triumphant coup is a victory more cultural than musical
Rock legends in the making they may be, but for now the NYU Clive Davis alums may have to stick to YouTube for exposure
Sensitive souls done wrong by cheating lovers, or maybe the cops
Three polite blokes from East Sussex keen for the shy set
Prog Cognition and the Future of ?
That Misty Mountain Was Mount Everest, Dun
In Pop Music, Its Anyone's Guess