These are the best concerts in NYC this week. For more, hop over to our Concert Calendar, which we update daily.
If you like going to concerts and aren't checking our Concert Calendar on the reg, what are you even doing? We update it daily! Here are the 10 best concerts in NYC this weekend. (Go to 4Knots!)
Here's a sentence we never expected to write: After the success of their Kurt Cobain and Freddie Mercury comic books, Bluewater Productions is releasing a third book in their "Rock Music Month" series, this one for New Jersey's second favorite son, Jon Bon Jovi. It's out today. It's terrible. Let' ... More >>
Last night, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2014 was inducted at Barclays Center. The arena was packed with the star-studded roster of fan favorite acts that included Linda Ronstadt, Cat Stevens, KISS, Nirvana, Peter Gabriel, Hall & Oates, and the E Street Band. In the press room, several of t ... More >>
"It's kind of like coming full-circle, starting with the Subterranean Pop radio show in 1979 and finally doing this book signing at the Rough Trade Records store in Brooklyn," says Sub Pop co-founder Bruce Pavitt. Seventeen years after leaving Seattle and his iconic label behind to focus on his fami ... More >>
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These concerts are all certified "Best of Weekend" by the mayor's office. We bring them to you by court order.
It's the Halloween season once again, and weather permitting (guess what ... IT'S NOT PERMITTING) soon the streets will be flooded with people of all ages in costumes, ready to party. This year, there's a surprising number of costume options for the discerning music fan, so we decided to investigate ... More >>
This week, Sound of the City presents a series of excerptss from Sinner's Creed, the incredible memoir of Creed frontman Scott Stapp. In our first installment, we detailed the spiritual turmoil that defined Stapp's life and music; he was a man pursued by demons, alternately yearning for God's love a ... More >>
Saturday afternoon I spent some time at the Beacon Theater for a matinee performance by the British boy band One Direction, who played three shows (two at the Beacon, one at the Izod Center) in the area over the course of the long weekend. It was an extended version of the opening set they played at ... More >>
Clocking in at a scrappy 20 minutes, Show Ponythe 2010 self-released debut LP from Brooklyn's Boom Chickbrings the hangdog harangue ruckus, a snarling, hair-raising blur of raw rock primitivism and full-tilt blues grooves. The songs, from the ephedrine-juiced surf-snarl of "Nail ... More >>
Picturesque Americana or pop-cultural moment waiting to be ripped off? It's your call! Halloween is coming! In case you're someone who doesn't have the time or moneyor patienceto head out to the costume shop and figure out what alter ego you're going to take on during this weeke ... More >>
The band closes the book on their legacy
Yesterday 60 Minutes curmudgeon Andy Rooney announced that he would be retiring from his weekly segment of wondering about the annoying things in life. Here is a clip from Beavis And Butt-Head where the two imminently returning couch potatoes do their best "Mickey" Rooney impersonations over "Funk D ... More >>
This month has seen quite a bit of ink spilled on behalf of the 20th anniversary of Nirvana's Nevermind. But it's also a moment to remember the ways that lead singer Kurt Cobain's reach went beyond the scope of his band and that recordconsider one of his most beloved influences, the U ... More >>
Melodymania may be addictive
It's been apparent since his earliest days that "Weird Al" Yankovic is willing to go the extra miles to properly pay tribute to the pop artists he's parodying, from the pounds and pounds of extra weight he put on in the "Bad" homage "Fat" to the way he risked choking on a marble while trying ... More >>
Above, the reggae singer Little Roy takes on the A and B sides of Nirvana's "Sliver"/"Dive" single, which is almost 21 years old as of this writing. Both covers are surprisingly enjoyable to listen toraise your hand if your first reaction when hearing the phrase "reggae Nirvana cover" is the ... More >>
Rimbaud, meet Betty White. Plus David Foster Wallace, Tayari Jones, and other spring books picks.
The nakedly turbulent narrative structure of VH1's Behind The Music was invented for Courtney Love. In fact, everything with her is behind the music. So when the hippie spawn who once fronted Faith No More (true story) and auditioned for the Mickey Mouse Club by reading Sylvia Plath (a piece about ... More >>
The mighty Melvins live on
What if you lived in a city where there was a bar with a happy hour, for every hour of the day? Guess what, New Yorkers: You do.
We were beginning to consider her reclusive, but Courtney Love has recently been a whirlwind of activity. She is starting up the band Hole again -- albeit with no other original members, though Melissa Auf du Maur may be involved in some way -- and will debut it on February 17 at Shepherd's B ... More >>
F2K is a countdown of the 50 worst songs of the decade. Track our progress here. Rivers Cuomo cooks up his own "American Pie," and music dies all over again.
Seattle's second-favorite sons gamely redefine their Target audience
Marcus Roberts Trio Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola Wednesday, July 22 You should see this place, Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, up yonder at Lincoln Center, first of all just to behold the not-too-distant future of venue-naming (five years from now Tiny Masters of Today will be headlining Kurt Cobain Drink Moun ... More >>
On the fifteen-year-anniversary of Kurt Cobain's death, Ward Sutton pens "In Bloom: The Alternate History of Kurt Cobain," in which Kurt instead puts the gun down, becomes a latter-day Brian Wilson, alienates his bandmates and wife, inspires retaliatory albums from Guns N' Roses and Neil Young, prev ... More >>
Commercials are growing creepier. Some devolution is easy to trace; 1990's Viagra ads begat modern "male enhancement" commercials, and mid-80's Teddy Ruxpin ads begat Charmin's current war on dingleberries. But from what market-tested pathology sprang BK's intentionally disturbing 'stalker' ads? ... More >>
Seductive portraits featured at the New Museum
In case you're just joining us, a little background. Today marks the 25th installment of Hugs and Kisses, a weekly column from UK-based music writer Mr. Everett True, author of Nirvana: The Biography (da Capo Press)--one more fucking book about one of the most overrated bands of the Nineties--and pu ... More >>
Meet clubland's enigmatic, fascinating new "It" boy
In defense, praise, and unrelenting awe of the increasingly vital Weird Al
Following the paper trail from downtown zines to the digital revolution
All his cowboys get the blues: The shambolic, iconic Van Santian hero dies young, again
A Journalist Looks at Murderous Skinheads, Their Ethiopian Victim, and Neo-Nazism
Landscape, Secondhand and Otherwise
Corporate Rock-Hack Bands Nobody Over 20 Ever Heard of Rule America