Bobby Shmurda is having the best summer ever. After bubbling in his native Flatbush, the 20-year-old has skyrocketed from relative obscurity to viral star upon the heels of "Shmoney Dance." The track and its swaying, dance accompaniment are the stuff that Vine dreams are made of. It's no wonder the ... More >>
Christina Aguilera is a better performer than Beyoncé. I promise that feels just as weird for me to type as it does for you to read, but it's true. This week I was lucky enough to see Beyoncé live for the first time as part of her On The Run tour with Jay-Z. There are a few things about watching B ... More >>
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!)
The Roots brought out the Lox. 50 Cent reunited G-Unit. Nas brought out Meek Mill and French Montana. MetLife Stadium didn't empty during Trey Songz set. Summer Jam is always packed full of surprises, and 2014's was no exception. And the biggest by far was just how dominant Nicki Minaj was. She put ... More >>
For more shows throughout the weekend, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which we update daily.
New Jersey lights up this weekend
"Hip-hop was set out in the dark/ They used to do it out in the park" begins MC Shan's classic 1986 single "The Bridge." Yes, it was a mere 30 years ago that the biggest hip-hop events of the year would go down in New York public parks and block parties. Fast forward a few decades and the neighborho ... More >>
If the cold's kept you inside, you might have missed that our fair city's come down with a widespread epidemic of Super Bowl Fever. Having this year's big game between Seattle and Denver in our backyard at MetLife Stadium has brought the spirit of the World's Most Important Event into all of our hea ... More >>
This year's Super Bowl marks the first time New York City has hosted the big game in its 48-year-history. To honor the occasion, the NFL has banned traditional tailgating in the New Jersey parking lots that surround the stadium, thereby dispensing with the only reason to get to a game early. While y ... More >>
Some 400,000 tourists are expected to descend on New York City and parts of New Jersey for Super Bowl XLVIII. If you are one of them, you probably have some time to kill before Sunday, and the NFL, at your service, has created a Snow Fall-quality flash website to guide you through this concrete jung ... More >>
As the New York/New Jersey region prepares to host the first ever outdoor cold-weather Super Bowl, many of those who have opted to forgo the trip to MetLife Stadium likely find themselves either attempting to figure out where they'll be watching the game or attempting to figure out what they'll be s ... More >>
Ah, the Super Bowl. Neither of our home teams are even in it, but still we'll be forced to hear about it all week, since the contest goes off at MetLife Stadium, and brands from across the globe are descending upon the Big Apple to shower us (or, more accurately, our sports fanatic tourists) with fo ... More >>
Last week, news broke that Bruno Mars will be the 2014 NFL Super Bowl half-time show performer. Given the beautiful orgasmic infamy of Beyonce's 2013 half-time show, we thought it would be useful to give Bruno some helpful suggestions on how to avoid being overshadowed. See also: Top 5 Worst Super ... More >>
For more shows throughout the weekend, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which is updated daily.
Avicii Radio City Music Hall Wednesday, September 26 Better than: The Rockettes In the promo video for last night's Avicii show, 52,171 viewers found the producer/DJ walking through the Times Square venue that he would soon play and sitting in the seats around which his fans would soon dance. "I m ... More >>
Sanchez takes on Tebow
The country star throws a summer blowout at MetLife Stadium
In this week's Village Voice, out now: I head to MetLife Stadium for the Brothers of the Sun Tour, starring Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw; and Brad Cohan looks at the boundary-smashing label ugEXPLODE, the brainchild of master basher Weasel Walter.
Hot 97 Summer Jam: Nicki Minaj, Young Jeezy, Rick Ross, J. Cole, Wale, Meek Mill, DJ Khaled, Waka Flocka, Trey Songz, Maino, Big Sean, 2 Chainz, French Montana, Mavado, Tyga, Slaughterhouse (and Nas and Lauryn Hill) MetLife Stadium Sunday, June 3 Better than: Seeing a Nicki Minaj concert. In an er ... More >>
Electric Daisy Carnival MetLife Stadium May 18-20 Better than: Sucking on lollipops without musical accompaniment. The premise behind festivals like the Electric Daisy Carnival creates an odd situation. By bringing a late-night world that typically exists in hot, dark rooms into the outdoors, the ... More >>
Summer might not semi-officially start until next weekend, but our fair city is getting a head start on jamming the schedule with as much music as possible. This weekend there are at least seven multi-musician extravaganzas happening in New York and New Jersey. Which one is most right for you? Our h ... More >>
The inaugural New York edition of the Electric Daisy Carnivalthe multi-day EDM festival that has packed in revelers around the country since 2008, which announced its first trip to the area last weeknow has a venue and a lineup. Billboard reports that the two-day New York stop, schedul ... More >>
ESPN is reporting the NFL plans to fine Jets head coach Rex Ryan between $75,000 and $100,000 for swearing at a fan last week at MetLife Stadium. Ryan was walking off the field at halftime during Sunday night's game against the New England Patriots when someone in the stands yelled, "Hey, Rex, Belic ... More >>
Nothing like going to a football game, grilling up some brats, drinking a couple brews, and having your loins thoroughly inspected for weapons and contraband. Reuters reports that starting tomorrow, all 32 NFL teams have been asked to perform enhanced pat-downs on fans at home games. For year ... More >>