Oh hello there! We are very excited to announce that our fourth annual 4Knots Music Festival will be held on Saturday, July 12th from 1- 8 p.m. at the South Street Seaport, rain or shine. Manhattan's favorite summer music festival will return with 10 bands hand-picked by our music department. As y ... More >>
For more shows throughout the week, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which is updated daily.
For more shows throughout the weekend, check our New York Concert Calendar, which is updated daily.
Here are the 10 best concerts in the city this week, in no particular order.
Cults w/Delicate Steve, Dirty Fences Webster Hall Thursday, January 19 Better than: Surfing the Hype Machine. Cults might be one of those bands that seemed to be birthed entirely on the Internet, but give them some credit: Even now, some 18 months after launching their debut EP on Bandcamp, there ... More >>
Parties you'll remember the next day
Battles w/Nisennenmondai Webster Hall Tuesday, November 1 Better than: Standing stock-still for 75 minutes. The members of Battles took the time to remind the crowd at Webster Hall on Tuesday night that they were from New York, but one look at their live setup could have indicated that; while t ... More >>
Ashley Eada Giahn The Black Lips w/Davila 666, Xray Eyeballs Webster Hall Saturday, October 29 Better than: The overpriced coat check. Here's the thing about Black Lips shows: They're completely out of control as a rule. Playing Webster Hall on Saturday for their "Hell in the Hall" All Hall ... More >>
Hoodie Allen Webster Hall Tuesday, August 16 Better than: Waiting in line outside of the frathouse bathroom. When I was in college, people would party to music by Lil' Jon. (Yes, I'm old.) They said his catchphrases, as learned through Dave Chappelle DVDs. (Like I said: old.) They danced to his s ... More >>
Sleigh Bells will treat you right
We're giving away a pair of tickets to the Black Lips/Vivian Girls show at Webster Hall, which is happening tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. To enter, just email the Sound of the City inbox with the answer to this question: Who produced the band's new album, Arabia Mountain? Answers will be accepted unt ... More >>
What the hell happened last night?
In the week we began our countdown of the 20 worst songs of 2010, we celebrated by mocking efforts from the Far East Movement, Ringo Starr, Godsmack, Trade Martin, and Lil Wayne. Where will Susan Boyle fall? Tune in next week and suffer more abuse until you find out.
ENTHUSIASM. Pics by Rob, more below.Matt & Kim Webster Hall Wednesday, October 27 Better than: Most other "don't-worry-be-happy"-type situations. "I'm going to refer to this Wednesday night as 'Friday night' from now on!" shouts Matt, as the young-and-pretty Webster Hall crowd roars and Kim ... More >>
Right about now you oughta be getting emails from Ticketmaster reminding you that you bought Pavement tickets, like, a solid year ago, and you better find them, because those shows are finally happening next week. So who'll fill the "eagerly anticipated yet dauntingly far away indie-rock reun ... More >>
Antibalas So swept up in announcing the first batch of performers for this year's Siren Festival, we neglected to mention that afrobeat collective Antibalas is playing the after-party for the Obies, the Voice's very own annual Off-Broadway Awards, on May 17 at Webster Hall. Their theater connectio ... More >>
If you're hunting for confessional, ragged vocals and rousing anthems, then catch Scottish trio Frightened Rabbit (that's them above, frolicking with young'uns) at Webster Hall. Meanwhile, Deadbeat Darling headline MHOW for the first time, blending dub and electronica into something that apparentl ... More >>
Today, Yoko Ono is busy assembling the year's most disparate backing group. After yesterday's "dress rehearsal," her reincarnated Plastic Ono Band will be performing at BAM, with guests ranging from Eric Clapton to Sean Lennon to ... the Scissor Sisters? Also included in the lineup are Mark R ... More >>
Sam Horine Dru, unemployed set designer, member of Brooklyn band ZAZA Most looking forward to: The XX, out of curiosity, and the Kanine Showcase with Depreciation Guild. Fashion aesthetic: Hedi Slimane 2.0 Years at CMJ: First year playing, third year attending. Best memory: Spiders at Magnetic Fie ... More >>
Fanfarlo at Pianos. Rebecca Smeyne took all these pictures.One day you're a normal person, the next you're speaking in acronyms and set-times, discoursing knowledgably about the difference between Surfer Blood and Surf City. So yeah, CMJ is very much upon us all. Recaps of any number of last ... More >>
Nate "Igor" SmithJapandroids Now that Siren Festival is over, the sundry bands who played the Voice's Coney Island hotdogging extravaganza can announce their next New York shows without worrying about your proscratinated attendance. So if you did, perchance, miss an act you meant to see--either beca ... More >>
Shakespeare in his underwear
Tokyo Police Club Webster Hall February 25 Tokyo Police Club are "really good at ending songs," says a friend. At Webster Hall, this is indeed when the band seems happiest: guitar necks levitate, keyboards tessellate, and then--next song. They're the tidiest bunch of undersized, shallow-chested, va ... More >>
2007's Across the Universe tour. Photo by Tricia Romano. Justice Webster Hall October 30 Of those assembled last night to celebrate the French DJ-duo Justice's forthcoming CD/DVD Across the Universe, my guess is half caught colds on the way to a taxi. Tank tops and leotards looked and smelled like ... More >>
Lissy Trullie School of Seven Bells Fader Fort October 24 Lissy Trullie Studio at Webster Hall October 24 Thinking about the cache of bands information-hungry writers see and don't write about. My count, as of Saturday morning: the Mighty Minnie Mouse–fronted Ponytail, twice; a Canadian band ca ... More >>
Courtesy of Stereogum Gang Gang Dance Studio at Webster Hall October 22 Cool Kids Blender Theater at the Gramercy October 21 Arts & Leisure cover stars Gang Gang Dance christened Webster Hall's new VIP-inside-the-VIP Studio space a bit past 1 A.M. Private parties are evidently the new CMJ: at the ... More >>
Plenty of incestuous DJ action to partake in, but enjoy the clubs while you can
Dont forget your glowsticks
Spring load with punk psychopaths and cheerleader cherrybombs
Japanese metal bands summon power and energy from the '70s
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