Hammerstein Ballroom

Justin Timberlake At Hammerstein Ballroom, Thursday, July 10th, 2014, Reviewed

By admin | July 16, 2014

What a difference seeing an entertainer like JT up close and personal! His dance moves, his expressions, I can see everything and the music … I can feel everything. It’s as though the bass and percussion are my life support, if left without the music my heart would stop beating.

Yosef Allen vs Hammerstein Ballroom; Today's WTF Moment

By Helen Bach | October 5, 2013

Yusef Allen wants coin from the Hammerstein Ballroom cuz some dude fell on him from the balcony. First off shouldn’t the guy who went over the balcony be the one crying no protection?! You really cant predict a human will fall from the sky

Paramore At Hammerstein Ballroom, Thursday, May 16th, 2013

By Iman Lababedi | May 18, 2013

Hayley Williams who, watching it start to slip away three years ago, stopped and regrouped. Headlining Hammerstein (and not for the first time by any stretch), gone is self-puffery and Gwen Stefan self-delusion.

The xx At Hammerstein Ballroom, Friday, January 25th, 2013, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | January 27, 2013

If I was a fan I would have been very impressed with this fine set, culling songs off their adored self-named debut and last years Coexist with precision, passion, intelligence and intensity. But they’re a drag. They need the “Y” chromosome in there somewhere. They are like the Kills with their balls chopped off.

Cat Power At Hammerstein Ballroom, Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | October 25, 2012

I am happy Cat has her life back in shape, I am happy she has a cracker band playing quasi ambient blues and indie workouts and a good one, and Alyson met Cat at a CD signing and wrote her how nice Cat is. So I am happy about that. But even if she was Matahma Ghandi, this would be have been a drear, dark and boring set.

PiL October 12th, 2012: A Second Take

By Andre Dupuis | October 16, 2012

The staging and lighting were excellent and John’s voice sounded the same and he gave up some angry yob stick by telling the securing guards to fuck off. His songs and the band were ok; but I think its time to put this chapter of punk behind us or at least until we get some fresh blood.

Public Image Ltd At Hammerstein Ballroom, Saturday, October 14th, 2012, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | October 15, 2012

He was 100% on, bopping up and down, arms to the heaven, dancing to the powerful deep bass beats, and triggering his disco charges as he lead a fine band. A terrific performance by the man who changed the face of modern music.

da Reggae Tip At Hammerstein Ballroom, Friday, August 31st 2012

By Iman Lababedi | September 2, 2012

An atrocious, poorly managed disaster where two and a half hours were wasted and all three major acts were squeezed into the last half hour, and Mr. Vegas, was relegated to less than ten minutes.

Chic And The Legends Of Disco At Hammerstein Ballroom Saturday, March 31, 2012

By Iman Lababedi | April 2, 2012

Saturday Night Fever was released in late 1977 but its musical height was already passing. In 1978 Chic released “Le Freak” and gave birth to the synergy that would create New Wave. Chic set the stage for every pop star on the charts today,, Trammps are the template for House and even dubstep

Odd Future Hammerstein Ballroom Tuesday March 20, 2012

By Iman Lababedi | March 22, 2012

Though I didn’t like them nearly as much at T5, I can see how I might have preferred them if I was a teenager myself. As an adult, between the new album and the performances, Wolf Gang are the best pack around.

Portishead At Hammerstein Ballroom, Tuesday, October 5th, 2011 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | October 7, 2011

a four song cycle that may well have been the greatest moment in live music this year