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Live Review: Composer Randy Edelman Live at Chelsea T&S “2nd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Massacre” 03/16/24 and Record Release in NYC

By admin | March 17, 2024

There was an infinite vitality of velvet green flowing deliciously through the air as Composer Randy Edelman presented his 2nd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Massacre at the trendy new nightspot Chelsea Table & Stage in the heart of NYC on March 16, 2024….. a vivacious close to the spirited Irish Parade. His music is the…

Sneak Pre-Review: “Put A Little Love in Your Heart” by Jackie DeShannon Ft. DRMAGDN

By Meredith Grant | February 5, 2024

we’ve never needed it more than we do now…

“Make Me Better” By Australian Pop Star Luke Harrison Re-Enters The Billboard AC Charts At #26

By admin | January 17, 2024

triumphant return to the Billboard AC Charts

David Blaine Presents Asi Wind’s Inner Circle Off-Broadway Magic Show At The Judson Theatre In NYC

By admin | October 25, 2023

one of magic’s most influential thinkers and performers

Irene Michaels Returns To New York City To Perform “Reaching For The Stars” At Chelsea Table & Stage Friday, September 22nd, 2023 In NYC

By Jimmy Star | August 11, 2023

Get your tickets

Randy Edelman: Walking on Hallowed Ground via Most Accomplished Composer on the Planet Stars Live at Chelsea T&S in NYC 6/9/23

By Caroline Black | June 11, 2023

Randy showcases the moments of his life and career

THE AMERICAN RELICS Highly Anticipated New Single “My Impala” Now Available Worldwide On Tribeca Records

By admin | April 14, 2023

THE AMERICAN RELICS new single “My Impala” is now available worldwide on Tribeca Records. THE AMERICAN RELICS are a new band comprised of world-class musicians that have come together to share in the experience of particular related musical concepts, which are:  to bring by way of original music the sounds and feel of not only…

Antonio and Christian Anderson Speak Out On “THEY DIDN’T BELIEVE IN US. GOD DID Inspirational Apparel

By Eileen Shapiro | April 14, 2023

“A House Productions”(Antonio, Darrell, Christian, Bryce and Blair Anderson) have created a sensational, inspirational, and inescapable edgy new apparel line trademarked “THEY DIDN’T BELIEVE IN US. GOD DID” ….words of enlightenment. The new clothing line was conceived by serial entrepreneur, and inventor Antonio Anderson when galvanized by the Instagram of a world-renowned celebrity. Antonio thought it…

Happy Anniversary!!

By Helen Bach | April 8, 2023

it moved on as most of us have

Live Review: Daisy Jopling: “The Iridium” New York City January 13, 2023

By admin | January 24, 2023

an eloquence at its highest level

Biding Our Time In 2023

By Iman Lababedi | January 8, 2023

a tipping point

Stacey Toy Guests On “If These Walls Could Talk” With Hosts Wendy Stuart and Tym Moss Wednesday, November 9th, 2022

By Jimmy Star | November 4, 2022

live from Pangea Restaurant on the Lower Eastside

Artist Cartel Invites You to The Hamptons Fine Art Fair July 14-17, 2022 at the Southampton Fairgrounds

By Jimmy Star | July 11, 2022

The Hamptons Fine Art Fair takes place July 14-17, 2022  at the Southampton Fairgrounds.

SoHo Technique Powered By WeDream Presents NFT.NYC Exclusive Evening in Augmented Reality June 22nd, 2022

By admin | June 7, 2022

Soho Technique powered by WeDream presents an NFT.NYC exclusive evening in augmented reality on Wednesday, June 22nd, 2022.

“Irradiance” At The Paramount Hudson Valley Theater In Peekskill, NY Sunday May 22nd, 2022 3 PM ET Presented By The Daisy Jopling Music Mentorship Foundation

By Jimmy Star | May 1, 2022

“Irradiance” Featuring the Daisy Jopling Band, Orchestra 914 and Local Students Takes Place at the Hudson Valley Theater in Peekskill, NY 5/22/22 3 PM ET.

Jay Michaels Guests On “If These Walls Could Talk” With Hosts Wendy Stuart and Tym Moss 2/16/22

By Jimmy Star | February 13, 2022

Jay Michael will be a featured guest on “If These Walls Could Talk” with hosts Wendy Stuart and Tym Moss on Wednesday, February 16th, 2022 at 2 PM ET live from the infamous Pangea Restaurant.

Frank Pallett Benefit Tribute Show Friday February 4th, The Chance Theater, Poughkeepsie, NY

By Jimmy Star | February 3, 2022

To the man that booked the shows, put you on a list, gave you a shift when you needed some help or poured you that drink at the end of the night…now is the time to give back.

ROCK STAR REVIEW: Tony Moore “Never Gonna Say Goodbye”

By Eileen Shapiro | January 19, 2022

.“Never Gonna Say Goodbye” is as touching as brushing against the wings of an Angel.

Rockstar Review: April Rose Gabrielli

By Meredith Grant | November 12, 2021

April Rose Gabrielli’s musical career is constantly soaring and spiraling upwards.

Rock Star Review: Sherry Nelson – SuperModel, TV Host, Media Personality

By Meredith Grant | October 27, 2021

Nothing can dim the light that sparkles within

Jon Butcher To Appear At SohoJohnny’s 9/11 Music & Fashion Celebrity Benefit Gala Concert 9/11/21 In NYC

By Jimmy Star | September 2, 2021

Jon Butcher To Appear At SohoJohnny’s 9/11 Music & Fashion Celebrity Benefit Gala Concert 9/11/21 In NYC

Grammy Nominee Jon Butcher’s Highly Anticipated New Album “Special Day” Now Available Worldwide

By Jimmy Star | August 16, 2021

Grammy-nominated guitarist Jon Butcher is one of a select handful of influential recording artists who emerged from the legendary ’80s Boston music scene. MTV videos, hit songs, and incendiary live performances comprise the underpinnings of a rich music career that continues today.

Rocky Kramer’s Rock & Roll Tuesdays Presents “Treasures of the Unknown ” on August 10th, 7 PM PT on Twitch

By Jimmy Star | August 9, 2021

Rocky Kramer’s Rock & Roll Tuesdays Presents “Treasures of the Unknown ” on August 10th, 7 PM PT on Twitch

Rhonda Swan “An Unstoppable Global Phenomena”

By Eileen Shapiro | June 10, 2021

Rhonda Swan doesn’t allow her dreams to get in the way of her actions.

A Conversation with Singer/Songwriter Madeleine Kaye From The Latin Supergroup Juliana

By Eileen Shapiro | May 23, 2021

Juliana to release new single “Petty Boys” summer 2021

Country Music Star Brei Carter Releases Highly Anticipated New Single “Smiling”

By admin | March 12, 2021

destined to be a country music star or a star of any kind

Steven P. Hamm “A Filmmakers Dream”

By Eileen Shapiro | March 11, 2021

a retired army helicopter pilot he fits the role as anything military and any casting director could take advantage of his experience….

Joe Mantegna Guests On The Simonetta Lein Show On SLTV

By Jimmy Star | March 11, 2021

  Joe Mantegna has held a prominent acting career for decades, having starred in renowned films and television series, from The Godfather III, to the iconic American animated series, The Simpsons. In 2014 Joe received the Lifetime Achievement award for his dedication to the community and craft of acting. Mantegna wrapped up his role as…

AniMaze X “Heavy Metal With A Twist of Innocence”

By Jimmy Star | January 18, 2021

refreshing musical epiphany

Happy Birthday To rock nyc’s Alyson Camus

By Iman Lababedi | April 1, 2020

a nightfly who spends her time detailing the LA club scene for us

rock nyc Want To Get Into The Aggregation Business!

By Iman Lababedi | March 5, 2020

every record label and have them send a consistently updated list of new releases

Today Is April 8th -rock nyc’s Ten Year Anniversary

By Iman Lababedi | April 8, 2019

an irrelevant, and also irreverent, waste of time

Singles And Albums Are Both Dead

By Iman Lababedi | September 11, 2018


Eight Days A Week: If You Are Going To A Concert, Here Is When To Go

By Iman Lababedi | May 7, 2018

spoiled for choice

rock nyc Films A Commercial

By Iman Lababedi | August 14, 2017

many highlights, mostly highlights, even all highlights.

rock nyc Is On Christmas Vacation But Will Be Back New Year’s Eve

By Iman Lababedi | December 29, 2016

essentially we will be black till December 31st

Hail To The Chief!

By Helen Bach | October 8, 2016

Happy Birthday!

rock nyc Gets In The Aggregating News Business

By Iman Lababedi | March 28, 2016

If we see rock nyc as a vision of modern pop in 2016, and since I have ZERO resources, perhaps it makes sense to do it this way as well

Happy New Year From rock nyc

By Iman Lababedi | January 1, 2016

On to 2016 we go


By Iman Lababedi | July 9, 2015

Yes, folks, Friday is the new Tuesday and if you have had to spend an extra three days listening to Neil Young, now praise the Lord Alight the long wait is over and when you go on Spotify or Apple Play or Rdio, there they will be waiting at 5am tomorrow, all shiny and new and ready to be ripped apart by your friendly neighborhood rock critic.

Not With The Band: Age Of Death In Music By Genres

By Alyson Camus | April 7, 2015

The average age of death of this list is 56.6 without the last two, and 58.3 when they are included, and despite the fact that this quick survey is far from being an extensive study, this shows that, this year too, musicians died very young and the numbers verify the studies.

Will Everybody At Concerts Shut Up

By Iman Lababedi | March 29, 2015

The rule of thumb is, if you at a standing room only gig and you are near the stage shut up, if you’re in the back, well, ok, we can live with it. This is no longer the case. This is reaching epidemic proportions, silence please. A concert is not the time or place to discuss Daddy’s operation or Mary’s divorce so shut up and let me watch the show in peace.

That Was The Week That Was: February 9th, 2015

By Iman Lababedi | February 17, 2015

the harshest winter I can remember living through continues with a cold snap that has left even the thieves and murderers unwilling to brave the weather and all of us stranded in our apartments and houses. God help the homeless, deadly cold and brutal loneliness.

Repetition, Music, Streaming

By Iman Lababedi | February 12, 2015

Whatever magic music weaves now it isn’t the magic of old, you don’t listen to it and think that you are finding the deep insides of an album, you can’t unlock or maybe even notice great albums the way you once did. Because one of the ingredients is missing, time

Living With Vinyl

By Iman Lababedi | February 6, 2015

Vinyl: you had to share your live in space with albums: music became a roommate, in order to own music the only way to own music, was to co-exist with music, physically involve yourself with music.

The rock nyc Grading System Explained

By Iman Lababedi | January 9, 2015

Controversy reigns here at New York over the rock nyc grading system, I get accosted in the streets, and at night clubs, gay bars, nude beaches, and Michelin approved restaurants and there is only one question: what the heck is with these grades? They make no sense…

The Twelve Days Of rock nyc Christmas, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | December 25, 2014

Yes, folks it’s a tradition and not a particularly inspired one either but here is the rock nyc 12 days of Christmas. The gone but not forgotten person is Donna McElroy who died of cancer January 23, 2014. The launch of a new improved rock nyc isn’t a joke, we figure January 16, 2015…

The Rock Critic As Accountant

By Iman Lababedi | September 6, 2014

What has happened through the years is I have tried harder and harder to organize the music I listen to so I don’t miss stuff, forget stuff, as I reach the end of the year. It is like tending a garden, or maybe being an accountant, reviewing becomes about being access information and organize it as simply as you can.

rock nyc's Mary Rudzis Goes To College

By Iman Lababedi | August 25, 2014

I wish Mary was still that little girl who wrote for me five years, but change just is and I know how proud her Mommy is over Mary’s constant successes. As am I, though I have nothing to do with it except look at the last five years with a certain sadness she will never be that little girl again.

"Longer Than You've Been Alive (If You're Five)" (a rock nyc parody!)

By Iman Lababedi | June 3, 2014

rock nyc parody of Old 97’s new classic song of life on the road and let me say this, because I believe it, there is something mythic about spending your life writing about music: it is one of the loneliest pursuits known to people and we do it because… Hours before Old 97’s play Webster Hall feel free to sing along!