Upcoming Concerts

Glen Campbell, Goes On And On

By Helen Bach | December 13, 2012

I find this stance to be inspirational if not downright finger pointing to the lesser performers who cancel a show for a hangnail. Rock on Glen, you’re the man.

Another Giant Festival by Promoter Goldenvoice For 2013?

By Alyson Camus | May 21, 2012

Goldenvoice and the city of Irvine have signed a contract that would allow the promoter to stage a multi-day music festival at the Orange County Great Park next year. At the center of Orange county, Irvine is at a convenient 40-mile-distance from downtown LA and they say that the festival could draw more than 150,000 people

It Is Spring Again, So It Must Be Time To Wish Theater At Westbury Was Closer

By Iman Lababedi | April 4, 2012

it is a fabolous room, it is the anti-T5: the gigs are in the round and so every single seat is killer.This year is pretty good as well (though not quite as good as long year). Oh, and notice Micky’s first area performance subsequent to Davy Jones death.

Pick Concerts Week Of February 27th, 2012

By Iman Lababedi | February 27, 2012

Last time I saw Van Halen was in 2007, at MSG as well, and they sucked. This time eound they’ve got a really good album to push and that means more than the usual “Panama” plus… so who knows right? Sold out, so if you’re not doing anything Wednesday try out Saint Motel at Mercury Lounge. And if you do have a tix, crack it early for Kool And The Gang

Fiona Apple Passwords For Bowery Ballroom And MHOW

By Iman Lababedi | February 23, 2012

Here you goMHOW = promise

Bowery Ballroom = Shadow

Pick Concerts Week Of December 26th, 2011

By Iman Lababedi | December 26, 2011

Handsome lads, those Gov’t Mules, aren’t they? I will be jamming down with the Southerners, most on leave from the Allman Brothers, this New Year’s Eve at Beacon Theater. What better way to make it past another year?

Pick Concerts Week Of December 19th, 2011

By Iman Lababedi | December 19, 2011

The surprise of the year has been Eric Contractor, whose debut album Night Escape, a baroque pop of immense power and beauty. Now we get to see him live on Wednesday at Sidewalk Cafe -a 7pm set.

Free show with Deadmau5, James Murphy, for the release of 'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo'

By Alyson Camus | December 17, 2011

I still don’t get why Deadmau5, James Murphy, Proxy and Eye are having this dance party while NIN Trent Reznor has composed the score of the movie, can someone explain?

Must See Concert: Shinobi Ninja At Gramercy Theater, December 18th, 2011

By Iman Lababedi | December 14, 2011

If seeing Shinobi isn’t enough to get you out of the house, how about this? Madina Lake are also on the bill. That did it, right? See you there.

Why I'm Going To See My Morning Jacket Tonight

By Iman Lababedi | December 14, 2011

I’ve been prepping for tonight except MMJ don’t have a set setlist except they open with the dreary “Victory Song”. The band have five albums, I know one of them very well, two of them OK, and the rest not so much

Pick Concerts Week of December 12th, 2011

By Iman Lababedi | December 12, 2011

Sold out MSG on Friday in a Facebook presale, Swedish House Party recently added a set at Roseland later that night. These guys are the monsters of House and the most eagerly awaited concert for dance denizens this season

Pick Concerts Week Of December 5th, 2011

By Iman Lababedi | December 5, 2011

Fever pitch excitement for Ryan Adams at the great Carnegie Hall on Tuesday. A solo acoustic set to go along with his acoustic recent release. I have zero prediction here. It could be the set of a life time or it could be a somnabulistic nightmare. But I can’t wait to find out.

A Mulish Happy New Year

By Iman Lababedi | December 4, 2011

had no intention of standing for three hours -otherwise I was open to persussion, The NO SRO meant Patti Smith (one of my finalists) was out and it also meant i was leaning hard towards Fitz And The Tantrums at the Gramercy. But they would lose.

A rock nyc December!

By Iman Lababedi | December 1, 2011

Swedish House Mafia is the biggie here, a swift sell out (in never got past the Facebook presale). This is a huge gig for them (I believe they’re recording it), not only is it at MSG -a big room by most standards, but for dance fans anyway, it is the biggest thing this side of Miami (Or Ibiza).

Howard Devoto & The Buzzcocks Reunite

By Helen Bach | November 30, 2011

For the first time since 1977 Devoto will front the infamous Buzzcocks which could be potentially be the most amazing (or pathetic) concert of all time.

Must See Gig: Laura Marling At The McKittrick Hotel, December 11th, 2011

By Iman Lababedi | November 29, 2011

She needs more “Ghosts” in her backpocket, and she needed to learn more from ex Charlie Fink. To put it bluntly, Laura’s songs are beautifully crafted, and she has a lovely voice, but they are not memorable enough. Stil, I would like to see her

Pick Concerts Week Of November 28th, 2011

By Iman Lababedi | November 28, 2011

Steve Wynn still sounds like Lou Reeds more harmonious kid brother, and Miracle 3 sound like the Byrds on acid, so Friday’s gig at Bowery Electric is a must see.

Pick Concerts, Week Of November 21st, 2011

By Iman Lababedi | November 21, 2011

So I am back on Tuesday (she is also performing Monday) for the Speak Now MSG stop. What do I expect? More of the same. Why am I going? Because it’s Taylor Swift.

Frank Ocean Adds Night At Bowery Ballroom -Sold Out, Of Course

By Iman Lababedi | November 19, 2011

Next year Frank Ocean will break big. The r&b soul man is not only a friend of Odd Future (his “She” with Tyler, The Creator, is a single of the year), he has two tracks on Watch The Throne, has two excellent singles and a mixtape floating around and instantaneously sold out two nights at Bowery Ballroom.

Must See Concert: Aretha Franklin Playing Valentine's Gigs At Radio City

By Iman Lababedi | November 16, 2011

Aretha at the same venue in September 2009 and have every intention of going again; that concert, with the spirit of Curtis Mayfield so close by, has reached mythic stature

This Might Be Fun: NEW CUTTING ROOM; EDWARD ROGERS CD RELEASE SHOW!, Thursday, November 17th, 2011

By Iman Lababedi | November 16, 2011

This seems awful weird but it might be a fun night out you know. Tomorrow at the cutting Room. And Syd Straw is playing. I dunno but I’ve heard of Biba so here is the info…

Pick Concerts Week Of November 14th, 2011

By Iman Lababedi | November 14, 2011

When last seen, Katy Perry was sucking bad at Jingle Ball 2010, so why go to see her at MSG on Wednesday. I dunno, for that whole pop zeitgiest thing maybe, for the entire pop moment experience… for, ah what the hell, just go.

Must See Concert: Jeff Magnum At BAM In January

By Iman Lababedi | November 12, 2011

The Neutral Milk Hotel cat came out of retirment this year and has played a handful of gigs about town -incuding Occupy Wall Street, But even if he played everyday, two nights, a Friday, Saturday no less, is a big big deal in indie land

Must See Concert: Jane Birkin, Sunday, December 11th, 2011

By Iman Lababedi | November 11, 2011

A chanteuse with a light voice and a saucy underneath, the sexy starlite never comes across even close to matronly though she must be in her 60s. D’accord?

Must See New Year's Eve Gig? Fitz And The Tantrums At Gramercy Theater

By Iman Lababedi | November 9, 2011

. If you have never seen Fitz And The Tantrums live, don’t let their recorded work fool you, this is a raucuous r&b daance band who can blow any stage apart.

Entire Albums Not Represented At Kanye West And Jay-Z Concert

By Iman Lababedi | November 7, 2011

I was surprised at some of the albums missing . Jay-Z passing on Kingdom Come Reasonable Doubt and American Gangster?Yeah weird but nothing compared to Kanye West’s ridiculous decision to ignore debatably his greatest achievement 808s And Heartbreak

Pick Concerts Week Of November 7th, 2011

By Iman Lababedi | November 7, 2011

MSG on Tuesday? Big time. Why? Not Jay-Z, who has been getting worse ever since his retirement at the very same venue. Who hasn’t toured behind Dark Fantasy and is playing songs from his masterpiece.

Must See Concert: Sunday Masquerade On Friday, November, 11th, 2011

By Iman Lababedi | November 4, 2011

a fave local band playing a week today

Blur To Tour US On 2012?

By Iman Lababedi | November 4, 2011

screw the english

Must See Concert: Megedeth Gigantour Saturday January 28th, 2012 Starring MOTORHEAD Plus Presale Code

By Iman Lababedi | November 3, 2011

Presale code:

Kanye West And Jay-Z Watch The Throne 2011 Setlist

By Iman Lababedi | November 2, 2011

rock nyc will be giving away a ticket to the Izod Show soon, till then here is the setlist… and what do I think? I think it's the album plus Greatest Hits. But how bad can that be?  1. H.A.M. 2. Who Gon Stop Me 3. Try A Little Tenderness 4. Otis 5. Welcome To…

Must See Concert: The Meat Puppets At Le Poison Rouge This Friday

By Iman Lababedi | November 1, 2011

hard rockin’ pro-hardcore Meat Puppets

Pick Concerts Week Of October 31st, 2011

By Iman Lababedi | October 31, 2011

A real treat

Hugh Jackman Knocking Em Dead On Broadway (Includes Setlist!)

By Iman Lababedi | October 29, 2011

there are no options but to check it out for yourself.

Green Day Playing Today At Studio At Webster Hall

By Iman Lababedi | October 27, 2011

Maybe one day when we become a big powerful website…

Pick Concerts Week Of October 24th, 2011

By Iman Lababedi | October 24, 2011

But will he sing “Darlin'”?

Z-100 Announce Jingle Ball 2011 Line-Up

By Iman Lababedi | October 22, 2011

a minimum of dicking around

Must See Concert: Titus Andronicus And Fucked Up At Le Poisson Rouge

By Iman Lababedi | October 19, 2011

At least its not Sunday

Must See Concert: Jay-Z And Kanye West At MSG, November 7th and 8th, 2011

By Iman Lababedi | October 18, 2011

the Throne at IZOD is not the same as the Throne at MSG

Pick Concerts Week Of October 17th, 2011

By Iman Lababedi | October 17, 2011

Tyler, Mellowhype, Frank Ocean -what’s not to like?

Paul Kantner's 70th Birthday Celebration At BB King's Tonight

By Iman Lababedi | October 15, 2011

didn’t realize it was Kantner’s 70th birthday tour round the States

Cliff Richard And Olivia Newton-John To Play Vegas?

By Iman Lababedi | October 12, 2011

“If I could just have one big hit I’d feel so much satisfaction.”

New Year's Eve 2011? Maybe Govt Mule

By Iman Lababedi | October 12, 2011

The good thing about jam band is that they are lick porno flicks, you can just watch em until you’re done.

Must See Gig: Real Estate To Play Astoria (Queens)… My Home!!

By Iman Lababedi | October 12, 2011

finally a concert I can walk to and free and 4pm on a Saturday

Pick Concerts Week Of October 10th, 2011

By Iman Lababedi | October 10, 2011

Eight wasn’t enough

John Fogerty To Play "Green River" In Its Entirety… Cheapest Tix $73

By Iman Lababedi | October 7, 2011

concert tickets are becoming a luxury item.

October In New England: Concerts To Shake The Leaves Off The Trees

By Helen Bach | October 6, 2011

Finally a great month for live music

Pitchforks Round-Up Of Autumn Releases 2011

By Iman Lababedi | October 6, 2011

all property is theft, motherfuckers

Ryan Adams Instantaneously Sells Out Hollywood Forever Cemetery

By Alyson Camus | October 5, 2011

when I saw the magic ‘Buy’ box appearing, it was already too late!

Must See Concert: Rob Drabkin To Play Arlene's Grocery, Thursday, October 13th At 7pm

By Iman Lababedi | October 5, 2011

an event from the Denver musician