Veil Of Maya: Metal Matriarch

The Chicago-bred metalcore group Veil Of Maya will continue their stint on the ninth annual Summer Slaughter Tour at the Electric Factory on Aug. 5, the Starland Ballroom on Aug. 9, and Webster Hall on Aug. 12. The band is also celebrating the release of their fifth …

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Mad Decent Block Party: Block Bash In Brooklyn

Diplo’s Mad Decent Block Party, only eight years old, has come a long way from its origins in a tent between Philly’s 12th and Spring Garden Street. The festival is now en route to Coney Island’s MCU Park from Aug. 8-9. The acts have also gotten bigger and …

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Toto: Fourteenth Time’s A Charm

Back in the late ‘70s and early ‘80s, Toto released friendly rock hits like “Rosanna,” “Hold The Line,” and “Africa.” Now, with their newest release, Toto XIV, charting in nine countries, the band is still kicking 38 years later. They’ll be playing Newark’s NJPAC on Aug. 8, Atlantic …

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Your Guide To The 2015 Vans Warped Tour

America’s largest, longest-running traveling music festival is back. Now in its 21st year, the Vans Warped Tour will feature old favorites like Simple Plan and Black Veil Brides, as well as newer, different bands and genres. Watch for them in Camden’s Susquehanna Bank Center on July 10, Wantagh’s Jones Beach …

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36 Crazyfists: Addicting Alt-Rock

No, Slipknot didn’t take the masks off: it’s just 36 Crazyfists, back in Sayreville for their upcoming show at the Starland Ballroom on July 10, and in Reading at the Reverb in Reading, PA on July 9. They’re a quintessential moody alt-rock group, but one that can …

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Crystal Bright & The Silver Hands

When the cabaret-ish, dark folk-ish Crystal Bright & The Silver Hands start to play, one can easily think of Helena Bonham Carter in Les Miz, of a Renaissance fair at night, of every Tim Burton movie ever. Bright now brings her chill and doom to their latest release, The

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Joywave: Feeling Good Now

Rochester’s quirky electronic/alt-rock quintet, Joywave, is wrapping up a busy few months. Mustachioed frontman Daniel Armbruster, along with Sean Donnelly, Joseph Morinelli, Paul Brenner, and Benjamin Bailey, dropped their first EP, How Do You Feel Now? late last year, and followed with a U.S. tour alongside Bleachers. Listen to …

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State Fair Meadowlands: East Rutherford Entertains

The State Fair Meadowlands is back, this time from June 19 to July 5 at the State Fair Meadowlands Fairgrounds (next to MetLife Stadium). This year will feature the usual family-friendly entertainment: fireworks on Independence Day weekend, a petting zoo, a sky ride (bird’s-eye views of New York from the …

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The Dø: Shaking Over The States

Electro-pop duo The Dø are bringing their Franco-Finnish stylings to the U.S. this June. Performing songs from their new album, Shake Shook Shaken, the two will be coming to Boot And Saddle in Philadelphia on June 9, and then Bowery Ballroom in New York on June 10. …

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Second Saturday Record And CD Collectors Expo: Come And Collect

Celebrating its 25th year of record-collecting convergences, the Second Saturday Record and CD Collectors Expo will take place June 13 in the Fireman’s Hall Parish in Wayne. The show promises dealers from New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Ohio, Massachusetts, and Connecticut, and will offer all sorts of collectible …

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