The Porter Block Block Party!

With a name that sounds like a New Jersey construction company, Porter Block basks in the glory of his hometown at Rockwood Music Hall on Aug. 12. For his upcoming album, Gowanus Yacht Club, Porter assembled an army of local songwriters to help him compile a document of …

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Please, No Dildo Jokes: Steely Dan At The Beacon

Thirty years after the release of their landmark opus, Gaucho, jazz-rock pioneers Steely Dan tour around the nation playing the album in its entirety, along with numerous other classics from their late-’70s period of nigh-insane productivity. Playing three more nights at the Beacon Theatre from Aug. 10 to 12

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John Hughes Reported Dead At 59

According to what is rapidly becoming a celebrity deathwatch site, TMZ has reported that John Hughes is dead today at the age of 59 from an apparent heart attack while on a morning walk. The director of The Breakfast Club, Pretty In Pink and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off was …

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Get Some Free Punk: The Gaslight Anthem, Fake Problems, The Casualties, Big D and the Kids Table, et al.

SideOneDummy are doing a neat contest/free sampler download over at sideonedummy.com. In addition to a 10-song sampler (tracklist and link below), you’re entered into a giveaway to win test pressings of a bunch of SideOneDummy releases, including Gaslight Anthem’s The ’59 Sound, a split 7-inch from Chuck Ragan and …

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Walter Trout’s Freshwater Blues

Jersey’s own blues guitarist Walter Trout has played next to legends as Percy Mayfield, Deacon Jones, and John Lee Hooker. Known for giving a hard rock edge to blues, Trout is celebrating his 20-year solo career with his new album Unspoiled By Progress. He will be playing at Mexicali

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Bat For Lashes In NYC

Bat For Lashes’ Natasha Khan (for all intents and purposes, Bat For Lashes is Natasha Khan) has a knack for maintaining the delicate balance between gothic moodiness and precious pop. The British singer’s masterful songcraft and genre-blending—which finds her combining ‘80s synths, orchestral pop, and whatever other musical ideas …

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It’s Always Sunny Play The Beacon Theater! Crazy!

Okay, it’s not exactly music news, but it’s news. The cast of It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia will be performing their play, The Nightman Cometh (the subject of season 4’s finale) on Sept. 16 at the Beacon Theatre. The Beacon? I remember twiddling my thumbs nervously for a good …

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Phil Cody @ Rockwood Music Hall

A direct descendent of Buffalo Bill Cody, Los Angeles songwriter Phil Cody follows in the free, rambling spirit of his ancestor. He’s been a self-imposed exile from the music business since the beginning of the decade, but now, he’s working on a new record, restarting his career with a bunch …

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Open Auditions

Are you into randomly bursting into song and dancing around in brightly colored clothing? MGM is looking to give talented actors, singers, musicians, and dancers a chance at fame. The grand prize winner will receive $5,000 cash, a photo spread in OK! Magazine, a five day/four night trip to …

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Crossing Cultures

You would think that Afromotive is going to be another shitty Parliament Funkadelic tribute band with their nine members and dreaded back-up dancers, but they’re actually an eclectic powerhouse of sound. Mixing funk, West African rhythms and jazz styles, along with a heavy horn section, Asheville, NC, band Afromotive creates …

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