The Meat Puppets: Fresh Cuts

Widely regarded as one of the first indie rock bands when they combined psychedelic rock and country with punk, the Meat Puppets have hit the road again with two thirds of their original lineup. 30 years after first hitting the Arizona punk scene they are celebrating the release of their …

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Bang On A Can At World Financial Center Winter Garden

Outdoor concerts are by far the best thing about summer for any music enthusiast, and who doesn’t love ones that are free? The River To River Festival was founded in 2002 with the aim of using the arts as a tool to revitalize Lower Manhattan and, since all the shows …

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The Proclaimers Encourage Scottishness

The Proclaimers are, undoubtedly, the most awesome Scottish one-hit wonders ever. It’s not just because of their famous (or infamous) hit, “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles),” or because they both look like infant turtles. It’s because their music is among the most beautiful and heartfelt modern folk music. Experience them …

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Kylesa: Demons Of Defilement And Delusion

Kylesa is a band that, like many others, formed from the ashes of another project. But that is about as close as they’ll get to being similar to other bands. The metal band from Savannah, Georgia, has an unusual name in addition to an atypical line-up and sound. This spring …

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Official Amp Of Approval

We all know that it’s not the guitar that matters, but the person playing. But what guitarist out there doesn’t love obsessing over the latest in high-tech, shiny, glowing, futuristic-looking gear? Feel free to unleash your inner gearhead at the Amp Show on May 9, a local trade show for …

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Iron Maiden Flight 666

Never letting a camera go backstage before, legendary British rockers Iron Maiden are finally letting fans take a peek at their super rock stardom lifestyle. The worldwide release of the full length documentary film, Iron Maiden: Flight 666, is an intimate, behind the scenes encounter of the band on …

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Cyril Neville Gets Down At Sullivan Hall

No band was more representative of Southern roots-based R&B and soul than the legendary Neville Brothers. Playing with the royalty of rock and jazz like Carlos Santana, Keith Richards, and Branford Marsalis, the band fused New Orleans mood with funk and jazz to create an entirely new sound in African-American …

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Catch A Red Fly/Blue Bottle

Let’s imagine that you have just found out that your companion has gone off to fight in a secret war for reasons that you are not privy to and has left you all alone with only an elderly entomologist for company. Apparently, the best way to tell your story is …

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Screaming Females: Don’t Let The Name Fool You

Female shredders are few and far between, and even harder to come by are those that play despite bleeding fingers. Delve into the New Brunswick music scene, however, and one is sure to find legions of fans who will attest that Marissa Paternoster fits that description and then some. She …

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The Paper Jets: Origami Rock

Much like real jet planes, The Paper Jets soar through the air, creating a loud, booming noise in the process. Their music, however, is much less airborne, hopping easily from airy acoustic pop to driving rock. An ensemble of four strapping young lads from Jersey, The Paper Jets are preparing …

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