Hip-Hop/Classical Synthesis: Ensemble Mik Nawooj

Ensemble Mik Nawooj comes out of Oakland, California, to debut their Death Become Life at the Apollo Music Café at the foot of the historic Apollo Theater on 125th Street in Harlem March 4. Band leader JooWan Kim has written and arranged this ambitious work as the follow-up to …

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Have A Heart: Daddy Tapes Benefit

The 31st annual Daddy Tapes Benefit for the American Heart Association goes down Sunday, March 12, at the Parkside Lounge on East Houston Street in Manhattan. Famed New York City rocker Bill Popp has been a staple to the scene since the ’70s, and he hosts this yearly event …

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Americana Is The Only Good Country Today: Forlorn Strangers

Nashville Tennessee’s string quintet Forlorn Strangers will perform at The Acopian Ballroom of the State Theatre in Easton, PA on Friday, Feb. 24. This Americana band has been on the road for the duration of 2016. Their vocal harmony, strong stringed prowess and compositional chops make them much more …

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Check Yes, Anniversary Tour!: We The Kings

Just when 2016 had succeeded in being the most nostalgic year music and tour wise, 2017 started chasing that title, even now only in the second month. We The Kings is a pop rock band that has been around as long as I could remember, but really since 2005. Their …

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Alfredo Rodriguez: You Cannot Cage A Tocororo

One of the more intriguing artists about town this week has to be pianist/composer Alfredo Rodriguez. When he plays New York City’s Jazz Standard (116 E 27) for four nights Feb 9-12, he’ll bring his same world-beat international A-Game as heard on his brilliant Tocororo (Mack Avenue Records). There’s no …

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Watch Gina Royale’s New Music Video For Her Song “Let’s Just Kiss”

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A Boy At Play: Colin Hay

Born in Scotland, raised in Australia, Colin Hay, 63, fronted Men At Work in the ‘80s to massive success but quit being a man at work when he became a California boy at play in the ‘90s. That’s when his solo work artistically eclipsed his younger band days. He …

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New Year, New Shows: Justin Townes Earle

At the beginning of each new year, we make a list of resolutions. These “resolutions” are tasks we hope to achieve, and they could be big or small. For musicians, it could be something as grandiose as planning out a new record, or even as little as playing a single …

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Night Song on NYE: Savoir Adore

Pop-rock duo Savoir Adore have a lot to be celebrating in 2016. They released their first full-length in four years, The Love That Remains, and a new lineup. Lauren Zetter, previously of Panama Wedding, replaced longtime member Deidre Munro in 2014. They will be performing a special New Year’s …

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Fuck You, 2016: Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes

Between Prince, Bowie, Leonard Cohen and Trump, 2016 can kiss my ass. So there’s no better way to say good riddance to arguably the worst year in decades than to head on down the shore to get rowdy with Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes at the Count Basie Theatre

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