Anti-Valentines Ball @ Jekyll @ Hyde Times Square

NEW YORK, NY—As far as Goth happenings go, there isn’t any topping the various events hosted by legendary impresario, Fr. Sebastiaan. From Berlin and Amsterdam to Miami, New Orleans and Paris, the notorious fang-maker (he prefers “fangmaster”) puts together the most memorable and entertaining balls and gatherings to be produced …

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The Collector’s Cabinet @ Morbid Anatomy Museum

BROOKLYN, NY—A wine and cheese party was held at this uniquely eccentric Brooklyn museum to celebrate the opening of a new, mind-boggling exhibition, called The Collector’s Cabinet, the second at this institution since its opening last June.

The festivities began when curator and co-founder Joanna Ebenstein introduced the exhibitors, each …

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Mae @ Highline Ballroom

MANHATTAN, NY—In 2001 in Norfolk, Virginia, vocalist/guitarist Dave Elkins (born Dave Gimenez) and drummer Jacob Marshall began what would become the indie emo band Mae by writing their first song, “Embers And Envelopes,” in Marshall’s living room. The band’s name is an acronym for “Multi-sensory Aesthetic Experience,” a course Marshall …

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Gogol Bordello @ Terminal 5

MANHATTAN, NY—Upon graduating from high school in the Ukraine in the late 1980s, Yevheniy Aleksandrovich Nikolayev-Simonov became active in Kiev’s burgeoning perestroika rock scene and started his musical career with the band Uksusnik (Vinegar Dispenser). The 1986 nuclear plant meltdown in Chernobyl changed the course of his life, however. His …

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Cat Stevens @ The Tower Theatre

UPPER DARBY, PA—At his first concert in the USA since the ’70s, Cat Stevens—who also goes by the name Yusuf these days—took on his catalogue, a new album and the controversy that has dogged him ever since he took on Islam. It was a magical night in celebration of the …

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Joseph Arthur @ City Winery

MANHATTAN, NY—Raised in Akron, Ohio, Joseph Arthur began writing and playing music in his early teens, after inheriting an electronic keyboard from his aunt and taking piano lessons. While in high school, at age 16, he played bass in a blues band. Days after graduation in 1990, he moved with …

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The 1975 @ Starland Ballroom

SAYREVILLE, NJ — In support of their self-titled debut album, English rockers The 1975 performed at Starland Ballroom alongside opening bands Young Rising Sons and CRUISR.

The 1975’s set included songs from their self-titled debut album as well as their four EPs, Facedown, Sex, Music For Cars, …

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Stars @ 9:30 Club

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Stars is a really weird band.

First, they’re incredibly organized. I’ve never seen the 9:30 Club stage look so clean; not only did each band member have their own designated spot on stage, but there was barely a wire in sight. I suppose after 15 years of touring, a …

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Slayer/Suicidal Tendencies/Exodus @ Wellmont Theater

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MONTCLAIR, NJ—Thrash legends Slayer performed an aggressive set with some incredible support from Suicidal Tendencies and Exodus at the Wellmont Theater in Montclair, NJ on Nov. 29, 2014. The thing that absolutely floored me the most was simply seeing Steve Zetro fronting Exodus for the first …

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Tame Impala @ Beacon Theatre

NEW YORK, NY — Tame Impala has enjoyed a relatively high profile since the release of 2012’s landmark album, Lonerism, including a Grammy nomination and mountains of critical acclaim.

Despite this, the band had remained somewhat quiet in the past year. Though the group had no new release to …

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