Slash/Aerosmith @ Boardwalk Hall

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ—With summer officially winding down, folks who decided to spend Labor Day weekend in Atlantic City might have made plans to see one of the best shows of the summer. Aerosmith was the headliner and Slash and Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators was the opener. Rock and roll …

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Open Stage @ Sidewalk Cafe

NEW YORK, NY—This Lower East Side bar and eatery has been hosting an open mic night every Monday since time immemorial. I have been dropping in from time to time since the mid-’90s when it was Ground Zero of the NYC amateur music scene. Since 2008, anti-folk icon Lach has …

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Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers/Steve Winwood @ PNC Bank Arts Center

HOLMDEL, NJ—If you get a chance to see Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, take it. You may find that you won’t be sure who has more fun: you or the band.

After playing together for 44 years, Petty and guitarist Mike Campbell don’t interact with each other as much as …

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AfroPunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park

BROOKLYN, NY—There was a time when being black and playing or listening to rock music was a novelty. White teens had embraced black artists since Little Richard in the 1950s, but only occasionally did we find black youth playing hard rock until Jimi Hendrix and Sly & The Family Stone …

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Arcade Fire @ Barclays Center

BROOKLYN, NY—Win Butler and Josh Deu met at high school in Montreal, Canada, and continued an exchange of musical ideas into their university years. The two university students founded Arcade Fire around 2001, soon adding a fellow music student, Régine Chassagne. The trio recorded a set of demos and began …

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Social Distortion @ Starland Ballroom

SAYREVILLE, NJ—The night at newly and gorgeously renovated Starland Ballroom started with two sedate opening bands, folk-rockers Johnny Two Bags and the garage band, The Whigs. Then, shortly after 10 p.m., long-surviving punk rockers Social Distortion exploded on stage playing the fast-paced “Road Zombie” with its relentless drumming and its …

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Counting Crows @ Irving Plaza

MANHATTAN, NY—It’s hard to imagine a band being any tighter, bolder, more emotional taught in one stage performance than Counting Crows tonight. It is hard to imagine the band could play any better, sound any better. From the moment they meander on stage, as if nonchalantly inviting you into a …

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Gathering Of The Vibes @ Seaside Park

“If we can only get the Senate and the House of Representatives to drum together, maybe we can end government gridlock.” – Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart

BRIDGEPORT, CT—At the 19th annual Gathering Of The Vibes in Bridgeport, Connecticut, jamheads united for a three-day fest of tunes and great food. …

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Lincoln Center Out Of Doors AmericanaFest @ Damrosch Park Bandshell

The annual Lincoln Center Out Of Doors free concerts at the Damrosch Park Bandshell, situated alongside the Metropolitan Opera, ended the 2014 season with an AmericanaFest series. What is Americana? It is a culture that is difficult to define, but its music draws from ageless sounds that are native to …

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The Sedona Effect @ Knitting Factory

BROOKLYN, NY—Inspired by the gritty extremes of her new digs in New York, singer/actress Kai Irina Hahn brought her EBM band to the Knitting Factory for its debut performance.

First up band Thorazine Unicorn, a very attractive and talented group, consists of a vocalist, guitar, bass and drums, but sounds …

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