Vans Warped Tour @ PNC Bank Arts Center

HOLMDEL, NJ — Ending the Fourth of July weekend on a strong note, the Vans Warped Tour finally made its way back to the Garden State by kicking-off their first string of East Coast dates at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel. From the youngsters who are experiencing their …

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Jex Thoth/Agalloch @ Irving Plaza

MANHATTAN, NY—Vocalist Jessica Toth started out in a band called Totem in 2005 in Slab City, California. After two years and one EP, the band evolved into Jex Thoth, which became Toth’s new name as well as the band’s new name, and relocated to Madison, Wisconsin. Jex Thoth released its …

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Say Anything @ Starland Ballroom

SAYREVILLE, NJ—10 years after the release of the cult favorite …Is A Real Boy, Say Anything are captivating listeners and creating relevant and engaging music. The group premiered their latest LP, Hebrews, in June, marking their sixth full-length album over the course of their 14-year career. In support …

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Blind Boys Of Alabama/Taj Mahal @ State Theatre

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—The Blind Boys Of Alabama opened for Taj Majal on June 18 at the New Jersey State Theatre, where they easily managed to eclipse the headliner in terms of intensity and audience appeal. “Boys” is a bit of a misnomer for the six-time Grammy-winning gospel group formed way …

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Paramore/Fall Out Boy @ PNC Bank Arts Center

HOLMDEL, NJ—After an unexpected hiatus from Fall Out Boy and a near breakup from Paramore, the two punk rock bands came back to perform at New Jersey’s PNC Bank Arts Center to promote their new albums as well as bring back some of their popular classics.

The opening act, New …

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4Knots Music Festival @ South Street Seaport

MANHATTAN, NY—Synthesizers, samples and loops dominate radio and music sales charts, but at the 4Knots Music Festival at the South Street Seaport, it was the jangly, noisy guitar that ruled. In the past, the two stages were near each other, so as the music stopped at one stage, the music …

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A Musical Tribute To Paul Colby @ The Bitter End

MANHATTAN, NY—The Bitter End was established in 1961 as a small music club on Bleecker Street in Greenwich Village, but it was the launching pad for the careers of hundreds of musicians and comedians. In its heydays in the 1960s and 1970s, the late Paul Colby provided a stage and …

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Mastodon @ Terminal 5

MANHATTAN, NY—2014 appears to be a busy year for Mastodon. Not only do they welcome their latest full-length, Once More ‘Round The Sun, but they also have a full year of touring. In May, they decided to hit the road with their friends in Gojira and Kvelertak before promoting …

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Fucked Up @ Bowery Ballroom

MANHATTAN, NY—Fucked Up formed as a hardcore punk band in 2001 in Toronto, Canada, by high school friends who were inspired by first- and second-wave hardcore bands. Fucked Up recorded dozens of releases, and despite having a name that cannot be printed in the New York Times and other media, …

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Maximo Park @ Gramercy Theatre

MANHATTAN, NY—Guitarist Duncan Lloyd, keyboardist Lukas Wooller, bassist Archis Tiku and drummer Tom English formed Maxïmo Park as an avant garde rock band in 2000 in Newcastle, England. The band took its name from Máximo Gómez Park in Miami, Florida, where many Cubans play dominos. At first a largely instrumental …

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