Hugh Laurie & The Copper Bottom Band @ Town Hall

MANHATTAN, NY—Hugh Laurie may have a lot going for him as a two-time Golden Globe winner and six-time Emmy nominee, whose role as Dr. Gregory House on Fox’s hit series House made him one of TV’s top paid actors, but the Cambridge-educated Brit has a good reason to sing the …

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Endless Night Vampire Ball @ Club Octagon

NEW YORK, NY—Who says the goth scene is dying? Not if it’s up to fangsmith and impresario Fr. Sebastiaan. The host of this well-attended and spectacular costume ball has been promoting goth, vampire and now steampunk events in NYC since the 1990s. He hosts parallel events in New Orleans, Paris …

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Alice Cooper @ Mayo Performing Arts Center

MORRISTOWN, NJ—I have interviewed Alice Cooper three times in as many years around Halloween and each time the classic shock rocker tells me how he is in the best voice—sober and fit—and playing killer shows with killer musicians and how I should come out and see for myself. And so …

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Goo Goo Dolls/Matchbox Twenty @ Nikon at Jones Beach Theater

WANTAGH, NY—Matchbox Twenty and the Goo Goo Dolls hit the road together this year as co-headliners on the most anticipated tour of the summer.

The sold-out Aug. 17 show at New York’s outdoor waterside music haven, Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, held onto an emotional tone this year. The resistance …

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Placebo @ Terminal 5

NEW YORK, NY—Singer Brian Molko commented early on in the evening that it had been six years since he and bandmates of British group Placebo played an American stage. The evening was one of two performances this year for the band on U.S. soil and also happened to be part …

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Eros Ramazzotti @ Barclays Center

BROOKLYN, NY—This coming February will mark 30 years of fervid fan status for me and my circle of musically-worldly friends and family. First appearing at the 1984 San Remo Festival held in the Riviera resort town of the same name, this incredibly talented and charismatic punk Roman kid in a …

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Ginger Baker Jazz Confusion @ The Iridium

MANHATTAN, NY—Cream drummer Ginger Baker offered up his unique stew of Afrobeats to a loosely jazz configured combo that also included sax, congas and bass. The band let it flow from the swampy ethers of a Moroccan Kasbah to the steamy urban jungles of the Congo and back to the …

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City Of Dark Angels @ Saints & Sinners

NEW YORK, NY—Sir William Welles, noted for hosting the famed steampunk night “Chronologie” as well as the newly-expanded New Goth City website, presented—along with Venus—a dance club night at a surprisingly well-adapted Chinese bar, Saints & Sinners, aka Heavenly Bamboo on Manhattan’s Midtown East. The setup is pretty standard, with …

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Graham Nash @ City Winery

LOWER MANHATTAN, NY—CSN&Y member Graham Nash dished out the hits and some deep album cuts at a two-set performance at City Winery, taking on a catalogue that goes back to the mid-‘60s. From his first group, The Hollies, to Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young and its various configurations, onto the …

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New York Comic-Con @ Jacob Javits Convention Center

MANHATTAN, NY—Bigger than ever, New York Comic-Con is pretty much one big geekgasm for those who love comic books, superheroes, cosplay and anything related. And according to NYCC organizer ReedPOP, this year it broke their attendance records by a good 12 percent, with 130,000 people invading the Jacob Javits Convention …

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