Kris Kristofferson @ Sands Bethlehem Event Center

BETHLEHEM, PA—If there was a Cultural Mount Rushmore, Kris Kristofferson would be one of the faces chiseled out of stone. Looking every inch the rock star at 80, this bona-fide American Treasure—maybe the greatest living songwriter of them all—wore his cleanest dirty shirt and stumbled on the stage to meet …

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SIN/The Battle of Los Angeles/Schism @ Dingbatz

On March 3, Dingbatz hosted a sensational celebration to the ’90s with three spectacular tribute bands playing covers of the three giant bands that represented the musical highpoint of that decade.

 

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Starting early, but well-prepared, lead vocalist Byron led NIN cover band, SIN, in a 10-song set, starting …

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Kings of Chaos @ Irving Plaza

MANHATTAN, NY—The Rock N Roll All-Stars started with a short tour of South America in 2012 before becoming the recurring Kings of Chaos. The band was never meant to have a permanent lineup, but the initial core lineup included three musicians who had played in Guns N’ Roses: original GNR …

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Champagne Jam @ Webster Hall

MANHATTAN, NY—The Front Bottoms held its recurring holiday party, Champagne Jam, at all three rooms of Webster Hall on Dec. 18, 2016. Twelve bands performed this year, most playing for about a half hour while the headliner played for more than an hour. The Front Bottoms, Screaming Females, Brick + …

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Steve Earle @ Sellersville Theater

SELLERSVILLE, PA—Steve Earle spoke his heart and mind tonight as we all sang “Christmas In Washington” on Steve’s 62nd birthday. “I was in Canada during the election,” he said. “Good thing you can’t buy a gun in Canada or I would’ve shot myself.” He philosophized that “America has always had …

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Ian Maksin @ Le Poisson Rouge

MANHATTAN, NY—Internationally acclaimed cellist Ian Maksin brought his unique and eclectic style before a packed audience at popular nightclub and performance space Le Poisson Rouge on Bleeker Street in the heart of Greenwich Village on a Wednesday night following New Year’s Day. Now at the height of his life-long virtuosity, …

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Twenty One Pilots/Jon Bellion @ Prudential Center

NEWARK, NJ—Disclaimer: Anyone who knows me knows that Jon Bellion and Twenty One Pilots are tied at number one for my absolute favorite artist/band. Any fangirling from here on out is totally not my fault. The day I found out Bellion was supporting the U.S. leg of the Emotional Roadshow …

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The Epiphone Revolver Music Awards @ Webster Hall’s Grand Ballroom

Metallica, Megadeth, Anthrax, Slipknot, Pierce The Veil, and Gojira were among the trophy winners at the Epiphone Revolver Music Awards at Webster Hall’s Grand Ballroom on Dec. 13, 2016. Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine and SiriusXM’s José Mangin hosted the event, which featured live performances by Megadeth, Anthrax, Zakk Wylde, Lacuna Coil, …

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Second Annual Velvet Elk Holiday Extravaganza @ Bowery Ballroom

MANHATTAN, NY—The Second Annual Velvet Elk Holiday Extravaganza at the Bowery Ballroom on Dec. 10 served three purposes. First, it was a showcase of the Velvet Elk record company’s roster of musicians; the concert featured performances by Jesse Malin, Tommy Stinson’s Cowboys In The Campfire, Don DiLego & The Touristas, …

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The Third Annual Ally Coalition Talent Show @ Webster Hall’s Grand Ballroom

MANHATTAN, NY—Musical artists Jack Antonoff of fun. and Bleachers, Andrew Dost of fun., Lorde, Carly Rae Jepsen, Charli XCX, and Lauren Mayberry of CHVRCHES, and comedians Jacqueline Novak, Jordan Carlos, Hasan Minhaj, and Antonoff’s girlfriend, Lena Dunham, helped the not-for-profit Ally Coalition generate awareness and more than $100,000 in support …

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