Haale @ Joe’s Pub

NEW YORK, NY—Bronx-born and of Persian descent, Haale listened to musicians like Jimi Hendrix and Persian singer Hayedeh a lot while growing up. She didn’t pick up a guitar until 1996, but once she did, she began to create music that fuses together both ’60s psychedelic rock and traditional Sufi, …

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Stephen Stills @ New York Society For Ethical Culture

NEW YORK, NY—It was a night of ripping guitars and nighttime lullabies by Stephen Stills, as the mischievous man in the middle of the CSN franchise took on the spotlight offering up the hits and some misses from his illustrious 40-plus year career.

He mixed it up, playing the obvious …

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Stephen Marley @ Nokia Theatre

NEW YORK, NY—With stenciled road cases bearing the name “Tuff Gong” littering the stage and rhythms of African transcendence blaring though the house speakers, there is only one plausible assumption of who is hiding deep in the belly of the Manhattan venue.

Just off the heels of a performance at …

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Levon Helm @ Midnight Ramble

WOODSTOCK, NY—Try to remember the last time you went to a see a band at Giants Stadium. Remember all the people? Remember how far you had to walk from the parking lot and how far your expensive seats were from the stage? Remember how bad the sound was?

Now try …

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Butch Walker And The Let’s Go Out Tonites @ Stone Pony / Irving Plaza

Easily one of the best performers, songwriters, and singers of our time—whose notoriety spans from performing to producing—Butch Walker has been luring audiences in for over a decade now, seeking and gaining ownership of their eyes and ears on any given night. Some call him “over-exaggerated.” I call him a …

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Iggy And The Stooges @ United Palace Theatre

NEW YORK, NY—The reunited Stooges performed for a sold out crowd at the United Palace Theatre on April 9. The band, who was supported by Sistas In The Pit, a West Coast punk band hand picked by Iggy Pop himself, brought all of the excitement and insanity that fans of …

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Buddy Guy @ Kimmel Center

PHILADELPHIA, PA—“Gypsy woman told my mama, before I was born,” softly whispers Buddy Guy in front of a dead silent capacity crowd at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia. “Gonna’ make pretty woman scream and shout” he continues, as isolated vocal bursts of frenzied response ring off the acoustically impeccable concert …

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The Heartless Bastards @ Maxwell’s

HOBOKEN, NJ—Before opening for seasoned high-profile troubadour Lucinda Williams at Radio City Music Hall, upstart Cincinnati trio The Heartless Bastards seized the stage two nights hence inside Hoboken’s hallowed backroom landmark, Maxwell’s. Taking advantage of transitory headlining status, the powerhouse blues-y triad delivered a well-received hour-and-a-half set filled to the …

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Sleepytime Gorilla Museum @ Bowery Ballroom

NEW YORK, NY—Leaning against the railing of The Bowery Ballroom’s second floor between sets and looking down at the crowd assembled below, I felt rather omniscient. I could just make out some conversations below, or at the very least follow them, among hipsters, impressionable women and hopeless art-rock fans. It …

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The Shins @ The Theater At MSG

NEW YORK, NY—As I took my seat, I found myself in a much more intimate setting than I thought I would encounter at Madison Square Garden; there was a General Admission area up near the stage, which was already half full of devoted Shins fans who must have arrived there …

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