Ziggy Marley @ Bowery Ballroom

Bob Marley’s eldest son Ziggy lit up The Bowery Ballroom with a smoking set of roots, rock and reggae. Whereas brother Damien’s Welcome To Jamrock is a contemporary take on the genre, combining dancehall and rap in its wake, Ziggy’s is a down home, grass roots affair where the love …

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Silver Mt. Zion @ First Unitarian Church

If one wishes to experience the closest thing to a perfect night of musical entertainment, they need only buy a ticket to the next Silver Mt. Zion show in their area. Luckily for me, I only live about an hour from where they played on July 31. For the price …

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Rob Thomas & Jewel @ PNC Bank Arts Center

HOLMDEL, NJ—When a band can make something extraordinary out of their songs onstage and they become above and beyond their original intention, that’s an achievement. Only few bands can truly do it well. Matchbox Twenty was one of them. Rob Thomas’ solo band is filled with strong musicians, but they …

by   |  07/26/2006  |  Comments Off on Rob Thomas & Jewel @ PNC Bank Arts Center

Moogfest @ BB King’s

NEW YORK, NY—B.B. King’s once again played host to Moogfest the annual festival that honors the inventor and godfather of electronic music Robert Moog (1937-2005) and the revolutionary analog synthesizer that bears his name. This year’s lineup included prog rock legend Keith Emerson, jazz-rock legend Jan Hammer, Mahavishnu Project, Roger …

by   |  07/19/2006  |  Comments Off on Moogfest @ BB King’s

Radiohead @ Theater at MSG

Radiohead bass player Colin Greenwood told Rolling Stone that last Christmas the band decided to go on tour to try out their new songs “because otherwise we feared we would just go mad in Oxford.” Thankfully, the band managed to escape their hometown ennui and came to New York for …

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David Gilmour @ Radio City

Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour took on the sold-out crowd at Radio City for the second night of his North American tour lobbing bouts of lightweight pop at the crowd at first, then steamrolling it with a second set of cosmic rock from planet x

Backed by a killer backup …

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Prince @ Nokia Theatre

Every so often, the clouds above unexpectedly part and you’re graced with the light of great fortune. This could come in the form of love or an unforeseen scholastic or professional achievement or, in this case, a private Prince concert. Either way, you walk away having experienced something completely exciting …

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Mudvayne @ Starland Ballroom

What happens when you cross a barrage of maniacal metal with a trippy alt-core juggernaut; some thundering and lightning-fast grooves; and an in-your-face, staccato attack? It’s the Masters of Horror, of course!

Bobaflex hightailed it out of West Virginia with influences like Queen, Wu-Tang Clan, and local WV bluegrass. By …

by   |  01/18/2006  |  Comments Off on Mudvayne @ Starland Ballroom

Queen @ Continental Airlines Arena

With only two appearances, one on the East Coast and one on the West Coast, concertgoers at the Continental Airlines Arena at the Meadowlands had the opportunity to witness a rare event here in the States. A spectacular show billed as Queen + Paul Rogers. On the heels of a …

by   |  11/16/2005  |  Comments Off on Queen @ Continental Airlines Arena

Devendra Banhart And The Hairy Fairies @ Webster Hall

It was cosmic being at the Webster Hall, San Fran style as Devendra Banhart and his troupe of bearded gents took over the downtown disco combining freako-folk and a gathering of the vibes into a free-for-all boogie-thon reminiscent of the Grateful Dead’s glory days. This time around, a playful aura …

by   |  11/09/2005  |  Comments Off on Devendra Banhart And The Hairy Fairies @ Webster Hall


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