Hatsune Miku / Anamanaguchi @ Hammerstein Ballroom

NEW YORK—Major shifts in technology have always changed music, whether in its sound or its performance, and often in both. The introduction of the steel-framed piano had an outsized impact on classical and popular music from its invention. Magnetic pickups gave us the electric guitar and its dominant influence on …

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A Celebration Of Adam Roth @ Webster Hall’s Grand Ballroom

MANHATTAN, NY—After college in Boston, Massachusetts, guitarist Adam Roth in 1979 moved to New York City and joined his brother, drummer Charles Roth, on the local punk rock stages. Adam briefly joined the Boston-based Del Fuegos shortly before the band split in 1980, and also worked with Jim Carroll, David …

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Santana @ Madison Square Garden

“We’re exalting the spirits up here of Bob Marley, Marvin Gaye, John Lennon and Jimi Hendrix up here” – Carlos Santana

 

MANHATTAN, NY—Santana band put on a fiery performance that ignited a maelstrom of junglfied Africana riffs and some oozy Hammond organ over the melodic thunder of guitarist Carlos’ …

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One-Eyed Doll @ Webster Hall

New York, NY—Webster Hall’s doors swung open and a pack of excited fans descended the cold, cement steps. At first, the room was a mass of darkness, our eyes struggling to adjust to the cave-like studio. The floor swelled with young adults sporting funky hairstyles topped with vibrant colors, which …

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Goth 101 @ Morbid Anatomy Museum

BROOKLYN, NY—The Morbid Anatomy Museum hosted a lecture entitled Goth 101 as the latest entry in its series of like-themed presentations by Andi Harriman, musicologist and author of a popular compendium on Postpunk and Goth culture. Ms. Harriman lectured for just under an hour, accompanying her extensive historical account with …

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Little Dickman’s Fuzz Fest Was A Sonic Blast! @ The Saint

Little Dickman Records’ Fuzz Fest With Ringo Deathstarr, Dentist, Dinowalrus, Dan Waszay & The Blackouts, And Lunch Ladies

 

ASBURY PARK, NJ—An airplane recently landed in The Saint, and its name is Ringo Deathstarr.

In 36 years of covering music, I’ve never heard a band play so loudly in such …

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Dee Pop’s 60th Birthday Bash @ The Bowery Electric

MANHATTAN, NY—It was like old home night at CBGB’s. Dimitri Papadopoulos, better known as Dee Pop, is best known for being Bush Tetras’ drummer since 1979, but he has provided percussion for countless local bands. Pop celebrated his 60th birthday at The Bowery Electric with rare performances by Bush Tetras, …

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Gina Royale @ The Inn At Millrace Pond

Gina Royale

The Inn at Millrace Pond

HOPE, NJ—Slowly sipping a hot cup of green tea at the Fireside Tavern in the historic Inn at Millrace Pond in Hope, NJ, I watched Gina Royale and her entourage of family and friends pour in, and then set up a no-frills keyboard, …

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Fall Out Boy/AWOLNATION/Pvris @ Madison Square Garden

MANHATTAN, NY—Of Fall Out Boy’s 15-year-long journey as an established band from Chicago, including their four-year hiatus, they have finally been able to bring their shows to venues of Madison Square Garden’s caliber. With them, AWOLNATION and Pvris got to show off their talent as the support for this U.S. …

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The 30th Annual Birthday Tribute To The Late George L. Popp @ The Bowery Electric

MANHATTAN, NY—Bill Popp has been a fixture in the New York music scene since the 1970s. Performing as Bill Popp & The Tapes since 1981, his pop rock sound has survived other passing trends, including glam rock and punk rock. Never achieving fame, he is perhaps the only artist that …

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