A2IM Indie Week 2017 @ Various Venues

MANHATTAN, NY—New York City’s mayor, Bill De Blasio, announced through his Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) on May 4 that June 2017 would be New York Music Month. The city would underwrite free and paid concerts, walking tours, workshops, conferences and utilities for musicians, including more than 2,000 …

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Afropunk Music Festival – Aug. 26-27, 2017

James Spooner’s 2003 documentary, Afro-Punk, introduced to a wider audience a subculture of black youth who were gravitating to the largely-white punk scene. The community grew vastly and quickly, such that it became possible in 2005 to stage the first Afropunk Music Festival in Brooklyn, NY. Spooner and Matthew …

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Rocks Off Concert Cruises – Aug. 24, 2017

During the summer in New York, many outdoor venues offer a refreshing summer breeze with their concerts, but few offer a sea breeze. Jake Szufnarowski, formerly a promoter of concerts at Wetlands and the Knitting Factory, now owns Rocks Off–an imaginative company that promotes concerts at several venues, hosts party …

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The Beatles’ “All You Need Is Love” Exhibit @ Morrison Hotel Gallery

MANHATTAN, NY—It was 50 years ago that Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band taught the band to play yet another iconic event that also happened in 1967, and it was the historic performance of The Beatles singing “All You Need Is Love” live in front of a studio audience. The …

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Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue @ Sherman Theater

STROUDSBURG, PA—Troy Andrews, 31, better known as Trombone Shorty, brought his power-packed show to the Poconos and blew everyone away with a dramatic combination of soul-man strut, jazz-man chops, hard rock vengeance and the kind of inundating light show that dazzled, dizzied and drenched the dancing crowd in a veritable …

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Stimulate @ Drom

MANHATTAN, NY—Since 1996, New York-based Xris SMack! has developed a cultic following by mixing gothic and fetish lifestyles in nightclubs and concert halls. Onstage, there might be a techno industrial band pumping out hard and heavy synth beats. On the side of the stage or on the floor in front …

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The Weeknd @ Boardwalk Hall

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ—It was the hottest night of the year—both literally and figuratively—as arguably the biggest music star on the planet, The Weeknd, took his Starboy: Legend of the Fall Tour to the historic Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ in support of his third studio album, Starboy.

27-year-old …

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Governors Ball Music Festival 2017 @ Randall’s Island Park

MANHATTAN, NY—The seventh annual Governors Ball Music Festival (commonly known as Governors Ball or Gov Ball) returned to Randall’s Island Park on June 2-4, with Chance the Rapper, Phoenix and Tool headlining the 2017 festival over approximately 60 performing artists. The festival also featured numerous food trucks and kiosks, as …

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Joey Ramone Birthday Bash @ The Studio At Webster Hall

MANHATTAN, NY—Joey Ramone was the iconic lead singer for the leading American punk band, the Ramones, from its origin in 1974 to the band’s demise in 1996. When the band split, he launched a solo career, but then succumbed to lymphatic cancer one month before his 50th birthday in 2001.…

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Max’s Kansas City Festival 2017 @ The Bowery Electric

MANHATTAN, NY—In the early 1960s, New Jersey-born Mickey Ruskin walked away from a career as a lawyer for a more speculative life as a restaurant and bar owner in New York City. After some success with other ventures, he opened Max’s Kansas City in 1965 as a restaurant and late …

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