Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers/Steve Winwood @ PNC Bank Arts Center

HOLMDEL, NJ—If you get a chance to see Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, take it. You may find that you won’t be sure who has more fun: you or the band.

After playing together for 44 years, Petty and guitarist Mike Campbell don’t interact with each other as much as …

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AfroPunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park

BROOKLYN, NY—There was a time when being black and playing or listening to rock music was a novelty. White teens had embraced black artists since Little Richard in the 1950s, but only occasionally did we find black youth playing hard rock until Jimi Hendrix and Sly & The Family Stone …

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Loveskills: Pure

Already a known DJ and producer-songwriter out of Brooklyn, Richard Spitzer, the one-man talent behind Loveskills, continues to forge his path with his latest EP, Pure, released Nov. 4. His latest release since his last EP, Reskilled, dropped during the summer of 2013, Pure is a six-track EP …

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Black Crown Initiate: The Wreckage Of Stars

Pennsylvania-based metal band Black Crown Initiate have recently put out their label debut, The Wreckage Of Stars. This album features a wide array of music, with tracks ranging from spacey ambience to downright death metal.

One of the more prominent songs on the album, “The Malignant” opens up with …

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Autumn In June: Autumn In June

Everything about Autumn In June is refreshing and genuine. Even the name holds value, acting as a symbol of his feelings of disconnect and uncompromising individualism. His debut, self-entitled album does the same. A far cry from the rap and hip-hop typical to his South Central home, Autumn In June …

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Mackenzie Shivers: Neverland

Mackenzie Shivers has lived with music practically all of her life; she began playing piano when she was four and was a singer-songwriter by the age of five. Moving from her hometown of Tampa, Florida, to NYC, where she lends her musical skills and voice to a variety of venues …

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Like Monroe: Things We Think But Never Speak

Metalcore bands seem like a dime a dozen these days; every young band out there is playing the same drop C guitars and the same crash cymbal-heavy drum beats. However, Like Monroe are not like those bands. In their new album, Things We Think But Never Speak, the members …

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Marketa Irglova: MUNA

The singer-songwriter formula is a tried and true one; take a poet and give them a guitar or piano, and you’ll have yourself the new indie bestseller. This isn’t the case for Czech artist Markéta Irglová, though. With several years of writing and an Academy Award for the song “Falling …

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Arcade Fire @ Barclays Center

BROOKLYN, NY—Win Butler and Josh Deu met at high school in Montreal, Canada, and continued an exchange of musical ideas into their university years. The two university students founded Arcade Fire around 2001, soon adding a fellow music student, Régine Chassagne. The trio recorded a set of demos and began …

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Meg Myers: Make A Shadow

Tennessee native Meg Myers has returned with a sophomore album that tailors to the taste of her fans from her debut. In other words, Myers has delivered a performance true to the grunge sounds we’ve come to expect from her. Make A Shadow was released earlier this year, and it …

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