Firefly Music Festival @ The Woodlands of Dover International Speedway

DOVER, DE—Firefly Music Festival is the ultimate summer getaway. You are camping there for five days (if you had Wednesday Premiere) with all your friends and some of the greatest bands around. This year’s installment was as close to paradise as you could get, especially because this one was a …

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Aunt Ange @ Pianos

MANHATTAN, NY—Pianos provides a perfect setup for up-and-coming bands with a cult following like Aunt Ange. An excellent sound system and an intimate environment lets fans welcome curious newcomers while still feeling cozily united. There’s joy, too, in being able to view the object of their enthusiasm raised up on …

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Florence And The Machine @ Barclays Center

BROOKLYN, NY – Like anyone who hears even a single Florence And The Machine song, I possessed a deep appreciation for the artist and her band. That being said, nothing could have possibly prepared me for the pure, unfiltered magic I experienced inside the Barclays Center on a blistering night …

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Northside Festival @ Various Venues

BROOKLYN, NY—The Northside Festival is an annual weeklong summer showcase celebrating a renaissance of emerging music, film, food, ideas and entrepreneurship in Brooklyn, New York. The festival began in 2009 at venues across Williamsburg and Greenpoint and has since expanded as far as Bushwick. Participants who purchase badges may attend …

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Bonnaroo Music Festival @ Great Stage Park

MANCHESTER, TENNESSEE—It was an eclectic mix of rockers, alt-country crooners, saxophonists and the grandpa of jambands at this year’s Bonnaroo, a little over an hour from Nashville. At this year’s mix electronica and rap took a back seat as the fest got back to the groove and rocked out with …

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Joey Ramone Birthday Bash @ The Studio At Webster Hall

MANHATTAN, NY—Joey Ramone, the late vocalist of the groundbreaking punk band the Ramones, this year would have turned 65 years old on May 19. For the past 16 years, this day has been reserved for an annual Joey Ramone Birthday Bash at a local venue, drawing many of his contemporaries …

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Attack Of The Clones Featuring Flaming Youths, Disorder, Street Walking Cheetahs & Pulp Flannel @ Clash Bar

CLIFTON, NJ—Singer and multi-instrumentalist Christian Dryden hosted a particularly spectacular night of cover band performances at the Clash Bar, a nightspot famous for exceptional entertainment in the punk genre. Most all my readers are familiar with this venue, noteworthy for its well-stocked bar, reasonable pricing (both entry charges and libations), …

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M3 Rock Festival @ Merriweather Post Pavilion

COLUMBIA, MD—The M3 Rock Festival returned to the Merriweather Post Pavilion for the eighth year in a row. M3 is probably the largest hard rock/hair metal festival in the Mid-Atlantic region. This year’s two-day festival was headlined by Vince Neil and Kix on Friday night, and Queensrÿche and Tesla on …

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Generation Axe @ Tower Theater

PHILADELPHIA, PA—In a world filled with Auto-Tune and vapid pop lyrics, Generation Axe is a breath of fresh air. Some will say “rock is dead.” But it’s been said before over and over again and then you see a show like this with five guitar virtuosos and it reminds you …

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Heart On Fire Concert For Ivan Julian @ City Winery

MANHATTAN, NY—Ivan Julian played guitar in Richard Hell & The Voidoids beginning in 1976 during the nascent days of punk rock. Recently Julian was diagnosed with cancer and began six months of treatment. Many of Julian’s contemporary musicians rallied at City Winery for two benefit concerts to raise funds for …

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