November 28th, 2010
Irving Plaza, Union Square
Next time you hear hundreds of people yelling “Stop the fucking car!”, you’re most likely in the middle of a 50 car pile-up on the turnpike, but it’s also possible that you might be at a Circa Survive show. Crowds of screaming fans pleaded for the band’s classic song, and the guys obliged, but not before playing a killer set. With the intensity of their live performance and the energy of their audience, never has a Philadelphia indie group rocked New York City so hard.
Danger Days – My Chemical Romance
By Lewis McKinney
I’ve been a fan of My Chemical Romance since the halcyon days. When did it become cool to hate on the music you used to love?
fun. w/ Steel Train and The Postelles
Webster Hall, East Village
It’s easy to say things like “This band has a name to live up to” and “Expectations are set with a name like ‘fun.’”, but lets just put it this way: if Cannibal Corpse was a chamber pop group, if Rage Against The Machine was the name of a folk singer, or if The Beach Boys were hair metal, it just wouldn’t make sense. It might not be that fun. has anything to live up to at all, but just that everything about their name, sound, and live show has been cleverly crafted to fit together just right. After all, what’s really in a name?
“Will they? Won’t they? Will they? Won’t they?”
Confusion has been the only thing circulating through the minds of fans of New York rockers The Strokes over the past two years. With denied speculation of possible release dates, numerous delays, and rumored tension between band members, it seemed that a fourth album from the Manhattan hometown rock heroes would never actually come into existence. Until now.
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Tagged albert hammond jr, fabrizio moretti, fourth album, is this it, julian casablancas, new album, new york city, nick valensi, phrazes for the young, rolling stone, room on fire, the strokes
With the recent addition of “Top Tens” to our site, the only logical choice for the first list was “Our Favorite Songs About New York”. Now, it’s easy to say which the best or most famous of all time are, but that’s been done before. There’s enough Bob Dylan, Billy Joel, and Frank Sinatra floating around the internet singing “New York, New York”. These are our favorites (and hopefully some of yours too) because of the meaning they hold. Each of our writers will be making their own list, so here we are starting off with Dan’s Top Ten (in no particular order): Continue reading
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Tagged big l, brand new, brooklyn, conor oberst, dan mugrauer, death cab for cutie, i am the avalanche, jay-z, matt nathanson, mos def, nas, new york, regina spektor
You Are The Night – Deluka
By Derek Fearon
“Chill-inducing electronic rock” is not a genre, but if it was, this is it. Originally from Birmingham, UK, and currently in Brooklyn, Deluka is a mesmerizing rock band with a fresh debut LP in the works for over four years. The cover may read You Are The Night
but the sound tells me “we are what’s next.”
The Swedish Pop Connection
By Derek Fearon
Rest assured, we’re all gonna “Get Some” in 2011. The two-year dry spell since Lykke Li’s debut Youth Novels amps up our anticipation for the unveiling of sophomore album Wounded Rhymes. Led by a sexed up single and a video impossible to ignore, Lykke Li promises a powerful release well worth the wait.
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Tagged bjorn yttling, derek fearon, derek mega, johan soderberg, le poisson rouge, lykke li, madonna, new york city, radio city music hall, robyn, webster hall
American alternative folk rock singer-songwriter Nicole Atkins and her band The Black Sea are set to play Manhattan’s Bowery Ballroom in early 2011. When not on tour, Atkins lives in Brooklyn, NYC, and her last full length album, Neptune City, was released in 2007 and reached number 6 on the Billboard Top Heatseekers charts.
Songs to check out:
The Way It Is
Brooklyn’s On Fire
Nicole Atkins & The Black Sea
Buy Tickets (On Sale Nov. 24th)
Swedish electropop singer songwriter Robyn has been booked to play Manhattan’s Radio City Music Hall in early 2011. So far in her career, Robyn has released six studio albums, and is currently releasing her seventh, entitled Body Talk, in different parts over the course of 2010. Robyn has toured with musicians such as Kelis and Madonna.
Songs to check out:
Hang With Me
Dancing On My Own
Radio City Music Hall
Buy Tickets (on sale Nov. 19th)
Adria Petty’s new film, Live In London, which focuses on singer-songwriter Regina Spektor, premiered last night in Tribeca and will now show in New York City for a limited time only, accompanied by a one-time appearance by Spektor herself.