Named after Operation Ivy’s “Sound System”, Sound System NYC was launched in 2010 on the Upper East Side of Manhattan as a way to share information about New York City’s ever changing music scenes.
Our mission is simple: To spread to New York City’s music to the rest of the world, and bring the rest of the world’s music to New York City. With lists of upcoming shows, photos and reviews of past shows, album reviews, interviews, and information on up and coming artists, we hope to give everyone a taste of what’s going with their favorite artists, venues, and friends in the five boroughs. Because of the hundreds of bands and artists playing every night and a constant flow of album releases and events, it’s impossible to cover everything, but we try our best. From the well-known to the just starting out, from the New York natives to the just passing through, all musicians and fans are important to us.