Posts Tagged ‘ New York City ’

The Lumineers, Pretty Lights join Kanye West and more on the Governors Ball lineup

The Lumineers @ the Ogden 12/30/12

The 2013 Governors Ball lineup has been announced and a few Colorado acts join superstars such as Kanye West and Kings of Leon at the music festival.

Best of 2011: Festivals of the year

Best Festivals of 2011

Best of 2011: Music festivals of the year featuring SXSW, Coachella, Austin City Limits, Telluride Bluegrass, Lollapalooza, Outside Lands, the UMS and more in photos and recaps

News: After taking so much away this year, Jay-Z gives back with Carnegie Hall benefit

News: After taking so much away this year, Jay-Z gives back with Carnegie Hall benefit

Jay-Z will perform two benefit concerts at Carnegie Hall in New York City in February 2012

CMJ 2011: Photos and review of Day 3 featuring Dum Dum Girls, J. Mascis, Balkans, Caveman, Geographer, more

CMJ 2011 Thursday

CMJ 2011 photos and review: Dum Dum Girls, J. Mascis, Caveman, Balkans, Geographer, Jape, Nikki Lane, more at the CMJ Music Marathon in New York City

Considering 9/11: Sorting out the best music, TV and video games from our collective tragedy

Jay-Z, seen here at Madison Square Garden on the 8th anniversary of 9/11. Photo courtesy of

Considering pop culture in the wake of 9/11: How Jay-Z’s “The Black Album,” Wilco’s “Yankee Hotel Foxtrot,” “Rescue Me” and Call of Duty responded to tragedy

Monolith Festival @ Red Rocks: Day 1

Monolith Festival @ Red Rocks: Day 1

DeVotchKa singer-guitarist-thereminist Nick Urata charmed the half-full crowd at the Monolith Festival’s first night with his impassioned delivery. Photo by Laurie Scavo. Monolith took some of the best aspects of last year – the potent organization, the smart stage placement and the strong booking – and built on with a line-up that was undeniable and one of the summer’s best. Sure, there was no Radiohead or Nine Inch Nails. But Monolith didn’t need them. No matter the time of day Saturday, there was always fascinating […]

KS-107.5’s Old School Freestyle Explosion featuring Stevie B, Lisa Lisa, MC Magic, Naughty By Nature, Coolio, Tone Loc, Young MC, Trinere, Debbie Deb and Nocera @ Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre

[photopress:stevie.jpg,full,pp_image] Seriously, we’re not making this up. This 1990 hit was one of the highlights of the flawed KS-107.5 Old School Freestyle Explosion. File photo. I almost didn’t write this review. I almost wrote to my editors and proclaimed my defeat to the worst show I’d witnessed all summer long. But instead, I decided it was more important to tell the tale of the train wreck concert I witnessed at Fiddler’s Green on Friday night. In a grossly inadequate nod to the R&B genre of […]

Girl Talk @ the Fox Theatre

[photopress:girltalk06.jpg,full,pp_image] Can you spot Greg Gillis, a.k.a. Girl Talk, in the mayhem? Photos by Sarah Cass. To encase oneself in the hard shell of a public persona while still maintaining the soft human inside is a feat I admire in an entertainer. In a music industry diluted with million-selling underage sexpot drama queens, hook-addicted rappers, and adult contemporary faux rock n’ rollers, Gregg Gillis, also known as Girl Talk, is a humble rarity, a music-maker of unique proportions. On stage, he’s a self–proclaimed “not-DJ” known […]

Black Lips @ the Bluebird Theater

[photopress:black2.jpg,full,pp_image] Atlanta’s Black Lips tore up an almost-capacity Bluebird Theater on Saturday night with their ’60s-rooted, hyper-melodic garage rock. Photos by Reverb contributor Laurie Scavo. As the Black Lips worked up a happy sweat on Saturday night at their Bluebird Theater gig — singing “Do you really wanna hold my dirty hand?” in a way that sounded like John was alive and back together with Paul … kind of. It was easy to feel the love. The Beatles comparisons go on and on at a […]

Tone Loc @ Martini Ranch

[photopress:tone10.jpg,full,pp_image] Tone Loc brought his trademark dark shades and deep voice to the Martini Ranch on Friday for a short, lackluster set. Photos by Doug Beam. Remember those scenes in “Sid & Nancy” where Sid Vicious is trying to forge a solo career in New York City right after the Sex Pistols’ inevitable implosion? Remember those scenes of Vicious on stage at Max’s Kansas City, fumbling his way through failed sets with hardly a clue of how off his performance is — so incredibly alone […]