Ron Pope captivates in performance

Artists like Ron Pope are rare these days. It is not often that a talented, humble artist can write meaningful lyrics that connect with audiences. But, when one does, it is truly magical. That...

Lily Allen returns with NYC show

Following a brief absence from the music scene, Lily Allen has catapulted herself back onto the pop charts. No longer the seemingly carefree and precocious young adult, Allen has settled down — she is...

Artist brings powerful show to NYC

An invigorated Paolo Nutini showed off his reinvented style on Sept. 22 at Terminal 5, which was the first of his two shows in Manhattan this week. The Scottish singer-songwriter revealed a new side...

Gallery: OK Go performs at the Bowery Ballroom on September 20th

At the Bowery Ballroom on Saturday night, an anxious crowd waited almost an hour after the scheduled show time for OK Go to emerge onstage. Suddenly, a curtain encircling the stage was lit by...

Prydz to bring new style to MSG

Internationally acclaimed EDM artist Eric Prydz’s previous successes include performing at huge European venues and some of the largest electronic festivals in the world. Although he has already seen a large measure of success,...

Strokes frontman debuts solo album

It has been 13 years since the Strokes, fronted by sunglasses-sporting Julian Casablancas, broke onto the scene with their debut album “Is This It.”  Since its 2001 release, that album has been hailed as...

U2 album not invasion of privacy

On many listeners’ Apple devices, there is a new U2 album waiting to be enjoyed. But if the 11-song album is already downloaded to their iTunes libraries without their consent, is this an invasion...

Lorde show stuns audience

“New York, you shared your hometown with me, and now I want to share my hometown with you,” Lorde said to the crowd at JBL Live Pier 97 on Sept. 14. Hitting every track on...

Surprises abound at Parachute concert

Parachute’s Sept. 12 concert at Irving Plaza was packed with anecdotes from lead vocalist Will Anderson and surprises, including an appearance from members of O.A.R. Even before Parachute, an alternative pop rock band from Charlottesville,...

Sylvan Esso plays sold-out show at Bowery

The indie electropop duo Sylvan Esso gleefully pranced onto the Bowery Ballroom stage on Sept. 12 — the second sold-out show of a two-night stop in New York City. Sylvan Esso, which has a home...

Chris Brown releases sixth studio album

The Diplo-produced title track on Chris Brown’s sixth studio album, “X,” initially sounds like a standard R&B track. Once its EDM-inspired elements start, it becomes clear that the track is more experimental than what...

Motion City Soundtrack wows Williamsburg crowd

If one word could encapsulate Motion City Soundtrack’s show at the Music Hall of Williamsburg on Sept. 4, it would be energetic. The band, which has released five studio albums since 2002, showed off...
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