Marisa Tom | April 4, 2011 8:10 amInitially, it was pretty depressing to digest this news: no Jelly NYC Pool Parties this Summer? Where would we wile out to great music in the hot, hot heat if not at McCarren Park Pool in Williamsburg? Looks like NYC music magnates The Highline Ballroom, The Bowery Presents, and Founders Entertainment saw an opportunity to fill the void and seized it.Read More
Marisa Tom | March 24, 2011 8:20 amOne of the great things about Summer — apart from ice cream trucks, fewer layers, and ultimate frisbee — is SummerStage, easy. In the past few years, I've seen the XX, Vampire Weekend, QTip, and Santogold perform on the main stage in the open air, and best of all, it was free. That's the beauty of the city's annual SummerStage takeover: you get an amazing line-up of artists and performers for the warmer weather months, headlining at your favorite parks, and for nary a penny.Read More
Marisa Tom | March 16, 2011 8:45 amIf you're interested in making Rockography (504 Ave. of the Americas, 646-360-4143) your new after-hours spot, come Monday's official opening, you can experience the rock-n-roll restaurant and bar firsthand. The walls are plastered in vintage music posters that would make many a Deadhead, Beatles fanatic, and Stones groupie jealous; the 1979 Kiss pinball machine is lit up and ready to be played; the menu is bursting with guilty pleasures (ahem, deep fried PB & J); and with drink names like Day Tripper and Stairway to Heaven, you really can't go wrong.Read More
Marisa Tom | March 11, 2011 8:08 amToday in Brooklyn news: the Northside Festival announces its headlining band and attorney Aaron Broudo needs our help (and money)!
At yesterday's Northside Festival (created by L Magazine) press conference, held at Brooklyn Borough Hall, Brooklyn borough president Marty Markowitz declared that this much smaller Summer concert will rival that of Austin's SXSW music festival. His exact words: ".Read More
Marisa Tom | March 4, 2011 8:06 amBig news as the Tribeca Film Festival edges closer (we still have over a month, though)! To kick off the 10th annual film festival on Wednesday, April 20 — and as a huge thank you to the New York City community — opening night will consist of a free movie screening of The Union, the Cameron Crowe-directed documentary of Elton John's musical collaboration with rock keyboardist Leon Russell, and a live performance by Elton John following the screening. I'd say that's a fairly decent "thank you."Read More
Marisa Tom | February 9, 2011 8:04 amLet us all take a moment of silence in light of LCD Soundsystem's most recent announcement. On Saturday, April 2, the electronica/dance music project helmed by James Murphy will take the stage at Madison Square Garden (4 Pennsylvania Plaza, 212-465-6741) for the last time ever. The group posted the official letdown on Saturday:
"lcd soundsystem are playing madison square garden on april 2nd, and it will be our last show ever.Read More
Marisa Tom | February 8, 2011 8:02 amGuys are always lamenting how hard it is to shop for their ladies — well, right back at ya! When it comes to shopping for the longtime BF, the newly minted significant other, or the hopeful crush, these five options are city accessible and dude approved. Make it easy on yourself this Valentine's Day with a less stressful gifting process.Read More
Marisa Tom | February 2, 2011 8:05 amLeave it to Google engineer Alexander Chen to provide us with a Winter survival guide-worthy time waster. Chen used HTML 5 and the city's subway map to create MTA.me, an interactive Internet instrument. As the rail lines form and intersect, they "pluck" themselves, emitting a synthesized guitar note sound.Read More
Marisa Tom | January 17, 2011 8:05 amI'm asking my fellow New Yorkers what they are currently listening to on the train, en route to a Broadway audition, while running across the Brooklyn Bridge, on the treadmill at Crunch, or mindlessly wandering around their favorite neighborhood. What I love about this city is how despite blaring sirens and constant white noise, you can turn on your iPod, put headphones on, and get from point A to point B with your own soundtrack. Consider this a weekly proffering of new tunes (and some classics) to add to your NYC play list while you do your thing — and make sure to look out for some particularly talented New York musical artists on deck.Read More
I'm asking my fellow New Yorkers what they are currently listening to on the train, en route to a Broadway audition, while running across the Brooklyn Bridge, on the treadmill at Crunch, or mindlessly wandering around their favorite neighborhood. What I love about this city is how despite blaring sirens and constant white noise, you can turn on your iPod, put headphones on, and get from point A to point B with your own soundtrack.
Consider this a weekly proffering of new tunes (and some classics) to add to your NYC play list while you do your thing — and make sure to look out for some particularly talented New York musical artists on deck.Read More