Alex Gibney Talks Fela

Fela Kuti was a tremendous musical and political force. Finding Fela is the new documentary from Alex Gibney about him…

Teenage Fanclub & Saint Rich Treat NYC To a Free Pier 84 Show

Teenage Fanclub still sound great 25 years after they got together near Glasgow. Saint Rich
– with roots in Sussex County NJ – supported admirably…

Matthew Sweet’s City Winery Show A Sort Of Homecoming

Matthew Sweet, played Friday at City Winery and shared how he hooked up with Robert Quine and Richard Lloyd – who helped Matthew make some absolutely essential power pop – while living in NYC.

John Hiatt Soars At Lowdown Hudson Blues Festival

John Hiatt spoke about the blues & his new album Terms of My Surrender and then got down to business on a beautiful night between the sea and financial district skyscrapers…

Dinosaur Jr Kill It At 4 Knots Festival

The original power trio of Dinosaur JrJ Mascis, Lou Barlow and Murph has been together almost twice as long post-reunion as the first time around. They spoke about both eras and looked to the future before turning in a wicked set at South Street Seaport…

NY Phil Continues Free Shows In Parks Tradition

This past Friday night was gorgeous and the NY Phil were in excellent form in Central Park.

Montreal Jazzfest 2014 Highlights Part 2

Jazzfest attendees were spoiled with gigs from both Jack DeJohnette and Ginger Baker

Montreal Jazzfest 2014 Highlights Part 1

There are always a lot of difficult decisions at Montreal Jazzfest (because many appealing shows are scheduled at the same time) but when Tony Bennett and Elvis Costello are in town, that’s a no brainer…

Say Anything Plays Bold New Album In Bold New Way

Say Anything’s Max Bemis spoke about the new album Hebrews and how its song translate to the stage…

Bay Ridge’s So So Glos Invade Times Square

The So So Glos are honest underdogs who are rewarding to cheer for…