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Strawberry Fields Forever

One byproduct of living in New York is growing jaded from the buildings and sites that once attracted you initially to the city. I now see Times Square as a neon tourist trap and officially branded the iconic Macy’s in Herald Square as the worst department store in the city. There are a couple places, […]

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CMJ Week: The List of Bad Band Names 2010 Edition

The third week in October is a loud one in NYC. It marks the annual CMJ Music Marathon where thousands of musicians, critics, producers and fans (of course!) gather to share ideas about the industry and check out rising artists.  The CMJ schedule is nothing short of an organizational masterpiece.  Various bands play simultaneously at […]

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Miike Snow, a New Rooftop and a Light Show

Just as summer ends, I discover another great Manhattan rooftop: Terminal 5.  This is a popular venue for rising musical acts, and one I have been to many times, yet somehow my friends and I always missed the rooftop. Last night my friend and I promptly showed up as doors opened (a rarity for sure), […]

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Flaming Lips Light Up Summerstage with Crowd Faves, Confetti and Cake

Ugh, the weather. It has been satanically hot, disgustingly muggy, unpredictably rainy and way over-discussed, but damn, last night was beautiful. It was one of those epic summer nights in the mid-80’s with a slight breeze and spotless sky—perfectly timed for an outdoor concert.  As the sun set and cast an orange glow over the […]

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Play New York a Song, You’re the Piano Man!

New York is home to many aspiring musicians and now they, along with the normal passersby, will have the opportunity to play their tunes on one of 60 public pianos set up across the city.  The news has been abuzz with photos from the latest public art installation, Play Me I’m Yours, which peppered each […]

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Friday Morning with Norah Jones and Sarah McLachlan

There’s nothing like some live chick rock to start a Friday morning.  This morning my friends and I met up before work, plenty of coffee in tow, at Central Park to see Good Morning America’s Summer Concert featuring Norah Jones and Sarah McLachlan.  Each Friday in the summer both GMA and the Today show host […]

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Monday Music Jam: Rings of Saturn

Oh hey, Monday, back so soon? Some people don’t need much to gear up for the work week. I, on the other hand, have a specific playlist dedicated to pumping me up for Mondays, which I properly supplement with a big ol’ coffee and hope for the best. Today is pretty dreary weather-wise, so I […]

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