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Catch three free concerts at Hudson River Park this month

Another of New York's summer institutions is finally back with three free concerts. Previous RiverRocks series have offered indie-rock luminaries like Ted Leo and Deerhunter, and this year's lineup doesn't disappoint, with a trio of big-name British bands heading the bill. Wild Beasts + Mutual

Goodbye, Tommy Ramone

Everyone knows that the Ramones gave rock & roll a new attitude, a new fashion and a new name, all handily referred to as punk. But what makes their music so enduring, and endearing, is how classic it sounds: Flail around to “Blitzkrieg Bop,” “Judy Is a Punk” or “Sheena Is a Punk

Five up-and-coming local bands to see this summer

Our summer concerts feature gives you the run-down on all the big-name touring acts hitting NYC this season. But rather than search for imported commercial talent, consider diverting your attention and funds locally to these NYC-grown acts who have been making waves over the past year. All are

Brooklyn gets the "California Girls" treatment, and it's as awful as it sounds

Blue-haired up-and-comer Catey Shaw's latest single dropped yesterday and, in the vein of Katy Perry's "fine, fresh, fierce" hit "California Girls," it attempts to introduce the world to a microcosm of the female population, this time centered around the 11206 zip code. Yes, we're talking "Brooklyn

The Roots play a free concert to celebrate Times Square Guitar Center

Because Times Square was just too sedate and quiet, it's getting a 28,000-square-foot Guitar Center (218 W 44th St between Seventh and Eighth Aves), perfect for teenage tourists who want to keep practicing "Smoke on the Water" while on vacation. To celebrate the store's August 7 grand opening,

Ticket alert! Hot NYC concerts, on sale July 30–Aug 4

Live music fans know all too well that tickets for NYC concerts go quickly, but fret not: Time Out has you covered on the latest show announcements. Don’t miss out this time and grab these tickets now before they're gone! High on Fire: Aug 15 at Music Hall of Williamsburg If you can’t wait a

Meatpacking District hosts free NYC concerts and comedy shows in August

If waltzing through the Meatpacking District's many swanky shopping options has your wallet running a little low, you might be in luck: The district is hosting a four-night music and comedy festival, and unlike most of what you'll find in the area's bougie boutique shops, the series is entirely

Rebirth Brass Band's Keith Frazier: "When you hear us play, you can tell that it’s real"

Keith Frazier, 45, is the bass drummer for Rebirth Brass Band, which he founded with his brother, Phil, when Frazier was 14 years old. The New Orleans band released their new album, Move Your Body, last month—the video above shows the band playing one of their new songs live at the Howlin’

Ticket alert: Fashion Rocks at Barclays Center Brooklyn

When fashion and music meet, it's usually in the guise of an egomaniacal pop star's ill-advised clothing line—yeah, we mean you, Kanye. Luckily, that's not the case with Fashion Rocks, the concert/runway show that was held annually for a good chunk of the 2000s, but has been resurrected as a live

House of Yes is opening a new venue in Bushwick this fall

DIY spaces may be a thing of the past in Brooklyn, but at least some of them are returning, paperwork in hand, as fully-legal venues. House of Yes, the East Williamsburg performance venue that played host to various circus and theater events—not to mention many a wacky late-night party—was

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