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The best NYC concerts in February 2020
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The best NYC concerts in February 2020

Come February, we're all pretty much over the cold, depressing winter. Admit it: you're already daydreaming about all the wonderful things to do in the summer (including all those stacked summer music festivals and outdoor concerts). Luckily, we've found some worthwhile NYC concerts in February 2018 to make the short month pass by faster! RECOMMENDED: Full guide to the best concerts in NYC

The best NYC concerts in March 2020
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The best NYC concerts in March 2020

Hey, it's March! There’s always a host of new things to do in Spring, including a fresh supply of concerts in NYC to keep the best live music venues buzzing. While you might still catch the odd icy temp, keep your spirits high and your sights on the many summer music festivals just around the corner. RECOMMENDED: Full guide to concerts in NYC

The best concerts in NYC in April 2020
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The best concerts in NYC in April 2020

April arrives with a batch of killer new concerts, and tickets for the choicest events are already on sale or will be soon. You can catch unmissable acts playing at the city's best live music venues, from next year's biggest popstars on the rise to veteran fringe experimentalists. And if you're looking for some late-night music, be sure to consult our monthly list of New York's best parties as well. RECOMMENDED: See our guide to concerts in NYC

The best parties in NYC this month
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The best parties in NYC this month

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The Dance is filling a void in Manhattan nightlife—and planning a new eatery expansion
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The Dance is filling a void in Manhattan nightlife—and planning a new eatery expansion

It’s a damp Wednesday evening in October and inside a historic five-story building just south of bustling Astor place, Manhattan’s latest exciting venue yawns itself awake. The unmarked door out front opens to a stark red-lit hallway with iridescent glitter flooring. At the end of the entryway, a piece of construction paper leaned against the wall reads simply, “THE DANCE”. Turning the corner into the Sparkle Room, you can see folks head-bobbing to punk beats blaring from the speakers while others mingle along the left bar that has a mirrored-tile backdrop like someone flattened out a discoball. The spirit is similar to what you might find on a Friday night at a space in Ridgewood or Bushwick. “I feel like a lot of people think Manhattan is over,” says Billy Jones, head honcho of The Dance and co-owner of music venue Baby’s All Right. “They often asked me, ‘Where can you even dance there anymore?’ But I began to notice people still wanted a space in the city where they could feel safe and comfortable to experiment and try new things. I really didn’t have an answer for them of where that could be until now.” In the multi-room venue there are a total of three performance spaces: one by the entry bar, the main 350-capacity room that coalesces the club, and another upstairs space with a disco ball and additional bar. While The Dance officially opened at the end of 2019, a wide swath of secret, but erupting, gigs went on here starting in September through late fall, featuring t

The Sultan Room is the newest music and restaurant hybrid to open post-Cabaret Law
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The Sultan Room is the newest music and restaurant hybrid to open post-Cabaret Law

So often going to see a concert or checking out that one friend of a friend's DJ set means choosing between a good time and decent food—there's only so many sad fries and Buffalo wings we can eat. But, thankfully, 2019 New York nightlife values food and drink as much as any performance. The dual forms of entertainment work in tandem to create the ultimate vibe with menus that no longer lack innovation. Bushwick’s newest music venue, The Sultan Room, opened last weekend—part of a trio of projects, which includes the Turk’s Inn and Döner Kebab—by owners, Varun Kataria and Tyler Erickson. The childhood friends, who grew up working at Erickson's family's famous Minneapolis jazz club (which hosted Prince and Philip Glass, among others), went on to start their own recording space and see this project as a return to form. The Sultan Room brings a level of kitsch to both the venue's listening room and its attached space for food. In fact, the neighboring restaurant, which opens to the public today, is a near-exact recreation of a beloved Wisconsin spot they used to dine at, using decor the duo bought at auction after the restaurant closed. The to-go area, Döner Kebab, is inspired by revelers of Berlin's clubs, who often hit up Kreuzberg döner spots in the late-night.   Featuring a state-of-the-art sound system, technicolored lighting, wall decals inspired by mosques and a sunken dance floor, The Sultan Room will offer both live concerts and DJ sets, influenced by global sounds. Exp

Milo offers a confrontation with mystery
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Milo offers a confrontation with mystery

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Interview: Janelle Monáe

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The best classical and opera concerts in NYC
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The best classical and opera concerts in NYC

When it comes to live classical music and opera, we truly are spoiled for choice here in NYC

The best cabaret shows in NYC
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The best cabaret shows in NYC

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The best parties in NYC this month
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The best parties in NYC this month

Here are our picks for the city's best dance parties.

The best jazz shows in NYC
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The best jazz shows in NYC

Check out our picks for the best jazz shows happening in this month

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The best places to see live music in Brooklyn

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