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The best guide to live music in New York City, including concert listings and what's on at NYC's top music venues

The xx on the dark days that sparked its bright new sound
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The xx on the dark days that sparked its bright new sound

As the xx rings in summer-concert season, the band details the struggles that made it sunnier and better than ever

The best independent NYC radio stations
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The best independent NYC radio stations

Tune into these NYC radio stations to discover your next fave song

The 12 best protest songs of all time
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The 12 best protest songs of all time

Let these protest songs by Billie Holiday, Bob Marley, Bruce Springsteen and more give voice to your dissent

The hottest new songs out right now
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The hottest new songs out right now

Our music and nightlife critics cherry pick the best new songs recently released

Concerts in NYC

Your essential concert guide
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Your essential concert guide

Find out about recently announced concerts in NYC

The best NYC concerts of 2017
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The best NYC concerts of 2017

Mark your calendar with best New York City concerts of 2017

The best summer music festivals in 2017
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The best summer music festivals in 2017

Music festivals have become as essential a feature of summer in New York as ice-skating and hot chocolate are to winter in the city. What makes New York's summer music festivals so great? We'll start with the beautiful weather, then add the fact that you'll be watching your favorite bands play in NYC parks and other truly iconic surroundings—say, Central Park, or the leafy BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! bandshell. But for those dedicated festivalgoers willing to travel, we've rounded up the best of the best summer music festivals nationwide.  So be sure to go to some of Gotham's rockin' festivals, but don't blame us if you can't resist splurging on a trip across the country to attend some of the other amazing festivals going on this summer. Whichever ones you decide to go to, just don't forget that '80s sun visor. RECOMMENDED: Full guide to summer concerts in NYC

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

Highlights for the month’s concerts in NYC include Stevie Nicks, Mitski, PJ Harvey and the Decemberists

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Latest interviews and features

Tove Lo is the no-holds-barred pop misfit we need right now
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Tove Lo is the no-holds-barred pop misfit we need right now

Tove Lo, the hard-partying Swedish pop star who’s primed to take over the States

James Blake on growing up and just doing what makes you happy
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James Blake on growing up and just doing what makes you happy

Blake has become one of the most talented artists in contemporary music

Tegan and Sara talk sisterly fights, identity and pop semi-stardom
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Tegan and Sara talk sisterly fights, identity and pop semi-stardom

Sisters Tegan and Sara set aside their quibbles, to become awesome pop stars

Rising soul star Leon Bridges on being red-hot and keeping his cool
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Rising soul star Leon Bridges on being red-hot and keeping his cool

About-to-break retro R&B crooner Leon Bridges is the real, substance-over-style deal

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Kaskade

Kaskade

Get tickets to see Kaskade at Hammerstein Ballroom on May 16

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga

Get tickets to see Lady Gaga at Citi Field on either August 28 or 29 through Time Out

Blondie & Garbage

Blondie & Garbage

Check out these two greats on August 1 at the Beacon Theatre and get your tickets here

Diana Ross

Diana Ross

The legendary Diana Ross performs live at the New York City Center MainStage 

The best New York music venues

Bluegrass music venues
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Bluegrass music venues

Folk music venues
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Folk music venues

Classic New York venues
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Classic New York venues

 

New York's hidden gems
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New York's hidden gems

 

Best downtown rock clubs
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Best downtown rock clubs

Rising-star venues
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Rising-star venues

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Madison Square Garden

Madison Square Garden

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Bowery Ballroom

Bowery Ballroom

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Music Hall of Williamsburg

Music Hall of Williamsburg

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Terminal 5
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Terminal 5

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Webster Hall

Webster Hall

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Radio City Music Hall

Radio City Music Hall

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The best albums and songs

The 50 best breakup songs
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The 50 best breakup songs

The 50 best love songs of all time
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The 50 best love songs of all time

The 50 sexiest songs ever made
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The 50 sexiest songs ever made

The best songs ever
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The best songs ever

The best happy songs
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The best happy songs

The 100 best songs about New York
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The 100 best songs about New York