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The best Thanksgiving songs for you Turkey Day playlist

The best Thanksgiving songs for you Turkey Day playlist

Let’s be frank up front here: there aren’t that many actual Thanksgiving songs in existence. No one’s out here singing about turkey, gravy and pilgrims, and while there’s probably a couple tunes about colonial genocide, that’d only spoil everyone’s appetite. So if you’re looking to put together a playlist for the big family meal, you’re forced to stick to the more figurative meaning of the holiday rather than the literal or historical implications – that is, showing gratitude. And in that case, there are a lot of bangers to choose from. On this list of the best Thanksgiving songs, you’ll find rappers celebrating their mamas, rock’n’roll cult figures raising a glass to their friends and funk legends giving it up to themselves. You have pop divas appreciating their exes and reggae icons praising Jah. And if you just really need a song that at least has some tenuous connection to the most gluttonous day of the year, we’ve dug one of those up, too.  Written by Rachel Sonis, Vivienne van Vliet, Andrew Frisicano, Hank Shteamer, Ro Samarth, Andy Kryza and Matthew Singer Recommended: 🦃 The most festive Thanksgiving songs for kids🎄 The 60 best Christmas songs of all-time👯 The 22 best friendship songs💑 The 60 best best love songs of all-time

The 55 best workout songs to play at the gym

The 55 best workout songs to play at the gym

Alright: time to get physical and also musical. Contrary to what the very ripped personal trainer at the gym keeps screaming at you, sometimes the best motivation for working up a sweat isn’t the grunting encouragement of a stranger clutching a protein shake. Often, you just need the right song to get your blood pumping, your body moving and you mind in the zone. The perfect workout song is, to some extent, an elusive beast that heavily depends on what type of music you’re into: presumably there are people out there who work out to showtunes, and good for them. The unifying factor is enough energy to power the national grid, and a decently fast beat to help you keep the pace up. Beyond that, all bets are off,  To help you on your fitness journey, we tapped our stable of music geeks – some of which are in much better shape than others – to scour their knowledge of hip-hop, pop, classic rock and for 55 high-energy motivators. Some may seem like pretty leftfield choices, but all of them should get your pulse racing. Strap on the sweatband and get ready to move.  Written by Kristen Zwicker, Marley Lynch, Hank Shteamer, Gabrielle Bruney, Brent DiCrescenzo, Sophie Harris, Andy Kryza, Andrew Frisicano, Nick Leftley, Tim Lowery, Carla Sosenko, Kate Wertheimer, Steve Smith and Andrzej Łukowski. RECOMMENDED:🏃 The best running songs💪 The best motivational songs🤩 The best inspirational songs🎸 The best classic rock songs⚡️ The best songs about power

The 100 best New York songs

The 100 best New York songs

Like movies and books centered around the Big Apple, the best New York songs are by artists who understand the things that make NYC great and horrifying are one and the same. A great New York song is tapped into the rhythms of the city and well aware of the incredible wealth of human experience happening simultaneously across its expanse. They are songs of triumph and heartache, success and failure, love and loss. They celebrate that iconic skyline, but aren’t afraid to descend to the gutter.  There are thousands of songs about New York, but only a select few are timeless. Here we collect our favorite odes to the Big Apple. You’ll find anthems by New York icons ranging from Lou Reed to Jay-Z. There are broadway showstoppers and dispatches from the birth of hip-hop. You’ll find disco, hardcore, pop, punk, jazz and folk penned by outsiders and lifers alike. And if sticking all those genres and personalities together on one list about the same city seems a bit scattershot, well, you’ve clearly never taken a rush-hour subway across town. Written by Sophie Harris, Adam Feldman, Steve Smith, Hank Shteamer, Marley Lynch, Andy Kryza, Sharon Steel and Jesse Serwer Listen to these songs on Amazon Music RECOMMENDED:🏙 The best songs about London, LA and Chicago🎶 The best ’80s songs🎉 The best party songs ever made🎸 The best classic rock songs🕺 The best pop songs of all time

The best Earth Day songs

The best Earth Day songs

Devoted recyclists and tree-huggers, listen up! Earth Day is nearly upon us and there are plenty of great things to do outside. We know you focused on going green for St. Patrick's Day, but it's time to trade the boozed-up shamrock shakes for an opportunity to volunteer in NYC. The city's main events include a Union Square parade followed by a free gig, and to get you into the spirit, we assembled a list of our favorite ecologically-minded Earth Day songs—and no, fortunately for you, we didn't include "Waiting on the World to Change." RECOMMENDED: Full guide to Earth Day in NYC

The best Lincoln Center Out of Doors events in 2015

The best Lincoln Center Out of Doors events in 2015

When we hear the words Lincoln Center, we usually think of an imposing Upper West Side cultural bastion. But in warm-weather months, the performing-arts hub's offerings become a lot more accessible. Case in point: The annual Lincoln Center Out of Doors series, which caters to a whole different crowd than the Lincoln Center Festival, hosting free summer concerts by a rad array of crowd-pleasing artists, ranging from old-school R&B purveyors to country crooners and groovetastic Latin ensembles. Read on for a rundown of some this year's finest Lincoln Center Out of Doors offerings by date, and see why we named it one of the best free things to do in NYC this summer. RECOMMENDED: Full guide to Lincoln Center Out of Doors

The 10 best shows at SummerStage 2015

The 10 best shows at SummerStage 2015

SummerStage is one of the great bounties of summer in New York. The full 2015 SummerStage concert lineup, which runs from May through September in honor of the fest's 30th anniversary, offers a killer spread of worthwhile shows, featuring everyone from New York hip-hop legends like Big Daddy Kane to electropop party starters such as Caribou and jazz trailblazers like Rudresh Mahanthappa. The complete schedule can be a bit daunting, which is why we narrowed down the list to 10 gigs you definitely won't want to miss this summer. RECOMMENDED: Check out our full guide to Central Park SummerStage

The 10 best shows at Celebrate Brooklyn! 2015

The 10 best shows at Celebrate Brooklyn! 2015

Celebrate Brooklyn! might not be the sprawling monster that Central Park SummerStage is, but the lineup for the starry Prospect Park series is still a lot to take in. Just like we did for SummerStage—see our list of the 10 best shows at SummerStage 2015—we've sifted through this year's Celebrate Brooklyn! offerings to bring you our personal top 10. Hip-hop, jazz, chamber music, indie rock, classic country—it's all here. Consider every one of these gigs to be an essential edition to your ever-growing NYC summer-concerts calendar. RECOMMENDED: Complete guide to Celebrate Brooklyn!

Free summer concerts in NYC

Free summer concerts in NYC

Any savvy local music fans knows that you can see great shows all summer long and not spend a single dime. Aside from the huge list of free concerts NYC has to offer from summer music festival heavyweights SummerStage and Celebrate Brooklyn!, there are smaller series cropping up all over the city. Read on for the most comprehensive list of free summer concerts in NYC anywhere, and check back often for updates. RECOMMENDED: Guide to summer concerts in NYCJune 24Chris Potter Underground Orchestra (Mad. Sq. Music)Madison Square Park; 7pmJudy Torres + Tony Touch (SummerStage)Crotona Park, Bronx; 7pmThe Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series (SummerStage)Queensbridge Park; 7pmRoomful of Teeth: Render & Ritornello (River to River Festival)28 Liberty Plaza, Financial District; 8pmJune 25Al B. Sure! (BAM R&B Festival)MetroTech Commons, Downtown Brooklyn; noon-2pmDavid Moreno (Third Street Music School Settlement)Abe Lebewohl Park, East Village; 12:30pmLucinda Williams + Jason Walker (Celebrate Brooklyn!)Prospect Park Bandshell; 7:30pmLyricist Lounge: The LOX (SummerStage)Crotona Park, Bronx; 7pmJune 26Max Gallico & Friends (Hudson River Park Summer of Fun)Pier 45, West Village; 7pmThe Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series (SummerStage)Jackie Robinson Park, Harlem; 7pmMusic & Movies: Paris Is Burning + JD Samson (Celebrate Brooklyn!)Prospect Park Bandshell; 7:30pmJune 27Benyoro, Los Crema Paraiso, & Golem: Music from Mali, Venezuela, The Balkans + Beyond (River to River Festival)

NYC jazz fixture Bernard Stollman talks transcending labels

NYC jazz fixture Bernard Stollman talks transcending labels

Few people can legitimately trace their life’s work to a single epiphanic moment, but Bernard Stollman is among them. One afternoon in December 1963, the young lawyer and budding jazz enthusiast followed a tip and went up to Harlem to hear a then-obscure saxophonist named Albert Ayler. Taking the stage without warning and apparently interrupting the piano trio that was on before him, Ayler proceeded to blow furiously—and completely unaccompanied—for what Stollman remembers as a full 20 minutes. “He jumped down off the stage and I went over to him and said, ‘I’m starting a record label, and I want you to be my first artist,’ ” Stollman recalls. “A voice in the back of my head said, ‘Really?’ ” But Stollman made good on his rash proclamation. In July of the following year, he booked Ayler for the session that spawned Spiritual Unity, which went on to become the single most celebrated document of classic free jazz in all its raw, emotive splendor. Stollman quickly found a thriving local community of jazz, rock and folk vanguardists, and seized the opportunity to document them on LPs with stark, often black & white cover art and the motto “The artists alone decide what you will hear on their ESP-Disk.” Before 1974, when Stollman shut down the label—named not, incidentally, after the supernatural phenomenon, but for the lingua franca Esperanto—he issued a torrent of LPs, including work by Sun Ra, the Holy Modal Rounders, Paul Bley, the Fugs, Pharoah Sanders and even a prefame Bob

The 10 best kiss-off songs

The 10 best kiss-off songs

As our list of the 50 best breakup songs demonstrated, splitsville anthems take all forms, from weepy laments (Prince's "Nothing Compares 2 U") to sassy disses (Beyoncé's "Irreplaceable"). But there's a certain subset we didn't spotlight the first time around, and that's the kiss-off song, the breakup tune in which the narrator informs his or her ex just how much of an ass they've been. Here, for all those who've ever felt the need to spew a little heart-hurt bile, we present the finest such songs, spanning 50-plus years and including masters of the art like Fleetwood Mac, and relative whippersnappers like Joanna Newsom. Dress in layers—it's about to get icy-hot in here.

See photos of Björk's first night at Brooklyn's dazzling Kings Theatre

See photos of Björk's first night at Brooklyn's dazzling Kings Theatre

Pop shows don't get much more spectacular than last night's Björk gig at the Kings Theatre. And we mean that literally: When an artist known for her beyond-striking multimedia savvy—e.g.. the illustrious selection of Björk music videos, currently on display at, ahem, MoMA—turns up at a gorgeously refurbished 1920s-era movie house in support of a wrenching new breakup-themed LP (Vulnicura), you know that spectacle is in store. Yes, it would've been awesome to catch one of the two Carnegie Hall gigs that preceded this one, but there was something especially Björkian about last night's lavish Kings Theatre happening. Backed by only the string ensemble Alarm Will Sound, electroacoustic percussionist Manu Delago and rising Venezuelan beatsmith Arca, Björk played two very different, equally arresting sets: a somber, at times prickly suite of Vulnicura songs (during which she sported a soon-to-be-legendary dandelion-esque headpiece), followed by a career-spanning run of tracks in which she ditched the mask, unleashed that trademark megawatt voice of hers and boogied and beamed with abandon. When at the start of the encore, Björk cheerfully commanded, "Brooklyn, on your feet!" she didn't need to ask twice. Click through our photo gallery, and prepare for a visual feast. For those keeping tabs,  Björk plays the Kings Theatre again on March 22—seriously, folks, you need to see this place asap; it's stunning—before moving to Manhattan's City Center for two more gigs on March 25 and 28.

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See local indie-rockers Ava Luna for free at Eataly on Monday

See local indie-rockers Ava Luna for free at Eataly on Monday

So by this point you've probably heard that Time Out New York has gone free, and that we've welcomed five notable New Yorkers to guest-edit various sections in our first gratis issue. And perhaps you've also heard that guest Music Editor Mario Batali was kind enough to share with us a list of his fave NYC munchies food in honor of rapidly approaching stoners' holiday 4/20. If you couldn't already tell, Chef Batali is a generous sort. So generous, in fact, that he jumped at the chance to host a live performance at his Flatiron Italian-food mecca, Eataly, in honor of our partnership. Consider this your invite, dear readers: Ava Luna, a brilliant, up-and-coming Brooklyn quintet with a sound perched between angular indie rock and supple soul, plays a live show at Eataly's rooftop restaurant and brewery, La Birreria. The performance starts at 8:30pm on Monday, April 20, and like the headline says, admission is absolutely free. Food and drinks, not so much, but even so—people, this is going to be awesome. To recap: Time Out New York. Mario Batali. Ava Luna. Monday, April 20. 8:30pm. Eataly. Rooftop. Free show. Be there! To whet your appetite, here's a taste of the new Ava Luna album, Infinite House:

Your Winter Storm Juno concert updates

Your Winter Storm Juno concert updates

Greetings, fellow music lovers. By this point, you've no doubt read plenty about Winter Storm Juno, and maybe even experienced its wrath firsthand. It should go without saying that basically any show you'd planned on attending early this week now has a big, fat asterisk beside it—our best advice, check the Twitter page for the artist or venue in question before you venture out—but we'll do our best to keep you posted re: any specific concert cancellations, postponements or other Juno-related show updates we hear about. Below is a list of what we know so far. If the gig you'd planned on attending is off (or, like Marilyn Manson at Terminal 5, pushed back a few days) why not curl up with our winter-storm playlist? RECOMMENDED: Full coverage of concerts in NYC Marilyn Manson at Terminal 5 (Monday)Rescheduled for Thursday, January 29, per Marilyn Manson. All original tickets honored; refunds available at point of purchase. Zola Jesus at Saint Vitus (Monday)Set times moved to 7 (UNIFORM) and 7:30 (Zola Jesus), per Saint Vitus. Check out a video from the show, which features Zola Jesus performing outdoors, in the middle of snowy Manhattan Avenue: Savages at Baby's All Right (Monday)Update: Rescheduled for Thursday, January 29, at midnight, per the band's Twitter. Refunds available via Ticketfly. Action Bronson at B.B. King's Blues Club & Grill (Monday)Postponed—no new date set, but all original tickets will be honored. Stay tuned to Twitter. Nels Cline and the Les Paul Trio at Iri

Catch a free tribute to jazz bassist Charlie Haden on Tuesday

Catch a free tribute to jazz bassist Charlie Haden on Tuesday

The New Year isn't even two weeks old, and already the 2015 NYC jazz schedule is looking mighty fine. This past weekend, locals and visitors turned out in droves for Winter Jazzfest, an event that celebrates current and future stars; tomorrow, January 13, the Town Hall hosts a free tribute to a master musician we lost in 2014, bassist Charlie Haden. The show starts at 7pm and features A-listers such as Geri Allen, Kenny Barron, Jack DeJohnette, Pat Metheny, Lee Konitz and Bill Frisell. Charlie Haden's contributions to the past 50-plus years of jazz are hard to quantify, mainly because his work never seemed bound by genre. Growing up in Iowa in the ’30s and ’40s, he sang country and folk with the Haden Family Band, then switched to bass after polio robbed him of his singing voice. From the ’50s on, he played crucial roles in landmark groups led by Ornette Coleman and Keith Jarrett, founded his own bands ranging from the activist-minded Liberation Music Orchestra to the romantic L.A.-centric Quartet West and eventually revisited his Americana roots with help from his wife, Ruth Cameron, son, Josh, and triplet daughters, Petra, Rachel and Tanya. Check out the videos below, featuring the aforementioned groups, an interview with Haden and a Haden solo performance, for an introduction to the bassist's earthy mastery.

Catch Black Sabbath, Blue Öyster Cult on film, tonight at Nitehawk

Catch Black Sabbath, Blue Öyster Cult on film, tonight at Nitehawk

The tag line for the Black and Blue documentary put it thusly: "1.5 million saw it live… Now hear and experience the power and the glory again & again & again." With a plug like that, you'd think the movie featured some sort of era-defining political rally, but nope, this is a pretty standard music film, which splices together Nassau Coliseum sets by hard-rock giants Black Sabbath, pictured, and Blue Öyster Cult, taken from their 1980 joint tour. Still, for devotees of these legendary crews, this is a killer find. And all you lucky Gothamites can catch Black and Blue tonight, Tuesday, December 16, at Williamsburg's Nitehawk Cinema. Go here for tickets. Introducing the feature is local drummer, Howard Stern associate and all-around metal maven Richard Christy. Black and Blue catches the mighty Sabbath in transitional mode, with founding members Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler taking the stage alongside then-new recruits Ronnie James Dio and Vinny Appice. (Watch it, Ozzy purists: This is three fourths of the lineup that record 1980's Heaven and Hell, which documented one of rock's most memorable reboots.) As for Blue Öyster Cult, the film captures the Long Island institution in its classic lineup, playing in front of an adoring hometown crowd. Preview the Sabbath footage below, and imagine how killer this is going to look and sound on the big screen:

Brooklyn's Kings Theatre reopens with Diana Ross show

Brooklyn's Kings Theatre reopens with Diana Ross show

The Brooklyn music scene is losing underground landmarks left and right: Death by Audio hosted its final show last month, and neighboring spot Glasslands throws its last bash on New Year's Eve. But on the more opulent end of the Kings County concert spectrum, we've recently heard a bit of good news: Kings Theatre, a golden-age Flatbush movie palace, and one of five so-called Wonder Theatres opened by Loew's in 1929–30, will be not only reopening but also hosting live music as of 2015. The first booking? None other than former Supreme Diana Ross, who plays Kings Theatre on February 3; grab tix now via the venue's website. (Very appropriate, given that the theater's initial opening, in September of 1929, featured a live appearance from another queenly presence: Mexican movie star Dolores del Río.) Sounds like the perfect early Valentine's Day date to us. In the meantime, here's more on the Kings Theatre refurbishment:

Goodbye, Tommy Ramone

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 Rocker,” and you’re responding to the same primal pulse that fueled “Johnny B. Goode.”Tommy Ramone—the band’s best-known drummer and last surviving original member, who died yesterday of bile-duct cancer at age 62—was arguably the man most responsible for that pulse. Originally, it was Joey, the band’s future iconic frontman, who sat behind the kit. But that wasn’t a good fit, so the Ramones’ then-manager, a Hungarian Jew born Erdélyi Tamás, took over, and in the process, helped the band’s world-beating early tunes to breathe. The group’s signature hip-shaking swing is unthinkable without Tommy’s laid-back drive.Tommy drummed on and co-produced the first three Ramones albums—1976’s self-titled debut, and 1977’s Leave Home and Rocket to Russia—but later stepped back to his initial behind-the-scenes role. (He cited the “depressing” nature of touring as one reason for the decision.) In his later years, he was a chilled-out NYC fixture, who played mandolin and sang in the folk duo Uncle Monk. Tommy was always happy to reminisce about the group that made him famous, as he demonstrated in 2012, when he dropped by our office to play and discuss Ramones staple “Rockaway Beach.” We leave you with a clip of

Interview with Steely Dan’s Walter Becker (2008)

Interview with Steely Dan’s Walter Becker (2008)

The following article originally appeared on Time Out New York in 2008. No matter how well-balanced an artistic partnership is, someone always gets more of the glory. In the case of Steely Dan, that someone is Donald Fagen, the group’s longtime keyboardist-frontman. But his songwriting partner, guitarist-bassist Walter Becker, has just as much to do with the group’s signature combination of mordant wit and burnished jazz-pop. The new Circus Money, Becker’s second solo disc and first in 14 years, allows Dan fans to hear just how much he adds to the mix. As he prepared to rehearse for the upcoming Steely Dan tour—which hits Beacon Theatre June 13, 14, 17, 18, 20 and 21—TONY met with Becker to discuss, among other topics, his love of classic reggae, his preoccupation with down-and-out types and his feelings on the Yacht Rock phenomenon.—Hank Shteamer I actually spoke to Donald Fagen when he did his last solo record, and I thought I’d start by asking you a question that I asked him: What can you do solo that you can’t do with Steely Dan?Well, the main difference, to tell you truth, is that there are a lot of things I can’t do solo that I can do with Steely Dan because of Donald’s voice and what Donald brings to the equation. But the one thing I can do on a solo record is anything I want any way I want to do it. And at a certain point, you sort of need to exercise that and say, “I’m gonna work now,” “I’m gonna knock off for a couple days,” “I’m goin’ home now,” “I don’t like that

Writer-musician Jon Fine (ex–Bitch Magnet) celebrates a new memoir

Writer-musician Jon Fine (ex–Bitch Magnet) celebrates a new memoir

Already worked your way through our lists of 10 New York authors to read right now and the most anticipated books of early 2015? Good, because we've got another choice read for you. Jon Fine, local journalist, guitarist and ex-member of fearsome, innovative post-hardcore bands such as Bitch Magnet and Coptic Light, has penned a great new memoir, Your Band Sucks, reflecting on his 30-odd years in the indie-rock trenches. LCD Soundsystem chief and wine-bar entrepreneur James Murphy loves the book; so do we. That's why we think you should check out the release party, which goes down at Soho's McNally Jackson on Tuesday, May 19, at 6:30pm. Go pick up a copy, and listen to Fine read and swap lore with fellow indie-rock flame-keeper Ted Leo. (Go here for more info on the event.) As he describes in Your Band Sucks, Fine has led several lives. Business-y types might know him as the current executive editor of Inc. Magazine, but the writer of this blog post first became aware of Jon around 2003, roughly a decade into his still-ongoing NYC period, which he recalls in the book with equal parts nostalgia and bitterness. At that time, Fine was playing in Coptic Light, one of the strangest, and best, underground bands this city has ever produced. Coptic Light married a rumbling, roiling free-jazz-inspired rhythm section—bassist Jeff Winterberg and drummer Kevin Shea—to Fine's ecstatically melodic, loop-driven guitarwork. They were as loud as any metal band you could name, but they sounded

Here's the full 2015 Lincoln Center Out of Doors lineup

Here's the full 2015 Lincoln Center Out of Doors lineup

If you've been keeping tabs on our summer concerts coverage, you know you're not going to be hurting for warm-weather gig options this year. There's SummerStage, Celebrate Brooklyn! and tons of other free and/or outdoor shows to choose from. And the list of choices just got a good deal bulkier with the announcement of the Lincoln Center Out of Doors lineup. As always, this year's LCOOD is heavy on the good-time fare, with plenty of rib-sticking R&B, festive international sounds and big-name Americana. Read on for the complete schedule of events, which kick off July 22. RECOMMENDED: Full guide to Lincoln Center Out of Doors July 22 Muscle Shoals All-Star Band with David Hood and Jimmy Johnson of the Swampers plus Muscle Shoals Horns, and special guest singers tba + Donnie Fritts and John Paul WhiteDamrosch Park Bandshell; 7:30pmJuly 23Nortec Collective Presents: Bostich + Fussible + Wolfgang Flür/MusikSoldat (ex-Kraftwerk) + Jungle FireDamrosch Park Bandshell; 7:30pmJuly 24Gaby MorenoHearst Plaza; 7pm Dorrance Dance: “The Blues Project Revisited” with Toshi Reagon and BIGLovelyDamrosch Park Bandshell; 7:30pmJuly 25Baby Loves Disco: A Family Dance PartyJaffe Drive / Toll Porte-Cochère; 10amLil BuckJosie Roberston Plaza; 11am Bridgman|Packer Dance: TruckJaffe Drive / Toll Porte-Cochère; noon, 5, 5:30, 6pm Joyous QuartetJosie Robertson Plaza; 3pm Heidi Latsky DanceJosie Robertson Plaza; 3:30pm National Dance DayJosie Robertson Plaza; 4pm Randy Newman + Wycliffe Gordon and His Int

Pearl Jam, Beyoncé and Coldplay headline Global Citizen Festival

Pearl Jam, Beyoncé and Coldplay headline Global Citizen Festival

Chris Martin took to YouTube today to announce some pretty big news. His sensitive-rock megaband, Coldplay, will co-headline this year's Global Citizen Festival in Central Park, sharing the bill with some pretty enormous names: Seattle grunge titans Pearl Jam, British folk-pop chart-topper Ed Sheeran and, yes, Queen B herself, Beyoncé. The fun goes down on Saturday, September 26, and as always tickets are free—with a catch. Those looking to attend will need to do their part in advancing Global Citizen's admirable core mission of ending extreme poverty worldwide. The rules for the ticket giveaways are a little complex, so we recommend browsing the Global Citizen website to get a feel for the process. Good luck! RECOMMENDED: Full coverage of Global Citizen Festival in NYC Here's that Martin announcement video:

So long, Brooklyn Night Bazaar; hello, Riis Park Beach Bazaar!

So long, Brooklyn Night Bazaar; hello, Riis Park Beach Bazaar!

RECOMMENDED: Full guide to Rockaway Beach in NY It's a fact of life for NYC showgoers: When it comes to music venues, North Brooklyn is a zone in constant flux. (Moment of silence for Death by Audio and 285 Kent; fingers crossed for a smooth National Sawdust lift-off.) Case in point: Remember Time Out Live at the Brooklyn Night Bazaar, the series we recently launched in partnership with the coolest indoor market and show series in town? Sadly, it's coming to a premature end—along with the entire Brooklyn Night Bazaar enterprise. Yes, folks, our upcoming weekend of gigs—featuring Priests and Perfect Pussy on May 22 and 23, respectively; go here to score all-access tix—will be the last hurrah for BKNB in its current home. Says series co-chief Belvy Klein: "It is with a heavy heart that we announce the Brooklyn Night Bazaar will be vacating its home of two and a half years as of June 1, 2015. The building owner of 29 Norman Avenue has reached a deal with a large multinational company that included an enormous rent increase we could not possibly match… We are saddened and extremely disappointed to lose a space we built from the ground up and poured our heart and soul into over the years. In the end, the ever-skyrocketing cost of Brooklyn real estate was something that made staying at this location an impossibility. A big shout out and thanks to all the incredible bands, rad vendors, killer food stands, creative artists, great staff, and the hundreds of thousands of visitors that

Ticket alert: The best New York concerts on sale this week

Ticket alert: The best New York concerts on sale this week

Have you heard? Brooklyn Night Bazaar is giving way to Riis Park Beach Bazaar! National Sawdust is opening soon! And the NYC summer-concerts calendar continues to fill up—yes, the gig announcements just keep on comin'. Read on for the deets on the blockbuster Gigawatts Festival (featuring garage-rock heroes the Black Lips and local avant-metal faves Liturgy), a show from the magisterial Emmylou Harris–Rodney Crowell country duo, the reemergence of Stroke-gone-solo Albert Hammond Jr. and more. RECOMMENDED: Full coverage of concerts in NYC Available Thursday, May 14: Parquet Courts + Radioactivity + Pill + The BlackoutsMay 23; House of Vans; free with R.S.V.P.Noon at House of Vans On sale Friday, May 15: The Tallest Man on Earth + Hiss Golden MessengerJune 2; Music Hall of Williamsburg; $30Noon at Ticketmaster Tove LoJune 15; Music Hall of Williamsburg; freeNoon at Ticketmaster The Ike Reilly AssassinationJune 16, 17; Mercury Lounge; $15Noon at Ticketmaster Raekwon + Ghostface KillahJuly 20; Irving Plaza; $31.5010am at Live Nation Gigawatts Festival: The Black Lips + Liturgy + Anamanaguchi + Braid + Swearin' + Beach Slang and moreJuly 24–26; The Wick, The Well; $30–$6010am at Eventbrite Total Control + Lust For Youth + Sannhet + Flesh WorldAugust 1; Music Hall of Williamsburg; $13Noon at Ticketmaster Justin Townes EarleAugust 7; Music Hall of Williamsburg; $25Noon at Ticketmaster High on Fire + Pallbearer + Lucifer + Venomous MaximusAugust 15; Irving Plaza; $20. August 18; Musi

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