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Preservation Hall Jazz Band @ McKittrick Hotel: January 5

Preservation Hall Jazz Band @ McKittrick Hotel: January 5

January 6, 2012, By

The traditional New Orleans jazz that the Preservation Hall Jazz Band performs transports you to another era from the first note blown. On any trip …

Sepalcure @ 103 Harriet: December 30, 2011

Sepalcure @ 103 Harriet: December 30, 2011

January 5, 2012, By

When producers Praveen Sharma (Braille) and Travis Stewart (Machinedrum) of Sepalcure took over the booth at the San Francisco warehouse venue 103 Harriet, a crowd ballooned …

Hold Steady, Titus Andronicus @ Brooklyn Bazaar: December 17

Hold Steady, Titus Andronicus @ Brooklyn Bazaar: December 171

January 4, 2012, By

I have seen both the Hold Steady and Titus Andronicus live in concert, and both shows were just pure, energetic, rock ’n’ roll bliss. So …

Photos: Twin Sister, Widowspeak @ Bowery: December 17, 2011

Photos: Twin Sister, Widowspeak @ Bowery: December 17, 20111

January 3, 2012

Twin Sister and Widowspeak played Bowery Ballroom the weekend before Christmas. We were there, spreading holiday cheer and gawking at Andrea Estella’s heels.   …

National @ Beacon Theater: December 15, 2011

National @ Beacon Theater: December 15, 2011

December 16, 2011, By

The National played the Beacon Theater all this week, and last night the band hit its stride. Frontman Matt Berninger, who bears a striking resemblance …

My Morning Jacket @ MSG: December 14, 2011

My Morning Jacket @ MSG: December 14, 20114

December 15, 2011, By

My Morning Jacket made one final stop last night at Madison Square Garden before a holiday rest. As part of the Circuital tour, MMJ played …

2NE1, La Vida Boheme, Yuna, Gyptian @ Best Buy Theater

2NE1, La Vida Boheme, Yuna, Gyptian @ Best Buy Theater

December 14, 2011, By

In case you didn’t realize it, Beatles-level teen hysteria still happens, and on Monday night, it showed up in the form of the Blackjacks. …

!!!, Friends @ 285 Kent: December 11, 2011

!!!, Friends @ 285 Kent: December 11, 20111

December 13, 2011, By

  Sometimes, it’s easy to take the best things about alternative music in New York City for granted: kickass performance spaces, reasonable ticket prices, …

Dearloves, Dax Riggs @ Mercury Lounge: December 10, 2011

Dearloves, Dax Riggs @ Mercury Lounge: December 10, 2011

December 12, 2011, By

Drunk Santas were tromping up and down Second Avenue outside of Mercury Lounge Saturday night. Santacon, the big pub crawl and Santa dress-up fest, kicked …

War On Drugs @ Bowery Ballroom: December 11, 2011

War On Drugs @ Bowery Ballroom: December 11, 2011

December 12, 2011, By

War On Drugs plays with the National tonight at the Beacon Theater, but WOD had no trouble selling out a show of its own at …