When talking about rock concerts in New York City, several popular venues immediately come to mind. Whether it is indoor or outdoor, NYC has a rich history of hosting some of the top artists from all levels of the rock music spectrum. Nickanamed the “World’s Most Famous Arena,” Madison Square Garden has hosted legendary rock artists such as Led Zeppelin, Duran Duran and The Beatles. Most rock bands and artists strive to perform for the big crowds in New York City’s premier sports and entertainment venue.
Central Park in Manhattan is also well known for being the Read the rest of this entry »
If you’re answer isn’t “the Waldorf Astoria in New York City” then it better at least be “at home with my eyes glued to my direct tv.” If you weren’t local or watching the exclusive Fuse broadcast, then you missed out on the Rock and Roll event of the millennium.
It was the 26th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, to be exact, and both the inductees and the inductors were out in rare form.
For the performer inductees, you had:
- Rob Zombie inducting Alice Cooper
- Paul Simon inducting Neil Diamond
- John Legend inducting Dr. John
- Bette Midler inducting Darlene Love
- Neil Young inducting Tom Waits
And, for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Award for Musical Excellence, you had:
- The hardest working man in show biz, Elton John, inducting Leon Russell
It was truly a momentous occasion in the world of Rock and Roll where people, young and old, bridged the generational divide in the spirit of what the genre is really all about: heart, soul, and having a great time. If, for some reason, you missed it, you should really see about finding coverage and witnessing the event for yourself.
Even, after a year, this one was pretty spectacular.
The earliest known music that was performed in and around the area of New York was that of the Lenape Native Americans. That may be a far stretch compared to today’s rock music but it does bear significance to the history of music in the area. They were likely performing their ritualistic ballads long before the settlers stepped foot on American soil, and might still be doing so today had they not been politely asked to clear the area for progress. That progress lead to a landslide of musical tradition and cultural progression that Read the rest of this entry »
Rock music has a long and interesting history that is unique among all genres of music. New York is home to many of the great historical rock bands that the genre has to offer. From punk rock to indie rock, New York has been a haven for rock music of all kinds.
The late 70s was a magical time in New York City. The popular underground club CBGB housed many of the best early punk acts to go down in rock history. The Stooges, Patti Smith and Television all got their breaks at CBGB.I was looking Read the rest of this entry »
The Dandy Warhols, a Portland based rock band, are going to be performing at Irving Plaza on June 5, 2012. They have a new album out called, ‘This Machine’. Tickets for the event are on sale now and are $30.00. The Psychic IIIs and 1776 will also be performing. The Independent rock band will take the stage after the two front bands and the show starts at 7 p.m.
The legendary Jerry Lee Lewis will be at the B.B. King Blues Club and Grille on June 15th.Check out this link April 2013