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News by Gideon Plotnicki

  • Category: Features

    Watch Pearl Jam Perform “Hail Hail” On David Letterman, Twenty-One Years Ago Today

    Flash back to September 1996, and Seattle-based superstars Pearl Jam were flying high as the ultimate torch-bearers of grunge rock. The band’s first three albums–Ten, Vs., and Vitalogy–were hugely successful breakthrough records, featuring hit singles as well as classic deep cuts that would come to define the band, cementing them as one of the best musical acts that America […]

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    Watch Chick Corea And Return To Forever Play Their “Romantic Warrior” Album Live In 1976

    In 1976, jazz fusion was flying high as one of the most exciting new genres to cross over into the mainstream. Combining the precision of progressive rock, the free, improvisational spirit of jazz, and a healthy dose of psychedelic rock, the genre blew up over the course of the 70s, with stars like Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Jaco […]

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    Brooklyn Comes Alive Announces ‘After Midnight’ Tickets For DJ Premier, Crystal Method, Brownie

    Each year, Brooklyn Comes Alive offers an eclectic set of late night shows known as the “After Midnight” series. In previous years, acts like Marco Benevento & Friends, Orchard Lounge, Earth, Wind & Power, and DRKWAV have played late night sets at the festival, keeping crowds dancing deep into the night. This year, Brooklyn Comes Alive has delivered […]

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  • Category: Show Reviews

    Arcade Fire Bring Impressive Infinite Content Tour To Madison Square Garden [Photo/Video]

    Arcade Fire brought their Infinite Content Tour to Madison Square Garden on Tuesday. The band showed off a brand-new setup with a square-shaped, boxing-ring-themed stage and a wild new production that featured a moving light rig and multiple huge disco balls. The band delivered a career-spanning set list, with songs from classic albums Funeral, Reflektor, and The Suburbs mixed in with […]

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    Members Of Biscuits, UM, Lotus, & The Motet Add Jen Hartswick & Natalie Cressman To BCA Supergroup

    In less than two weeks, Brooklyn Comes Alive will arrive, bringing a bevy of unique super groups, tribute sets, and one-time-only jam sessions that the festival has become known for. This year, there will be tribute sets to the Allman Brothers Band, Grateful Dead, Jamiroquai, and Herbie Hancock; unique one-off bands like moe.queous and Pow! Pow! Power Trio!; and jams hosted by Eric Krasno, George Porter Jr., […]

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  • Category: Features

    Led Zeppelin Performed Their First Show Ever, On This Day In 1968

    Today marks the 49th anniversary of Led Zeppelin‘s first show as a band! Billed as “The New Yardbirds,” the band was assembled as a means of fulfilling tour contracts put together by the Yardbirds, long after Jeff Beck and Eric Clapton had both left the band. The group’s first show took place at Gladsaxe Teen Clubs in […]

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  • Category: Show Reviews

    Phish Brings Their Summer Tour To A Close With Rowdy Final Night At Dick’s

    Phish returned to Dick’s Sporting Goods Park last night for the third and final show of their annual Labor Day run. After a wild night one and an up-and-down night two, the band fell somewhere in the middle on night three, with a show that had several highlights and a few notable swing-and-misses. Phish turned in a fair amount […]

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    Future Folklore To Bring The Sounds Of West Africa To Brooklyn Comes Alive

    As you’ve no doubt heard by now, Brooklyn Comes Alive is back and bigger than ever this September. The unique homegrown event has curated an extensive lineup of dream team collaborations, tributes, artist passion projects across three popular Williamsburg, Brooklyn, venues (Brooklyn Bowl, Music Hall of Williamsburg, Schimanski). But for its third annual edition, the festival has expanded […]

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  • Category: Features

    Most Shows Spell Something: A Look Back At Phish’s Special Dick’s Sets

    It’s almost time for Dick’s! Phish fans from far and wide are journeying to Denver for Phish’s seventh consecutive Labor Day run at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, and the question is, what will they do this time? Especially considering that the upcoming Dick’s run will be Phish’s first performance since the end of their historic […]

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    Bob Dylan Introduced The Beatles To Marijuana And Changed Music Forever, On This Day In 1964

    If you ever wondered who took the clean cut members of the Beatles and turned them into psychedelic, soul searching songwriters, look no further than Bob Dylan. On this day in 1964 (so the story goes), Dylan introduced John, Paul, George, and Ringo to the glories of smoking marijuana. Dylan, who had just played a show with Robbie Robertson, Levon Helm […]

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