Music

Jeff Daniels on originality, taking risks and quitting golf to play guitar

When he isn't busy taking home Emmy Awards for series like "The Newsroom" or starring in box office hits like "Dumb and Dumber" or "The Martian," Jeff Daniels has somehow found the time to also become a bona fide, touring musician. "Acoustic guitar is a...

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 5:29pm

Bronx native Cardi B among lineup for this year’s Global Citizen Festival

It may be called the Global Citizen Festival, but it’s going to welcome locally bred performer Cardi B to its stage on Central Park’s Great Lawn this year. It appears the Sept. 29 show will be the rapper’s first since she gave birth to her daughter last month. Joining Cardi B in...

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 9:15am

Ann and Nancy Wilson talk possible Heart band reunion

This weekend, Ann Wilson – the delicately nuanced, deeply powerful and powerhouse loud lead Heart band vocalist  – is debuting her new solo album of cover tunes, “Immortal,” at Camden’s BB&T Pavilion on Aug. 4. Next weekend, Nancy Wilson – Heart’s...

Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 10:53am

George Clinton talks new Parliament album ahead of final touring shows

There is no funk without George Clinton – no Childish Gambino, no Kendrick Lamar, no Migos of which to speak. If Clinton didn’t bring the sweat-inducing raw soul at the heart of his best work during the '70s and '80s with the psychedelic Parliament, the guttural Funkadelic or...

Monday, July 30, 2018 - 8:29am

Music lovers hit right note with Plenty of Fish singles

If you’re a music lover and single, you have a better chance of striking the right chord with your fellow daters on Plenty of Fish, according to new data from the online dating platform. “Music is very good at helping to create social bonds. When we listen to music together and keep...

Friday, July 27, 2018 - 2:21pm

The world's hottest EDM party Elrow is taking over New York

Electronic music used to mean dingy warehouses at the edge of town where your only entertainment besides the music was waving around glow sticks. While there’s nothing wrong with a classic concept, Elrow parties are the opposite of all of that, winning so many fans all over Europe that it...

Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 2:42pm

Philadelphia, The Hold Steady is your friend

When The Hold Steady – the toast of Brooklyn’s big, broad bar bands – hit Philly’s Union Transfer for a two-day stint (July 26-27), it won’t be the first or last time they’ve holed up here for an extended stay. Between countless Philadelphia Hold Steady...

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 9:10am

Raphael Saadiq on working with Solange, Mary J. Blige and being a musical chameleon

When Raphael Saadiq plays Union Transfer on July 24 with pal and A Tribe Called Quest co-founder Ali Shaheed Muhammad, a history lesson will unfold, of R&B modern and ancient, of the roots of hip hop, of Saadiq’s own career which commenced at the end of the sleek soul '80s and...

Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 5:19pm

Ritchie Blackmore on his big night out

What’s left to do for an encore after you have spent one decade inventing a musical form (heavy metal with Deep Purple), then another 10 years-or-so refining it, making it louder and more artful (Rainbow with the late Ronnie James Dio)? If you’re British thunder god guitarist and epic...

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 10:45am

Queens Jazz Orchestra turns 10, honors iconic longtime leader Jimmy Heath

Queens has a very storied history when it come to jazz, from the venues that celebrated the iconic genre to many of its greatest artists — like Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, John Coltrane and Dizzy Gillespie to name a few — calling it home. For decades, Flushing Town Hall has...

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 8:47am

Here are the ways to listen to and download XXXTentacion music

As fans mourn the tragic death of XXXTentacion, his music has experienced a significant spike in sales and streaming on popular streaming and digital download platforms such as Amazon, Apple Music and Spotify. The 20-year-old rapper was shot and killed in his car Monday after leaving a...

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 5:33pm

Michael Brun talks 'Positivo,' World Cup predictions and remembering Avicii

If you've tuned into Telemundo to watch the World Cup, chances are you've heard the music of Michael Brun at some point during the broadcast. The network is using "Positivo," the hit track by Brun and Colombian reggaeton singer J Balvin, as its musical anthem for this...

Monday, June 18, 2018 - 12:41pm

New Drake music video features a few people you might recognize

If you watched the new Drake music video for his latest single "I’m Upset," you may have noticed some familiar faces. That’s because it features cast members from the teen drama series Degrassi: The Next Generation. The video begins with Drake waking up and getting out of a...

Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 12:42pm

28 performers added to MTA’s Music Under New York program

From drumming duos and ukulele pop covers to Native American neo-jazz and acoustic rock, the newest performers in MTA Arts & Design’s Music Under New York program will add even more diverse sounds to the city’s underbelly. Twenty-eight new performers have been added to what is also...

Tuesday, June 5, 2018 - 4:11pm

The magic of 'Motown' comes to Boston this summer

The sweet sounds of "Motown: The Musical" will take over the Boston Opera House this summer. Based on the life and successes of acclaimed music mogul Berry Gordy, the Tony-nominated production will have audiences grooving to tunes by Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson, Diana Ross, Stevie...

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - 1:51pm

Boston Calling 2018: 3 questions with Manchester Orchestra

There will be no shortage of awesome rock stars and bands at Boston Calling this weekend, especially on Saturday night. Before Jack White takes over the Green Stage for his headlining gig this weekend, indie rockers Manchester Orchestra will get in on the fun with a special late afternoon...

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 11:31am

Everything you need to know about the new YouTube Music streaming service

YouTube will launch a new music streaming service called YouTube Music to provide users with another option for people to stream their favorite tunes. YouTube Music streaming service will offer users access to thousands of playlists, millions of songs, albums and artist radio stations. While many...

Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 3:18pm

Put this waterfront concert series on your NYC summer agenda

Between boat bars, free cruises of New York Harbor and all the exciting new things happening on Governors Island, you were already going to spend your New York City summer on the water. Now, add a waterfront concert series to that list. Already the hottest district for new entertainment, Lower...

Monday, May 14, 2018 - 6:52pm

82 finalists to audition for MTA’s Music Under New York

Very often, we New Yorkers hear subway performers long before we see them as we traverse through the stations and along the platforms. But on Tuesday, you can watch as some of them audition to play for us as part of the MTA’s Music Under New York program. Also known as MTA Music, the program...

Monday, May 14, 2018 - 10:43am

3 questions with EDM superstar Afrojack

Chart-topping Dutch DJ Afrojack brings the beats to Boston later this month. We caught up with the EDM superstar for a quick chat ahead of his show at The Grand on May 14. How pumped are you to perform in Boston? It's been a minute since I've played in Boston, I'm excited to be back...

Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 11:49am