Bands

John McCauley of Deer Tick on their new album 'Mayonnaise' and getting back out on the road

John McCauley of the band Deer Tick is one of those special songwriters who can be as romantic and sentimental as he is ready to start a midday bar fight with his beer-soaked anthems. Hailing from Providence. Rhode Island, his long-running and critically acclaimed Americana-meets-punk band, Deer...

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 11:25am

Noel Gallagher and Liam Gallagher's feud is exactly what made Oasis so great

Looking at the news from Great Britain this week some of you might have been mistaken for thinking it was the mid-1990s all over again: a Conservative government embarrassed itself in a general election, and the media once again clung to a quarrel between Liam and Noel Gallagher, the estranged...

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 5:50pm

Too Many Zooz is New York's busker band miracle

It’s been a hard day’s work. Your legs manage to carry you to the subway station where suddenly live music greets you. Is that “Norwegian Wood”? Your blood pressure drops. Isn’t it good? “The people need music and music needs the people,” said Matt Doe,...

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 5:06am

International street band festival ready to hit NYC in week-long celebration

Bandleaders, drum liners, musicians, artists and dancers from all around the world will stir up the streets across Manhattan, Brooklyn, Staten Island and Jersey City in a week-long celebration that starts on Monday.Now in its ninth year, HONK NYC! 2015 will run from Oct. 12 through Oct. 18.This...

Friday, October 9, 2015 - 5:25pm

No, there won't be a Spice Girls reunion

Sadly, viral comments about an upcoming Spice Girls reunion should not be taken seriously. Spice Girls Emma Bunton and Mel C, aka Baby and Sporty Spice, joked on social media about celebrating their 20th anniversary of hit song, "Wannabe." The news spread like rapid-fire as fans excitedly awaited...

Friday, August 7, 2015 - 12:10pm

New band Dead & Company includes John Mayer, will debut in NYC

Grateful Dead is not dead after all. Though their summer concert series was called Fare Thee Well, the group isn't leaving, just adding some new members, notably John Mayer.The new band, called Dead & Company, has three core "Dead" members, guitarist Bob Weir and drummers Mickey Hart and Bill...

Wednesday, August 5, 2015 - 4:02pm

London Grammar tackles the fame game

Coldplay and Imagine Dragons count themselves as fans, their concert sales have outsold Miley’s in their native U.K. and their debut album, “If You Wait” debuted at number two on the U.K. chart. And in a time when celebrity is perhaps the most sought-after accolade, the three best friends who make...

Monday, January 26, 2015 - 6:30pm

Guster has something to say

Two decades since the release of their first album, Ryan Miller of Guster tells us how the band has managed to keep their fans interested, what we can expect off the new album and keeping busy with his "other" music career, scoring films.What goes into the decision to sign up for another album and...

Thursday, January 8, 2015 - 2:18am

Wale: Making something out of 'Nothing'

Just before Thanksgiving, D.C.-based rapper Wale squashed a highly publicized feud with Complex and covered the music magazine's December issue alongside longtime mentor and muse Jerry Seinfeld --- yes, that Jerry Seinfeld. A month later, he released "Festivus," a free 8-song mixtape that's merely...

Thursday, January 8, 2015 - 12:18am

CMJ Music Marathon: How do you get in?

Roughly 1,300 acts will perform throughout the city as part of the CMJ Music Marathon. While this number may seem daunting, it’s not even the half of it.“It’s about a 25 percent acceptance rate,” says Matt McDonald, who programs artist showcases at CMJ.“Music is the most important thing, obviously...

Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 6:58am