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Miguel – Terminal 5 – March 23, 2018

March 26th, 2018


Photos courtesy of DeShaun Craddock | dac.photography

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Grow a Pair: Win Free Tickets to See Miguel on 3/23

March 20th, 2018

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Singer-songwriter Miguel’s current North American tour in support of his terrific fourth album, War & Leisure, drops him off in New York City for two nights this week to play Terminal 5 on Friday and Brooklyn Steel on Saturday. Both shows are sold out, but if you don’t already have tickets to see him on Friday, you can try to Grow a Pair of them from The House List. Just fill out the form below, making sure to include your full name, email address, which show you’re trying to win tickets to (Miguel, 3/23) and a brief message explaining why you’re so happy for spring’s arrival. Eddie Bruiser, no fan of winter, will notify the winner by Friday. Good luck.

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Mat Kearney Brings New Music to PlayStation Theater Tomorrow Night

March 14th, 2018

He’s a West Coast guy originally, but Mat Kearney’s made a name for himself as a talented singer and songwriter in Nashville, Tenn. His debut major-label full-length, Nothing Left to Lose (stream it below), arrived in 2006, making noise with three of its tracks featured in episodes of Grey’s Anatomy. And Kearney (above, performing some new songs for Paste Studio) has been busily putting out music ever since—touring alongside John Mayer and Sheryl Crow in the process—with his songs appearing in more than 20 different TV shows. His most recent full-length, Just Kids (stream it below), came out in 2015, the Pop Break dubbing it “personal, relatable, emotional. Mat Kearney’s Just Kids is a journey of life, love, pain and happiness.” But with a new album, Crazy Talk, dropping this May, he’s already out on the road in mid-tour form and performs live at PlayStation Theater tomorrow night. Andrew Belle and Filous open the show.

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OMD – Terminal 5 – March 10, 2018

March 12th, 2018


Photos courtesy of Dana (distortion) Yavin | distortionpix.com

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Synth-Pop Pioneers OMD Return to Terminal 5 on Saturday Night

March 8th, 2018

Core members Andy McCluskey (bass, keys and vocals) and Paul Humphreys (keys and vocals) formed the seminal boundary-pushing synth-pop band Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark—or OMD—40 years ago in North West England. They broke into the American mainstream when “If You Leave” was featured at the end of Pretty in Pink in the mid-’80s. But by 1996, OMD (above, performing “The Punishment of Luxury” live in studio for WNYC FM) would call it quits, which is where this story would end if McCluskey and Humphreys hadn’t reunited, along with Martin Cooper (keys and sax) and Stuart Kershaw (drums), in 2006. And although they could’ve relied on their deep catalog of 10 LPs at that point, essentially as a legacy act, instead they’ve continued to push forward, making new acclaimed music every few years. Their 13th studio full-length, The Punishment of Luxury (stream it below), arrived last September to considerable plaudits across the globe. “Synth-pop at its most charming and effortless,” proclaimed the Irish Times. “The band can conjure up melodies so familiar they feel like greatest hits. It’s an album so full of stylish pop perfection it would make Brandon Flowers weep into his silky pillow. While the A.V. Club added: “OMD examine the complications of progress on the sparking The Punishment of Luxury.” Back in the United States, OMD play Terminal 5 on Saturday night.

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It’s Our 10th Annual Salute to Texas Independence Day at Terminal 5

March 7th, 2018

Last Friday, Texas turned 182 years old, and not only are we celebrating our 10th Annual Salute to Texas Independence Day this Friday at Terminal 5, but we’re doing it in style with four terrific like-minded Lone Star State country acts: Pat Green (above, performing “Drinkin’ Days”), whose most recent full-length, Home (stream it below), “features a mature, easy-going country sound—one that’s rooted and free of cross-genre influence—and lands somewhere between Green’s early Texas dance-hall days and big radio hits,” according to Rolling Stone Country; and the Eli Young Band, (below, doing “Even if It Breaks Your Heart”), whose sixth studio album, Fingerprints (stream it below), arrived last year. “Whether it’s a moment of reflection, reminiscing or transporting us to another time, Eli Young Band’s Fingerprints is both relatable, enjoyable and a welcomed addition to the country genre,” per Sounds Like Nashville. Plus, we’ll have the Casey Donahew Band (stream last year’s 15 Years, the Wild Ride, below) and Wade Bowen (stream the recently released Solid Ground, below) on hand. So come join in on the Texas-size fun on Friday at Terminal 5, and as always, any patron with a Texas-related tattoo or wearing an article of clothing with a logo from a Texas college on it will receive one complimentary drink.




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Excision Brings His Dance Party to Terminal 5 on Friday and Saturday

February 28th, 2018

Canadian producer and DJ Jeff Abel has been doing a bass-heavy take on aggressive dubstep as Excision for more than a decade. His most recent full-length studio LP, Virus (stream it below), which Your EDM says, “feels like his most impressive album yet,” came out in 2016—and Virus: The Remixes (stream it below) followed a year later. Having recently launched a big North American tour, Excision (above, the video for “The Paradox”) brings his traveling dance party to Terminal 5 on Friday and Saturday with a host of like-minded bass enthusiasts, including Liquid Stranger, Midnight Tyrannosaurus, Downlink, Protohype, Dion Timmer, Monxx and Yakz.


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Bananarama – PlayStation Theater – February 24, 2018

February 26th, 2018


Photos courtesy of Joe Papeo | www.irocktheshot.com

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DVSN – Terminal 5 – February 21, 2018

February 22nd, 2018


Photos courtesy of Jeremy Ross | jeremypross.com

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Awolnation Bring Brand-New Music to Terminal 5 Tomorrow Night

February 21st, 2018

Multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter Aaron Bruno has been fronting the genre-mixing electronic-pop outfit Awolnation since forming the band eight years ago in Los Angeles. The lineup has changed over the years, but thanks to the recently married Bruno’s presence, singular vision and deftly mixing electronic elements, live instrumentation and forward-thinking production, the band sounds as terrific as ever. Their third studio album, Here Come the Runts (stream it below), which AllMusic calls “a further exercise in toying with arena-filling vocal melodies, razor-sharp synths and invigorating electro-pop,” dropped just a couple of weeks ago. And now touring behind it, Awolnation (above, performing “Handyman” on Jimmy Kimmel Live!) play Terminal 5 on Thursday night. A pair of five-pieces—Nothing but Thieves and Irontom—open the show.

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Børns – Terminal 5 – February 16, 2018

February 20th, 2018


Photos courtesy of Joe Papeo | www.irocktheshot.com

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Grow a Pair: Win Free Tickets to See Børns on 2/16

February 13th, 2018

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With the current tour behind his second studio full-length album, Blue Madonna, ending soon, Børns comes to New York City this week to play Brooklyn Steel on Thursday and Terminal 5 on Friday. And even though both dates sold out quickly, you’ve still got a chance to attend one by trying to Grow a Pair of tickets from The House List to see Børns on Friday night. Just fill out the form below, making sure to include your full name, email address, which show you’re trying to win tickets to (Børns, 2/16) and a brief message explaining your favorite Winter Olympics sport. Eddie Bruiser, who’s probably watching right now, will notify the winner by Friday. Good luck.

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Machine Head – PlayStation Theater – February 9, 2018

February 12th, 2018


Photos courtesy of Brian C. Reilly | www.briancreilly.com

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Black Label Society – PlayStation Theater – January 31, 2018

February 1st, 2018


Photos courtesy of Marc Millman Photography | www.marcmillmanphotos.com

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Greensky Bluegrass Headline PlayStation Theater Friday and Saturday

January 24th, 2018

We’re in another golden age of string bands: traditional, progressive, genre-smashing, fleet-fingered, young, old, awesome. In that vanguard is the Michigan-bred Greensky Bluegrass, who formed in 2000, broke out in 2006 after winning the Telluride Bluegrass Festival band competition and have spent much of the last decade shoring up a national fan base adoring of their ridiculously fun live shows. They’ve won their success the old-fashioned way—town by town, venue by venue, fan by fan. In New York City, especially, they’ve graduated to larger venues almost every year and are now fit enough to headline PlayStation Theater in Times Square for two weekend nights, this Friday and Saturday. By all accounts 2017 was another watershed year for the fivesome, for the first time selling out Red Rocks, outside Denver, and continuing to tour behind their best album to date, 2016’s Shouted, Written Down & Quoted (stream it below). Anders Beck (dobro), Mike Devol (upright bass), Paul Hoffman (mandolin), Dave Bruzza (guitar) and Michael Arlen Bont (banjo) collaborate with a level of simpatico obvious before they even pluck a note. They’ve created a formidable body of work by adhering to bluegrass, roots and string-band traditions while comfortably subverting them with no small amount of rock and roll mojo. “We just speak the same language, and it’s been that way since I started in the band,” Beck told JamBase last September. “A lot of it is how we all came to music. We weren’t raised bluegrass players.” What you’re guaranteed is a varied set list, from Greensky originals like “Living Over” (above, live) and “Wings for Wheels” to songs by everyone from Bruce Springsteen and the Grateful Dead to Peter Tosh and traditional railroad tunes like “Reuben’s Train.” They hold it all together with staggering improvisational chops tight as a constrictor knot but aggressively energetic. Don’t be surprised if you’re still dancing three hours later. —Chad Berndtson | @Cberndtson