Fordham University’s WFUV has been a mainstay on the New York radio dial for more than 65 years. These days, the non-commercial station is one of the only places to hear up-and-coming singer-songwriters and indie rockers.
Tuesday, some of those artists, including jazzy folk-rocker Iron & Wine, new wave legend Nick Lowe and southwestern band Calexico, will take part in the ninth annual...Read more »
When soul and jazz-influenced singer-songwriter Matthew E. White put together the group that recorded his debut album, "Big Inner," he wasn't just looking to form a band. He was trying to build a community.
He did exactly that, partnering with his fellow musicians to create Spacebomb Records, a label and recording studio with house band, in his hometown of Richmond, Va.
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For a time in the early '80s, Rick Springfield was inescapable.
He had multiple Top 10 singles, including the No. 1 hit "Jessie's Girl," starred on the soap opera "General Hospital" and the 1984 film "Hard to Hold."
Springfield took much of the late '80 and early '90s off to raise a family and battle depression. While he has been touring again for more than...Read more »
Jose James describes himself as "a jazz singer for the hip-hop generation." Unlike most jazz singers, he didn't discover the music by being exposed to the all-time greats. He got into it by listening to acts like A Tribe Called Quest and Digable Planets, and then learning about the jazz artists they were sampling.
James melded his influences together into a soulful sound reminiscent...Read more »
Over the last few years, it seems as if most successful new musicians have gone in one of two completely opposite directions: electronica or roots music.
Indiana's Houndmouth falls squarely in the latter camp, delivering harmony-drenched Americana that will hit the sweet spot for fans of The Band or recent acts like The Lumineers.
amNewYork spoke with singer and keyboardist Katie Toupin.
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This year has been a surprisingly good one for Bob Dylan fans.
First there was a package tour with Americana disciples like Wilco, Beck and My Morning Jacket. Then there was the release of “Another Self Portrait,” featuring unearthed tracks from 1969-71. The year ends with the release of the 43-CD “Complete Album Collection Vol. 1” box set and a star-studded Dylan Fest tribute concert, which...Read more »
The beginning of November has become the funniest time of the year in New York. For its 10th year, the New York Comedy Festival is staging events across the city, ranging from performances by stars like Kathy Griffin, Anthony Jeselnik and Charlie Murphy, to dozens of showcases for up-and-comers. Here are a few events to keep an eye out for:
Stand Up for Heroes
For the seventh straight...Read more »
In his early days, garage rocker King Khan was known for onstage antics that were so outlandish he was banned from several clubs.
Now a 36-year-old father, Khan has grown up a bit, although he did moon Lindsay Lohan during a performance in Cannes in 2010.
amNewYork spoke with Khan about his stage show and his soul-influenced new album "Idle No More."What inspired "Idle...Read more »
The Black Crowes have always had respect for their elders.
Over the years, the band, featuring Chris Robinson, left, has toured with many of its influences including Tom Petty, the Who and members of Led Zeppelin and the Grateful Dead.
For its four-night stand at Terminal 5 starting tomorrow, the group has handed opening slots to some of its lesser-known favorites from the past.
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In New York, you can see a great band just about any night of the week. Still, there’s something special about the CMJ Music Marathon, when more than 1,200 bands take over 80 venues hoping to be discovered.
Here are six artists to keep an eye on.
John Murry Murry was born in Elvis’ hometown and is a second cousin of author William Faulkner. His debut album, “The Graceless Age,” is intense...Read more »