Westchester County, NY is a weird animal. There’s tons of bands waiting to be discovered, established acts who’ve moved here from big cities, and venues that showcase named and novelty artists. Cover bands are big in the Hudson Valley and Lower Westchester. Two venues, which happen to be connected, buck the trend and bring established […]

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All videos by Alye Bea Carlevero Approximately 38 seconds into meeting Carl Broemel at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY (more on that later), he offers me a cup of coffee which he brewed himself. How can you turn down a morning cup of coffee with the guitarist of My Morning Jacket? The coolness […]

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Hasidic Jew makes it as a reggae star. It could’ve been a gimmick. It could’ve been a joke. It could’ve been an interesting episode of The Fresh Prince of Bel Air. But, Matisyahu never came with a laugh track. Just raw, natural talent. And, in 2005, the musician broke through with the breakthrough album, Live […]

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Photo/Danny Clinch For a musician who’s spent most of his life improvising on stage and in the studio, it’s quite ironic – and gloriously so I might add – that his latest album was planned for nearly a decade with songs that have sort of a fixed beginning and end. Warren Haynes, the iconic rock […]

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For SJS I’m not ashamed to say it – I was a “Debhead.” Back in the 1980s as my sister was hanging up “pin-ups” of Rob Lowe and Ralph Macchio, I was hanging up my Debbie Gibson Tiger Beat tearsheets on my wall. Gibson made for an eclectic wall mix that also included “The Bash […]

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PORT CHESTER, NY (May 20, 2015) Watch Jane’s Addiction alt-rock- Demigod Perry Farrell parade around stage like a cheetah at The Capitol Theatre on May 19 for an entire hour-plus set, and let your jaw drop as you Wikipedia to find out he’s 56 years old. Nothing’s Shocking? Well, some things are. It’s a cliché […]

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Let’s be honest pop junkies – anytime you hear the word “chemistry,” you instantly think of cooking with White and Pinkman. PLAID BRIXX is about to change that in 2005 with the release of their EP and single of the same name. Mix pop and rock, and throw in a dash of punk, and you’ve […]

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Their current buzzworthy single is named “Best Day of My Life,” but it’s probably the best year American Authors’ have ever had. In 2013, the Brooklyn-based band signed to Island Records, received significant alt-rock airplay with debut single “Believer,” and played Lollapalooza. That’s not all. They’re opening for Airborne Toxic Event, appeared earlier this month on The Tonight […]

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[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qq4j1LtCdww&w=560&h=315] Friday the 13th superstitions. Scantron test sheets. Jimmy Snuka’s leopard-printed headband. Some things never go out of style, and Alice Cooper is quite easily in that group. For over 40 years, “the king of shock-rock-n-roll” has been burning out hard rock classics and selling out shows with his legendary stage theatrics. The icon, who […]

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Friday the 13th superstitions. Scantron test sheets. Jimmy Snuka’s leopard-printed headband. Some things never go out of style, and Alice Cooper is quite easily in that group. For over 40 years, “the king of shock-rock-n-roll” has been burning out hard rock classics and selling out shows with his legendary stage theatrics. The icon, who released […]

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