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New York Cool receives a lot of press releases about up-and-coming musicians so we have created this page so you can know what we know. Be sure to check back often...(more)

Neon Trees
Hammerstein Ballroom
October 30, 2010

In September, I had a chance meeting with the band Neon Trees. We had attended the same party on the roof of a chic Times Square Hotel...(more)

Yacht and Black Devil Disco Club
American Express
River to River Festival
August 6, 2010

As expected, a young, laid-back, hip crowd, turned up for Black Devil Disco Club and Yacht...(more)

Best Coast, Free Energy and Loose Limbs
American Express River Festival
July 23, 2010

Having read Rolling Stone's endorsement of Free Energy I was honestly expecting much less. Let's be honest, when was the last time Rolling Stone got anything right?...(more)

Edward Sharpe and the
Magnetic Zeros
Webster Hall
July 22, 2010

On July 22 Webster Hall hosted one of the most odd, uneven, yet entertaining shows of the summer when Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros came through with Dawes in tow...(more)

The Antlers
Dinosaur Feathers
River Rocks at Pier 54
July 22 2010

Hudson River Park is the perfect venue for a River Rocks concert. It is basically a strip of pavement surrounded by the Hudson River with an endless span of sky above...(more)

Rebel Night NYC
Rockabilly Legends
Warsaw, Brooklyn
July 16, 2010

In the spirit of full disclosure, I am casually acquainted with the son of Gene Summers. My fiancée grew up with him...(more)

Dawes and Phosphorescent
American Express's
River Rocks Festival
Pier 54
July 8, 2010

After a particularly brutal heat wave, favor turned our way. The heat broke, and the breeze coming off the Hudson made for the perfect summer evening. On the bill--Dawes and Phosphorescent. The alt country folk stylings of each paired nicely with the beneficial change in climate...(more)

Eric Atienza Talks to
The Henry Clay People

Los Angeles five-piece The Henry Clay People - named after the Great Compromiser as a compromise between several other names - were in town opening for Against Me! and the Silversun Pickups at East River State Park. After playing a show on the waterfront facing the early evening Manhattan skyline they sat down with New York Cool to answer some questions...(more)

Henry Clay People's
Somewhere on the Golden Coast
LP Review

Listening to The Henry Clay People’s new album Somewhere On the Golden Coast, there’s automatically an eerie sense you have heard them somewhere before...(more)

Woven Bones and
Beach Fossils
South Street Seaport
July 2, 2010

Summers in full swing, and River to River is back in full swing. We were at the Seaport to see Woven Bones and Yellow Fever, who were scheduled to appear as part of the traveling Taste of Texas Tour...(more)

Ariel Aparacio's
the bEdRoom tapeS
LP Review

A fast-paced lyrical pantomime supplementing a fun and distinctive guitar riff make Ariel Aparacio's version of "People Who Die" one of those LPs that you play in the morning on the subway, and are hearing in your head on the subway home...(more)

American Folk Art Museum Party
635 West 42nd Street
May 15, 2010

Henry Darger was a reclusive American writer and artist (1892-1972) whose works were not discovered until just before he died when his landlords entered his one room apartment...(more)

DJ Roger Sanchez
Santos Party House
May 15, 2010

Grammy Award winning producer and DJ, Roger Sanchez, played a solo show on May 15th at Santos Party House...(more)

Infected Mushroom
May 8, 2010
Roseland Ballroom

Saturday, May 8th, 2010, Infected Mushroom played Roseland Ballroom in support of their latest release, Legend Of The Black Shawarma...(more)

Ok Go With The Booze and
and Eytan & The Embassy
Music Hall of Williamsburg
April 30, 2010

So yeah yeah yeah, it’s that Band from the Video right? The You Tube thing? Hey, I’ll be the first to admit that is about all I knew of Ok Go prior to going in...(more)

Tobacco's New CD
Maniac Meat

Tom Fec aka Tobacco's sophomore release Maniac Meat is definitely a challenge – and a compelling listen. In a field swamped with sampling and digital precision...(more)

Bear in Heaven's
Beast Rest Forth Mouth

As the bands coming out of Brooklyn having been relying on more and more complexity, layering and electronics Bear in Heaven’s latest album - last year’s Beast Rest Forth Mouth - shouldn’t have been surprising...(more)

The Dead Trees
Bowery Ballroom
April 24, 2010

The Dead Trees played NYC April 24th at The Bowery Ballroom

Turin Brake's EP

Turin Brakes new album, Outburst, is composed of twelve tracks of some of the most tranquil collection of tunes you’ll hear this year...(more)

NYC DJ Battle
Mango Soho
561 Broadway
Thursday, April 8, 2010

Fashionistas, shoppers, and lovers of music flocked to the Mango store in Soho this past Thursday for a DJ Battle like no other...(more)

Tasting the Blues With
NYC Bluesman & Guitar Slinger
Meyer Rossabi

Singer, composer and blues guitarist Meyer Rossabi is dedicated to keeping the legacy of the Blues alive...(more)

Review of Soundtrack of
No One Knows About Persian Cats

When I think about the country of Iran, independent music is about the last thing that comes to mind...(more)

Imelda May
March 3, 2010

Fresh off of her breakout Grammy performance, Imelda May’s east coast tour swept into Brooklyn’s Southpaw...(more)

Ebony Bones
Jessica 6 Opening
South Paw
February 13, 2010

Braving the frigid night, we made our way to Brooklyn’s Southpaw to check out a set from Ebony Bones...(more)

Arms and Asobi Seksu
Le Poisson Rouge
January 22, 2010

Outside of Le Poisson Rouge temperatures were dropping, winds were swirling and limbs were freezing. Outside, winter was asserting its dominance exhibited by chattering teeth, shivering limbs and thick clouds of breath...(more)
Twin Tigers'
Grey Waves LP

Twin Tigers' Grey Waves LP has reminded me of that age old adage that one is never wise to judge a book by it's cover...(more)
Vulture Whale’s EP Review

One can easily be distracted, or turned off by some of the least important things when listening to an album for the first time...(more)

Voodoo Music Festival
New Orleans City Park
October 30-November 1, 2009

Voodoo Festival is really the only festival worth going to, offering a spirit and local flavor that you normally don’t find at other festivals...(more)


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