Rush Midnight Follows W.A.F.F.L.E. Crew Break Dancers Around NYC Subway In New ‘Crush’ Video | New York Music News


Rush Midnight the solo project of Russ Manning,  released the video for his second single ‘Crush.’ ‘Crush’ was premiered with Rolling Stone and is taken from his debut +1 EP, out now via Cascine. Rush Midnight will perform in Los Angeles tonight at KCRW’s ‘School Night‘ at Bardot and on December 15th in Brooklyn at Glasslands.

The video for ‘Crush’ was directed by Julia Pasternak and takes an inside look at New York City break dancers in the subway. The dancers in the video are called the W.A.F.F.L.E. crew (We Are Family For Life Entertainment).Manning explains, “I’ve always been fascinated by movies that capture specific eras of the New York subways; Jacob’s Ladder and The Warriors are great examples. I woke up one day in July and decided I was going to find the best subway dance crew. Julia (director) and I rode the Q train and after one hour we met a dancer named Drew Saunders, aka Goofy. He and I discussed my vision and the rest fell into place… One week later we shot a day in the life of the W.A.F.F.L.E. crew.”

Rush Midnight Tour Dates 
11/19 – Los Angeles, CA – Bardot (It’s a School Night)
12/15 – Brooklyn, NY – Glasslands w/ Lemonade

2012, New York

Mean Creek’s new single floats on a nice river of fuzz | New York Music News

This review for Mean Creek’s single, “Come On, Before It’s Gone,” will be the first music I’ve ever reviewed on any type of official forum. So lucky for them, I like it. Because I have a seven week old baby at home and don’t have time for shitty music.

It starts nice and fuzzy with harmonies kicking in that sound like mint chocolate chip ice cream to the ears – sweet and cool. Mean Creek sounds similar to Yuck, what with the bendy string notes. But that’s okay, because I happen to like Yuck. I could describe both bands as 90’s alternative revival, and that’s cool

The term “shoegaze” comes to mind. But despite the distortion and ambience, this song feels shiny due to the positive slant of the chorus. Sorta like you’re gazing down at a new pair of chucks that you wish had a little more dirt on them. Still pretty comfy, though.


2012, New York




Morrissey Announces Rescheduled Tour Dates | New York Music News

Morrissey Announces Rescheduled Tour Dates
Including Additional Cities

His stage banter is bizarre and sardonic and exactly what you’d expect. His band is top-notch. Above all, it’s rare these days to see a hyper-literate artist succeed as an over-the-top entertainer. – Billboard
NEW YORK – November 12, 2012 – After nine shows in the Northeast this fall, Morrissey will continue his North American tour beginning in Greenvale, NY on January 9th and ending in Portland, OR on March 8th. The 32-city tour includes a date at the Staples Center with special guests Patti Smith and her band, as well as his first appearance at Brooklyn Academy of Music. As always, Morrissey will perform greatest hits from his legendary catalog as well as new unreleased songs. Tickets for the rescheduled dates will go on sale today while new shows will go on sale this Friday, November 16th. Consult your local ticket outlet for more information.  Any dates not rescheduled have been omitted due to lack of venue availability.
Morrissey is recognized as one of the most prominent artists of his generation and is an idol for people around the world. Pitchfork has called him “one of the most singular figures in Western popular culture from the last twenty years.” Morrissey’s influence can be seen and felt throughout the music of countless artists who have noted him as their inspiration.
Morrissey 2013 North American Tour Dates
1/9 Greenvale, NY @ Tilles Center for the Performing Arts
1/11 Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Academy of Music
1/12 Atlantic City, NJ @ House of Blues Atlantic City
1/16 North Bethesda, MD @ Strathmore
1/18 Reading, PA @ Sovereign Performing Arts Center
1/19 Port Chester, NY @ Capitol Theatre
1/21 Pittsburgh, PA @ Heinz Hall
1/22 Columbus. OH @ LC Indoor Pavilion
1/24 Flint, MI @ Whiting Auditorium
1/25 Minneapolis, MN @ Orpheum Theater
1/26 Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theater
1/28 Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel
1/29 Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
1/31 Atlanta, GA @ Cobb Energy Center for the Performing Arts
2/2 Lawrence, KS @ Liberty Hall
2/5 Clear Lake, IA @ Surf Ballroom
2/6 Lincoln, NE @ Rococo Theatre
2/9 Las Vegas, NV @ The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
2/10 Phoenix, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
2/12 El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls
2/13 Austin, TX @ Austin Music Hall
2/15 Pharr, TX @ Pharr Events Center
2/16 Beaumont, TX @ Jefferson Theater
2/18 Dallas, TX @ Palladium
2/21 Denver, CO @ Temple Hoyne Buell Theatre
2/22 Salt Lake City, UT @ Kingsbury Hall
2/24 San Francisco, CA @ Davies Symphony Hall
3/1 Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center**
3/2 Sparks, NV @ John Ascuaga’s Nugget – Rose Ballroom
3/4 Davis, CA @ Robert Mondavi Center at UC Davis
3/6 Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre
3/8 Portland, OR @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
2012, New York

Aaron Neville: “My True Story” Special Concert at the Brooklyn Bowl | New York Music News

Photo by Sarah A. Friedman




PRESS RELEASE: Iconic Soul/R&B vocalist and multiple Grammy Award-winning artist Aaron Neville is set to perform a special concert on Wednesday, November 28 which will be taped by PBS for broadcast in March 2013. Neville will perform songs from his upcoming Doo-Wop inspired album produced by Keith Richards and Don WasMy True Story, which drops on January 22, 2013 via Blue Note RecordsFans can get a taste of Neville’s upcoming album by visiting his website, for a free download of “Ting A Ling” which will be available for one month.

An incredible array of musicians and guests will join Neville in concert at New York’s Brooklyn Bowl for the event, including: Greg Leisz on guitar (Beck, Sheryl Crow, Bob Dylan, Ryan Adams), George G. Receli on drums (Bob Dylan, James Brown), Tony Scherr on bass (Bill Frisell, Norah Jones, Rufus Wainwright), Charles Neville on saxophone (Neville Brothers) and also featuring Michael Goods on organ/piano and Joel Katz, David Johnson and Earl Smith, Jr. on background vocals. The concert will also feature special guests including Eugene Pitt of the Jive Five (who co-wrote the album’s title song), and Dickie Harmon from the Del-Vikings.

A limited number of tickets for the PBS special “Aaron Neville: My True Story” go on sale today at:


All of the songs on My True Story were hand-picked by Neville himself. They are songs that have remained close to his heart since he was a child. The selections include classics by Vocal Group giants such as Little Anthony and the Imperials (“Tears on My Pillow”), Hank Ballard and the Midnighters (“Work With Me Annie”), and the Drifters (“Money Honey,” “Under the Boardwalk,” “This Magic Moment”). To Neville though, these songs weren’t just the soundtrack to his youth; they became the underpinning for all of the remarkable music he has created across five decades.





David Guetta Wins Best Electronic Act MTV European Music Awards | New York Music News


PRESS RELEASE: (New York, NY – Nov. 12th, 2012) The DJ with the golden touch, David Guetta, continues his stellar year by winning Best Electronic Act at the prestigious MTV European Music Awards held in Frankfurt on November 11th.

On winning the award David said “I just heard that I won an EMA for Best Electronic act. I want to say thank you SO much! I’m really happy! I wish I could be there, but I’m here touring South America, which is also a lot of fun. Special thanks to all the fans that voted for me – love you”.

David has also been nominated for Best Electronic Act at the American Music Awards, airing live this Sunday, November 18th on ABC.

In September, Guetta released a definitive version of his hit album Nothing But The Beat. The new version, Nothing But The Beat 2.0 features all the hits from the original album plus new songs “She Wolf (Falling To Pieces)” feat. Sia, “Play Hard” feat. Ne-Yo and Akon, “Wild One 2” produced with Nicky Romero and feat. Sia, “Just One Last Time” feat. Taped Rai, “In My Head” produced with Daddy’s Groove and feat. NERVO and “Every Chance We Get We Run” produced with Alesso and feat. Tegan & Sara. NBTB 2.0 also features 3 of the album’s original futuristic, underground electronic tracks made for the clubs and dance music enthusiasts plus brand-new track “What The F***” which is sure to delight even the most hardcore clubber’s palate and “Metropolis” which Guetta produced with Nicky Romero and was the first release through his recently launched dance label Jack Back Records. ‘Nothing But The Beat’ has sold over 3 million albums (Platinum in 17 countries) and an astonishing 18 million singles world-wide since its release last August, 2011.

David Guetta spent the summer playing his weekly residencies at Ibiza’s hottest clubs, Ushuaia and Pacha, in addition to major European club and festival gigs including headline slots at V Festival, Creamfields and the iTunes festival. Guetta went on to a sold out tour of South East Asia and is currently performing dates in South America; back to Brazil where he last played to 3 Million people on NYE at Copacabana Beach in Rio De Janeiro.

Coldplay and JZ Join Forces | New York Music News

PRESS RELEASE: On Monday, December 31, Coldplay will round off a memorable year by performing a very special co-headline show with JAY Z at Barclays Center, Brooklyn.

The New Year’s Eve show will be preceded by two headline shows for the band, at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT on December 29 and at the Barclays Center, Brooklyn on December 30. Naturally 7 will be the supporting act for the December 29 and 30 shows. The three year-end dates mark Coldplay’s only remaining US shows for 2012.

This will be the second time in two years that Coldplay has celebrated the new year with
long-term friend and collaborator JAY Z, the band having shared the bill with him at a Las Vegas concert in 2010. More recently, JAY Z performed onstage with Coldplay at the spectacular London 2012 Paralympic Games Closing Ceremony.

The two Brooklyn dates also mark the first shows that Coldplay has put on sale in NYC since September 2005.

Tickets for the Uncasville show will go on sale on Friday, November 16, at 10 AM ET, at

Tickets for the two Brooklyn shows will go on sale on Saturday, November 17, at 10 AM ET, at

Citi® cardmembers will also have access to presale tickets for the two Brooklyn shows beginning Tuesday, November 13, at 10 AM ET through Citi’s Private Pass® Program. For complete presale details visit

Coldplay releases Live 2012, its new concert film / live album, on November 19.

2012, New York