STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Space-rock band Bye Bye Empire touches down at Rookie's Sports Bar & Grill Friday night for its first headlining show. The S.I. quartet -- Brian Buchanan, Shaun Gold, Andrew Paladino and Mike Maldarelli -- will debut its first single, "Around," at the Arden Heights venue. Billed as "a surf rock-tinged tune," the track is set to be featured on an upcoming EP: "The Law of Large Numbers," which drops in late September.
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Several hundred hip-hop fans gathered at South Beach Park late Sunday afternoon to take in a free performance by GZA/The Genius, a founding member of "Shaolin" heroes, the Wu-Tang Clan. And while none of the other members of the legendary crew came out for a cameo, the highly-respected wordsmith, backed by a live band, spit his way through a nearly hour-long set featuring a medley of cuts from his solo discography, sprinkled with a few Wu-related surprises.
BY SCOTT R. AXELROD | In a tilting-at-caffeinated-windmills scenario that’s destined to end with a sparkly new Starbucks rising from a boarded-up 10,000 -square-foot space on Avenue A, dozens turned out last Thurs., July 13, to speak up and speak out against having yet another outlet of the national commercial coffee chain drip its way into the East Village. The so-called “formula-style” coffee shop is slated for 125 St. Mark’s Place, at St. Mark’s Place and Avenue A.
@Cagewm any way to contact you directly? Longtime fan and journalism student in NYC. Writing a piece on the legacy of A Clockwork Orange. Would really like to include a couple of quotes from you if possible. Thank you.
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