The sweeping marble-like bar of Pianos is an assuring sign as soon as you set foot in this popular hot-spot. Attracting everyone from the young and hip, to maturer clientèle, Pianos tends to fill up quickly. Featuring an expansive “Showroom”, along with the more relaxed “Upstairs Lounge”, Pianos offers music-lovers a combination of entertainment. Week nights vary in genre from underground indie and alt. rock, to funky house and a bit of techno. It’s not uncommon to find acoustic sets also played here. For an insight into New York’s diverse music scene, Pianos is the fashionable choice.
The early 20th Century wood paneling; the diamond encrusted chandeliers; the pristinely laid, white clothed tables. None convey the mood or atmosphere one would associate with a happening music venue, and yet this dapper restored hotel is luring people in droves – and not just for chef Eric Hara’s impeccable cuisine. The Monday Night Supper Club is a popular event occurring weekly. Guest artists ranging from soul debuts, to the daughter of Billy Joel have been booked to serenade guests within the grandiose bar, while Wednesdays proffer traditional jazz and blues from the likes of Brian Newman. Weekend acts vary, …continue reading
Named after the legend of blues himself, B. B. King Blues Club is the secondary world-class establishment owned by Blue Note operators, the Bensusan Family. Catering for the maturer crowd, B. B. Kings offers a casual old-world exclusivity, amid elegant furnishings and decor that hark back to the 1940’s. With two tiers of seating available, B. B. Kings is ample enough to hold the audiences that headliners such as Greg Allman and James Brown have brought in, yet cozy enough for comfort. Equipped with the very latest in audio-visual technology; adjacent Lucille’s Grill presents a more relaxed atmosphere to enjoy …continue reading
Visitors to New York might feel they’re venturing off the beaten track with a trip into the heart of Brooklyn, however North 6th can be reached via train to Bedford Avenue. The cavernous lair of Public Assembly bears all the classic neon-lit atmosphere of a downtown music venue complete with exposed brick-work and corrugated roofing, however the acoustics are phenomenal. Described by locals as a music-cum-burlesque club, the range of entertainment varies considerably every night of the week. Burlesque in the case of Public Assembly actually refers to over-zealous theatrical dance troupes and eccentrically dressed Elton John impersonators, however such nights …continue reading
The former debut stage for New York bands like The White Stripes, the Mercury Lounge has a reputation for headlining the “next big thing”. Now part of the Bowery empire, The Mercury Lounge still draws talent from the recesses of New York’s neighborhoods, tipped by regional press to be on the brink of international stardom. While you may not have heard of many of the artists that play here, you can be assured of quality sound since every band is reviewed before they get the chance of a slot. For lovers of indie, the Mercury presents an intimate, yet funky venue …continue reading