Adopting the site of 70’s haunt The Village Gate, Le Poisson Rouge has been designed by musicians, for musicians and professes to be focused upon “serving art and alcohol” in equal measure. Indeed walking through the atrium, one is instantly struck by the oddity of such art. With a precarious looking fish tank dangling from the ceiling, the naming of the establishment is fairly apt. First impressions might convey L.P.R to be another indie-specific band venue, however the real allure of this 700-person music hall is the sheer diversity of headlining acts. Past acts have included Debbie Harry, Florence and The …continue reading
Set within the basement of trademark club-venue Webster Hall, the subterranean rock “studio” is one of New York’s more hidden treasures. With a 300-person capacity, The Studio is somewhat intimate, and the main showroom bears the trademark dank dimness of such bijou indie play-houses, however this is the place to catch cutting-edge artists from Florence and The Machine, to Imogen Heap, Keane and Vampire Weekend. MTV Live regularly film within both the in-house studio, and up on the main stage, so you may well find yourself up close and personal with a video lens or two. Open til 2am, you can …continue reading
Sprawling across 16.3 acres of campus near Central Park West, The Lincoln Center represents fifty years of commitment to the exhibition and education of performing arts. Home to the New York Philharmonic, Ballet and Opera, the center also features a wealth of art galleries displaying donated works from contemporary artists such as Andy Warhol, Wolf Kahn and Elizabeth Murray. Should you not have the opportunity to experience any of the orchestral or contemporary performances on offer at the Lincoln, why not linger for a spot of shopping? The New York City Ballet Gift Shop adjacent to David H. Koch Theater presents …continue reading
The former 1930’s variety theater (within the Rockafeller Center) has enjoyed landmark status for over 65 years, and to this day the art-deco interior that has defined the show-house still remains a tourist attraction. Despite it’s historic heritage, Radio City plays host to some of the biggest names in popular international music. With a capacity for over 6000 spectators, Radio City’s auditorium is one of the largest of it’s kind in the world, with the comfiest theater seats imaginable. Should you not be lucky enough to catch one of the many sell-out shows at Radio City, be sure to embark upon …continue reading
The big-sister venue to the infamous Mercury Lounge is almost always packed to the gills due to the immense number of emerging acts who tread the stage. From U.K exports such as Plan B, to firmly established greats such as Greg Allman and Friends – The Bowery fronts an eclectic array of genres, along with a sprinkling of native New York artists. Booking is advisable well in advance for known artists as the intimate venue only has a capacity for 575 people.