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.
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