Tag: barclays center

  • STAGE STYLE

    Fashion and music have long had a complex and intertwined relationship. From the way musical movements have inspired designers (remember Marc Jacobs’s grunge obsession in the ’90s?) to how clothes can often help cultivate a musical persona, the two media have always complemented one another. In the middle of this fall’s New York Fashion Week, […]

  • ARCADE GAMES

    Arcade Fire is a band that has managed to preserve the concept of “indie rock,” even while they are playing massive arenas like the Barclays Center, as they are tonight. This carefully-constructed image and ethos is reliant on their ever-evolving style and peculiar band dynamics. They’ve never given in to the draw of radio-ready beats […]

  • John Legend

    Though a staple on the charts and on the road for the past decade, soul crooner John Legend hit a new milestone this spring when his single “All of Me” hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. The heartfelt piano ballad dedicated to his supermodel wife Chrissy Teigen showcases Legend at his most vulnerable […]

  • Katy Perry+Capital Cities

    There are few things catchier than a Katy Perry song. Whether she’s your #1 pop icon or you really can get enough of her, she dazzles her audience of millions with that vivacious yet lighthearted voice. Katy Perry has had nine #1 singles on the Hot Top 100 and her songs heard nearly every hour […]

  • WAKE UP CALL

    Like it or not, you’ve had at least one Avicii single, most likely “Wake Me Up” or “Hey Brother,” stuck in your head. It’s clear why these country-fried, radio-friendly EDM songs became such hits: They made both genres accessible to people who may not necessarily listen to or even like them. These massive singles off […]

  • GIRLS HAVE ALL THE FUN

    Cher is a superstar of music, television, film, and Twitter. She’s mastered all genres and mediums she’s explored and made herself one of our culture’s most interesting stars. Last year, the 67-year-old legend released her 25th album, Closer to the Truth, which turned out to be her highest-charting solo effort. For her latest post-“farewell” tour, […]

  • FISTS OF FURY

    The Golden Gloves tournament is still a great way for young athletes to learn a lot more than boxing skills through the competition, which started in 1923. With the help of thousands of volunteers including coaches, trainers, and counselors, young men and women (since the early 1990s) develop personal discipline and athletic skills as they […]

  • ROCK GODS

    Now that Brooklyn’s Barclays Center has become the go-to event venue, given its success with the MTV VMAs, it may have been a no-brainer choice for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s 2014 Induction Ceremony. With this year’s line-up of inductees, presenters, and performers, the Rock Hall is ready for an explosive event at […]

  • Black Sabbath

    Three-fourths of the original satanic foursome reunite for a victory lap following a Grammy and the guitarist’s successful chemo treatment. Tony Iommi and bassist Geezer Butler are reportedly in fine fettle onstage, with sad clown Ozzy Osbourne the weakest link. Whatever. It’s still all about the guitarists’ pummeling proto-prog. Mon., March 31, 7:30 p.m., 2014

  • Miley Cyrus

    Miley Cyrus is bringing her tongue-waggling, twerking and bear-centric show to town, and despite the backlash, it’s almost guaranteed to be an impeccable turn up function. Sure, she’s the most talked about pop star of last year, but listening to her Pharrell-assisted album Bangerz reveals moments of ballad and beats bliss. Lending her glamor and […]