the Mexican rockers Zoé just released an MTV Unplugged album and are touring it around the U.S. Tonight they stop off at La Boom, a nightclub in Queens.
Grateful dead alum and "world music" pioneer Mickey Hart plays Brooklyn Bowl Thursday night. Download "I Can Tell You More" here.
On Wednesday, Mayor Bloomberg, the Black Eyed Peas star and officials from the Robin Hood Foundation announced "Concert 4 NYC" would be held on Sept. 30.
Bulgogi, kimchi, and jeon pancakes were just some of the treats to be had at Tuesday's second annual Korea Day celebration held in Central Park. Korea Day also included music and rice pounding. Check out a slideshow here.
Luhring Augustine is moving art it doesn't have room to display at its 24th St. Manhattan gallery to a new 12,000 square-foot storage space in Bushwick, and will use 2,000 square feet as an exhibition space.
The white, Jewish rap sensation Hoodie Allen brings his flow to Mexicali Live in Teaneck on Monday night. Download his single "The Chase is On" here.
Colin Stetson, who is a bass saxophonist to the (indie) stars, plays his bizarre, beautiful solo saxophone music at 92Y Tribeca Friday night. Download "The Stars In His Head" here.
The 1970s funk gods by the name of Mandrill are back and playing B.B. King's Blues Club & Grill on Wednesday night. Download the band's new track "Sunshine" here.
On Tuesday at noon, approximately 60 hospitality workers at the Central Park Boathouse Restaurant walked out or failed to come in for their shifts, protesting alleged abuses by restaurant owner Dean Poll. The workers also said they would be on strike on Wednesday night.
Saxophonist Greg Osby plays the Village Vanguard on Wednesday night. Download "Tolerance" here.
A controversial renovation is going forward in Central Park. On Monday, the city's Public Design Commission approved a $1.4 million redesign of Cherry Hill, the lakeside concourse and fountain near 72nd St.
Indie man-of-the-hour Bon Iver plays the beautiful United Palace Theater Tuesday night in Washington Heights. Download his "Calgary" here.
A would-be Woodstock in the Hamptons has been derailed by lackluster ticket sales. Organizers behind the Music To Know Festival, scheduled for this coming weekend in East Hampton, announced on Saturday they were canceling the two-day indie rock festival.
On a staggering variety of instruments, Kotorino plays its pretty, haunting music at Barbès on Thursday night. Download the band's "Sky's On Fire" here.
A comic book that hit shelves on Wednesday will introduce the world to a new Spider-Man: Miles Morales, a Black, Latino 13-year-old from Brooklyn, New York.
The mobile new-music dance party known as the Asphalt Orchestra plays for free at Lincoln Center on Wednesday evening. Download the group's "Zomby Woof" here.
Forty three art handlers employed by Sotheby's picketed the auction house on Tuesday alongside other members of Teamsters Local 814. The handlers were locked out on Friday afternoon, according to the union, after contract re-negotiations ground to a halt. In the interim, Sotheby's has hired temporary art handlers.
Last November, the Met agreed to give back the artifacts after an internal museum investigation determined it had no right to the antiquities — mostly non-museum quality pieces, ranging from small fragments to a tiny bronze dog — in the first place. On Tuesday, the museum said it had shipped the objects to Egypt.
The Portland underground band Typhoon plays the Mercury Lounge Tuesday night. Download the group's epic "The Honest Truth" here.
MTV was born 30 years ago on August 1, 1981 as a scrappy underground music channel, kicking off the age of the music video with “Video Killed The Radio Star” by The Buggles. WNYC asked music, television, and pop-culture critics to weigh in on MTV and its role in shaping the American cultural landscape.