Live Music in New York
The array of live music available in New York City is virtually endless!
Brooklyn neighbourhoods Williamsburg and Greenpoint have long rivalled Manhattan as the city's home of live music. Here's where to catch the hottest new bands!
Williamsburg and Greenpoint have become known for a rich music scene with so many bands coming out of the area, TV on the Radio, The Hold Steady, the Fiery Furnaces, and The Yeah Yeah Yeahs all got their start in some of the small bars and abandoned industrial buildings that surround the first subway stop outside of Manhattan on the L Train.
A cool place to dig some live bands is The Glass Lands Gallery, it's more like a house party than a bar. GlassLands draws an eclectic mix of local bands like up-and-comers, the Muggabears (and including shows by before-they-were famous Vampire Weekend and MGMT) as well as established rockers like Thurston Moore,you'll find it in 289 Kent Ave., Brooklyn,
Thenl check out the Coco 66 it's up in the northernmost corner of Brooklyn where members of The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion and the Royal Trux resided in the early 90's and where Kip Malone of TV on the Radio and Jennifer O'Connor later called home! You'll find this cavernous, but friendly, loft-like bar near the water. In addition to its weekly line-up, Coco's is known for featuring secret shows by local bands like the Balkan-influenced Beirut on the back stageit's in 66 Greenpoint Ave, Brooklyn...Rock on!