G.B.H. - Gramercy Theater - 9/26/14

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Photos by Kevin D. Emerson
Better Than: Every other punk band since 1981...

Punk's not dead! Was it ever? Perhaps, to a point, for a stretch in the 1990s, but it was certainly alive and well when British hardcore legends G.B.H. came to NYC in one of the final show dates of their current U.S. tour. Formed in Birmingham, England, in the late '70s, G.B.H. ("Grievous Bodily Harm," referring to a section of the English criminal code under which one of the band's members was once charged -- the band initially performed under the moniker "Charged G.B.H.") was an early and prominent member of the "Second Wave" of British punk music, along with Discharge, the Exploited, the Varukers, and others. Unlike most of their "UK82" classmates, G.B.H. avoided the angry anarchism typically associated with the genre and managed to find a balance between lyrical content dealing with serious social issues and not taking themselves too seriously. And it has stood the test of time. Uncommon among their early '80s contemporaries, the band has continued to tour and release very high quality new music throughout their 30+ year career.

See also: The Oral History of NYC's Metal/Hardcore Crossover

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The 10 Best Concerts in New York This Week, 9/29/14

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Aloe Blacc by Timothy Norris
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The 10 Best Concerts in New York This Week, 9/22/14

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The Black Keys perform at Barclays Center this Tuesday and Wednesday
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The 10 Best Concerts in New York This Week, 9/15/14

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Catch the Weeknd, with Schoolboy Q and Jhene Aiko, this Friday at Barclays Center
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The 10 Best Concerts in New York This Week, 9/8/14

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Credit: Nate "Igor" Smith
Nicki Minaj joins a massive line-up at Barclays' 'Fashion Rocks' event this Tuesday
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The 10 Best Concerts in New York This Week, 9/1 - 9/5

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Credit: Laura June Kirsch
Danny Brown is back at this year's Fool's Gold Day Off at 50 Kent
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Monday, 9/1:

'Fool's Gold Day Off'
50 Kent
2:00 p.m., $15-$30
If you can't make it out of town for Labor Day, local hip-hop/electronic label Fool's Gold can always be counted on to make sure you have a wicked end to your three-day weekend. This year, its Day Off party has expanded beyond BK, and is now hosting a five-city, ticketed mini tour of sorts which hits Toronto, Los Angeles, Atlanta, and Miami. As usual, the lineup is heavy and features Danny Brown, French Montana, AraabMuzik, Brenmar, and Fool's Gold co-founder Nick Catchdubs. The event promises special guests, and its insane history of headliners could be a perfect starting list of contenders, like A$AP Rocky or Juicy J, who could make the afternoon party an even wilder experience. Fool's Gold has become an important purveyor of the newest game changers, so prepare to spend your day off working hard to keep up. -- By Brittany Spanos


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Slash Explains the Difference Between Touring With Aerosmith Today Vs. in 1988

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Photo by Travis Shinn
"I didn't walk into their dressing room with a bag of blow and an open bottle of Jack Daniels; we weren't going to do that...plus, those [drugs] were mine!" recalls Slash, laughing. The mono-monikered guitar star is flashing back to when Guns 'N' Roses opened for Aerosmith in 1988. "We had a blast, and it was one of the best professional experiences of my career--having Guns open up for Aerosmith and having our band fucking finally cross that wave. That was just really cool."

Cut to 26 years later, and he's again opening for Aerosmith, this time gone from Guns for 18 years, sober for nine, and with his band of about three years--Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators. The iconic, large-than-life cartoon character that is Slash hasn't outgrown his rock ''n' roll all night and party every day (and night) lifestyle, though these days, the father of two lives it minus booze and substances. A sober Slash is a busy Slash: "I enjoy what I do and I get bored easily. I need to play. If I'm not on tour, I'm jamming. And if not I'm doing a session; I'm always playing."

See also: The 10 Best Punk Rock Movies

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The 10 Best Concerts in New York This Week, 8/25/14

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Catch K. Flay at Brooklyn Bowl this Monday
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The 10 Best Concerts in New York This Week, 8/18/14

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Drake vs. Lil Wayne hits Forest Hills Stadium this Tuesday
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The 10 Best Concerts in New York This Week, 8/11/14

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Jesse McCartney will be all grown up at Irving Plaza this Tuesday
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