Live Music


best drum solos of all time
The drum solo is where the dance of drama and timing take place. When all the other players give them space, the drummer can step into a place to express a truly novel form of musical expression through percussion. But not all drum solos are created equal. That’s why we’ve […]

The 10 Best Drum Solos of All Time



Best NYC live Music Neighborhoods If you’re someone who loves live music, New York is a veritable heaven. From all the legendary spots with reputations decades in the making, to the tiny haunts serving up the best of the local scene, there’s no place like the Big Apple for live […]

3 Best NYC Neighborhoods for Live Music




We at Rivington Music believe seeing live music inspires us to play. A lot of times witnessing a truly fantastic spectacle of live performance will have us waking up the next day feeling rejuvenated, refreshed, and ready to play. 2018 is chock full of some incredible performers on national tours. […]

The Best Summer Concerts in 2018


williamsburg bridge
Williamsburg has carved itself a niche in terms of live music venues. Local legends and nationally-renowned greats alike take to the Brooklyn neighborhood’s hallowed venues in hopes of expanding their reach and playing to more intimate audiences. Based on the caliber of entertainment, ability to be a definitive spot for […]

The Definitive Guide to the Best Williamsburg Music Venues



how to book gigs for your band
You’ve got the band together, and you’re ready to book some gigs. Yet, especially in the New York City area there is a lot of competition—with over eight million people in the area, it’s pretty easy to believe there are thousands of bands out there. So, presenting your band to […]

How to Book More Gigs for Your Band


best live music bars nyc
Hotspot Bars for Live Music New York City’s bar scene is perhaps one of the most diverse in the world. With many locations featuring live music, the possibilities of catching local acts or those traveling through are nearly endless. But not all live music bars are created equal. The best […]

Best Live Music Bars in NYC




NYC open mics
Open mics are a mixed bag. While they can be fun, what with almost all kinds of acts taking the stage, they can also be a frustrating experience. Often, open mic nights are where people just starting out playing music—or any other kind of performance act, like stand-up comedy—will hone […]

Your Guide to Open Mics in NYC





how to find a singer for your band
Every member of the band brings an important element to the sound and overall performance. However, in almost every ensemble, it’s the singer that gets the most attention from the audience and serves as the face of the whole band. The singer’s vocal styles and stage presence will set the […]

How to Find Singers for Your Band






best cover songs to play
At some point in their careers, every artist has to make a decision about playing cover songs. Should you devote yourself entirely to your own artistic vision and play strictly originals? Should you slip a few cover songs in here and there? Should you play only covers? Somewhere in the […]

Choosing the Best Cover Songs to Play