Yearly Archives: 2018






best guitar solos of all time
Ahh, the guitar solo, the key element in any raging rock tune. The guitar solo is the most compact and often most dramatic part of a song. Every professional guitar player has their own particular approach and character. That is to say, no two solos sound the same. Regardless, not […]

The Five Best Guitar 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



How to play double bass pedal
Double Bass Drum Pedal – A Quick and Definitive Guide The Double bass drum pedal is a staple in lots of metal music. It’s one part of a larger arsenal of tools a drummer can use to create dynamic and novel rhythm patterns. That being said, using the double bass […]

Learn How to Play Double Bass Drum Pedal





Busking in NYC
Busking in NYC is a tradition as old as music itself. Another arm in a musician’s public performance arsenal, busking is at once a fun pastime and an opportunity to be heard by passersby on your own terms. All around NYC you can hear music in the air. In fact, […]

BUSKING IN NYC: A Definitive Guide


The best NYC Summer Concerts in 2018
Rivington Music believes seeing live music inspires us to play. Witnessing a truly fantastic live performance can have us wake up the next day feeling inspired and ready to play. The best summer concerts in 2018 are chock full of some incredible performers on national tours. We put together a […]

The Best NYC Summer Concerts in 2018






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 Playing at Open Mics in NYC


how to tune a drum kit
As a drummer, tuning drums is part of the job. Tune your drums, while being a craft in and of itself, is largely dependent on the type of sound wanted. The thing to remember, you can tune your drums to the key of a song. This will give the sound […]

The Need to Know about Tuning Drums