Your Guide to Free Concerts in New York City This Weekend

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Summer is in full swing and the best thing to do is to spend time outside enjoying the beautiful weather. If you’re having trouble thinking of fun and new events to check out, grab a friend, a blanket and a metro card and hit up outdoor concerts in New York City. The best part is that they’re FREE! Need we say more? Here’s a list of free concerts for this weekend.

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The Most Intense Guitar “O-Faces” In Rock History

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Playing guitar can be ecstasy for some people. Just check the expressions on Prince, Slash, John Mayer, Jimmy Page and other rockers as they get down with their axes! If that’s not the face of pure joy, we don’t know what is.

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Watch Eric Clapton And Friends Pay Tribute To Iconic Americana Songwriter JJ Cale

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You know his songs even if you’re not familiar with his name. “After Midnight,” “Cocaine,” “Call Me the Breeze,” these are just some of the rock n’ roll standards that came from the pen and tattered guitar of Tulsa, Oklahoma songwriter JJ Cale. Now the man responsible for making his music a staple of classic rock radio is celebrating his music on a new album of his songs and in a new half hour show, both entitled Eric Clapton – The Breeze: An Appreciation of JJ Cale, which aired last night on VH1 Classic and will air again tonight on Palladia at 9/8C. In the show, the storied English blues rock guitarist explores Cale’s life and music along with famous friends like John Mayer as well as live performances of some of JJ’s most well-known songs. Watch the full presentation now and learn the impact of one of America’s greatest songwriters.

CONCERT REVIEW: The Floacist’s Hustle Is Her Purposeful Flow

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The positive energy and good vibes were in full effect on July 2oth at SOB’s, thanks to Natalie Stewart‘s two-hour performance. You may better know her as The Floacist, half of the now-defunct dynamic duo, Floetry. With her musical partner Marsha Ambrosious (the Songstress), Floetry exploded onto the music scene in 2002 from London by way of Philly with their debut album Floetic, followed by the 2005 release Flo’Ology. But by 2006, the group had broken up, leaving us all to wonder what had gone wrong? The question was like the elephant in the room as we waited for the Floacist to start her set.

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In Search of the Exact Moment When Nick Jonas Became Hot

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Once upon a time, Nick Jonas was the youngest member of a family band. They played songs your mom would like and filmed a few movies with Disney. And then this happened:

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