Academy Chronicle

Hospitality and Face the Music Mesmerize at the Ecstatic Music Festival Kick-Off Concert

Hospitality Singer/ Guitarist Amber Papini at the Ecstatic Music Festival Kick-off Event.  
Photo Courtesy of Photo Courtesy of Matthew Septimus

Nicholas Cho

February 20, 2014

Kicking off the Ecstatic Music Festival, Hospitality performed a sold-out concert at the Greene Space at WNYC/WQXR in New York City on January 31st, 2014.  For this special show, the Brooklyn-based indie pop group was joined by Face the Music’s Pannonia String Quartet to perform new and riveting re...

Kurt Rosenwinkel’s New Quartet Takes Audience on a Cosmic, Musical Journey at the Jazz Standard

Kurt Rosenwinkel (center) and his New Quartet featuring Aaron Parks (left), Eric Revis (right), and Kendrick Scott (not pictured) performing at the Jazz Standard on January 11th, 2014

Nicholas Cho

January 21, 2014

On the night of January 11, 2014, Kurt Rosenwinkel and his New Quartet performed a riveting set at the Jazz Standard in New York City.  The intimate setting of this concert allowed the audience to connect with Rosenwinkel's celestial music, sending the crowd on a mystical journey, all compliments ...

Joe Grushecky’s Newest Release: Somewhere East of Eden

Nicholas Cho

October 13, 2013

Rock guitarist and singer, Joe Grushecky, has been a torch-bearer of American rock for over 30 years. The Pittsburgh-native and founding member of the Iron City Houserockers recently released his 17th solo studio record, Somewhere East of Eden, a refreshing album that shows that after all of these years,...

Eric Johnson and Mike Stern Amaze at the Blue Note Jazz Club

From left to right: Eric Johnson, Mike Stern, Anton Fig, and Chris Maresh performed an invigorating set at the Blue Note Jazz Club on August 17, 2013.

Nicholas Cho

August 23, 2013

On the evening of Saturday August 17, 2013, guitar masters Eric Johnson and Mike Stern performed together at the heralded Blue Note Jazz Club in New York City as part of their Eclectic Guitars Tour. When the tour was announced, I thought that their unique styles and different musical backgrounds ...

Eric Johnson: Past, Present, and Future

Eric Johnson spoke to the Academy Chronicle on topics ranging from his early career to his goals for the future.

Nicholas Cho

August 20, 2013

  Grammy-Award winning musician, Eric Johnson, is one of the world’s most-revered guitarists. His unique style of playing, which consists of chord melodies and fast licks, along with his violin-like guitar tone have made Johnson stand out as one of the guitar greats. Born on August ...

Fleetwood Mac Rocks New York City

Fleetwood Mac performing at Madison Square Garden on April 8, 2013.

Nicholas Cho

April 18, 2013

  As the house lights dimmed and the shadowy figures of the band members emerged onstage, the crowd went wild. Then, as guitarist/singer Lindsey Buckingham slowly counted off “one, two, three, four,” the anticipation and excitement in the audience that had been building intensely expl...

The Monkees End Reunion Tour with Energetic Show at the Beacon Theatre

Even after nearly 50 years in existence, the Monkees were still in top form at the Beacon Theatre on December 2, 2012.

Nicholas Cho

December 9, 2012

Thousands of eager fans gathered at the Beacon Theatre for the final show of the “An Evening with the Monkees” tour featuring Micky Dolenz, Peter Tork, and Michael Nesmith. The three musicians had not performed together in the U.S. since 1969, and this was the first tour after the death of singer Davy...

Eric Johnson Dazzles at BB King’s Blues Club

Eric Johnson: Plugged and Unplugged at BB King's Blues Club

Nicholas Cho

October 1, 2012

On September 25, 2012 at the heart of Times Square in New York City, guitar virtuoso and Austin-native Eric Johnson played at BB King’s Blues Club as part of his “Up Close World Tour,” reaffirming his status as one of the greatest guitarists of all time. The diverse crowd was comprised of peopl...

Roger Waters Raises and Tears Down “The Wall” at Yankee Stadium

Roger Waters Sings “Comfortably Numb” to a Mesmerized Crowd at Yankee Stadium on July 6th, 2012

Nicholas Cho

July 12, 2012

What separates an amazing concert experience from an ordinary concert? Is it the fact that your favorite artist is playing one of the most popular albums in the history of rock in its entirety? Or maybe over-the-top visuals such as crashing stuka planes, fireworks, and political images projected onto a wall ...

The Cranberries Bring Roses Tour to New York City

The Cranberries at Terminal 5 on May 4th 2012

Nicholas Cho

June 6, 2012

  After releasing their first album in over a decade, “Roses”, in early 2012, the Cranberries kicked off the first leg of their US tour in support of the album in New York City at Terminal 5. Playing to two sold-out crowds on May 2 and May 4, 2012, New York was hungry for some 90s rock, and the...

Blue Oyster Cult Roars Into the Bergen Performing Arts Center

The Blue Oyster Cult rocks on and on and on and on….

Nicholas Cho

April 27, 2012

It was a cold and rainy Saturday night, but that didn’t stop anyone from enjoying a great show as Blue Oyster Cult rocked the Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood, NJ on Saturday April 21st, 2012. The group played a 90 minute set to a raucous crowd, and the line-up consisted of gu...

Hiromi’s “Trio Project” Gives a Stellar Performance at B.B. King’s Blues Club

Nicholas Cho

April 12, 2012

Jazz pianist virtuoso, Hiromi Uehara, played two sets on April 10, 2012 at B.B. King’s Blues Club in New York City that brought musicians and the common listener together to listen, enjoy, and smile from her riveting playing. Backed by world-renowned musicians, Anthony Jackson on contrabass guitar...