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Artist Showcase Winner: Chris Barclay

Charismatic kiwi guitar virtuoso is our June Artist Showcase winner


Chris Barclay is a versatile rock lead and instrumental guitarist with a musical style that crosses from rock to blues, metal, country and pop. Chris is heavily influenced by Eighties guitar heroes like Joe Satriani. With a good following in his native Auckland, New Zealand, Chris has recently released a single on iTunes. Is he headed for bigger and better things? You be the judge and check out Chris Barclay’s video for “I Won’t Fade.”

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Mumford and Sons Live at the Barclay, February 12, 2013 – Reviewed by Rock NYC

Grammy-winning English indie folk-rockers play the Barclay and Rock NYC’s Iman Lababedi brings us his review


By Iman Lababedi


The difference between American Folk and English folk is that American folks roots are in the dustbowls of the Great depression and are political and rural in nature, and English folks comes from the 15th Century when Minstrels wandered the country playing on mandolins for the landed Gentry. So you need to compare Mumford And SonsRead More

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12-12-12 Concert For Hurricane Sandy Victims At Madison Square Garden, Wednesday, December 12th, 2012 Reviewed by Rock NYC

Massive benefit for Sandy Victims reviewed by Rock NYC


By Iman Lababedi


My friend Mike works the floor of Barclay Center but he is in enemy territory tonight for the biggest benefit of all time at Madison Square garden. Still, there is honor among Arena personnel, they all know each other, often work stints together, and have a professional courtesy clause added to their rider. So Mike paid for his ticket sitting next to me, and then wandered off… Read More

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The Who at Madison Square Garden 12/5: Live Review from Rock NYC

Townshend, Daltrey and co. bring Quadrophenia to the Garden and Rock NYC is on the scene


By Iman Lababedi


On Wednesday, November 14th, 2012, I was at Chris Owens 3rd solo gig ever. Owens is the former lead singer of Girls and it was pretty magnificent stuff.Trouser Press Editor Ira Robbins was at ¬†Barclay Center reviewing the same show I saw at MSG two days ago, a performance of the Who’s Quardophenia. A review that stands as maybe the best piece… Read More

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