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Local New York City Music Scene
Since New York City is headquarters for a lot of the music industry, it's not surprising that a lengthy list of New York superstars fills up several chapters of music history books. Countless music revolutions have started in New York from the 60s folk movement headed by Bob Dylan and Peter, Paul & Mary to early punk from The Ramones, early new wave from Talking Heads and Blondie and the earliest hip hop from DJ Kool Herc.
Other notable acts from the area include Madonna, Grandmaster Flash, 50 Cent, Dre, Beastie Boys, A Tribe Called Quest, Alicia Keys, Anthrax, Blood, Sweat & Tears, Cameo, Chic, Carole King, Cyndi Lauper, Deee-Lite, Digable Planets, Expose, Fountains of Wayne, Helmet, Incubus, Johnny Rivers, Judas Priest, Lady Gaga, Lisa Lisa & The Cult Jam, Neil Diamond, Norah Jones, New York Dolls, Patti Smith, Paula Abdul, Rakim, Salt-N-Pepa, Sean Kingston, Sonic Youth, Spin Doctors, Suzanne Vega, SWV, The Chiffons, The Ronettes, Sara Bareilles, Shaggy, Shangri-Las, Twisted Sister, The Strokes, White Zombie, The Village People and Velvet Underground.
New York City Music Acts
Alex York * Altynay * Alynn * Anna Zoe * Atomic Tom * Beres Hammond * Big Time Rush * Bum B * Busy Signal * Charles Mingus * Charlotte Sometimes * Chely Wright * Chris Geith * Christen Marucci * Corpreme * Duane Stephenson * EightSeven * Farrad * Flex the Future * Galia Arad * Gordon Bahary * Gyptuan * Immortal Technique * Jackie Scott * Jana Mashonee * Jasmine V * Jihae * Kate Voegele * Kennedys * Kristen Price * Linda Marlowe * Mandii Madison * Manowar * Martin Sexton * Maura Kennedy * Medeski, Martin & Wood * Mieka Pauley * Mike Stern * Morgan Heritage * Mavado * Mindless Self Indulgence * Paola * See For Days * Serani * Shayna and the Catch * Shiny Toy Guns * Sweet Soubrette * Tamas Riley * Todd Terry * Trillogy * Wendy Starland * Zewdy *
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