Here are the best artists and bands from New York. The city has fostered talents of artists in every genre conceivable. The city is the birthplace of disco, hip hop, doo wop, new wave, punk rock, and so much more.
Talking about guitar bands from New York City in seems a bit strange. The cost of living in New York is skyrocketing, and new, worthwhile rock music is almost nowhere to be found on the charts or radio. So where does that leave the hundreds if not thousands of bands who still call New York City home? You can still see all of these bands in relatively small venues, so catch them while you still can. Here are 15 New York City bands we think you should know about in You should check out the spooky avant-garde quartet Activity. Their eerie, minimal guitar-based orchestrations will drop you into an unearthly dwelling place, but their lyrics, often softly spoken or sung, are underscored by biting human truth.