The Jazz Cafe: Just Blaze

Wax Poetics Presents Just Blaze at the Jazz Cafe in London

Wax Poetics presents Just Blaze, with Hannah Faith (Soulection) and Finnish rapper Noah Kin, at the Jazz Cafe in London on…

May 2nd, 2016 | | Events

Arthur Baker at the Museum of Natural History ticket giveaway

Next Friday (May 6) at the Museum of Natural History in New York City, prolific producer Arthur Baker will be…

April 28th, 2016 | | Contests/Events
Eddie Palmieri

Eddie Palmieri to perform free Harlem River Drive concert in New York!

Released in 1971, Harlem River Drive saw Eddie Palmieri marrying Latin, soul, funk, and jazz with socially conscious tales of…

April 18th, 2016 | | Events
bam rooftop

Space Is the Place: Afrofuturism On Film at BAM, Bambaataa Q&A

BAMcinématek, the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s stellar film curation branch, is presenting a series of particular interest to Wax Poetics…

March 30th, 2015 | | Events
Sample: Not for Sale

Sampling documentary Sample: Not for Sale to have U.S. premiere in Brooklyn

Wax Poetics and Brooklyn label Names You Can Trust present a one-time only screening of the documentary SAMPLE: NOT FOR SALE

March 23rd, 2015 | | Events
The Decoders Minnie Riperton

The Decoders perform free tribute concert to Minnie Riperton

  On Saturday, July 12, in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, the Decoders will be joined by a 20-piece ensemble that…

July 7th, 2014 | | Events
Roy Ayers Flyer

Everybody Loves Roy Ayers in Brooklyn June 14th

Come through next Saturday for what we hope will be a regular series in the vein of the Michael and…

June 5th, 2014 | | Events
Red Bull Music Academy NY - A Night of Improvised Round Robin Duets

Red Bull Music Academy Festival NY presents “A Night of Improvised Round Robin Duets”

We’re giving away two pairs of tickets to tomorrow’s show! Just email contest[at] to enter! Subject: Round Robin. Text: Your…

May 7th, 2014 | | Events
Red Bull Music Academy - Bounce Ballroom

Red Bull Music Academy Festival New York’s “Bounce Ballroom”

In the tradition of last year’s RBMA NYC United States of Bass event, the opening night of Red Bull Music…

April 17th, 2014 | | Events

1960s Jamaican Dub Scene Exhibit

Curated by Wax Poetics contributor Seb Carayol, “Hometown Hifi” exhibit is at Sonos Studio in Los Angeles from March 20 to April 24

March 19th, 2014 | | Events


We’re giving away a pair of tickets to Monday night’s show!

November 21st, 2013 | | Events

Soul Summit

This Saturday in Chicago, Wax Poetics contributing editor and all around music maniac Andrew “Monk-One” Mason touches down for a night of high-proof soul selections sure to put a glide in your stride and a dip in your hip.

September 26th, 2013 | | Events

Charlie Ahearn’s Jamel Shabazz Street Photographer

Charlie Ahearn, director of the first hip-hop feature ever, the seminal Wild Style, brings us a definitive portrait of the Brooklyn native Jamel Shabazz, who documented New York urban street culture for decades….

August 1st, 2013 | | Events
HK Flyer 03.22.13

Hiatus Kaiyote Live in NYC

Our favorite Aussie crew is coming back to NYC locked and loaded. Initially at Slipper Room, the show’s been moved…

March 8th, 2013 | | Events

Wax Poetics After Dark

Soul Train meets Playboy After Dark at a listening party for the heads, collectors, and music lovers.

February 5th, 2013 | | Events

DOPE New Artist Showcase

Join us at Ella on December 5 for the next installment of DOPE, hosted by Wax Poetics and featuring special performances by SZA and Meridian. Be sure to get in on the free Dom Perignon raffle.

November 30th, 2012 | | Events

Wax Poetics Presents Roy Ayers

For the last eight months, we’ve been working with Marcus Samuelsson’s Ginny’s Supper Club in the basement of his Red Rooster restaurant in Harlem. It’s quickly become uptown’s apex of live entertainment.

November 21st, 2012 | | Events
DJ Premier Meets Kendra Morris

DJ Premier Meets Kendra Morris

A monthly showcase teaming legendary DJs from the pages of the magazine with Wax Poetics recording artists.

September 19th, 2011 | | Events

the Wax Poetics x Stones Throw Showcase

Converse Presents 45 Live with Wax Poetics and Stones Throw Records.  Over the last year, Wax Poetics has teamed up…

March 4th, 2010 | | Events

World Groove

Wax Poetics, Dubspot and Bemba Soul Tribe Productions kick off the week at SXSW with World Groove, a SXSW extension…

March 3rd, 2010 | | Events