A graduate of Michigan State University and Eastern Michigan University, MacKenzie Wilson has written for BBC America's Anglophenia blog,,, All Music Guide (Rovi),, SPIN, Magnet, BUST, Venus Zine, Paste, Stop Smiling, and Detroit's Metro Times.

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There’s an Arturo Vega Retrospective Opening at Howl! Happening

Posted February 28, 2017 at 5:09 am

Howl! Happening: An Arturo Vega Project (6 East 1st St. between Bowery and 2nd Ave.) will soon turn the spotlight on the late Mexican-born/East Village icon with a stunning visual homage entitled “Empire: An Arturo Vega Retrospective.” This exhibit will feature photography, collages, and several classic canvases from Vega’s Supermarket and Silver Dollar series. Additionally, […]

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Bowery Ballroom, a classic

Bowery Ballroom and Mercury Lounge Sync Up With Ticketfly/Pandora

Posted May 2, 2016 at 10:23 am

Grabbing tickets for your favorite shows at two of New York City’s seminal music venues just got a little easier. Ticketing for the Bowery Ballroom and Mercury Lounge was just snagged by Ticketfly, which is a subsidiary of the long-running custom radio service, Pandora. Timing of the announcement is curious, as Bowery Presents is rumored to have sold […]

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Monthly ‘Movies @ MoRUS’ Series Kicks Off Tonight

Posted February 18, 2016 at 11:12 am

Your Thursday night just got infinitely cooler, my friends. Starting this evening (February 18), the Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space (a.k.a. MoRUS) will host their Movies @ MoRUS series at 155 Avenue C. Going down every third Thursday of the month at 7pm, Movies @ MoRUS’ flick roster will showcase topics of social justice, political […]

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Bowery Electric Hosts Valentine’s Day Motörhead Tribute

Posted February 12, 2016 at 5:12 am

Say, let’s skip the schmaltzy candlelight dinner, roses and boxed chocolates this Valentine’s Day. Let’s instead raise a glass (and some fists, of course) to Motörhead and the late Lemmy Kilmister this Sunday (February 14), shall we? Brooklyn Vegan tipped us off recently that Bowery Electric’s (327 Bowery) monthly Sally Can’t Dance party will see […]

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PJ Harvey/Photo by Maria Mochnacz

PJ Harvey Brings Us ‘The Hope Six Demolition Project’ This April

Posted February 2, 2016 at 10:23 am

There’s already an impressive stream of new albums ruling twenty-sixteen’s ear buds so far—Savages, Chairlift, Sia, just to name a few. And arriving April 15 via Vagrant Records is PJ Harvey’s ninth studio album, The Hope Six Demolition Project. This 11-song set marks Harvey’s follow-up to her 2011 Mercury Music Prize-winning Let England Shake LP. […]

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Josh Homme and Iggy Pop/Photo by Andreas Neumann

Iggy Pop Teams Up With Josh Homme for ‘Post Pop Depression’

Posted February 1, 2016 at 10:39 am

Iggy Pop has made an album with Queens of the Stone Age’s Josh Homme. Um, say WHAT? The Stooges luminary is set to release his 17th studio effort on March 18 via Rekords Rekords/Loma Vista/Caroline International, and it’s called Post Pop Depression. Homme serves as bandleader/guitarist/vocalist, while his QOTSA bandmate and fellow Dead Weather guitarist/keyboardist […]

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40 Years of ‘Punk Magazine’ Celebrated with New LES Exhibit

Posted January 13, 2016 at 9:29 am

Head over to the East Village tomorrow to raise a glass to the highly influential and crucial publication that championed all things NYC punk and then some—Punk Magazine. After all, they hailed The Ramones as the most important punk rock band in the world from the get-go. Legs McNeil was the “resident punk,” and a […]

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Violent Femmes to Drop ‘We Can Do Anything’ In March

Posted January 8, 2016 at 9:43 am

Indie rock stalwarts Violent Femmes will bring us We Can Do Anything on [PIAS] on March 4, their first set of new tuneage since 2000’s Freak Magnet. Um, yeah! Gordon Gano (singer-songwriter/guitar) and Brian Ritchie (bass)—who have been rockin’ together with with Dresden Dolls’ Brian Viglione (drums) since their 2013 Coachella performance—dug into Gano’s treasure […]

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Beck Drops Infectious New Single ‘Dreams’

Posted July 8, 2015 at 10:26 am

At last! We’ve got ourselves a proper summer banger! Beck recently gifted a brand new single, the slinky, stylish “Dreams,” and we could not be more obsessed. This five-minute dance number–produced by Beck and longtime collaborator Greg Kurstin, and penned with Andrew Wyatt–follows Beck’s GRAMMY-winning 2014 effort, Morning Phase, which appeared on our Boogie Staff […]

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The Rolling Stones, Beyoncé Dominate Lower East Side Jukeboxes

Posted May 15, 2015 at 3:03 pm

So you’re hanging out in your favorite Lower East Side drinking establishment, and at some point you cue up your favorite song (or songs!) on the jukebox. You have to. Ever wonder if another spirits-lovin’ music fiend in a nearby bar is looking up the very same song or artist as you are? Could happen, […]

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