Revisiting Kool Moe Dee and His Alphabet City Album Cover for ‘How Ya Like Me Now’

Posted January 13, 2015 at 8:23 am

Today the empty Alphabet City lot is a tree-heavy GreenThumb garden called Orchard Alley. Twenty-seven years ago, however, this exact site (between Avenues C and D) was a vacant shitpile that doubled as the setting for hip-hop pioneer Kool Moe Dee’s album cover for How Ya Like Me Now. You can clearly see the San […]

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Boogie Staff Picks: The Year in Music [2014]

Posted December 24, 2014 at 10:37 am

Here are the albums that scored the most airtime for Boogie this year. Elie’s Picks 1. Tijuana Panthers – Wayne Interest Surf-style lo-fi greatness. Plenty of tasty guitar parts drenched in reverb; plus funny lyrics. 2. Orwells – Disgraceland Flashback to Silverchair. This midwest-based garage group is composed of five 18-year-olds, but can rock out with the best of […]

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Gang of Four Returns In 2015 With ‘What Happens Next’

Posted December 2, 2014 at 10:18 am

While vocalist Jon King departed after 2011’s stellar Content LP, founding guitarist/songwriter Andy Gill pushes on with Gang of Four, whose classic tunes include “To Hell With Poverty,” “At Home He’s a Tourist,” and “I Love a Man In Uniform.” And the next move for the legendary post-punk outfit is What Happens Next, a new […]

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A ‘Swift’ Kick in the Pants to the New NYC Ambassador No One Wanted

Last modified November 14, 2014 at 9:08 pm

She gives strangers in Central Park obscene amounts of money to spend at Chipotle. She pulls her entire catalog off Spotify. She doesn’t sweat when she goes to the gym. She’s a celebrity heartbreaker who now serves as the poster child to welcome the masses with open arms to New York. Everyone seems to have an opinion about […]

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Kaki King To Issue B-Sides & Rarities Collection This Week

Posted November 4, 2014 at 10:23 am

Dave Grohl once said, “There are some guitar players that are good, and there are some guitar players that are really fucking good. And then there’s Kaki King.” That pretty much says it all. The unmistakably cool, Brooklyn-based singer/guitarist is in a league of her own–truly. With six studio albums under her belt, King will […]

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Line & Circle at Mercury Lounge, November 2014

He Said, She Said: A Two-City Concert Review of Line & Circle

Last modified November 3, 2014 at 9:40 am

It was love at first listen when we first heard Line & Circle’s single “Roman Ruins” back in 2012. They made our top album list without having a record out, they stole our artist spotlight for a bit, and we even chatted them up on musical matters. Fast forward a few years, and it should come as […]

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Weezer at the Bowery Ballroom, October 2014

For Weezer, ‘Everything Was Alright in the End’ at the Bowery Ballroom

Last modified October 28, 2014 at 11:41 am

There seems to be 4 kinds of Weezer fans out there: Fans since the early days. Fans from the early days who dropped off after Pinkerton. Fans who may have been too young to like Weezer pre-Pinkerton and discovered them via the Internet. People who love the band’s dozen-plus hits and are shocked to hear that […]

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Interpol Filmed Its Latest Music Video for ‘My Desire’ at Fontana’s

Posted October 27, 2014 at 10:22 am

Interpol grew up on the Lower East Side over a decade ago, graduating in the same class as rockers like The Strokes, Longwave, Ambulance LTD, and Stellastar. The dearly departed Luna Lounge was an early stage and proving ground. … So it’s nice to see the 2014 iteration of the foursome paying tribute to the […]

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The World Isn’t Ready for Julian Casablancas + the Voidz

Posted October 24, 2014 at 10:24 am

The world isn’t ready for Julian Casablancas + The Voidz. Just like The Strokes were the pioneers of the post punk indie revival, the latest endeavor by Julian Casablancas is exponentially kicking it up a notch in the musical avant-garde. Deceptive in the simplicity of its track titles (“Nintendo Blood,” “Xerox,” “Business Dog”), the band’s latest album Tyranny forces you to take a […]

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Classic Album Art Comes to Life in Roy Kafri’s New Beatbox Video

Posted October 22, 2014 at 10:16 am

Iconic vinyl art has taken a turn for the outlandish with Israeli comedy singer Roy Kafri’s latest music video. He not only features classic album covers brought to life, but ones that are, in fact, beatboxing on the street. Bowie beatboxing. Lou Reed beatboxing. If that’s not enough to mess with your mind, it’s filmed in reverse; by the end, we […]

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