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DeVotchKa had Mercury Lounge Dancing Late Friday Night [PHOTOS]

Posted April 11, 2017 at 5:02 am

While the collective gaze of music press was fixated across the river at Barclays for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, DeVotchKa held court at a sold-out show on the Lower East Side. At the Mercury Lounge, where, the band admits, they truly “belong.” “We spent a lot of years on this […]

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This Tupac Pop-Up Restaurant has Ludlow Street on Lockdown

Posted April 7, 2017 at 5:16 am

Starting today, Sweet Chick and its sister establishment Ludlow Coffee Supply are paying tribute to Tupac. The Powamekka Cafe at 178 Ludlow Street is a pop-up planned to coincide with the deceased rapper’s induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Before his death, Tupac apparently dreamed of opening a restaurant, and created blueprints, recipes, […]

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Webster Hall Sells for $35M to AEG Live and Barclays Center Ownership [Updated]

Last modified April 5, 2017 at 12:50 pm

Webster Hall sold out. The Ballinger family, which owned and operated the concert hall (formerly The Ritz) for the last twenty-seven years, sold the business to a partnership consisting of AEG Live and owners of the Barclays Center (aka Brooklyn Sports Entertainment). According to the New York Post, the deal was valued at roughly $35 […]

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Watch the Beastie Boys Freestyle Down Orchard Street in 1986 MTV Spot [VIDEO]

Posted March 27, 2017 at 9:46 am

Licensed to Ill was the first rap album to reach number one on the Billboard charts. That feat happened thirty years ago, in March 1987, barely four months after its release. Coming off this anniversary, it’s only fitting to revisit this classic MTV plug from 1986. It’s a quick, thirty-second freestyle while walking down what […]

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That Time Chuck Berry Reviewed the Ramones, The Clash, and Sex Pistols

Posted March 20, 2017 at 9:33 am

“I only knew three chords, too,” Chuck Berry, who died Saturday at the age of 90, commented on the Ramones in an interview with the now-defunct Jet Lag zine. The year was 1980, and the publication picked the legendary guitarist’s brain about the new music at the time. Specifically, punk rock. It’s an interesting time capsule from […]

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Russ & Daughters Taps John Zorn for ‘Music Nights’ Program at Orchard Street Cafe

Posted February 23, 2017 at 5:19 am

Legendary downtown Jazz musician John Zorn is lending his talents to another Lower East Side stalwart. In January, Russ & Daughters introduced a new monthly Jazz performance series at its Orchard Street cafe, and the multi-instrumentalist curated the entirety of the 2017 schedule. Tonight’s show is with Steve Bernstein; 8pm, no cover. Zorn has been […]

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Today is (Unofficially) ‘International Clash Day’

Posted February 7, 2017 at 9:39 am

It’s time to embrace an unofficial day for The Clash, the only band that matters. Today is the fifth annual International Clash Day, a designation that began as kind of a joke on Seattle’s left-of-the-dial radio station KEXP. Four years ago, “Morning Show” host John Richards arbitrarily declared February 7 as “International Clash Day.” It was […]

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The City Should Recognize ‘International Clash Day,’ the Only Day that Matters

Posted February 2, 2017 at 9:29 am

What began as an impromptu quip on a local Seattle radio station in 2013 is now a full-fledged grassroots campaign. All in the name of The Clash, the only band that matters. Four years ago, a deejay at KEXP, an influential left-of-the-dial radio station, arbitrarily declared February 7 as “International Clash Day.” (The only day that […]

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Report: Bowery Ballroom and Mercury Lounge Excluded from Blockbuster Bowery Presents-AEG Deal

Posted January 31, 2017 at 5:12 am

It’s official – AEG Live has reportedly acquired a fifty-percent stake in hometown heroes Bowery Presents for an estimated $40 million. News of negotiations first broke last year, and was the worst-kept secret in the business. However, AEG and Bowery Presents broke their collective silence on the transaction in a New York Times article yesterday. The […]

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Boogie Staff Picks: The Year in Music [2016]

Posted December 30, 2016 at 5:15 am

This year gave us loads of good tunes. Here are the 2016 albums that rocked our musical worlds. Holly’s Picks Against Me! – Shape Shift With Me Frightened Rabbit – Painting of a Panic Attack Sturgill Simpson – A Sailor’s Guide to Earth Phantogram – Three High Waisted – On Ludlow Car Seat Headrest – Teens […]

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