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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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Report: CBGB Festival Will Expand to Fort Lauderdale in 2015

Posted October 20, 2014 at 6:00 am

Known more for altercockers than punk rockers, Fort Lauderdale doesn’t usually register on the scale of music hotbeds. Nevertheless, the annual CBGB Festival – having just finished its third outing – is planning a southern spinoff sometime next year. Details on the expansion remain paltry at best, but the local Sun Sentinel reports that “Fort Lauderdale’s […]

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The Old Fillmore East on 2nd Avenue to Receive Commemorative Plaque

Posted October 17, 2014 at 6:00 am

For a few short, yet culturally significant years, the Fillmore East buzzed the eardrums of rock fans. Bill Graham opened the historic theater in 1968 as the East Coast sister to San Francisco, and attracted a slew of legacy performers in their prime. Some artists who graced the stage, among others, were Pink Floyd, The […]

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When Blues Traveler Got Its Start at the Nightingale Bar on 2nd Avenue [VIDEO]

Posted October 16, 2014 at 10:37 am

Before the old Nightingale at 213 Second Avenue became a swanky lounge, it was a simple dive bar that helped spawn the careers of both Blues Traveler and the Spin Doctors. That tiny stage propelled these two jam bands into superstardom, at least for a fleeting few years in the early 1990s. The music video for “Defense […]

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You Have Until Monday to See Blondie’s 40th Anniversary Exhibition at the Chelsea Hotel

Posted October 2, 2014 at 9:22 am

As a NYC kid, back in the day, this reporter saw Blondie perform live more times than one could count. And we can happily tell you that it still never gets old, despite the fact that 40 years have gone by. Obviously, the fangirl in us just had to check out the ongoing Blondie 40thAnniversary […]

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When Leonard Cohen’s ‘Famous Blue Raincoat’ Was Stolen from 179 Stanton Street

Posted September 24, 2014 at 9:19 am

New York is cold, but I like where I’m living / There’s music on Clinton Street all through the evening. -Leonard Cohen, “Famous Blue Raincoat” This softly-spoken lyrical couplet opens the classic Leonard Cohen ballad, “Famous Blue Raincoat,” which originally appeared on his third effort, Songs of Love and Hate (1971). But why is the storied […]

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Allo Darlin’ Has ‘Bright Eyes’ On New Single

Posted September 23, 2014 at 6:10 am

Allo Darlin’ has been kickin’ out the twee pop jams for a handful of years now. The London-based foursome’s sunny disposition is beyond lovely thanks in part to the charm of Aussie singer Elizabeth Morris (she rocks the ukulele and guitar, too!) She and her bandmates — bassist (and fellow Australian) Bill Botting, guitarist Paul […]

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