Identify All the Vanished Businesses in this Jeffrey Lewis Album Art [CONTEST]

Last modified October 5, 2015 at 5:01 pm

Here’s a contest for you… Local “antifolk” hero Jeffrey Lewis, an East Village native and frequent Sidewalk Cafe performer, has another record coming out at the end of the month. Dubbed Manhattan, the long-player has some pretty cool cover art (designed by Lewis) that resembles a comic strip. The illustration includes depictions of 27 no-longer-existing Manhattan businesses and other […]

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Photo: Chris Leamy

This Busker Performs to Help the Homeless

Posted September 22, 2015 at 9:23 am

Singer-songwriter Chris Leamy is taking his music to the streets, in the name of helping the homeless community. When the busker sees a person begging for money, he asks if he can sit next to them and play his guitar. If passersby feel compelled to drop some coin into his guitar case for the performance, […]

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An Early Review of Richard Hell’s Latest Compendium, ‘Massive Pissed Love’

Posted September 17, 2015 at 10:28 am

There is no doubt – I am a Richard Hell Fan. With a capital F. Sure, he was a musician who paved the way for future artists (most notably in the bands Television, The Heartbreakers, and The Voidoids), and the author of one of my all time favorite songs “Blank Generation.” Lately, though, it’s less […]

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Why You Should Start Listening to Grace Love [REVIEW]

Posted August 31, 2015 at 10:23 am

She’s called Seattle’s “First Lady of Soul.” And with cause. Grace Love – who spent the last few years in New York City – has the pipes to match. She and her backing band, the True Loves, are on the up-and-up, and you should start listening. Last week, the chanteuse returned to the Lower East […]

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Danny Says: Exploring the Life and Times of Danny Fields

Posted August 11, 2015 at 10:16 am

Among those who love punk rock, Danny Fields is a household name. If you don’t know the man, you will (and should) once the new Brendan Toller-directed documentary chronicling his life, Danny Says, hits theaters. I had the opportunity to attend the NYC premiere at Lincoln Center, and was so blown away by the film […]

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Here’s How You Can Listen to Every Sample on ‘Paul’s Boutique’ with Seattle’s KEXP Radio Show

Posted July 27, 2015 at 10:21 am

In case you missed it, and have twelve hours to spare, it’s time turn on KEXP and listen to “Inside Paul’s Boutique.” This past Friday, the Seattle-based radio station assembled a stellar, engaging program that completely dissects (probably) every sample included on the Beastie Boys’ seminal 1989 record. That’s fifteen tracks comprised of more than […]

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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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I Can’t Stop Thinking About ‘Montage of Heck’ and Kurt Cobain

Posted June 16, 2015 at 10:23 am

I should preface this by saying it has nothing to do with the Lower East Side. Instead, let’s travel back in time to a small town in Massachusetts comprised mostly of cranberry bogs and pizza joints. It was April 10, 1994. On that particular Sunday, I found myself waiting for youth group to start at the Methodist church my parents […]

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DMA’s Discuss Noel Gallagher and Why Laundry is the Enemy [INTERVIEW]

Last modified June 16, 2015 at 8:41 am

Fresh off their self-titled debut EP, Sydney-based garage-pop band DMA’s brought their upbeat nostalgic tunes to the masses at Governors Ball last weekend. We caught up with principal songwriters Matt Mason and Johnny Took after the set to snag some nuggets on how to survive the typical summer music festival circuit. BOWERY BOOGIE: Where’d you […]

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The Muppets ‘Like it Raw’ with ODB Tribute [VIDEO]

Posted June 11, 2015 at 10:22 am

There’s something hilariously unsettling about watching a muppet mouth “Ooh baby I like it raw,” and there’s no denying that the world could do with some more of Jim Henson’s beloved creations. Herewith, another internet gem. This time starring Dr. Teeth as Ol’ Dirty Bastard, and featuring the rest of the Electric Mayhem ensemble, performing “Shimmy […]

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