Courtney Barnett/Photo by Leslie Kirchhoff

Courtney Barnett To Play Webster Hall This October

Posted September 12, 2014 at 6:05 am

What can we say about Courtney Barnett? Well, she’s pretty much the coolest of the cool. The Aussie singer/songwriter has ruled twenty-fourteen with her latest effort, The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas, and we continue to obsess over “Avant Gardner.” “History Eraser” is equally badass. Oh yeah, and this week, her cover of […]

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Revisiting The Strokes and the 2000s Lower East Side Music Scene [VIDEO]

Posted August 29, 2014 at 6:10 am

Bose has a new integrated marketing campaign called Scene+Heard, basically a survey course in music appreciation. Its first installment spotlights the now-fabled Lower East Side rock scene in the early 2000s, but primarily focuses on the early career of The Strokes. The narrative is presented through the filter of current band the Gradients, which apparently […]

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Local Musician Looking to Sell Eastside Sound Studio After 43 Years on the Lower East Side

Posted August 28, 2014 at 5:55 am

The long-running, and well-regarded, Eastside Sound recording studio is taking a final bow at 150 Forsyth Street. Owner Lou Holtzman – born and raised on the Lower East Side – recently put the business up for sale. Founded in 1972, this facility is considered one of the longest running studios in the city. According to […]

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Ryan Adams’ ‘Gimme Something Good’ Features A Bewitching Guest Star [VIDEO]

Posted August 27, 2014 at 10:21 am

It’s been three years since Ryan Adams bestowed us the solid Ashes & Fire, but coming September 9, the Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter will issue his 14th studio album, a self-produced self-titled effort via Pax-Am/Blue Note. The first single “Gimme Something Good” is a moody electric number that’ll be a Ryan Adams classic no doubt. And […]

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Rivington Guitars is Opening an Annex on East 4th Street for Acoustic Guitars

Posted August 14, 2014 at 5:22 am

Acoustic axe wielders, pay heed. Local stalwart Rivington Guitars is expanding its footprint on East Fourth Street. The popular music store opened an acoustic-only annex two doors down in what was previously Keshav Music Imports (67 East 4th). We are told the endeavor is aptly dubbed Rivington Guitars Unplugged. “We were too crowded in our […]

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Muppets Mimic ‘So What’cha Want’ in Beastie Boys Homage [VIDEO]

Posted August 13, 2014 at 9:22 am

Another tribute to MCA has surfaced, but not in the way of outdoor memorials. As it turns out, the Swedish Chef, Animal, and Beeker were altogether big fans of the Beastie Boys. Witness their proper Muppet homage to the Boys by lip syncing the iconic “So What’cha Want.” In ribbed turtleneck sweaters. (Swedish Chef is Ad Rock, Animal […]

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Punk at the Pyramid: The Frenetic Energy of DAMEHT [8/8/14]

Posted August 11, 2014 at 10:19 am

With all the recent buzz about DAMEHT’s live shows, we dropped in to check out the foursome during their penultimate Pyramid performance. The local rock band has been amidst a month-long Friday night residency at the legendary Alphabet City club. Much like its nurturing neighborhood (i.e. Lower East Side), their sound is a melting pot […]

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CBGB Music & Film Festival Set For October

Posted August 8, 2014 at 11:10 am

The third annual CBGB Music & Film Festival will once again rock New York City this fall. According to, the five-day event will kick off October 8. While a complete lineup has yet to be announced, fans can bank on hopping around to a select bunch of venues throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn, Plus, there […]

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DAMEHT Breathes Punk Life Into the Pyramid Club with New Residency

Posted July 30, 2014 at 10:13 am

Despite an impending move to the Austrian alps, Clayton Patterson isn’t going so quietly. He’s presently engaged in a new battle for an old institution. The objective – rejuvenating the Pyramid Club on Avenue A vis-a-vis an upstart local band. They’re called DAMEHT, their music is ear-crushing punk, and there will be moshing. Led by Rivington […]

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Read Tommy Ramone’s Original Band Bio of The Ramones (RIP)

Posted July 14, 2014 at 10:00 am

The Ramones can finally reunite. In heaven. For the great gig in the sky. The last founding member of the punk pioneers – drummer Tommy Ramone (aka Thomas Erdélyi) - died over the weekend at 65. He had been battling the good fight against bile duct cancer for a number of years. As Spin points out, […]

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