The Rooks/Photo by Charlotte Christopher

Win Tickets to See the Rooks Play Mercury Lounge this Saturday!

Last modified March 19, 2015 at 2:15 pm

New York City-based collective The Rooks have got it. When we asked them on the spot, they liken their sound as “head-knocking-modern-pocket-soul.” Um, we can get with that! The band—Garth Taylor (vocals), Nate Mondschein (drums/vocals), Spencer Hattendorf (sax/vocals/percussion), Graham Richman (guitar), Louis Russo (bass), and Gabe Gordon (keys)—have been crafting their infectious indie/R&B soul blend […]

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When Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth Lived on Eldridge Street

Posted February 25, 2015 at 9:30 am

It had been an alt-rock marriage that was meant to last – Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth. But it didn’t.

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Celebrate 20 Years of ‘Empire Records’ with ‘Rex Manning Day’ at Rough Trade

Posted February 19, 2015 at 5:17 am

Say no more, mon amour! The 20th anniversary of timeless cult flick Empire Records is nigh, and what better way to celebrate than with a theme party on “Rex Manning Day”? BBQ Films is throwing a two-day birthday bash at Rough Trade in Brooklyn, and it’ll include a bunch of tasty treats, such as sexy Rexy autographs, a […]

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Courtney Barnett’s Debut LP Out In March, Plus Bowery Ballroom Gigs

Posted February 10, 2015 at 9:23 am

So Courtney Barnett pretty much ruled our 2014, and it looks like she’s positioning to do the same this year, as the rad Aussie rocker, who appeared a number of times on our Boogie Staff Picks: The Year in Music list, is set to drop a proper studio album next month. Sometimes I Sit And […]

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Tiehama Grocery Closes After 25 Years on East Houston Thanks to Ben Shaoul

Posted February 2, 2015 at 5:00 am

And then there were four… Tiehama Grocery – the bodega located on East Houston for nearly twenty-five years – closed its gates for the last time after business on Saturday. A tipster tells us, “[Owner] Abdul in trusty fur hat is handing over the keys today” to Ben Shaoul, known in these parts as the […]

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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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