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PJ Harvey Brings Us ‘The Hope Six Demolition Project’ This April

Posted February 2, 2016 at 10:23 am

There’s already an impressive stream of new albums ruling twenty-sixteen’s ear buds so far—Savages, Chairlift, Sia, just to name a few. And arriving April 15 via Vagrant Records is PJ Harvey’s ninth studio album, The Hope Six Demolition Project. This 11-song set marks Harvey’s follow-up to her 2011 Mercury Music Prize-winning Let England Shake LP. […]

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Iggy Pop Teams Up With Josh Homme for ‘Post Pop Depression’

Posted February 1, 2016 at 10:39 am

Iggy Pop has made an album with Queens of the Stone Age’s Josh Homme. Um, say WHAT? The Stooges luminary is set to release his 17th studio effort on March 18 via Rekords Rekords/Loma Vista/Caroline International, and it’s called Post Pop Depression. Homme serves as bandleader/guitarist/vocalist, while his QOTSA bandmate and fellow Dead Weather guitarist/keyboardist […]

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This Little Italy Fusion Restaurant is Exploiting David Bowie’s Death for Sales [UPDATED]

Last modified January 18, 2016 at 9:41 pm

The Graffiti Room is using David Bowie’s death to sell sandwiches and noodles. Simple as that. That “memorial” mural we told you about on Kenmare Street is seemingly little more than an opportunist move to gain attention for its establishment. Illustrated by artist VJ Max (so we’re told), the plug piece – an homage to […]

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The David Bowie Tribute Outside Lafayette Street Residence is Getting Bigger

Last modified January 12, 2016 at 7:53 am

By now you know. Alas, pop-star chameleon David Bowie passed away on Sunday after a secret eighteen-month bout with liver cancer. He died just two days after turning 69, and delivering a swan-song record called Blackstar. We won’t pen any lengthy eulogy for the legend; there are outlets aplenty to provide more context. What we will […]

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Violent Femmes to Drop ‘We Can Do Anything’ In March

Posted January 8, 2016 at 9:43 am

Indie rock stalwarts Violent Femmes will bring us We Can Do Anything on [PIAS] on March 4, their first set of new tuneage since 2000’s Freak Magnet. Um, yeah! Gordon Gano (singer-songwriter/guitar) and Brian Ritchie (bass)—who have been rockin’ together with with Dresden Dolls’ Brian Viglione (drums) since their 2013 Coachella performance—dug into Gano’s treasure […]

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Boogie Staff Picks: The Year in Music [2015]

Posted December 30, 2015 at 10:22 am

Another year, another batch of new albums to feast our ears on. Here’s what kept us pressing play this year. Holly’s Picks 1. Alexander Hamilton – Soundtrack 2. New Order – Music Complete 3. Chvrches – Every Open Eye 4. Brandon Flowers – The Desired Effect 5. Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes […]

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James Murphy’s ‘Subway Symphony’ Comes to Life at the Lowline Lab on Essex Street

Posted November 23, 2015 at 5:18 am

​LCD Soundsystem and the Lowline are now bedfellows. Musician James Murphy, as has been widely reported, continues his quest to bring a more welcoming set of tones to the subway entrance experience. His “Subway Symphony” invention solves that aesthetic problem by introducing “shimmering pieces of music” each time straphangers pass through the turnstiles. Even though […]

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His Name is Sean Patton and You Will Listen to Him [INTERVIEW]

Last modified November 11, 2015 at 1:19 pm

​If there’s one comedian out there you really need to know about, it’s Sean Patton. He hails from New Orleans, but splits his residence between New York City and Los Angeles. The bits are hysterical, oftentimes skewing anti-hipster, and usually delivered with hyperbole and an irate intensity. In fact, it’s not uncommon to hear the […]

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Arlene’s Grocery Celebrates Two Decades on the LES with Week of Entertainment

Posted November 10, 2015 at 10:23 am

Twenty years of business is nothing to sneeze at in this ever-changing neighborhood. Especially when you’re a music venue. If CBGB’s closure taught us anything, it’s that no club is indispensable. And with places like The Living Room relocating to Brooklyn, and Cake Shop’s perpetual attempts to stay afloat through crowdfunding, there’s a wary outlook for […]

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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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