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That Time Chuck Berry Reviewed the Ramones, The Clash, and Sex Pistols

Posted March 20, 2017 at 9:33 am

“I only knew three chords, too,” Chuck Berry, who died Saturday at the age of 90, commented on the Ramones in an interview with the now-defunct Jet Lag zine. The year was 1980, and the publication picked the legendary guitarist’s brain about the new music at the time. Specifically, punk rock. It’s an interesting time capsule from […]

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Russ & Daughters Taps John Zorn for ‘Music Nights’ Program at Orchard Street Cafe

Posted February 23, 2017 at 5:19 am

Legendary downtown Jazz musician John Zorn is lending his talents to another Lower East Side stalwart. In January, Russ & Daughters introduced a new monthly Jazz performance series at its Orchard Street cafe, and the multi-instrumentalist curated the entirety of the 2017 schedule. Tonight’s show is with Steve Bernstein; 8pm, no cover. Zorn has been […]

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Today is (Unofficially) ‘International Clash Day’

Posted February 7, 2017 at 9:39 am

It’s time to embrace an unofficial day for The Clash, the only band that matters. Today is the fifth annual International Clash Day, a designation that began as kind of a joke on Seattle’s left-of-the-dial radio station KEXP. Four years ago, “Morning Show” host John Richards arbitrarily declared February 7 as “International Clash Day.” It was […]

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The City Should Recognize ‘International Clash Day,’ the Only Day that Matters

Posted February 2, 2017 at 9:29 am

What began as an impromptu quip on a local Seattle radio station in 2013 is now a full-fledged grassroots campaign. All in the name of The Clash, the only band that matters. Four years ago, a deejay at KEXP, an influential left-of-the-dial radio station, arbitrarily declared February 7 as “International Clash Day.” (The only day that […]

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Report: Bowery Ballroom and Mercury Lounge Excluded from Blockbuster Bowery Presents-AEG Deal

Posted January 31, 2017 at 5:12 am

It’s official – AEG Live has reportedly acquired a fifty-percent stake in hometown heroes Bowery Presents for an estimated $40 million. News of negotiations first broke last year, and was the worst-kept secret in the business. However, AEG and Bowery Presents broke their collective silence on the transaction in a New York Times article yesterday. The […]

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Boogie Staff Picks: The Year in Music [2016]

Posted December 30, 2016 at 5:15 am

This year gave us loads of good tunes. Here are the 2016 albums that rocked our musical worlds. Holly’s Picks Against Me! – Shape Shift With Me Frightened Rabbit – Painting of a Panic Attack Sturgill Simpson – A Sailor’s Guide to Earth Phantogram – Three High Waisted – On Ludlow Car Seat Headrest – Teens […]

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Chris Martin Raises $4,300 for the Bowery Mission with Impromptu Mercury Lounge Gig [VIDEO]

Last modified December 23, 2016 at 9:04 am

Chris Martin played a surprise (and obviously sold out) gig at Mercury Lounge Wednesday night to benefit the Bowery Mission. We were told that after what was supposed to be a quiet visit to The Bowery Mission, Martin conceived of a same-day benefit concert at 3:00pm. The doors of Mercury Lounge opened six hours later. Fans […]

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Artist Spotlight: High Waisted Hits Gold While ‘On Ludlow’

Posted December 15, 2016 at 5:08 am

If you haven’t heard of the band High Waisted yet, it’s time to acclimate yourself. The NYC-based surf rockers came onto the scene with their full length On Ludlow back in March. They join the ranks of other ’60s garage rock bands like Best Coast, the Drums, and the Regrettes, while also having hints of Diet Cig and Dum […]

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‘Commend’ Record Shop Introduces Collaboration Effort on Forsyth Street

Posted December 9, 2016 at 5:05 am

Just a little over a year after Salvor Projects’ shuttering, a record store-meets-community space has filled the void at 172 Forsyth Street. Commend is the physical manifestation of record label RVNG, and has recently started a series of artist collaborative efforts. The latest being “COMMEND See.” COMMEND See is an endeavor that identifies artists working in different […]

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David Bowie Tribute Concert to Play at Terminal 5 on Anniversary of his Death

Posted December 8, 2016 at 5:05 am

Bowie may be in space, but that doesn’t mean fans can’t hear celebrated favorites of the Thin White Duke, albeit in an incarnate fashion. The tragedy of his death especially rocked the Lower East Side, and the outpouring of love and support for the late musical mastermind was unlike anything we’ve seen in recent years. […]

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