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For the First Time in 17 Years, Ludlow Street is Now Without its Guitar Shop

Posted July 19, 2016 at 5:18 am

The so-called “guitar store for the ages” is no longer for the Lower East Side. And one less local place to pick up a replacement for that popped E string. Ludlow Guitars, a mainstay on its namesake street for seventeen years, called it quits after business yesterday. The farewell was expected, though, as the official […]

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Struggling Cake Shop Looks to Sell the Cafe, but Keep the Basement Live Venue

Posted July 18, 2016 at 5:00 am

Anytime Cake Shop is in the news these days, it’s usually negative – about their ongoing financial struggles or how investors are sought to keep things afloat. And this time is no exception. For one reason or another, the business model simply isn’t working. Now in its eleventh year, Cake Shop is looking to sell […]

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Ludlow Guitars is Moving to Brooklyn After 17 Years on Ludlow Street; Cites Changing Neighborhood and Rents

Posted July 5, 2016 at 5:00 am

In case you needed further proof that the Lower East Side music scene is dead, look no further than Ludlow Street. Soulless. And now this. The eponymous Ludlow Guitars is calling it quits after seventeen years on the block. Computer printouts in the windows serve as announcements of the imminent closure. The vintage guitar shop […]

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Mayhem on Orchard Street Friday Night After Chinatown Soup Party with Rapper Theophilus London Shut Down

Posted June 20, 2016 at 5:00 am

Friday evening saw some mayhem on lower Orchard Street, just north of Canal Street. Indeed, it was an abbreviated scene reminiscent of Kanye West teasing his Webster Hall late show a couple weeks ago, albeit on a much smaller scale. At around 11pm that night, we received the following note from a Boogie reader – […]

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Some Thoughts on this Year’s Governors Ball [PHOTOS]

Last modified June 7, 2016 at 12:29 pm

The fun may have been cut short at this year’s sold out Governors Ball (thanks a lot, Mother Nature), but there was plenty of festival to go around on Friday and Saturday. Here’s a recap of the best and the worst for this sixth serving of New York’s premiere music festival. Staff The staff keep getting […]

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Who to See at Governors Ball this Weekend

Posted June 3, 2016 at 10:30 am

The forecast may call for rain, but that won’t dampen the spirits for those headed to Randall’s Island this weekend for Governors Ball. Wellies at the ready! This year’s sold-out music festival boasts a particularly solid lineup, with The Strokes, The Killers, Kayne, Death Cab, and Beck all front and center. Other notable acts include Of Monsters of […]

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The Strokes Announce Week-long Pop-up Shop at 352 Bowery

Last modified May 27, 2016 at 12:31 pm

This week, hometown heroes The Strokes previewed new material from their forthcoming four-song EP. It’s the first concrete output since the band’s 2013 release, Comedown Machine. Future Present Past, as the record is dubbed, debuts on June 3 (though, currently on Spotify), via singer Julian Casablancas’ own Cult Records imprint. While native advertising has been […]

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The COW Theater on Clinton Street Closes Next Week, Space Now up for Grabs

Posted May 26, 2016 at 5:00 am

The successor to the Living Theatre is poised to meet the same fate. Three-and-a-half years after opening at 21 Clinton Street, The COW Theater (“Celebration of Whimsy”) is closing for good at the end of the month. Curtains. Just after the holiday weekend. News of its closure was first circulated to members and supporters earlier this […]

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Visiting the Intersection of Hardcore Punk and Architecture at ABC No Rio

Posted May 23, 2016 at 10:21 am

Before the interwebs and before PayPal, if you wanted to hear an underground band or read a fanzine about them, you did it the old-fashioned way: sending an envelope with a check or cash to the band’s address. More often than not, the address on that envelope was the home of one of the band […]

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Interpol-Wu Tang Supergroup Banks & Steelz Opens Orchard Street Pop-Up

Posted May 20, 2016 at 5:12 am

Rap-rock seems to be enjoying a brief resurgence this season. Heavy on the news that three-fourths of Rage Against the Machine will join Chuck D and Cypress Hill’s B-Real to form Prophets of Rage, another supergroup of sorts has entered the fray. Interpol frontman Paul Banks joined forces with Wu Tang Clan’s RZA for a […]

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