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I Can’t Stop Thinking About ‘Montage of Heck’ and Kurt Cobain

Posted June 16, 2015 at 10:23 am

I should preface this by saying it has nothing to do with the Lower East Side. Instead, let’s travel back in time to a small town in Massachusetts comprised mostly of cranberry bogs and pizza joints. It was April 10, 1994. On that particular Sunday, I found myself waiting for youth group to start at the Methodist church my parents […]

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DMA’s Discuss Noel Gallagher and Why Laundry is the Enemy [INTERVIEW]

Last modified June 16, 2015 at 8:41 am

Fresh off their self-titled debut EP, Sydney-based garage-pop band DMA’s brought their upbeat nostalgic tunes to the masses at Governors Ball last weekend. We caught up with principal songwriters Matt Mason and Johnny Took after the set to snag some nuggets on how to survive the typical summer music festival circuit. BOWERY BOOGIE: Where’d you […]

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The Muppets ‘Like it Raw’ with ODB Tribute [VIDEO]

Posted June 11, 2015 at 10:22 am

There’s something hilariously unsettling about watching a muppet mouth “Ooh baby I like it raw,” and there’s no denying that the world could do with some more of Jim Henson’s beloved creations. Herewith, another internet gem. This time starring Dr. Teeth as Ol’ Dirty Bastard, and featuring the rest of the Electric Mayhem ensemble, performing “Shimmy […]

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Recap: Governors Ball 2015 Dissected [PHOTOS]

Last modified June 9, 2015 at 11:49 am

This past weekend, the 6th annual Governors Ball descended on Randall’s Island, and for three days, the festival grounds were decorated with a kaleidoscope of fashion, food and music. And mud. Here are some of the highlights: Protocol The logistics of maneuvering a music festival can be overwhelming for the attendee. This is not the case at Governors Ball. By […]

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Checking Out Paul Zone’s Rock-and-Roll Playground [PHOTOS]

Posted June 2, 2015 at 10:28 am

Paul Zone’s fleeting photo exhibit in SoHo this past Friday, “Growing Up In the New York Underground,” was my first introduction to his attitude-filled images of rock-and-roll between the years 1971 and 1977. I have seen hundreds of pictures of these music legends. Yet something about walking down a long hallway dotted with pictures, albums, […]

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Talking CBGB, Punk, and Warhol with Photographer Bobby Grossman [INTERVIEW]

Posted May 29, 2015 at 5:00 am

Most of my friends know that I’m a New York City history freak. I’ll probably annoy you when I walk down the street telling you the history of some random tenement on the corner of some random street in the LES. Lately, though, I’ve found myself reading numerous books on the 60s/70s/80s NYC music scene, […]

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Indie Supergroup ‘Diamond Rugs’ Puts Iconic Block Drugs on the Cover of its Second LP

Posted May 20, 2015 at 5:19 am

Supergroup might be hyperbole when talking about Diamond Rugs, but this outfit is a veritable melting pot of fringe rock from the last decade. The band mixes veteran personnel from Deer Tick (John McCauley & Robbie Crowell), Black Lips (Ian St. Pé), Dead Confederate (T. Hardy Morris), Los Lobos (Steve Berlin), and Six Finger Satellite […]

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The Rolling Stones, Beyoncé Dominate Lower East Side Jukeboxes

Posted May 15, 2015 at 3:03 pm

So you’re hanging out in your favorite Lower East Side drinking establishment, and at some point you cue up your favorite song (or songs!) on the jukebox. You have to. Ever wonder if another spirits-lovin’ music fiend in a nearby bar is looking up the very same song or artist as you are? Could happen, […]

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Tame Impala Drops Sparkling New Track, ‘Let It Happen’

Posted April 15, 2015 at 10:00 am

If you’re like us, you still have Tame Impala’s 2012 LP, Lonerism, in regular rotation. Trippy, crunchy, beyond awesome psych rock, right? And if you’re like us, you’ve been waiting for what seems like an eternity for something new from the Aussie outfit. Luckily, we’ve had Kevin Parker’s kickass contributions to Mark Ronson’s latest album, […]

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Lou Reed’s Sister Opens Up About His Childhood Struggles

Posted April 15, 2015 at 5:18 am

On the eve of his posthumous induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Lou Reed’s sister, Merrill Reed Weiner opens up about his controversial childhood. Namely, the mental health issues and electroshock therapy treatments. The piece is a great mini-memoir that sets the record straight on a misunderstood time in his life. We’ve […]

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