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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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Essie Jain Brings Her Ethereal Sounds to ‘Yoga Vida’ Tomorrow

Posted April 10, 2015 at 10:45 am

If you’re looking for something relaxing to do tomorrow (April 11), perhaps make a stop at Yoga Vida (99 University Place) for their regular live music series. You know it’d be nice to become one with your yoga mat, and London-born songstress Essie Jain will be on hand to perform select songs from her exquisite 2015 […]

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Report: Patti Smith to Headline East Village Relief Benefit at Theatre 80

Posted April 9, 2015 at 10:22 am

Patti Smith has been chosen to headline the benefit at Theatre 80 this Sunday for victims of the East Village explosion, according to EV Grieve. An apt choice, given the artist’s deep connection to the neighborhood. Spearheaded by author Alan Kaufman, and long-time East Village resident and visual artist Jim Storm, the fundraising event will feature a host of performers […]

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Sting Donates $36K to Second Avenue Explosion Fundraiser

Last modified April 8, 2015 at 11:24 pm

With the East Village neighborhood still reeling, a gala is in the works to raise money for the victims of the Second Avenue explosion. Spearheaded by author Alan Kaufman, and long-time East Village resident and visual artist Jim Storm, the fundraising event will feature performers and celebrities (TBD) from an array of creative worlds; music, literature, and drama. Also involved […]

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Iconic Music Promoter Frank Wood Talks Beastie Boys, Bruce Springsteen, and the Grateful Dead [INTERVIEW]

Last modified April 8, 2015 at 11:24 am

The following is a guest post by Jack D’Isidoro When Frank Wood walks into Otto’s Shrunken Head, a hole-in-the-wall tiki bar on an empty stretch of 14th Street in the Lower East Side, he doesn’t even acknowledge me. Instead, he shuffles past with his cane, asks the woman behind the bar if he has any […]

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Tickets are on Sale for the 5th Annual Governors Ball Music Festival on Randall’s Island

Posted April 1, 2015 at 8:32 am

Spring is here (but not really), and the fifth annual Governors Ball music festival is fast approaching. It will once again take over Randall’s Island for three days chock full of good tunes, quality eats, unique art installations, and some serious boho hair flair. Get ready. This year’s festival piggybacks on the vibe of past years’ programming, running the […]

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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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