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Read Tommy Ramone’s Original Band Bio of The Ramones (RIP)

Posted July 14, 2014 at 10:00 am

The Ramones can finally reunite. In heaven. For the great gig in the sky. The last founding member of the punk pioneers – drummer Tommy Ramone (aka Thomas Erdélyi) - died over the weekend at 65. He had been battling the good fight against bile duct cancer for a number of years. As Spin points out, […]

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Boogie Beats: Win Tickets to See Strand of Oaks at Mercury Lounge!

Posted June 25, 2014 at 9:45 am

Here’s your upcoming music fix for the Mercury Lounge. Also, thanks to Bowery Presents, we have some more free tickets coming at ya! You and a +1 can check out Philly’s indie rockers, Strand of Oaks, this Thursday, June 26. Listen to their newest album Heal; it’s infectious and tenacious, as Timothy Showalter breaks from his more folksy ways to […]

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The Strokes’ Wiz Kid Management Joins C3 Presents at 263 Bowery

Posted June 24, 2014 at 6:00 am

Ryan Gentles was the booking agent at the Mercury Lounge when he discovered the Strokes. He quit his job, and Wiz Kid Management was soon born to help represent the city-based retro rockers. The office has been an East Village mainstay for years on East Tenth Street. But now it’s moving to the Bowery after forging a partnership with […]

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How to Survive a Music Festival: SKATERS Edition

Posted June 19, 2014 at 11:16 am

With festival season in full swing, we thought we’d catch up with one of our personal favorites, SKATERS, who rocked their infectious debut album, ‘Manhattan,’ on day three of Governors Ball at Randall’s Island. Guitarist Josh Hubbard provided us with some additional pointers on festival survival, but more importantly, he has a way to weed out the imposters and bring back the […]

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The Annual Village Voice 4Knots Music Festival Set For July 12

Posted June 18, 2014 at 11:00 am

The summer festival season is upon us, dear Boogie readers (Who all rocked out at the Governors Ball?). And coming up Saturday, July 12 at South Street Seaport is the annual 4Knots Music Festival. Indie rock stalwarts Dinosaur Jr. will headline The Village Voice‘s free, all ages, all-day event, which runs from 1-8pm. Mac DeMarco, […]

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Boogie Beats: Win Tickets to See Gringo Star at Mercury Lounge Tomorrow!

Posted June 13, 2014 at 11:00 am

Despite some high-profile closures in recent years (e.g. Living Room, Tonic), the Lower East Side remains a go-to neighborhood for live music. To keep you in the loop, we’ll be filling you in with some local shows to fill up your schedule. And, thanks to Bowery Presents, we’ll also have some free tix to give away […]

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How to Survive a Music Festival: Drowners Edition

Last modified June 10, 2014 at 1:37 pm

Taking a break from the scorching sun that’s been cooking all in attendance for Governors Ball 2014, I make my way over to a shady VIP area. One of the Brooklyn foursome Drowners is carelessly relaxing against a tree trunk. The band has already played their set – 45 minutes infused with their signature dynamic post-punk […]

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Recap: Lessons Learned at the Governors Ball 2014

Last modified June 9, 2014 at 2:15 pm

Governors Ball – the name suggests something highbrow, right? Something grand. Something out of a Sofia Coppola film. Beautiful people, costumed in elaborate fashions, indulging in the finest delights, and twirling the night away to extravagant music. Not that far off. The Governors Ball Music Festival is a spectacle to partake. It’s a three-day migration from […]

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8 Local Bands To Keep Your Eye On Ahead of Governors Ball This Weekend

Last modified June 4, 2014 at 1:48 pm

With Governors Ball right around the corner, there are plenty of bands born and bred by this great metropolis besides The Strokes to sink your ears into. Even if you didn’t score tickets to the 3-day music festival on Randall’s Island, you can always add some of these bands to your indie arsenal, if you haven’t already. […]

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A Preview of Governors Ball Festival on Randall’s Island

Last modified June 4, 2014 at 11:39 am

Governors Ball is just a few short weeks away, boasting a lineup jam-packed with some of music’s hippest acts on the scene alongside some of New York’s tastiest food. It’ll be three days of festival fun, kicking off on Friday, June 6 and running through the weekend. Tickets are skint – the single day passes are […]

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