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Brutal Orchard Street Beating Began as a Fight Inside Pianos Nightclub

Posted March 14, 2017 at 5:03 am

In another sign that Pianos is not the music hub it once was, the club has now been implicated in that brutal beating around the corner on Orchard Street last week. The 24-year-old victim, William Franco, knew his attackers from an altercation at the Ludlow Street venue. Franco and his two future attackers reportedly got into a tussle inside […]

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Guy with Baseball Bat Threatens Bouncer at Pianos on Ludlow Street [VIDEO]

Posted June 3, 2016 at 5:15 am

It’s no secret that bad actors in the local nightlife game tend to attract violence. That much was made crystal clear the last couple months with the rash of local stabbings (and brawl). And here’s another example of Hell Square in its prime. On Wednesday evening, just past midnight, a man wielding a baseball bat was […]

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Pianos at peak crowding, June 2015

Pianos Instates Noise Control Program Due to Heightened Pressure from Hell Square Residents

Last modified June 22, 2015 at 8:20 am

Pianos on Ludlow Street is one of the busiest nightlife venues in Hell Square. A favorite of college kids, recent grads, and B&T alike, its queues almost always snake out of control during peak weekends hours. Usually a shitshow. The forum for complaint is oftentimes the 7th Precinct Community Council, but resolution is mostly out […]

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Album Review: JoyCut ‘PiecesOfUsWereLeftOnTheGround’

Posted October 4, 2013 at 12:10 pm

JoyCut has been pushing out their indie electronic sonics for nearly a decade. Their 2011 studio effort, Ghost Trees Where To Disappear, garnered JoyCut some critical acclaim, and various gigs across Europe were some of their biggest yet. Now, the Italian threesome are ready to tempt the American masses with PiecesOfUsWereLeftOnTheGround, which recently dropped via […]

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Jump Into the Gospel Begins Residency at Pianos Tonight

Posted June 8, 2011 at 1:07 pm

If you missed Jump Into the Gospel perform at Mercury Lounge back in April, you’re now in luck.

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Pianos Has New Window Leafing

Posted August 31, 2010 at 6:27 am

Hipster hangout Pianos is ditching concert promo posters for fancy window lettering at 158 Ludlow.  Instead, it’s all about the menu. Fresh leafing recently applied to the glass champions its lunch and dinner options.

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Ludlow Back When the Piano Store Was a Piano Store

Posted December 9, 2009 at 2:21 pm

We couldn’t resist the urge to re-print this comment posted over at Lost City. It was in response to something Brooks wrote on Ludlow Street back in April 2008: Ha. I WORKED at the Piano Store when it was a piano store, and furthermore when it was in its first Ludlow Street location, across the street. […]

Fire at Pianos this Morning

Last modified August 21, 2009 at 5:18 pm

We just walked past Pianos at 158 Ludlow and learned that the local performance space had a fire earlier this morning.  As we speak, workers are installing new glass panes to replace all the shattered windows, as others sweep and clear out the interior.  The employee managing the situation was understandably reluctant with any formal […]