Webster Hall

Webster Hall Probably Won’t Reopen Until 2020, and Possibly with a New Name

Posted August 15, 2017 at 9:41 am

Webster Hall (nee The Ritz) closed down operations last week after nearly three decades in business. Action Bronson closed out the so-called “End of an Era” show on Thursday evening. As previously reported, the Ballinger family, which owned and operated the concert hall for the last twenty-seven years, sold the business to a partnership consisting […]

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Webster Hall Sells for $35M to AEG Live and Barclays Center Ownership [Updated]

Last modified April 5, 2017 at 12:50 pm

Webster Hall sold out. The Ballinger family, which owned and operated the concert hall (formerly The Ritz) for the last twenty-seven years, sold the business to a partnership consisting of AEG Live and owners of the Barclays Center (aka Brooklyn Sports Entertainment). According to the New York Post, the deal was valued at roughly $35 […]

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Women In Music To Host Annual Holiday Party at Webster Hall

Posted December 2, 2016 at 5:19 am

It’s that time of year again. Women in Music, a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing equality and diversity for women in the world of music, is hosting its 31st annual holiday event and fundraiser. As in years prior, there’s much to celebrate when it comes to contributions and successes of women in the music and entertainment industries. While rubbing […]

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Webster Hall-Backed ‘Mul-Bay Cocktail Lounge’ Gives up Bid for Chinatown

Posted October 6, 2015 at 5:00 am

​Mul-bay went Mul-bust. That’s the word on the street, anyway. Just check out the new for rent signs that returned to the shuttered grates on 69 Mulberry Street. The Webster Hall-backed cocktail lounge met with entrenched community opposition almost from the get go. And it seemed that, at every turn, principals Lon Ballinger and Kenny […]

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Webster Hall Team Planning ‘Mul-Bay Cocktail Lounge’ on Mulberry Street, Sparking Fierce Opposition

Last modified August 14, 2015 at 11:27 am

Veterans of Webster Hall are headed south to Chinatown for a new tiki bar concept. Seems like nightlife in general is migrating in this general direction thanks to a slew of storefront vacancies. According to SLA application materials filed with Community Board 3 this month, something called Mul-Bay Cocktail Lounge has plans for the recently […]

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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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Webster Hall to Host Charity Boxing Event with ‘FDNY Bravest’ Team

Last modified February 25, 2014 at 12:18 pm

The FDNY Bravest Boxing team is giving it the old one-two for charity in two short weeks. The team has accepted an international challenge, taking on The Garda Club, a group of fighters from the Irish National Police Force and Dublin Fire Brigade. They’re dubbing it “Downtown Donnybrook” and it’ll be at Webster Hall in […]

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That Time When Pete Seeger (Briefly) Stayed on the Lower East Side

Posted January 29, 2014 at 11:30 am

By now you know – folk icon and activist Pete Seeger died Monday at 94. So let’s briefly revisit the time when the legendary musician lived on the Lower East Side. Back before he was famous; back before speculators renamed the area the East Village as a cheap alternative to the more expensive Greenwich Village; back […]

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Album Review: Luscious Jackson’s ‘Magic Hour’

Posted November 8, 2013 at 11:21 am

Wow, has it really been more than a decade since we heard from the lovely ladies of Luscious Jackson? Their slick indie rock sonics are pretty timeless and if you give their 1993 In Search of Manny EP a spin, you’ll see what we mean. (“Daughters of the Kaos,” hello?). Their three studio LPs, too, […]

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Fratellis Kick Off First Stateside Tour in 5 Years with Webster Hall Show [11/1/13]

Last modified November 8, 2013 at 9:30 am

Last Friday, Webster Hall welcomed The Fratellis back to New York, as they kicked off their first stateside tour in five years. The room was shoulder-to-shoulder with a jovial expectation for the sold-out performance. The Glaswegians obliged by bringing down the house with an hour and a half of musical mayhem. It was a rollicking […]

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