Music

Punk Couple ‘Dennis and Lois’ Dish on their 40-Year Love Affair with Music [INTERVIEW]

Posted November 16, 2018 at 8:49 am

New York couple Dennis and Lois consume concerts at the same frenetic pace as many of the acts they see perform their sets (sometimes they see four shows a week, sometimes it’s brief overnight stint in Manchester). They are the ultimate punk fans, a lifetime music-driven couple. And the best kind of cool – matter […]

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‘Octfest’ Returns in a Couple Weeks with Plenty of Beer and Music

Posted August 17, 2018 at 9:12 am

It’s a tough pill to swallow when the festival season wraps up, and with it, the end of summer. But maybe it doesn’t have to end so soon? What was initially a craft beer gathering with a few musical guests last year in Brooklyn has now morphed into a two-day music-meets-beer festival on Govorners Island, […]

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With ‘Gold Rush,’ Death Cab for Cutie Laments the Loss of Cities to Rapid Change

Posted August 16, 2018 at 5:04 am

Two months ago, Death Cab for Cutie released a single called “Gold Rush.” The catchy track, which revolves around a Yoko Ono sample, focuses on a subject matter that hits close to home – the effects of rapid change on a neighborhood. Death Cab leadman, Ben Gibbard, confessed upon its release that he penned the […]

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The Aretha Franklin Subway Tribute at Franklin Street Station [PHOTOS]

Last modified August 15, 2018 at 11:52 am

The Queen of Soul is getting a proper tribute in the city’s subway system. As Aretha Franklin ails in hospice at her Detroit home, someone spent time renaming Franklin Street station in Tribeca, paying tribute and sending well wishes. Wheat-pasted messages in the stairwells read, “Say a little prayer for Aretha” and “Aretha Makes Me […]

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At the ‘Wild Style’ 35th Anniversary Party [PHOTOS]

Last modified August 10, 2018 at 9:58 pm

Seminal street film, Wild Style, celebrated its 35th anniversary last night with a special fete on the Lower East Side. The reunion-slash-homecoming was part of Summerstage, and took place at the East River bandshell, site of the classic final performance scene in the film. Director Charlie Ahearn was master of ceremonies; DJ Funk Flex is […]

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Exhuming ‘Be My Baby’ and a Strange 1965 Visit to Parisi Bakery on Mott Street [VIDEO]

Posted July 20, 2018 at 5:09 am

Thump-thumpthump-thwack. The night we met I knew I needed you so… It’s one of the most iconic song openers in pop history, and it’s inextricably linked to Little Italy. Both in song and film. Director and native son, Martin Scorsese, famously synchronized “Be My Baby” by the Ronettes to the opening credits of Mean Streets. […]

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Singing in the Pounding Rain with the Gaslight Anthem [REVIEW]

Posted June 8, 2018 at 5:16 am

After seeing The Gaslight Anthem play Governors Ball Music Festival this past Saturday night, there is one certainty: it’s time to bring back the boys from New Brunswick, New Jersey. Specifically, back beyond their ten year anniversary tour of The ’59 Sound, and back beyond their indefinite hiatus that started in 2015. The majority of […]

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Report: Clash Superfan Determined to Prove Correct Concert Date of ‘London Calling’ Cover Shot

Posted June 6, 2018 at 5:02 am

It’s one of the most iconic photographs in rock history. The image of bassist Paul Simonon smashing his guitar on stage at the Palladium in the fall of 1979, which later appeared as the album art for The Clash’s seminal effort, London Calling. However, one rabid fan now calls into question the date of said […]

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Notes from the Governors Ball 2018 Festival [RECAP]

Last modified June 4, 2018 at 4:19 pm

The weather may have been all over the map, but this year’s Governors Ball was on point. Now in its 8th year, the powers that be have upgraded and revamped a bunch of stuff to make it one of the best years yet. Check it out. Staff Staff are always top notch at GovBall, truly […]

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Estranged Cro-Mags Bassist Harley Flanagan Sues Band

Posted May 30, 2018 at 5:03 am

Estranged Cro-Mags bassist, Harley Flanagan, is again battling the band. This time, in court. Flanagan, who previously attacked his former bandmates before a Webster Hall gig six years ago, claims that he alone owns the trademark to the name of the band which he founded in 1981, and that the current lineup usurped the group. According […]

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