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GovBall Announces Return with Fall Lineup at Citi Field

Posted May 5, 2021 at 5:19 am

There’s a light at the end of the tunnel for the return of live music. Finally. The 10th Anniversary of the Governors Ball Music Festival is coming back for a special fall iteration. It’s set to take place Friday, September 24 through Sunday, September 26 at the Citi Field complex in Queens – a switch […]

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Adam Schlesinger Virtual Tribute is in the Works

Posted April 21, 2021 at 5:08 am

A virtual tribute to keep the late Adam Schlesinger’s memory shining on is in the works. The Fountains of Wayne co-founder and bassist passed away one year ago due to Covid complications. “This is a proper musical send-off for my soul brother with a bunch of talented and groovy guests that would make Adam wince,” […]

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Today Marks Nine Years of International Clash Day

Posted February 5, 2021 at 5:10 am

Today commemorates nine consecutive years celebrating the music and message of the “only band that matters.” That’s right – it’s International Clash Day, and it looks like it’s here to stay. This year, the event’s founding radio station, Seattle’s KEXP, will air the Clash all day, while also deep diving into the band’s influences, and […]

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Rockwood Music Hall Expands to Boston

Posted January 27, 2021 at 5:02 am

Rockwood Music Hall sure likes to hit milestones in the month of January. After celebrating fifteen years on the Lower East Side a year ago, the music venue is announcing another expansion. This time, to Boston. The club is seeking a liquor license to operate at 88 Van Ness Street, in the Fenway section of […]

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Covid Killed ‘Wall of Sound’ Producer Phil Spector; Revisiting The Ronettes Outside Parisi Bakery

Last modified January 19, 2021 at 10:45 am

Phil Spector, the legendary “Wall of Sound” producer, music impresario, and convicted murderer, died on Saturday of purported complications from Covid-19 at the Health Care Facility in Stockton (California), after being transferred from prison. He was 81. Incarcerated for murdering Lana Clarkson in 2003, Spector would spend his final years behind bars. Which makes paying […]

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Best of Boogie: The Year in Music [2020]

Posted December 31, 2020 at 5:04 am

This year we needed new music more than ever. Here are some of the albums released in 2020 that helped keep us sane through months of lockdowns. Holly’s Picks Hinds – The Prettiest Curse Nation of Language – A Different Kind of Life Biffy Clyro – A Celebration of Endings Neverly Boys – The Dark […]

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When The Strokes Played Arlene’s Grocery [VIDEO]

Posted December 16, 2020 at 5:08 am

With continuing news that Arlene’s Grocery is on life support, we thought it appropriate to exhume a live show from its heady days. Back when the venue held more clout as a stepping stone for artists on the way to the spotlight. For instance, The Strokes, which performed here on April 29, 2000. Twenty years […]

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Live Music from the ‘Fiore Escape’ on Essex Street

Last modified November 23, 2020 at 7:14 pm

Lower East Side resident, and COVID-19 survivor, Jill Fiore, continued the Fiore Escape concert concept with a second show on her Essex Street fire escape. Fiore spent this past Saturday evening performing from the second-floor fire escape of her walkup (above Delancey Car Service). It was the second such performance – behind the show on […]

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How Serial Concert-Goers ‘Dennis and Lois’ Deal with the Pandemic

Posted November 2, 2020 at 5:09 am

If you’re missing live music during the pandemic, don’t fret, there are two people who probably miss it more. Chris Cassidy’s documentary Dennis and Lois is a music-infused love letter that’s a must see for any fan. In the before times, the gig-going couple typically saw up to four shows a week, sometimes even jetting […]

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Yeah Yeah Yeahs Celebrate 20 Years by Sharing Footage from First Show at Mercury Lounge

Posted September 29, 2020 at 5:02 am

You’re old. But you were young then. Perhaps you caught a fringe group at Mercury Lounge that night twenty years ago. Yeah Yeah Yeahs were just another on a stacked bill September 25, 2000, alongside other relative unknowns, including Candy Darlings, Kid Congo Powers, and The White Stripes (who had released their debut record months […]

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