Music

‘GoNightclubbing’ with Pat Ivers and Emily Armstrong at The 72 Gallery [INTERVIEW]

Last modified November 19, 2019 at 10:38 am

Thirty-nine years ago, a new nightclub called Danceteria featured a video installation which recreating a suburban living room. The twist was that the giant old-school TV, housed in a mid-century wood cabinet, wasn’t playing reruns of I Love Lucy. Instead, there was a live feed of bands such as Iggy Pop, The Dead Boys, and […]

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He Said, She Said: A Two-City Concert Review of Operators

Posted July 16, 2019 at 5:09 am

Some musicians are serial frontmen. Count John Boeckner in that category. He currently fronts Operators, but is known for stints in both Wolf Parade and Handsome Furs. We caught Operators in both Boston and on the Bowery for our latest “He Said, She Said” segment. Show Location Elie: Bowery Ballroom, Lower East Side Holly: Great […]

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Notes from the Governors Ball 2019 Festival [RECAP]

Posted June 3, 2019 at 8:28 am

Governors Ball Music Festival always seems to score the jackpot when it comes to wet weather. This year – the ninth outing – was no exception. It was as soggy as it was abridged (in light of yesterday’s forecast), and toilet paper in the porta-potties was skint from the get go. But with the stacked […]

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GovBall Wants You to Know There’s More Than Just the Music

Posted May 31, 2019 at 6:39 am

The ninth annual Governors Ball Music Festival kicks off today, and promises even more in the realm of activities and food than in years prior on Randall’s Island. For those not going solely for the music, the powers that be have tacked on an OGX Beauty Bar, a boatload of corporate lounges and mini stages, […]

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Nineties Rock Frontmen Strum Nostalgia with ‘Songs & Stories’ [REVIEW]

Last modified May 30, 2019 at 7:00 am

What do you get when you combine four powerhouse lead singers from some notable nineties alt-rock bands, two decades later? The awesomeness known as the “Songs & Stories” tour. Everclear’s frontman Art Alexakis wrangled up three of his music buddies from yesteryear (Max Collins, Chris Collingwood, John Wozniak) to put on a 2-plus hour acoustic […]

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Pandora Hypes DJ Khaled’s Latest LP with Interactive Mural on Allen Street

Posted May 28, 2019 at 5:09 am

The music world is all about immersive marketing these days. Artists are looking to showcase their music, all while trying to keep it street. Taylor Swift recently announced her new album through a giant butterfly mural riddled with clues and Instagram posts. Next at bat is DJ Khaled, dropping his latest album Father of Asahd […]

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He Said, She Said: A Two-City Concert Review of the Twilight Sad

Posted May 16, 2019 at 5:11 am

Hot off the release of their fifth album It Won/t be Like this All the Time earlier this year, Scottish outfit The Twilight Sad have been hitting the stateside tour schedule pretty hard. Maybe a little too hard – their Boston show at Sonia was nixed due to a strain on James Graham’s vocals. We […]

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The Music Your Favorite Game of Thrones Characters Listen to

Posted May 13, 2019 at 5:09 am

Through seven-and-five-sixths seasons of Game of Thrones, one question has nagged us. No, it’s not who will ultimately sit, and rule, on the Iron Throne – after the “Red Wedding” we don’t take anything for granted with this show. Rather, it’s what the hell kind of music are these characters listening to? Here’s our definitive, […]

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Julian Casablancas’ Cult Records Celebrates 10 Years with Orchard Street Pop-up

Posted May 10, 2019 at 5:04 am

Cult Records is making waves through the city over the next few weeks. The independent record label and online store created by Julian Casablancas (The Strokes, The Voidz), is celebrating its 10-year anniversary, and is lock-stock-and-barrel ahead of performances by both his bands at this year’s Governors Ball. The label is revisiting its roots with […]

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‘TR Crandall’ Brings Guitars Back to Ludlow Street

Posted May 3, 2019 at 5:07 am

Seemingly against the odds, a vintage guitar shop is now up and running on Ludlow Street, in the heart of Hell Square. Three-year-old TR Crandall Guitars moved to the fifth floor of 156 Ludlow Street at the beginning of the year. Under the radar, at that. The recent arrival of this throwback window signage makes […]

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