Music

‘Tonic Tapes’ Revisits Band Demos from Music Venue

Posted January 15, 2019 at 5:00 am

The once-beloved Tonic celebrates its death date this spring, marking twelve years since its demise at the hand of gentrification. Priced out, the music venue closed forever on April 13, 2007 after a performance by John Zorn. (It was Friday the 13th that year.) Being sandwiched between two luxury condo developments – Blue and the […]

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Highline Ballroom Loses Lease and will Close Next Month

Posted January 14, 2019 at 5:07 am

The Highline Ballroom will close next month after twelve years in the shadow of its namesake elevated park. News of its closure started bubbling up late last week. However, official confirmation from the venue arrived Saturday afternoon. Highline Ballroom will indeed close, as the landlord “decided not to” renew the lease. “For over a year, […]

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Sharon Van Etten Revisits Long-Gone Lower East Side [VIDEO]

Posted January 9, 2019 at 5:07 am

Acclaimed artist Sharon Van Etten is set to release her next long-player, Remind Me Tomorrow, at the end of next week via Jagjaguar. The latest single, “Seventeen,” was released yesterday. The music video for “Seventeen” is a walk down memory lane for Van Etten, and her youth on the Lower East Side. According to director […]

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GovBall Announces 2019 Summer Lineup

Last modified January 8, 2019 at 7:46 am

Yesterday saw the announcement of the lineup for Governors Ball, and it’s as eclectic as ever. There are plenty of up-and-comers mixed together with longtime veterans on the 2019 festival bill. This year, headliners are particularly massive, seeing the likes of Tyler the Creator, Lil Wayne, Florence + the Machine, Major Lazer, The Strokes, and […]

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Best of Boogie: The Year in Music [2018]

Posted December 31, 2018 at 5:00 am

Plenty of new music hit the airwaves throughout 2018. Over at Boogie, these are the records kept our turntables, well … turning. What did we miss? Leave ’em in the comments. Holly’s Picks 1. Hinds – I Don’t Run 2. Idles – Joy as an Act of Resistance 3. First Aid Kit – Ruins 4. […]

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My Time Recording the Buzzcocks’ Pete Shelley During his Lower East Side Years

Posted December 13, 2018 at 5:04 am

Beloved Buzzcocks frontman Pete Shelley passed away of a suspected heart attack last week (December 6). Ken Lockie, singer-songwriter and sometime collaborator with John (Rotten) Lydon of Public Image Ltd., fondly recalls his time behind the board with Shelley thirty years ago in Williamsburg and on the Lower East Side. Pete Shelley was a charming, likable, […]

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Netflix Announces New Doc About Doomed Fyre Festival [VIDEO]

Last modified December 11, 2018 at 9:02 am

The story behind Fyre Festival, one of the most epic music industry debacles in recent memory, is coming to the small screen. Netflix announced a new documentary airing next month called, Fyre, which chronicles the failed event and criminal fallout from the 2017 springtime meltdown. The doc “gives a first-hand look into the disastrous crash […]

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Losers Lounge Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Last modified December 7, 2018 at 9:35 am

When it comes to music, we all have our guilty pleasures. Some satiate this within the safe confines of headphones, while others sing unabashedly with the windows down at a stoplight. There’s yet another component when you’re an actual musician and you have songs you like to belt out with reckless abandon. That being said, […]

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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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