Music

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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Getting by with Harley Flanagan of the Cro-Mags

Posted September 8, 2020 at 5:01 am

In our new series “Getting By,” Lower East Side residents and business owners share, in their own words, how they’re navigating the new normal of pandemic times. In this installment, Harley Flanagan, founder of hardcore punk band Cro-Mags, gives us two cents. Less than 48 hours before our show with Body Count at Webster Hall, […]

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GovBall Curated Livestream of Gary Clark Jr. and Tones and I

Posted September 4, 2020 at 6:20 am

Live music may still be on pause, but in the meantime, The Governors Ball Music Festival folks are actively engaging the virtual music scene. In partnership with Montauk’s Surf Lodge and dating app Bumble, a free two-day “Endless Summer” concert series is happening this holiday weekend, albeit in your living room. Australian breakout artist Tones […]

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Rancid’s Rivington Street ‘Time Bomb’ Turns 25 [VIDEO]

Posted August 25, 2020 at 5:04 am

This past Saturday marked the twenty-fifth anniversary of the seminal Rancid album, …And Out Come the Wolves. Given this milestone, we thought it appropriate to revisit the moment in time when the mohawks mingled with matzo on Rivington Street. Grab your black coat, white shoes, black hat (and Cadillac). When Rancid dropped “Time Bomb” in […]

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Walter Lure, Guitarist for Johnny Thunders and the Heartbreakers, Dies at 71

Posted August 24, 2020 at 5:08 am

Walter Lure, rhythm guitarist and last surviving member of punk legends Johnny Thunders and the Heartbreakers, passed away Saturday afternoon after a brief bout with cancer. He was 71. News of his death was first announced by the Starwood Nightclub in Los Angeles. “Walter was diagnosed with liver and lung cancer in July 2020, which […]

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Talking Head Chris Frantz Talks About Life and Music on the Bowery in the 1970s

Posted July 21, 2020 at 5:14 am

Chris Frantz – drummer of seminal art rock band Talking Heads – is out with a new memoir today called Remain in Love: Talking Heads, Tom Tom Club, Tina. In it, he describes his connection to the Lower East Side, and how it propelled the band to stardom. Aside from the obvious CBGB relationship – […]

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Hinds Talk the ‘Prettiest Curse’ and Love for NYC [Interview]

Last modified June 5, 2020 at 11:43 pm

Spanish indie rock outfit Hinds drops their much anticipated third album today, The Prettiest Curse. Prior to the pandemic, I chatted with lead singer and guitarist Carlotta Cosails. An unabashed fan, my goal was to avoid becoming awkward fangirl, Mel, from Flight of the Conchords. A nearly impossible feat, as Hinds’ first two albums, Leave […]

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A Scene, Unseen: LES Music Venues, Musicians Stay Visible Despite Closures

Posted June 4, 2020 at 5:09 am

By the time this article is published, 11 weeks of self-isolation will have passed. It’s been 11 weeks since many of us have gone to work, since grocery stores have felt safe, and since handshakes have felt friendly. And those are only the most banal, everyday changes. When it comes to the moments we share […]

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‘Dennis and Lois’ Documentary Now Available to Stream

Posted May 8, 2020 at 5:14 am

For those who are missing concerts during the COVID-19 pandemic, the much awaited Dennis and Lois documentary is now available for your viewing pleasure. Directed by Chris Cassidy, the punk-infused documentary following the gig-loving couple is one that puts out all the vicarious vibes. As the story goes, Dennis and Lois once offered to sell […]

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The Wonders to Honor Adam Schlesinger with ‘That Thing You Do’ Reunion Tonight

Posted April 17, 2020 at 5:06 am

The sudden death of Adam Schlesinger due to COVID-19 not only had Fountains of Wayne fans reeling, but also those of the lesser known Wonders (aka Oneders) the breakout band from the 1996 hit film That Thing You Do! Their hit song of the same name was, after all, composed by Schlesinger himself. As it […]

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