Music

The Bowery Ballroom and Mercury Lounge Appeal to Fans to Help Float out-of-Work Staff

Posted March 18, 2020 at 5:04 am

The dominoes keep falling in the wake of the global pandemic. All industries are taking substantial financial hits because of COVID-19, including music venues. On the Lower East Side, two prominent clubs  – the Mercury Lounge and Bowery Ballroom – have closed their doors indefinitely. In hopes of easing the financial burden for over 100 […]

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Here is the Latest Trailer for the New Spike Jonze-Directed Beastie Boys Doc [VIDEO]

Posted March 13, 2020 at 5:10 am

The highly anticipated new Beastie Boys documentary is just a few weeks from release. And to stoke hype further, a new trailer just came out. Directed by longtime friend and collaborator, Spike Jonze, Beastie Boys Story is billed as a “live documentary experience” as told by surviving members Mike D. and Adam “Ad Rock” Horovitz. […]

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Take a Whiff: Chatting Honey-Mustard Power Pop with The Whiffs

Posted February 26, 2020 at 5:07 am

The Whiffs are the best kept secret of indie rock. Full stop. You needn’t look further than their punchy throwback style and knack for crafting infectious earworms. At first listen you might think the four-piece hailed from across the pond and another era entirely. Mixing addictive elements of Herman’s Hermits, The Turtles, and The Who. […]

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‘Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution’ Opens at the New-York Historical Society

Last modified February 21, 2020 at 7:36 am

For many who grew up in a certain era, the name Bill Graham sparks Proustian memories of life-changing rock-and-roll shows. And if you were in San Francisco or New York City, the music impresario’s Fillmore concert venues were the greatest places in the world to see live music. Starting in 1965, Graham was booking and […]

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The Strokes Taunt Cop with ‘New York City Cops’ at Bernie Sanders Rally

Posted February 12, 2020 at 5:00 am

On the heels of releasing a new single from its upcoming album, The New Abnormal, The Strokes are making headlines with a controversial song from its past. Yesterday evening, the five-piece played a Bernie Sanders rally during the New Hampshire primary. The event was attended by more than 7,000 people, who bopped along to a set capped […]

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Starbucks Endorses International Clash Day with Coffee Shop Playlist

Posted February 7, 2020 at 5:03 am

No flash in the pan, International Clash Day is here for the long haul. Today commemorates eight consecutive years celebrating the music and message of the “only band that matters.” This year, the event’s founding radio station, KEXP, is “celebrating artists around the world who are confronting the climate crisis as well as highlighting activists, […]

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The Strokes to Shill for Bernie Sanders at Upcoming Concert Rally

Posted February 3, 2020 at 5:06 am

The modern age, indeed. Last Wednesday, the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign confirmed that they’re hosting a Get Out the Vote Concert Rally in New Hampshire, and The Strokes will headline. Yes, really. The pairing might seem hard to explain (not to mention a PR nightmare, with Sanders pushing 80-years-old), but not to frontman Julian Casablancas. “We are […]

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Watch the First Teaser for Upcoming Beastie Boys Doc on Apple+

Posted January 28, 2020 at 5:04 am

Yesterday, Apple unveiled the first trailer for its highly anticipated Beastie Boys documentary. It’s a teaser in the truest sense, squeaking by at about thirty seconds. Beastie Boys Story is billed as a “live documentary experience” as told by surviving members Mike D. and Adam “Ad Rock” Horovitz. It’s based on the bestselling Beastie Boys Book […]

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Full GovBall Lineup Announced for Summer 2020

Posted January 17, 2020 at 11:41 am

This year marks the 10th anniversary of The Governors Ball Music Festival on Randall’s Island, and Founders Entertainment has tapped some big names to kick off the celebration. Headliners for this year’s festival are GovBall veterans Tame Impala, alongside New York indie darlings Vampire Weekend. New additions to the top slots include venerable Fleetwood Mac […]

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‘Station to Station’ David Bowie Tribute Appears at Broadway-Lafayette Subway Stop

Last modified January 10, 2020 at 9:49 am

It was four years ago today that we lost David Bowie. The pop-star chameleon passed away in 2016 after a secret eighteen-month bout with liver cancer. He died just two days after turning 69, and delivering a swan-song record called Blackstar. Now, the subway station one block from his old residence sports a streetside tribute. Someone […]

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