Music

Bowery Gallery to Visit ‘Mad Day Out’ with The Beatles

Posted May 22, 2018 at 5:09 am

Beatlemaniacs are in for a treat … in the form of rare photographs. As the story goes, one fine summer day back in July 1968, British photographer Tom Murray photographed Paul, John, George, and Ringo throughout the streets of London. The shoot took place quite literally on the run, so as to avoid screaming Beatles […]

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The ‘Tiny Changes’ of Frightened Rabbit Frontman Scott Hutchison (RIP)

Last modified May 17, 2018 at 5:08 pm

Tiny changes. Simple enough as two words strung together: very small, alterable instances. Seemingly insignificant when compared to the vastness of the earth, let alone universe, but not so much if you think about chaos theory and the butterfly effect. Regardless, this idea is usually a back-burner thought in our lives, as we muddle through […]

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David Bowie Deposed from Broadway-Lafayette Subway Station

Posted May 17, 2018 at 5:09 am

For David Bowie, the underground takeover is no more. It’s back to normal. The Broadway-Lafayette subway station over the weekend was stripped of the vinyl posters that defined the month-long promotion. Through a series of placements on the walls and rafters, co-sponsor Spotify helped highlight the Brooklyn Museum exhibit – “David Bowie Is” – and […]

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KEXP and Chuck D will Play Every Sample from Public Enemy’s ‘It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back’

Last modified May 11, 2018 at 1:54 pm

Seattle-based radio station KEXP is celebrating the thirtieth anniversary of Public Enemy’s It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold us Back. Morning Show host John Richards announced yesterday that its deejays will deconstruct Public Enemy’s seminal 1988 album. The news came just a day after the left-of-the-dial station spent the day playing the game […]

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‘May Day’ Punk Matinee at Tompkins Square Park [PHOTOS]

Posted May 3, 2018 at 5:04 am

Last Sunday was the May Day punk matinee at Tompkins Square Park. Alphabet City denizen and photographer Destiny Mata and Joe Richie were both in attendance. They sent in the following dispatch. On April 29, the punx had their May Day, in the great tradition of Tompkins Square Park Sunday Matinees. Keeping with the spirit […]

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‘Koala Farm’ Workspace and Events Studio Hits Ludlow Street

Posted May 3, 2018 at 5:00 am

You may have noticed the storefront transformation of 48 Ludlow Street over the last few months. The white-box remodeling led to a taming of the facade, so to speak, with floor-to-ceiling windows now offering a glimpse of multimedia activity within. This here is Koala Farm, an events space and photo/video production facility founded by electronic […]

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Franz Ferdinand Kicked their Way through a Sold Out Brooklyn Steel [REVIEW]

Posted April 19, 2018 at 8:20 am

When Franz Ferdinand graced Brooklyn Steel for the second of a sold out two-night run – supporting its latest long player Always Ascending – it was an all out four-on-the-floor dance party. Literally kicking its way through a powerful set of new cuts and old favorites. The year-old rock venue met its capacity Monday night, front […]

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‘NYPL Sings’ Another Kids Record

Posted March 20, 2018 at 5:12 am

Here’s a rare instance of bookworms making earworms. NYPL SINGS is the latest album to come out of the New York Public Library (yes, you read that correctly). It’s an upbeat record geared towards kids, but enjoyable for everyone (we’re partial to track 10,”The Library Song”). Each song represents a different way for caregivers to introduce their […]

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He Said, She Said: We Were Promised Jetpacks

Posted March 15, 2018 at 5:13 am

For Scottish outfit We Were Promised Jetpacks, the Bowery Ballroom gig last Saturday night was a homecoming of sorts. The Lower East Side venue was apparently its first-ever performance on American soil back in 2009. They brought the music muscle, yet left behind banter with the fans. That was all well and good for our […]

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It’ll Take Seattle’s KEXP Over 4 Months to Play Every Sub Pop Records Release

Posted March 12, 2018 at 5:08 am

Seminal Seattle-based indie rock imprint, Sub Pop Records, turns thirty-years-old this August. To celebrate the momentus occasion, the city’s left-of-the-dial station KEXP will embark on a “four-month retrospective.” What that means is that DJs will play the label’s approximately 1,200 releases from now through the end of July. The math on that is roughly an […]

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