Music

Singing in the Pounding Rain with the Gaslight Anthem [REVIEW]

Posted June 8, 2018 at 5:16 am

After seeing The Gaslight Anthem play Governors Ball Music Festival this past Saturday night, there is one certainty: it’s time to bring back the boys from New Brunswick, New Jersey. Specifically, back beyond their ten year anniversary tour of The ’59 Sound, and back beyond their indefinite hiatus that started in 2015. The majority of […]

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Report: Clash Superfan Determined to Prove Correct Concert Date of ‘London Calling’ Cover Shot

Posted June 6, 2018 at 5:02 am

It’s one of the most iconic photographs in rock history. The image of bassist Paul Simonon smashing his guitar on stage at the Palladium in the fall of 1979, which later appeared as the album art for The Clash’s seminal effort, London Calling. However, one rabid fan now calls into question the date of said […]

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Notes from the Governors Ball 2018 Festival [RECAP]

Last modified June 4, 2018 at 4:19 pm

The weather may have been all over the map, but this year’s Governors Ball was on point. Now in its 8th year, the powers that be have upgraded and revamped a bunch of stuff to make it one of the best years yet. Check it out. Staff Staff are always top notch at GovBall, truly […]

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Estranged Cro-Mags Bassist Harley Flanagan Sues Band

Posted May 30, 2018 at 5:03 am

Estranged Cro-Mags bassist, Harley Flanagan, is again battling the band. This time, in court. Flanagan, who previously attacked his former bandmates before a Webster Hall gig six years ago, claims that he alone owns the trademark to the name of the band which he founded in 1981, and that the current lineup usurped the group. According […]

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Celebrating the Mountain Goats Through Drag and Burlesque at Parkside Lounge

Posted May 29, 2018 at 5:11 am

Not only is there a new Mountain Goats podcast and tribute album called I Only Listen To The Mountain Goats, on June 1 at NYC’s Parkside Lounge (317 East Houston) there will be a burlesque/drag/go-go dancing tribute to the band called “I Only Strip to the Mountain Goats.” It’s being hosted by Anja Keister, and they got the blessing of Mountain Goats […]

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Previewing the 8th Annual GovBall on Randall’s Island

Posted May 25, 2018 at 5:07 am

With the unofficial start of summer here, festival season is upon us. Now in its eighth iteration, New York City’s homegrown music festival will be dishing out another jam-packed list of musicians, foodie trucks and festivities to take over Randall’s Island Park next weekend, June 1 – 3. Eminem is one of the big headliners […]

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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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