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‘Punk’ Docuseries Attempts to Answer All of Your Punk Questions

Last modified March 25, 2019 at 2:01 pm

Is it punk to create a documentary series about punk? Or is that the antithesis of the spirit itself? While watching the new docu-series Punk on the Epix network, I found myself asking these questions. Was I no longer a happy nonconformist if I actually liked this series? Does punk endure, or are some of […]

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Jonah Hill’s Vertigo-Inducing Vampire Weekend Music Video Just Dropped [VIDEO]

Last modified March 14, 2019 at 7:33 am

Vampire Weekend just dropped a music video for the new single, “Sunflower,” and they’re big-timing with the cast of characters. Directed by Jonah Hill, the trippy two-and-a-half-minute reel takes place at the iconic Zabars on the Upper West Side and Barney Greengrass, and quite literally spins (thanks for the vertigo, Jonah) past the likes of […]

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Did You Spend $22 at Tower Records on Valentine’s Day 1985?

Posted February 14, 2019 at 5:07 am

Here’s a fun find. Local music ephemera from 1985. Bowery Boogie contributor Robert Carmona discovered this pristine receipt from Tower Records while working a residential construction job on East 3rd Street. Date of the archaic transaction is Valentine’s Day 1985, most likely at the store nearby on East 4th Street (RIP 2006). One item was […]

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Celebrating Six Years of International Clash Day

Posted February 7, 2019 at 5:02 am

Today, for the sixth year running, is the most popular holiday you never heard of. International Clash Day, a made-up-holiday-turned-real thanks to Seattle radio station KEXP. Six years ago, “Morning Show” host John Richards arbitrarily declared February 7 as “International Clash Day.” It was rather organic and gradually built momentum. Each year, the unofficial holiday […]

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‘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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