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Boogie Staff Picks: The Year in Music [2016]

Posted December 30, 2016 at 5:15 am

This year gave us loads of good tunes. Here are the 2016 albums that rocked our musical worlds. Holly’s Picks Against Me! – Shape Shift With Me Frightened Rabbit – Painting of a Panic Attack Sturgill Simpson – A Sailor’s Guide to Earth Phantogram – Three High Waisted – On Ludlow Car Seat Headrest – Teens […]

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Chris Martin Raises $4,300 for the Bowery Mission with Impromptu Mercury Lounge Gig [VIDEO]

Last modified December 23, 2016 at 9:04 am

Chris Martin played a surprise (and obviously sold out) gig at Mercury Lounge Wednesday night to benefit the Bowery Mission. We were told that after what was supposed to be a quiet visit to The Bowery Mission, Martin conceived of a same-day benefit concert at 3:00pm. The doors of Mercury Lounge opened six hours later. Fans […]

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Artist Spotlight: High Waisted Hits Gold While ‘On Ludlow’

Posted December 15, 2016 at 5:08 am

If you haven’t heard of the band High Waisted yet, it’s time to acclimate yourself. The NYC-based surf rockers came onto the scene with their full length On Ludlow back in March. They join the ranks of other ’60s garage rock bands like Best Coast, the Drums, and the Regrettes, while also having hints of Diet Cig and Dum […]

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‘Commend’ Record Shop Introduces Collaboration Effort on Forsyth Street

Posted December 9, 2016 at 5:05 am

Just a little over a year after Salvor Projects’ shuttering, a record store-meets-community space has filled the void at 172 Forsyth Street. Commend is the physical manifestation of record label RVNG, and has recently started a series of artist collaborative efforts. The latest being “COMMEND See.” COMMEND See is an endeavor that identifies artists working in different […]

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David Bowie Tribute Concert to Play at Terminal 5 on Anniversary of his Death

Posted December 8, 2016 at 5:05 am

Bowie may be in space, but that doesn’t mean fans can’t hear celebrated favorites of the Thin White Duke, albeit in an incarnate fashion. The tragedy of his death especially rocked the Lower East Side, and the outpouring of love and support for the late musical mastermind was unlike anything we’ve seen in recent years. […]

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Women In Music To Host Annual Holiday Party at Webster Hall

Posted December 2, 2016 at 5:19 am

It’s that time of year again. Women in Music, a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing equality and diversity for women in the world of music, is hosting its 31st annual holiday event and fundraiser. As in years prior, there’s much to celebrate when it comes to contributions and successes of women in the music and entertainment industries. While rubbing […]

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‘Beastie Boys Square’ Got a Lot of Free Publicity at Adam Yauch Anti-Hate Rally

Posted November 21, 2016 at 9:33 am

A pair of swastikas accompanied by a pro-Trump message in Adam Yauch Park was enough to mobilize hundreds to Brooklyn Heights yesterday in an “anti-hate” rally co-organized by State Senator Daniel Squadron. The King Ad Rock addressed the protesters, among others, and called for love and unity in the face of a turbulent election. The crowd […]

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‘Licensed to Ill’ Turns 30, So We’re Revisiting their Old HQ at 59 Chrystie Street

Posted November 16, 2016 at 5:13 am

Yesterday was the thirtieth anniversary of Licensed to Ill, the Beastie Boys’ seminal debut on Def Jam Recordings. The long-player became the first rap album to top the Billboard album chart, and eventually shifted more than ten million copies just in the United States. During this formative era, the three-piece group dwelled (and partied) at 59 […]

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Legendary Songwriter Leonard Cohen is Dead at 82

Posted November 11, 2016 at 5:19 am

In a year where we’ve already seen the loss of David Bowie, Prince and Glenn Frey, among others, the dreaded 2016 takes another legend. Poet, novelist, and songwriter Leonard Cohen died yesterday at the age of 82. The news was announced last night via his Facebook fan page. We figured this was an appropriate time to […]

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Finished with the LES, Ludlow Guitars Resurfaces as a South Street Seaport Pop-up

Last modified October 12, 2016 at 4:18 pm

When Ludlow Street lost its eponymous guitar shop three months ago, it was a big blow to the remnant music scene. What’s left of it, anyway. While there are still performance venues around Hell Square, stores servicing those musicians are scant. Ludlow Guitars was that mainstay for seventeen years. We reported at the time that Ludlow […]

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