Music

The Orwells Played One of the Best Performances at GovBall this Year

Posted June 5, 2017 at 5:07 am

When last we caught up with the Orwells, they were opening for the Palma Violets four years ago at the Bowery Ballroom. Their performance at Governors Ball yesterday was one of the best at the festival. The Orwells took the main stage (i.e. GovBall Stage) early in the afternoon of the third day. Fans flocked […]

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Gregg Allman: Please Call Home (a Tribute)

Posted June 2, 2017 at 9:44 am

Won’t you fly high, free bird. On Sunday, May 27, 2017, the music died. At least for a little while. Southern rock, jam band, blues titan, Gregg LeNoir Allman passed away from liver cancer at the age of 69. He was a newlywed (7 times a lady, ah, musicians) and father of 5. Lynyrd Skynyrd […]

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What to Expect at the 7th Annual Governors Ball Festival Next Weekend

Posted May 25, 2017 at 9:39 am

Consistent warm weather is nearly upon us, and with it, so is the seventh helping of Governors Ball. This year, New York City’s homegrown music festival will be doling out yet another jam-packed list of musicians to take over Randall’s Island Park next weekend, June 2 – 4. Tool is slated as a headliner, and it’ll be […]

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Losing Chris Cornell is More than Just a Headline

Posted May 19, 2017 at 10:32 am

“Black Hole Sun” was the first song I ever heard that completely scared the shit out of me. The way the music stretches like a creepy elastic band, the eerie ebb and flow of Chris Cornell’s crooning voice, and the ominous lyrical mantra beckoning an inescapable gravitational force with a giant ball of fire? Hell no! Nonetheless, […]

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John Joseph of Cro-Mags Stops would-be Bike Thief in the East Village

Posted May 11, 2017 at 9:25 am

If John “Bloodclot” Joseph (of Cro-Mags fame) sees you stealing a bike, he will fuck you up. Or make sure you get arrested. That’s the gist of a recent encounter detailed on his Facebook page yesterday. Apparently, he witnessed a “scumbag” trying to steal a couple bikes belonging to two girls in the East Village. […]

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Metallica is Opening a Weekend Pop-up Shop on Spring Street Tomorrow

Posted May 11, 2017 at 5:11 am

Metal heads, open your wallets. Metallica is jumping on the retail bandwagon as promotion tool during its recently announced “WorldWired” tour. The roving pop-up concept kicks off tomorrow at 96 Spring Street, and will follow the band on its North American adventure. Fans can queue for exclusive items that can only be found in the […]

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DeVotchKa had Mercury Lounge Dancing Late Friday Night [PHOTOS]

Posted April 11, 2017 at 5:02 am

While the collective gaze of music press was fixated across the river at Barclays for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, DeVotchKa held court at a sold-out show on the Lower East Side. At the Mercury Lounge, where, the band admits, they truly “belong.” “We spent a lot of years on this […]

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This Tupac Pop-Up Restaurant has Ludlow Street on Lockdown

Posted April 7, 2017 at 5:16 am

Starting today, Sweet Chick and its sister establishment Ludlow Coffee Supply are paying tribute to Tupac. The Powamekka Cafe at 178 Ludlow Street is a pop-up planned to coincide with the deceased rapper’s induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Before his death, Tupac apparently dreamed of opening a restaurant, and created blueprints, recipes, […]

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Webster Hall Sells for $35M to AEG Live and Barclays Center Ownership [Updated]

Last modified April 5, 2017 at 12:50 pm

Webster Hall sold out. The Ballinger family, which owned and operated the concert hall (formerly The Ritz) for the last twenty-seven years, sold the business to a partnership consisting of AEG Live and owners of the Barclays Center (aka Brooklyn Sports Entertainment). According to the New York Post, the deal was valued at roughly $35 […]

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Watch the Beastie Boys Freestyle Down Orchard Street in 1986 MTV Spot [VIDEO]

Posted March 27, 2017 at 9:46 am

Licensed to Ill was the first rap album to reach number one on the Billboard charts. That feat happened thirty years ago, in March 1987, barely four months after its release. Coming off this anniversary, it’s only fitting to revisit this classic MTV plug from 1986. It’s a quick, thirty-second freestyle while walking down what […]

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