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Bands Are Canceling Downtown Shows at Breakneck Pace

Last modified August 12, 2021 at 6:57 am

What follows is a dispatch from the downtown music scene with Everynight Charley Crespo, prolific Editor of The Manhattan Beat. Here is the latest entry. There are rising concerns in some corners of the music community about a full return to live shows. A few examples affecting downtown venues… Limp Bizkit was supposed to headline […]

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Bowery Ballroom and Mercury Lounge Require Proof of Vaccine for Entry

Posted August 11, 2021 at 5:08 am

Live music is in full swing, but area clubs are taking extra precautions to curtail the spread of COVID-19. Esteemed venues Bowery Ballroom and Mercury Lounge now require all patrons to be fully vaccinated before attending a concert. Gig goers will need to show proof of vaccination for the foreseeable future. Along with a photo […]

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He Said, She Said: A Two-City Concert Review of Operators

Posted July 16, 2019 at 5:09 am

Some musicians are serial frontmen. Count John Boeckner in that category. He currently fronts Operators, but is known for stints in both Wolf Parade and Handsome Furs. We caught Operators in both Boston and on the Bowery for our latest “He Said, She Said” segment. Show Location Elie: Bowery Ballroom, Lower East Side Holly: Great […]

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Talking Music and Miscellany with We Were Promised Jetpacks [INTERVIEW]

Last modified March 7, 2018 at 9:12 am

We Were Promised Jetpacks is a band that packs a powerful punch, with three albums of noisy awesomeness under their collective belt, and a relentless touring schedule delivering their energy to the masses. The Edinburgh indie rockers have been together for just about fifteen years now, and have seen it all. A full US tour is […]

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Two Shows and Two Hundred Miles with Frightened Rabbit [REVIEW]

Last modified May 25, 2018 at 7:46 pm

The first time I listened to Frightened Rabbit was a sunny spring day in 2008, and I didn’t know what the hell I was listening to. I was in your typical “find related artists” black hole – this one started with Maximo Park and ended with “The Modern Leper.” Upon first impression, The Midnight Organ […]

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Live Nation Partners with Bowery Ballroom and Mercury Lounge to Create ‘Mercury East Presents’

Posted December 19, 2017 at 5:04 am

Bowery Ballroom and Mercury Lounge terminated their relationship with Bowery Presents back in August after the latter was acquired by live music juggernaut AEG Live. At the time, rumors swirled that industry competitor Live Nation would swoop in as exclusive booking agency for both classic Lower East Side clubs. Yesterday brought news of the official […]

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Jacob Banks Seduces Bowery Ballroom with his Brit-Soul [PHOTOS]

Last modified November 30, 2017 at 11:02 am

Who is Jacob Banks, you might be asking yourself. Pay attention to this Nigerian-born-UK-raised artist because his Brit-Soul trajectory is skyward. Banks showcased his powerhouse vocals at the Bowery Ballroom last night in the first of two area shows (plus an appearance tonight on Late Night with Seth Meyers). The four-piece band was tight, knocking […]

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Report: Bowery Presents is Acquired by Concert Behemoth AEG Live

Posted April 21, 2016 at 5:12 am

Everything on the Lower East Side is getting sold out. This next one cuts deep, and is a blow to what’s left of the neighborhood music scene. Unlike many of the artists its venues promote, Bowery Presents is itself no longer an indie. The hip Lower East Side-based promotion company was just scooped up by […]

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Courtney Barnett’s Debut LP Out In March, Plus Bowery Ballroom Gigs

Posted February 10, 2015 at 9:23 am

So Courtney Barnett pretty much ruled our 2014, and it looks like she’s positioning to do the same this year, as the rad Aussie rocker, who appeared a number of times on our Boogie Staff Picks: The Year in Music list, is set to drop a proper studio album next month. Sometimes I Sit And […]

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For Weezer, ‘Everything Was Alright in the End’ at the Bowery Ballroom

Last modified October 28, 2014 at 11:41 am

There seems to be 4 kinds of Weezer fans out there: Fans since the early days. Fans from the early days who dropped off after Pinkerton. Fans who may have been too young to like Weezer pre-Pinkerton and discovered them via the Internet. People who love the band’s dozen-plus hits and are shocked to hear that […]

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