Bowery Ballroom

He Said, She Said: We Were Promised Jetpacks

Posted March 15, 2018 at 5:13 am

For Scottish outfit We Were Promised Jetpacks, the Bowery Ballroom gig last Saturday night was a homecoming of sorts. The Lower East Side venue was apparently its first-ever performance on American soil back in 2009. They brought the music muscle, yet left behind banter with the fans. That was all well and good for our […]

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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]

Posted March 2, 2018 at 10:35 am

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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Bowery Ballroom and Mercury Lounge No Longer Bowery Presents Venues; Live Nation Rumored to Take Over

Posted August 3, 2017 at 5:09 am

It’s a breakup that many in the industry saw coming. Bowery Presents, mere months after being gobbled up by AEG Live, parted ways with its two marquee Lower East Side venues – Bowery Ballroom and Mercury Lounge. For two decades, these two rock clubs were synonymous with the Bowery Presents empire. Not anymore, as Brooklyn […]

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Bowery Ballroom and Mercury Lounge Sync Up With Ticketfly/Pandora

Posted May 2, 2016 at 10:23 am

Grabbing tickets for your favorite shows at two of New York City’s seminal music venues just got a little easier. Ticketing for the Bowery Ballroom and Mercury Lounge was just snagged by Ticketfly, which is a subsidiary of the long-running custom radio service, Pandora. Timing of the announcement is curious, as Bowery Presents is rumored to have sold […]

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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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Boogie Staff Picks: The Year in Music [2014]

Posted December 24, 2014 at 10:37 am

Here are the albums that scored the most airtime for Boogie this year. Elie’s Picks 1. Tijuana Panthers – Wayne Interest Surf-style lo-fi greatness. Plenty of tasty guitar parts drenched in reverb; plus funny lyrics. 2. Orwells – Disgraceland Flashback to Silverchair. This midwest-based garage group is composed of five 18-year-olds, but can rock out with the best of […]

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