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X, Dead Rock West, Class is Up at City Winery

For the past few years, X dialed back their charged up punk, playing more acoustic-style versions of their songs live, but have returned to their punk roots following the departure of founding guitarist Billy Zoom, who is undergoing treatment for bladder cancer. Expected to return on the road by this fall or winter, Jesse Dayton, […]

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4Knots Music Festival Hits Stride on Pier 84

Not many music festivals can park right next to the Intrepid. Just a pier to the left of the military ship museum is exactly where the 4Knots Music Festival made its home this year. For the past four years, the South Street Seaport has been the meeting point for the annual, one-day indie music fest, […]

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A 1990s Return at Brooklyn Music Fest

Everything you heard is true. Clueless just turned 20. Wait. There’s more. Pulp Fiction already hit the 21-year mark—and Dazed and Confused is nearly 22. What’s going on here? (Let’s take a moment to compose ourselves—at least those old enough to remember the ’90s, that is.) It all seemed so, like, yesterday, so how could […]

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4Knots Music Festival Sails West

All aboard! This year, the Village Voice‘s 4Knots Music Festival returns—just a tad different. Since 2011, the one-day, free-for-all (literally) of music has rocked the South Street Seaport, but this year the fest is moving on up—and over—to the West side along the Hudson River. It’s also no longer free for all. This year, it’s […]

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Jay Leno, Craig Ferguson’s Final Guest; Metallica Booked for One-Week Residency

On December 19, Craig Ferguson, along with his gay robot skeleton Geoff Peterson and man-made horse Secretariat, will bid CBS and the Late Late Show adieu after nearly 10 years with a very special guest, former “Tonight Show” host Jay Leno. The former late night host, and future CNBC host (“Jay Leno’s Garage”), will help […]

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John Carpenter to Release Debut Solo Album

Legendary horror director and composer, John Carpenter (Halloween, They Live), will release his first solo album, Lost Themes, on Brooklyn label Sacred Bones Records, February 3, 2015. The album, a collaboration with Cody Carpenter of the band Ludrium and Daniel Davies, who score I, Frankenstein, falls into Carpenter’s style of repetitive synth splices that reach […]

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Happily Halloween: The Damned at Irving Plaza

The last time The Damned played Irving Plaza was in 2011, part of their 35th anniversary tour. Opting to play a Halloween show in Anaheim, Calif. instead that year, it was only a matter of time before they would make their way back to New York for the special day. This time around, the punk […]

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Dum Dum Girls Walk Dead on Halloween Eve

Halloween started early Thursday night. Bloody, smeared faces and gaping, flesh wounds on their body, Dee Dee, Jules, Sandy and Malia floated onstage as the undead at Brooklyn Bowl.  The Dum Dum Girls were fully zombified for Halloween Eve with guitarist Jules trickling wine down her chin for full horror effect. Dee Dee Penny was […]

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Coming (Back) to America: The Boomtown Rats

Bob Geldof reached deep into his closet to wear something special for occasion: a snakeskin suit. Even though they’ve been playing throughout U.K. since May, The Boomtown Rats were returning to the United States for the first time in nearly 30 years. “We are the Boomtown Rats,” slithered Geldof, “and I’m wearing a fuck-off, pretend […]

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The Village Voice 4Knots Music Festival

For the fourth consecutive year, the Village Voice 4Knots Music Festival took over the South Street Seaport in New York City for seven hours of music on July 12. This year’s set up was different from years past with a Front/Row Stage set up in the middle of Fulton Street and the main stage on […]

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My Chemical Romance Burn Up Second New York Show

Hands raised, hundreds beckoned with chants of “M-C-R.”  Their thumps paid off as My Chemical Romance walked on stage for their second, sold-out New York City show Saturday night at Terminal 5, lighting up the impatient crowd with opener “Na Na Na.” “I have a theory,” said singer Gerard Way, midway through the band’s 17-song […]