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New Investment Firm Buys 2 Buildings Along East Houston for $13M

Posted October 13, 2021 at 5:00 am

Milano’s Bar and Mercury Lounge now have something in common (other than first initial) – a new landlord. Nascent real estate investment firm, MOVCAP, this month scooped up 51 East Houston and 217 East Houston. Price tag for both mixed-use tenements was $13.2 million. The seller is listed as TDJ Holdings. 51 East Houston Street […]

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Mercury Lounge Building Hits Market for $7.5M

Posted March 19, 2021 at 5:01 am

Another Lower East Side building with an iconic commercial tenant is on the market. The mixed-use tenement at 217 East Houston Street, which houses Mercury Lounge on the ground floor is currently for sale. Asking price is $7.5 million. Of the eight apartments in the building, five are stabilized and three free-market. The music venue […]

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Yeah Yeah Yeahs Celebrate 20 Years by Sharing Footage from First Show at Mercury Lounge

Posted September 29, 2020 at 5:02 am

You’re old. But you were young then. Perhaps you caught a fringe group at Mercury Lounge that night twenty years ago. Yeah Yeah Yeahs were just another on a stacked bill September 25, 2000, alongside other relative unknowns, including Candy Darlings, Kid Congo Powers, and The White Stripes (who had released their debut record months […]

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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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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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Win Tickets to See the Rooks Play Mercury Lounge this Saturday!

Last modified March 19, 2015 at 2:15 pm

New York City-based collective The Rooks have got it. When we asked them on the spot, they liken their sound as “head-knocking-modern-pocket-soul.” Um, we can get with that! The band—Garth Taylor (vocals), Nate Mondschein (drums/vocals), Spencer Hattendorf (sax/vocals/percussion), Graham Richman (guitar), Louis Russo (bass), and Gabe Gordon (keys)—have been crafting their infectious indie/R&B soul blend […]

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He Said, She Said: A Two-City Concert Review of Line & Circle

Last modified November 3, 2014 at 9:40 am

It was love at first listen when we first heard Line & Circle’s single “Roman Ruins” back in 2012. They made our top album list without having a record out, they stole our artist spotlight for a bit, and we even chatted them up on musical matters. Fast forward a few years, and it should come as […]

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Boogie Beats: Win Tickets to See Strand of Oaks at Mercury Lounge!

Posted June 25, 2014 at 9:45 am

Here’s your upcoming music fix for the Mercury Lounge. Also, thanks to Bowery Presents, we have some more free tickets coming at ya! You and a +1 can check out Philly’s indie rockers, Strand of Oaks, this Thursday, June 26. Listen to their newest album Heal; it’s infectious and tenacious, as Timothy Showalter breaks from his more folksy ways to […]

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Boogie Beats: Win Tickets to See Gringo Star at Mercury Lounge Tomorrow!

Posted June 13, 2014 at 11:00 am

Despite some high-profile closures in recent years (e.g. Living Room, Tonic), the Lower East Side remains a go-to neighborhood for live music. To keep you in the loop, we’ll be filling you in with some local shows to fill up your schedule. And, thanks to Bowery Presents, we’ll also have some free tix to give away […]

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Jimmy Page was at the Mercury Lounge on Tuesday Night

Posted May 15, 2014 at 6:00 am

Brighton-based duo Royal Blood was in town Tuesday night, and performed at the Mercury Lounge. Whether they knew it at the time or not, a rock god stood in attendance. None other than Jimmy Page (aka Zoso). Both musicians – Michael Kerr and Ben Thatcher – probably had to change their underpants after this photo was […]

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