The Living Room to Reopen in New Williamsburg Space Just in Time for CMJ

Posted October 14, 2014 at 6:09 am

With CMJ music festival just a week out, the Living Room sure picked an appropriate time to return. Its new home is not on the Lower East Side, though. As previously reported, the beloved venue – a sixteen-year neighborhood veteran – was forced from 154 Ludlow Street last year, only to settle across the river. […]

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Das Racist Downtown

Last modified November 28, 2021 at 7:15 am

From the goofy to the poignant, Das Racist – comprised of Himanshu Suri, Victor Vazquez, and Ashok Kondabolu – covers a lot of ground in their music. We’ve been fans of this band from the get-go – from “Combination Pizza Hut/Taco Bell” to the crazy new “Fashion Party” jam featuring Chairlift. So we were no doubt […]

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FADER Fort Performance Space at 38 Delancey for CMJ

Posted October 22, 2010 at 6:34 am

Later today and tomorrow, the long-vacant ground level of 38 Delancey will be transformed into the FADER Fort, a temporary performance space by Fader Magazine for the CMJ music festival. The lesson, as seen time and time again – when in doubt, go pop-up.

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Backstage Bar Now Open at 152 Orchard Street; Plus CMJ Showcase

Last modified October 21, 2010 at 7:42 am

Live music lives on at 152 Orchard Street.  It’s almost as if the Doghouse Saloon never even existed. Those short-lived nine months but a fleeting memory.  Now three months after the closure of the hot dog frathole, the owners of Backstage Bar, who are also behind Crash Mansion, pick up where the Annex left off. […]

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All Hopped Up and Ready to Go

Posted October 23, 2009 at 6:33 am

During this week of CMJ 2009, it’s quite fitting to review a book celebrating New York City as catalyst for some of the most influential music in the last eighty-some-odd years. We were recently given a promotional copy of All Hopped Up and Ready to Go: Music from the Streets of New York, 1927-1977 by […]

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