If you read our site often, you are already thoroughly annoyed by my love for a little party called Magic Monday. I believe I’ve covered it three times before, while it was running at my favorite Lower East Side bar, St Jerome’s, so you might know a bit about it already. What you might not know, though, is that Magic Monday has been reincarnated. New York City club owner, writer, and overall leather-jacket-wearing-beer-drinking-LES-roaming-guy Luc Carl, has helped rebirth this party at his new decadent club, The Casino. For those of you that are nervous to make the switch from the St. Jerome’s Magic Monday to the new space, let me give you a little push. Dip your toes, my friends, the water feels real nice (No, really, there’s an indoor fountain/waterfall in the new club…). Continue reading
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Our friends Love Bullet will be playing Bowery Electric next Wednesday with Brothers of Brazil, Triple Cobra, and Spirit Animal. Check it out!
As part of NYC’s River To River Festival, Sean Lennon and Charlotte Kemp Muhl’s avant-garde folk duo, Ghost Of A Saber Tooth Tiger, will play Lower Manhattan’s South Street Seaport
Friday, June 24th
The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger with Blood Orange
South Street Seaport, Pier 17
Back in October, we published an article about a then young Lower East Side weekday phenomenon known as Magic Monday. The Monday night festivities, held at St Jerome’s on Rivington, and brought to life by an exciting group of people, from bar regulars to DJs to singers and dancers, have grown from intimate to out of control in a very short amount of time. After spending about nine more months frequenting Magic Mondays, I’ve realized that there’s much, much more to talk about. So here it is, 7 Reasons To Go To Magic Monday, an article where I will name-drop my best friends and brag about my favorite local dive bar.
Alex Zhang Hungtai, also known as Dirty Beaches, is set to play NYC’s Mercury Lounge this week for an early show with Windowspeak. Dirty Beaches has garnered acclaim from Pitchfork, among others, for a sound that can be loosely described as nostalgic lo-fi garage-pop doo-wop, or maybe even minimalist rockabilly, on the debut LP, Badlands.
Songs to check out: “Lord Knows Best“, “Sweet 17“
Dirty Beaches w/ Windowspeak
The Mercury Lounge
New York City native rock band The Dirty Pearls are set to headline Manhattan’s Bowery Ballroom this June, supported by a handful of related acts. The Pearls are known for their high-energy rock-n-roll-centric live shows and have recently toured with fellow NYC band Semi Precious Weapons. According to fans and the band’s Facebook, The Dirty Pearls are the “Supergroup Of The East Village”. Check it out!
The Dirty Pearls
w/ Starkiller, Panzie, Sweat Fix, Matt White
Canadian indie rockers Hey Rosetta! are set to play Manhattan’s Mercury Lounge this month. The group released their second full-length album, Seeds, this past February, and have since performed at SXSW and toured with City and Colour. Hey Rosetta!’s “Bandages” has been featured on Friday Night Lights and “Yer Spring” has been called one of the best songs of 2011 so far by Paste.
Song to check out: “Yer Spring“, “Bandages“
Hey Rosetta!, Diamond Doves
The Mercury Lounge
Seattle-based indie rock band Fences will be doing in-store sessions and the Lower East Side’s MOSCOT Vintage Eyewear this Saturday, May 14th. Fences’ self-titled debut album, released in 2010, has been well received among critics and music fans alike, leading to features in SPIN magazine’s year end album list and a spot on tour with Against Me!. Fences will also be playing The Mercury Lounge this Friday with David Vandervelde.
Songs to check out: “Girls With Accents“, “My Girl The Horse“
MOSCOT (118 Orchard Street)
Attendees get 20% off MOSCOT brand eyewear with proof of this show flyer:
In celebration of ten years of free art in Lower Manhattan, New York City’s annual River To River Festival line-up will be supported by the likes of Patti Smith, Rufus Wainwright, Sean Lennon’s Ghost Of A Sabre-Tooth Tiger, Asobi Seksu, Dirty Beaches, Roseanne Cash, and many more. River To River Festival showcases a full line-up of broad varieties of music, dance, film, art, theater, and other performance, presented by the Lower Manhattan Council. Venues include The Seaport, Battery Park, the WFC Winter Garden, and Rockefeller Park, and all concerts are free! Don’t miss out!
River To River Festival
June 19th – July 17th
Click here to view the full River To River Lineup
Official Facebook Page
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Next thursday, April 28th, come out to Manhattan’s Hudson Hotel for live music, a birthday celebration, and so much more! Catch performances by Kelle Calco & The Colored Boys, The Bowery Riots, and The Compulsions (featuring members of the New York Dolls and Guns ‘N Roses), followed by Ladyland, the Hudson Hotel Library’s weekly rock n’ roll dance party. Colored Boys frontman and Ladyland host Kelle Calco will also be celebrating his birthday on this night, so don’t miss the celebration or the music!
The Bowery Riots (9:30pm)
Kelle Calco & The Colored Boys (10:30pm)
The Compulsions (11:30pm)