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Tune in, Turn up, Drop Beats

Tune in, Turn up, Drop Beats

Photo courtesy of the artist Dennis Ferrer’s Aug. 30 gig at Marquee will be a schooling in what defines house music. Cherokee, Kartell, & Air Zaire at Glasslands Gallery Cherokee is a crisp French house duo with a sound lauding early disco and funk. Their productions are clean and modern yet retain the character of […]

Heavyweights of the groove

Heavyweights of the groove

Photo courtesy of the artist A wise DJ duo’s website once said, “Free your mind and your ass will follow.” Soul Clap owes George Clinton. Personalities that shine through the turntables BY VONYX  (soundcloud.com/mikawvawn)  |  Sadly, I used to be addicted to watching wrestling matches. In my prepubescent days, I would bring a boombox to my backyard […]

Aiming high, with a low budget

Aiming high, with a low budget

B.Y.O.B. film fest lubricates life on L.E.S.  BY SCOTT STIFFLER | Shoestring filmmakers, and cinephiles wrestling with a similar shortage of coinage, are poised to find some common ground — when the reasonably priced Lower East Side Film Festival returns to its namesake neighborhood to “continue the tradition of showing great low-budget films from around the […]

ARC’s CD, LP sale is summer’s number one hit

ARC’s CD, LP sale is summer’s number one hit

From now through Labor Day, you could spend countless hours scouring every last stoop, garage and yard sale you come across — and you still won’t come even remotely close to the quality pickings you’ll find at the ARChive of Contemporary Music’s Summer Record & CD Sale.  Twice a year (now, and again during the […]

Only one dude can wear the ‘Bud’ crown

Only one dude can wear the ‘Bud’ crown

Rev. Jen, on what makes a Mr. Lower East Side BY SCOTT STIFFLER  |  When she’s not conducting guided tours of her Lower East Side Troll Museum, hosting the Anti-Slam at Pyramid Club or writing books (such as the upcoming “BDSM 101”), chances are elf-eared art star icon Saint Reverend Jen is busy prepping for […]

Jazz greats, artists make a play for new L.E.S. venue

Jazz greats, artists make  a play for new L.E.S. venue

BY SARAH FERGUSON | On Dec. 4, more than 30 leading jazz, performance and visual artists threw down at a benefit to launch a new venue for improvisational music on the Lower East Side. Didn’t hear about it? Let me run down some names: DJ Spooky, William Parker, John Zorn, Henry Grimes, Joe Lovano, Roy Campbell, Christian […]

John Lennon, David Peel and rock’s greatest flattery

The F.B.I. once thought David Peel, above, was John Lennon. Photo by Paul DeRienzo BY PAUL DERIENZO  |  David Peel, the inveterate street rocker and Village stalwart, is a familiar face at Occupy Wall Street protests and Tompkins Square riot memorial concerts and at the Yippie Cafe on Bleecker St. His albums still sell and […]

Director has music festival hitting on all the right notes

Director has music festival hitting on all the right notes

BY ALBERT AMATEAU  |   From Mozart and Beethoven to the music of West Africa, the Washington Square Music Festival, the city’s second-oldest free outdoor classical concert series, concluded its 54th consecutive year on Tuesday. The festival has become a Village institution since it was founded by the late Alexander Schneider, violinist with the renowned Budapest […]

Summer stars of jazz and indie

Summer stars of jazz and indie

Forgo outdoor fests, and beat the heat with music in the Village BY SAM SPOKONY   |  With the thermometer hitting the triple digits for days on end, I don’t blame you for wanting to stay inside — and while New York hosts some of the nation’s best outdoor music festivals every summer, we shouldn’t […]

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