Roots Pop Band “Karikatura” Celebrates New Album at Bowery Electric on Thursday

“World Indie,” “Transglobal Soul,” “Roots Pop” are all terms that can be used to summarize the Brooklyn-based Karikatura‘s sound, but it’s more fun to …


Arts Watch: What To Do in February

Here are some of the highlighted events coming up in February that we are looking forward to: …

105-107 Eldridge St.

Fontana’s Bar is Closing After 12 Years on Eldridge Street

After more than a decade in business on the Lower East Side, the owners of Fontana’s, the Eldridge Street bar and performance venue, have decided to call it quits. Here’s what they told us: …

Let Me Be Frank

Arts Watch: A Mashup of Downtown “Frankophiles” to Celebrate Sinatra’s 100th

A gaggle of downtown “Frankophiles” will be celebrating Old Blue Eyes’ 100th birthday, for one night only, with song and dance and a backup band at The Club at La Mama on Monday evening. …

Carol Lipnik performing at Pangea. Photo by The Lo-Down

Review: Carol Lipnik Soars at Pangea

Within the first few bars of her opening song at Pangea, Carol Lipnik effectively begins to weave a sort of sonic cocoon that gently envelops and contains her audience. …

Arlene's Grocery

Arlene’s Grocery Celebrates 20 Years This Week

Within the ever changing landscape of New York City, 20 years is a serious milestone worth celebrating. This month, iconic Lower East Side music …

Photo courtesy: The Lost Arcade.

Happening This Weekend

Nina Simone

Portraits of Nina Simone Pop-Up to Celebrate “The Amazing Nina Simone” Documentary

An art exhibit featuring portraits of legendary musician and activist Nina Simone opens tonight in the MiLES pop-up space at 103 Allen St. (at …


CMJ Music Marathon Starts Tomorrow

Celebrating 35 years of live shows featuring new music, this indie festival is still a must catch for industry insiders and music lovers alike. …

"The Sisters”:  Joey Arias and Julie Atlas Muz who play Alice and Irene Lewisohn at Abrons Arts Center through Oct. 31st.
Photo by Steven Menendez Photography.

Arts Watch: What To Do in October

Here are the highlighted Lower East Side events from our October events calendar, out this week in the latest edition of The Lo-Down’s print magazine. …