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New York Funny Songs Festival Kicks off 5th and Final Fest This Thursday

The 5th and final New York Funny Songs Fest kicks off this Thursday, May 19th at The Unicorn (105 Henry St. at Pike St.). Known as "NYC's only comedy music festival," the array of musical comedians hit the boards...

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 hear them for yourself and be surprised by the eclectic influences that pop up in...

Arts Watch: What To Do in February

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

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:

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.

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 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 venue,  Arlene's Grocery (95 Stanton Street), turns twenty years old and is celebrating with a...

Happening This Weekend

No Shortage of happenings on the Lower East Side this weekend. Here's a look: --Los Angeles-based band Wand plays Mercury Lounge tonight at 10:30 p.m. $12, 217 East Houston St. --There's an opening reception tonight for painter John McAllister's new exhibition...

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 Delancey) at 7:00p.m. The show, "The Amazing Nina Simone: Definition of an Artist," includes artwork...

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. Thousands of artists, music fans and industry insiders have descended on the city for the...
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Jim Jarmusch Newsprint Collages Come to James Fuentes Gallery

It turns out indie filmmaking icon Jim Jarmusch is also a visual artist who has been fascinated by newsprint...
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