Showing posts with label Bowery Electric. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Bowery Electric. Show all posts

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

'Queers of Noise: Love Stinks' set for Valentine's night at the Bowery Electric

Katrina del Mar and Wendigo Productions have teamed up for “Queers of Noise: Love Stinks” Friday evening (Valentine's!) from 7:30 to 11 at the Bowery Electric.

Here are some details about the event via the EVG inbox (and find the Facebook Event Page at this link) ...

... this celebratory concert’s lineup features mostly female-fronted bands with trans, dyke, and straight allies, including Tracy City, Monte, Grace Bergere, DJ MzzzMullett and the Queers of Noise Supergroup fronted by very special guests Eileen Myles, Pamela Sneed, Cristy C Road, Reuben Butchart, Michael Love Michael and more.

Modern love can be complicated. For all the shallow screentime spent glazing your eyes bending your over _personals / Lex / grindr /tindr / her / okCupid it’s time to balance out, give your hard candy life a chance to crack open and gush. Join us for a live music night of punk, riot grrrl, radical queer poets and female-led rock bands!

The Bowery Electric is at 327 Bowery at Second Street (aka Joey Ramone Place). Tickets are $15 and available online here or at the door.

And Tracy City, featuring del Mar on vocals, has a new video out... feel the power retro pop of "Love"...

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

'Season of the Witch' benefit at Bowery Electric to raise funds for the ACLU

An impressive array of NYC-based women musicians are coming together tomorrow (Thursday) night at the Bowery Electric for a benefit concert for the ACLU.

Per the invite:

Season of the Witch was put together by Dylan Hundley of Lulu Lewis and Diane Gentile of Diane and the Gentle Men to help raise funds for the ACLU to fight abortion bans. An all-girl night with some of the most respected female musicians in New York, Season of the Witch will help start a year-long call to action for women in music.

The band are: Cait O'Riordan (original and longtime bassist of the Pogues), Karyn Kuhl of New Jersey's popular Karyn Kuhl band, Linda Pitmon on drums from the Baseball Project (a band with Steve Wynn of the Dream Syndicate plus members of R.E.M.) Special guest singers include: Christina Martinez (Boss Hog), Cynthia Sley (Bush Tetras), Ann Courtney (Mother Feather), Dina Regine, Dylan Hundley and more!

Find more info about the show at this link. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. The Bowery Electric is at 327 Bowery between Joey Ramone Place and Third Street.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Tommy Ramone memorial set for Aug. 16 at the Bowery Electric

Tim Hayes, founder and executive producer of the CBGB Festival, is hosting a public memorial on Saturday, Aug. 16 for Tommy Ramone, the last surviving original member of the Ramones who died last month.

"We will have many special guests telling personal stories about Tommy," Hayes told us about the event, set for 7:30 p.m. at the Bowery Electric, 327 Bowery.

Hayes has said that tickets will be $5, with 100 percent of the money going to a cancer charity. (Tommy died on July 11 of bile duct cancer.)

You can find more details about the evening here as they become available.

Meanwhile, the third annual CBGB Music & Film Festival is scheduled for Oct. 8-12.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Bowery Electric's new-look entrance; plus a new live room

We've been watching workers put in a new entrance over at The Bowery Electric...


[Bobby Williams]

We also recently watched a worker clean up the Bowery Electric's neon sign...

Anyway, here's the entrance now (well, as of Sunday anyway) ...

Aside from a new entryway... the Bowery Electric folks said that they are debuting a new live room tonight (it's at the back of the main bar) ... with a spoken word performance by Brother Mike Cohen...

Sunday, April 6, 2008

What would Hilly think? Let's ask his son

Page Six Magazine, which is FREE every Sunday in the New York Post (even though you pay $1 for the paper), has a feature this week titled "New kids on the Bowery." As the sub-head says, it's "a look at the next generation of gentrifiers descending on what was once Manhattan's seediest strip." The Post highlights eight of the new people and places taking over the Bowery, and gets Dana Kristal, son of CBGB founder Hilly Kristal, who died last August, to say whether he thinks his father would approve of the new venture/person.

Oh, none of the content from the magazine is ever online, oddly enough. And I don't have a just a few highlights:

Designer Rogan Gregory, who's opening a shop at the old Bouwerie Lane Theatre space this spring. Would Hilly approve? "It's an insult to have upper-crust stores next to shelters," Dana told the Post. So. No.

Extra Place, the incoming pedestrian mall in the old alley behind CBGB. Would Hilly approve? "My father was planning to take CBGB to Vegas before he died," Dana said. "He'd braced himself for this kind of change."

The new rock-type bar Bowery Electric. Would Hilly approve? Yes! "A place like this improves the area. These musicians can rebel against the rich people."

That socialite guy who calls himself Izzy Gold, aka Francesco Civetta. (The Post describes him an "artist-DJ-designer" who has become "one of the 'new' Bowery's most vocal self-appointed representatives.")
Dana? "People with money are making all these changes without asking for a consensus from the majority."

Daniel Boulud's new upscale burger joint coming to 299 Bowery. Would Hilly approve? "Opening up a fancy restaurant right where hungry people live is callous," Dana said. "But one more won't make a difference."

The Morrison Hotel Gallery. Would Hilly approve? "Artists can still be pretentious, but a gallery is more authentic to the vibe of the neighborhood," Dana said.

If you want the rest, get your FREE copy of Page Six Magazine today in the New York Post for only $1!

I missed the news that Nicole Richie and that guy she's with from some band bought a "simple" 1,000-square-foot pied-à-terre at 199 Bowery (NoLita Place) for $1 million.

P.S.S. (for no reason, CBGB)

[Top photo: Ting-Li Wang/The New York Times; bottom photo: Ozier Muhammad/The New York Times]

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

EV etc.: Bowery Electric opens, and the owners at least understand and appreciate the area's history

Bowery Electric officially opened last week at the site of the former Remote Lounge (never went) at 327 Bowery near Second Street.

Grub Street ran this quote from the press release on the bar opening from Mike Stuto, also owner of HiFi:

“Being located adjacent to Joey Ramone Place and the former CBGB location we feel a sense of responsibility, especially as so much of that era of New York rock is gone.… We are looking forward more than backward, but a true respect of history is a key part of looking forward correctly.”

(Grub Street's response to this? "Whoa, easy, Barack, it’s just a bar!" Ha.)

Maybe I'll swing by one of these days, though it looks a little nice and fancy for my tastes. And it's so close to Avalon Place, that soul-sucking eyesore that has taken over the neighborhood. Still. Perhaps BE will have an affordable happy hour. HiFi does a 2-1 till 8 p.m. that's nice (crowd depending, though you can almost say that about any place).

[Image via Grub Street by Melissa Hom]

By the way, whatever happened to the ethereal duo Bowery Electric? Portishead killed that sound for many people, but I also thought this Manhattan-based duo was better than the rest.

Well, in their honor: