Earlier this year, NYC venues Bowery Ballroom and Mercury Lounge confirmed that they were parting ways with Bowery Presents (which was acquired by AEG), and we heard that Live Nation would be taking over the two Lower East Side venues. Today that news has been officially confirmed, as Bowery Ballroom/Mercury Lounge co-owner Michael Swier and Live Nation announced their new promotions and booking venture, Mercury East Presents.
Josh Ritter was as gracious and as joyous as ever on stage at Brooklyn Steel on Sunday (10/29) for an essentially hometown show supporting his ninth studio album Gathering. Road-tested earlier this year during Ritter's solo 'Works in Progress' tourGathering is a different sound for Ritter...
Allman sadly passed away earlier this year, and the Beacon was The Allman Brothers Band's home in NYC before they called it quits in 2014. To kick off his 3-night run at that venue, Jason Isbell and his wife/bandmate Amanda Shires played two Allmans tunes...
While Brooklyn Steel is rushing to finish things up for Thursday's grand opening with LCD Soundsystem, Bowery Presents' Jim Glancy and John Moore took a few minutes to show us around their new baby on Monday morning.
Bowery Presents' newest venue, Brooklyn Steel, is set to open in Williamsburg in April. Check out this sneak peak and enter to win some free tickets to shows there (PJ Harvey, Mitski and the Decemberists included).
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