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24kGoldn at Elsewhere
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support NYC venues while they’re closed during the coronavirus

Like musicians and bands, who are suffering financially while their tours get cancelled, venue staff from bartenders, bouncers, sound technicians and beyond are also going without paychecks while the places they work are closed.

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Bonnie "Prince" Billy at Town Hall
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NYC venues close temporarily, postpone shows amid coronavirus

Carnegie Hall, Brooklyn Bowl, Town Hall, Public Records, The Shed, House of Yes, Knockdown Center, and Basement are among the venues temporarily shuttering to help stop the spread of coronavirus.

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photo via Mercury Lounge
photo via Mercury Lounge
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Ambulance LTD, Vapors of Morphine & more playing shows for Mercury Lounge’s 25th anniversary

NYC venue Mercury Lounge turned 25 this year and will be hosting special anniversary shows into 2019...

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Ticketfly still down (ransom demand??); Music Venues & Bands feeling the pain

Online ticketing service Ticketfly is still down, more than 24 hours since announcing they were the "target of a cyber incident." It's staying down as they investigate and "don’t have a specific timeline to share right now. We deeply regret the inconvenience caused by this incident and are working around the clock to resolve the issue and get all Ticketfly systems back up and running."

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Bowery Ballroom
Bowery Ballroom
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Bowery Ballroom + Mercury Lounge and Live Nation form Mercury East Presents

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.

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Fazerdaze
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Fazerdaze and Common Holly @ Mercury Lounge (pics, setlist, video)

New Zealand's Fazerdaze are on their first, albeit short, North American tour, supporting the this year's debut album, Morningside which she played all of at Mercury Lounge on Wednesday night...

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Bowery Ballroom
Bowery Ballroom
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Live Nation taking over Bowery Ballroom and Mercury Lounge?

Bowery Presents/AEG confirms they are parting ways with the LES establishments.

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Mercury Lounge, Pianos and other venues fall inside 'Hell Square'
Mercury Lounge, Pianos and other venues fall inside 'Hell Square'
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LES bars and partying ruining the neighborhood, study finds

A 24-block chunk of the Lower East Side, bordered by East Houston, Allen, Delancey and Essex has been dubbed by some as "Hell Square" for its abundance of bars and hard-partying crowds...

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Sachyn Mital
Sachyn Mital
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Ben Watt played Mercury Lounge (pics, setlist, video)

Ben Watt noted that his current tour through U.S. and Canada was nearly cancelled just a few days before the shows were to begin as his voice was going during rehearsals in Virginia. Fortunately...

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listen to Weaves’ self-titled debut LP

Toronto band Weaves is now streaming their self-titled debut album which is out this Friday (6/17)...

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