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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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come to a panel about NYC’s concert industry at Brooklyn Public Library

BrooklynVegan is presenting and moderating a discussion between reps from Live Nation, Bowery Presents, Market Hotel, Afropunk, Saint Vitus and more.

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AdHoc left Webster Hall, booking Knockdown Center, Villain, Irving, Warsaw & much more

Talent buyer Alex Rossiter left Webster Hall to work at AdHoc, where he's focusing exclusively on bigger clubs. Ric also no longer works at Webster Hall (which was just sold).

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Martin Shkreli speaking at… Webster Hall? (UPDATE: not anymore!)

Controversial "pharma bro," AIDS drug price-gouger, former Collect Records backer and buyer of a Wu-Tang album for $2 million, Martin Shkreli, is speaking at some colleges, and... at one famed NYC dance and rock club.

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VIDEO: Pitchfork made a documentary on 285 Kent (watch)

Deafheaven at one of 285 Kent's last shows (more by PSquared)

As you probably know by now, Brooklyn DIY venue 285 Kent is closed for good. As the venue was hosting its final shows, Pitchfork filmed a documentary about the venue called "RIP 285 Kent...

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Dominick Mastrangelo
Dominick Mastrangelo
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Webster Hall taking over all their own concert booking, with help from Ric Leichtung (Bowery out in September)

Webster Hall marquee, June 2012 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)

Webster Hall's 1400 capacity Grand Ballroom has long been a place that Bowery Presents books concerts...

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Photo by Greg Cristman | www.gregCphotography.com
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Todd P issues statement about Saturday’s Cold Cave / Boyd Rice show at 285 Kent which is still on

Cold Cave w/ Boyd Rice @ Saint Vitus last week (more by Greg Cristman)

As you may have heard, Cold Cave's tour with Boyd Rice, which has been riddled with cancellations due to Rice's inclusion, hits 285 Kent on Saturday (6/29)...

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Silent Barn gets a liquor license (party time!)

IN THEIR OWN WORDS:4 months....that's how long we've spent stone cold sober watching bands at the new Silent Barn. This Friday we're compensating for all that in one night...

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Altered Zones, R.I.P.

Pitchfork offshoot Altered Zones has called it quits...Dear friends,

Today, the road comes to an end. We are saying goodbye.

Altered Zones was launched in July 2010 with the mission of highlighting small-scale DIY music from all over the world, and we couldn't be more proud of the work we've done together during this past year and a half...

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Neon Marshmallow fest coming to Brooklyn (3 days @ Public Assembly w/ Tim Hecker, Grouper, many more)

Grouper at Terminal 5 in 2009 (more by Natasha Ryan)

Mini festival Neon Marshmallow is making its way to NYC, after two successful outings in Chicago...

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