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tix on sale: The Movielife, “Weird Al,” Four Tet, Kimbra & more

Plus: Majid Jordan, Budos Band, Dipset/A$AP Mob, The Go! Team, Umphrey's McGee and more tickets on sale.

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Ted Leo, Craig Finn, Brian Fallon & more playing Joe Strummer tribute in Asbury Park this weekend

The late Joe Strummer would've been 65 on August 21 and to celebrate his memory, Jesse Malin is throwing a benefit concert at Asbury Park's Stone Pony Stummerstage on Saturday (8/19). Jesse is headlining "Summer StrummerJam 2017" but the real draw is an all-star birthday tribute set...

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Yo La Tengo and Ensemble at Town Hall
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Yo La Tengo & Ensemble played Town Hall (pics/setlist); Condo Fucks & more playing tribute to Norton Rec’s Billy Miller

Yo La Tengo played a very special show at NYC's Town Hall on March 23 titled "And Then Yo La Tengo Turned Itself Inside Out" that had them perform with an ensemble that included horns and a harpist.

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The Dictators NYC add 2nd New Year’s show, playing ‘Go Girl Crazy!’ in full

It'll be the first time they perform the classic album in full.

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The Dickies at Bowery Electric - 10/28/16 (photo via Ehud Lazin)
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Dickies are here (Halloween show added); Dictators schedule New Year’s show

The Dickies played 'The Incredible Shrinking Dickies' at Bowery Electric last night, and tonight they play 'Dawn of the Dickies' at the same venue (sold out). Then they play a third NYC show on Halloween...

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Richard Hell, Ira Kaplan, Lenny Kaye & more performed at the first Ivan Julian benefit at City Winery (pics/video/setlist)

Watch Richard Hell cover "Purple Rain"!

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Ira Kaplan, Jim Sclavunos & Lydia Lunch added to 2nd Ivan Julian benefit; tickets on sale now

Yo La Tengo's Ira Kaplan and Bad Seeds/Grinderman's Jim Sclavunos, and no wave legend Lydia Lunch were added to the second benefit show for former Voidoids guitarist Ivan Julian (who's battling cancer). They join Thurston Moore & Lee Ranaldo, Matthew Sweet, Arto Lindsay, The Dictators and Vernon Reid & Burnt Sugar Arkestra.

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second Ivan Julian benefit added with Matthew Sweet, Thurston Moore, Lee Ranaldo, Arto Lindsay & more

Former Voidoids guitarist Ivan Julian was sadly diagnosed with cancer, and now a second benefit show has been added with yet another fantastic lineup. The first is sold out.

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Ivan Julian diagnosed with cancer; Richard Hell, Debbie Harry, Lenny Kaye, The Dictators & more playing a benefit

To benefit Voidoids guitarist Ivan Julian, who was recently diagnosed with cancer, a concert will go down with his former bandleader Richard Hell, fellow New York punk icons Debbie Harry, Lenny Kaye (Patti Smith Group) and The Dictators NYC, plus Mott the Hoople’s Ian Hunter, Living Colour’s Vernon Reid, post-punk vets Bush Tetras, and more.

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East Village punk dive Manitoba’s faces closure, launches crowdfunding campaign

Manitoba's, the Avenue B dive bar owned frontman "Handsome" Dick Manitoba, has been an East Village fixture since 1999. But its days may be numbered after a recent legal dispute that has them paying a hefty settlement...

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