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90sFest invading Williamsburg, bringing Coolio, Lisa Loeb, Smashmouth, Pauly Shore, Naughty by Nature & more with it

Do you love the '90s? Like, indiscriminately? If so you're going to love 90sFest which comes to Williamsburg's 50 Kent on September 12 with live performances from Coolio, Lisa Loeb, Naughty By Nature, Smash Mouth (no bread throwing, please), Tonic, the surviving members of Blind Melon and Saved By the '90s party cover band The Bayside Tigers...

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Undead Music Fest this week: a 2nd Tonic reunion, Medeski, Martin & Wood & much more (full lineup, schedule, dates)

FOUR NIGHTS celebrating the incredible, dynamic, explosively creative jazz, instrumental, and adventurous music being made in New York City.

May 9th: A Marathon of Concerts in Greenwich Village
May 10th: Medeski, Martin & Wood & ...

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Buke & Gase curating The Stone’s first two week’s in May

Buke and Gase at Prospect Park in 2011 (more by Toby Tenebaum)

Buke and Gase will be curating The Stone from tonight (5/1) to May 15. The curation kicks off tonight with Father Murphy at 8 PM and Les Bonhommes at 10 PM...

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Tonic owner returns, joins City Winery’s Michael Dorf to curate John Zorn’s club The Stone in June – full lineup

Since the closing of LES spot Tonic in 2007, The Stone has been one of the venues that's attempted to fill the void left by the experimental-music-friendly space...

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Clogs & Bell Orchestre – new albums & a show @ BAM

Clogs @ Tonic - November 7, 2005 (more)

Bell Orchestre @ Tonic - November 7, 2005 (more)

Clogs (featuring members of The National) and Bell Orchestre (featuring members of Arcade Fire) went on a short tour together back in 2005...

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CBGB regulars not as upset as Tonic regulars

some of them anyway....

The VH1 Save The Music benefit party you heard John Varvatos talk about on Fox is now (unfortunately?) sold out.

The cast of characters playing/appearing at this thing make it look like it could have been one of the 2005 'Save CBGB' lineups, or even one of the final shows the venue hosted before being shut down...

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the CBGB protester is Rebecca Moore

Rebecca Moore @ Tonic, NYC - April 14, 2007 (more)

I realize I already wrote that the CBGB protester is Rebecca Moore, and I did think it was weird that she brought up Tonic, but it wasn't until just now that I realized she is REBECCA MOORE Rebecca Moore...

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Sean Lennon, Yuka Honda, Marc Ribot, Petra Haden, KF

Timo Ellis, Yuka Honda & Sean Lennon @ Tonic, NYC - August 2000 (c) Sujin Lee

* Helenka = Sean Lennon, Yuka Honda & friends
* Helenka is opening for Marc Ribot tonight at Knitting Factory (Feb 27)
* Fred Armisen & Petra Haden are playing the Knit tomorrow
* Fred Armisen played Anton Chigurh on Saturday Night Live
* Petra Haden sometimes performs w/ Yuka Honda & Sean Lennon...

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“live music isn’t much of a moneymaker”

"The city cracks down on things, just to give bars fines--that's what kills the new businesses," said Joi Brozek, former co-owner of the Lucky Cat rock club in Williamsburg...

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Tonic – photos of the arrest

DOWNLOAD: Shannon Murray And Ryan Harvey - Bread and Roses (MP3)

Now that I finally got my own post up about Tonic's demise, I went out and looked at what other people were saying, and I found this amazing post by photographer Bob Arihood, who, unlike myself, was still inside when the cops got there:

Marc Ribot @ Tonic, NYC - April 14, 2007 (evening)

Rebecca Moore

According to Mike Wolf at Time Out, "Bread and Roses" was "the last piece of music played at Tonic...

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