With the rise of clubs like Webster Hall and Gramercy Theater, Irving Plaza has lost its monopoly on concerts by midsize touring bands. What to do? Rename itself! But nobody actually called the club Fillmore New York, so the name reverted to its original form. By any name, it’s a great place to see niche-y vets (Television, GWAR) and buzzy newcomers like Meghan Trainor on their way up to larger spaces. And from the parlor-lit lounge downstairs to the shadowy corners of the balconies, this pleasantly worn old ballroom whispers of New York’s rock past.
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Daybreaker: ’90s Throwback Edition
Have a slammin’ morning at this early-hours dance party. Wear decade-appropriate duds for a workout with yoga-intervals mash-up the Class at 6am, then dance it out with free coffee till it’s time to go to work.Quirky events Thursday May 5 2016Read more
Yeasayer + Young Magic
Arty local indie faves Yeasayer explored a hodge podge of bizarro sounds on their last 3 albums ranging from pastoral freak folk to darkly psychedelic electronica. It's a chaotic stylistic past, but their kaleidoscopic latest, Amen & Goodbye, amalgamates...Saturday May 14 2016Read more
Modern Baseball + Joyce Manor + Thin Lips
Both Philly quintet Modern Baseball and Cali outfit Joyce Manor accomplished a seemingly impossible feat over the past half-decade, reinvigorating tired pop-punk with a '90s emo bent both comfortingly familiar and refreshingly original. And if punk-bro...Rock and indie Friday June 24 2016 - Saturday June 25 2016Read more
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This is my favorite concert venue in NYC. Some rooms just have "that sound" you know? Perfect acoustics, not too big and not too small, and the drinks aren't insanely priced. I've seen so many shows here from Bill Nye to Wavves. Can't go wrong in seeing a show here.
. "Dobry wieczór" (Good Evening in Polish) is what you may have said visiting this location in the late 40's, as it was a Polish-American community center. Pope John Paul II visited this location in 1976. Flash forward to 1978 where it became a rock club and since has hosted an incredibly diverse amount of musicians. I saw two shows there in two weeks. One was Pat Benatar and the other was Lamb of God. A small venue with the stage on the 2nd floor, you can tell by the architecture that the building has been there for some time. Though you can fit about 1000 people inside, the shows are quite intimate. Grab a 24 ounce beer from the bar downstairs, why make 2 trips, and then head upstairs and enjoy. If you're lucky enough, or provide a "donation" to the bouncer, you may get to sit in the coveted 3rd floor balcony.