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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Buzzcocks + Residuels
Joke all you want about aging punks—Buzzcocks remain vital. No, their newer albums won't make anyone throw out their dog-eared copy of Singles Going Steady, but what would? Either way, the group 2014's crowd-funded album The Way, is pleasantly listenable...Saturday October 1 2016Read more
Drawly, deep-voiced Louisiana MC Kevin Gates, whose imperturbable flow and authentic Southern swagger earned him a Lil Wayne cosign and an XXL Freshmen nod back in 2014, plays songs from his recent critically acclaimed studio debut, Islah, a collection...Rap, hip-hop and R&B Saturday October 1 2016Read more
Bad Religion + Against Me! + Dave Hause
Punks everywhere feared that West Coast heroes Bad Religion, one of the genre's most distinctive and enduring bands, had released their final album in 2013. Since then, the group has indicated that it's at work putting together another record, its 17th....Monday October 3 2016 - Tuesday October 4 2016Read more
Indie extraordinaire and Dinosaur Jr. frontman J Mascis augmented his trademark Jazzmaster-scuzz with acoustic Martin strumming on his last three solo records. While the combo works wonders, we miss the straightforward indie riffage characteristic of...Rock and indie Wednesday November 30 2016 - Thursday December 1 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.