Top 5 shows of the weekend

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With the Northside festival in the rear view mirror (review), we return to our somewhat normal schedule for the Top 5 Shows of the Weekend column.

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2015 Northside Music Festival guide


While Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer, there’s something about the Northside Festival that really feels like the season is truly kicking off. With hundreds of bands and a few dozen venues to consider on the music side of things, it can be overwhelming, so we’d like to offer some sincere recommendations; who to see, where to go, and where you can grab a drink.

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Rough Trade is fighting to make it legal to shake your ass at their concerts

footlooseIf you’ve ever been at a bar or music venue in NYC and observed a sign that read ‘NO DANCING’, you may have assumed it was a joke. It was no joke, and venues can be fined or even temporarily shut down thanks to [Read more…]

Muchmore’s is suing NYC for the right to dance

muchmoresWilliamsburg bar Muchmore’s is suing New York City for the right of patrons to dance on their premises. Many New Yorkers are familiar with the prohibition era law that prohibits dancing without a hard to obtain caberet license and forces bars throughout the city to post comical “NO DANCING” signs. Owner Andrew Muchmore is an attorney and hopes to change the law so as to be able to book more [Read more…]