New York music venues can open at 33% capacity from April.
Last month, NYC governor Andrew Cuomo announced that the city would begin to reopen venues in February with a number of precautions in place, including crowd numbers limited to 10%
The Notorious B.I.G. documentary has landed on Netflix today.
Earlier this month, streaming giant Netflix shared a trailer for a new documentary about Brooklyn-born rapper Biggie Smalls AKA The Notorious B.I.G., who was murdered in 1997, aged 24.
New York is planning to reopen large venues in the city this month.
Back in March 2020, clubs and live music venues across New York City were forced to close as a result of an order by mayor Bill DeBlasio, to help slow down the spread of the coronavirus.
It has now been announced by NYC governor Andrew Cuomo that the city, which was one of the worst impacted at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, will begin to reopen venues later this month with precautions in place.
New York State is set to host over 300 free pop-up arts and music performances in a bid to “accelerate the revival of the arts” and “revitalise the spirit and emotional well-being of New Yorkers”.
NY PopsUp has been greenlit by New York governor Andrew Cuomo, and is set to kick off on 20th February, running until 6th September. The event series is described as being “the state’s first large-scale model for how to bring live performance back safely after this prolonged COVID-related shutdown”.
Rough Trade has announced plans to shut its NYC store.
In a statement on Facebook yesterday, record store chain Rough Trade announced that its flagship NYC store in Brooklyn would be closing after eight years.
Speaking about the decision, Stephen Godfroy, Rough Trade co-owner said that the pandemic had given the team a chance to “rethink our approach, giving us the opportunity to reconsider how best to serve the rapidly increasing number of vinyl lovers in New York - that in spite of the adverse conditions surrounding the pandemic, demand for vinyl is positively booming."
The organisers of a Chainsmokers concert have been fined $20,000 for violating public health law.
LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy has voiced his support for the campaign to save independent venues in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
A documentary about legendary record store, Other Music, will be released this month.
Situated in the NoHo neighbourhood of Manhattan, New York, Other Music record store was a hub for the city's indie rock scene in the early '00s, specializing in closely curated underground, rare and experimental music.