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Examining a Building’s Past, Punk Rock Style

…Foreclosure….and then why there were so many abandoned buildings around. You make a lot of distinctions between punks/skinheads/anarchists/hardcore people etc. Which of these tribes do you identify with? Are all…

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Vasant Rai: Guru of Raga-Rock

…and perform an east-west hybrid of Indian music, one that combined traditional elements with more American and European rock and punk rock sounds. During the 1960s and ‘70s, Indian instruments…

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The Ramones and CBGB: Forever Linked

…Music Venue tour. https://buildingblocks.villagepreservation.org/guided-tour/punk-rock-tour/ And of course CBGB wasn’t solely a punk rock venue. Our Historic Image Archive includes some photos taken there of a different nature. In the fall…

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East Village Rock Tour – Part 2

…East Village Rock Tour: Part 2.  Rock n’ roll has been deeply rooted in our neighborhoods since the art form was first invented, with many of its greatest practitioners drawn…

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East Village Rock Tours – Part 2 

Back By Popular Demand: East Village Rock Tours – Part 2 Thursday, August 25 6:00pm – 7:15pm ET In-Person Outdoor Walking Tour.    Free. In July we offerred our first Rock Tour…

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East Village Rock Tours – Part 1 

Back By Popular Demand: East Village Rock Tours – Part 1  Thursday, August 18 6:00pm – 7:15pm ET In-Person Outdoor Walking Tour.    Free. In July we offerred our first Rock Tour…

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Rocky Horror Midnight Show Is Born

…Louis Farese, a kindergarten teacher from Staten Island. Rocky Horror playing at the Waverly. Thanks in large part to the midnight showings, the Rocky Horror Picture Show is the longest…

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Rock On, Fillmore East!

…Doors playing with a Joshua Light Show display behind them. Photo care of Joshua White It was a place to catch an amazing concert: the early show was rocking, the…

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A little FUN Gallery with Patti Astor

…anti-war movement. Astor calls herself a young revolutionary and punk rocker, and though arguably the quintessential East Villager of her time, she’s not of any clear relation to the Astors…

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Happy Birthday Electric Lady Studios…

…West, Madonna, Beyonce, Stevie Wonder, Billy Idol, U2, and Daft Punk, among many others, have recorded there.  By many accounts, Patti Smith ushered in the punk rock era by making…

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Remembering Joey Ramone

…or a senator. He found rock & roll, and it found him, his heroism.” To take a tour of sites in the East Village connected to punk rock, click here….

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GVHD50 Tour: Homes of Music Greats

…Sex Pistols punk rocker Sid Vicious was found dead of a heroin overdose in an apartment at 63 Bank Street. Born John Simon Ritchie, Vicious joined the band in 1977,…

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A Vicious Anniversary

On this day in 1979, Sex Pistols punk rocker Sid Vicious was found dead of a heroin overdose in a Greenwich Village apartment. Born John Simon Ritchie, Vicious (as he…

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The Ramones’ First Public Performances

…band is of course considered the inventors of punk rock, as well as the ultimate downtown band and the embodiment of the CBGB’s scene. The Ramones’ lightning-fast performances rarely lasted…

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David Bowie, A Fellow Villager

…after. Glam rock, pop, punk, dance, electro, funk and soul music were never the same after Bowie dipped his toe into the waters of the music industry, and imitators will…

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Jimmy DeSana: Sexuality and Subversion

…of the East Village punk scene and queer subculture, making him a beloved figure of 1970’s counterculture. DeSana’s work challenged traditional notions of beauty and sexuality, and he often used…

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Keith Haring in the Village

…a Polish church. Fellow artist and close friend Kenny Scharf described it as a scene where “art merged with punk rock and lost its preciousness.” This was a time when…

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VILLAGE VOICES: Patti Smith

…performed a mixture of punk rock and beat poetry. She gave her first public reading of poetry in 1971 at St. Mark’s Church-in-the-Bowery, 131 East 10th Street. Narrated by Chris…

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2022 Small Business Holiday Gift Guide!

…like Limited To One (221 East 10th Street, Basement West). These collectors not only specialize in punk rock, indie, hip-hop, hardcore, pop-punk, and 90’s alternative music, but also collaborate with…

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Radical History in the East Village

punk rock shows. C-Squat As noted in an earlier blog post, during July 4th weekend of 1995, a city-ordered siege occurred during which police in riot gear came into Loisaida…

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The Ramones’ First Performance

On March 30, 1974, the Ramones played their very first public performance. The Ramones are of course considered the inventors of punk rock, as well as the ultimate downtown band and…

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2014 Year In Review: GVSHP Programs

…Jewish Lower East Side, the old public baths, music from klezmer to punk rock, and legendary food establishments such as Russ and Daughters. Our Lady of Greenwich Village A discussion…

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Happy Birthday Lou Reed

…amazing number of things you can do through a rock n’ roll song and that you can do serious writing in a rock song if you can somehow do it…

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This is Radio Clash

…years to come, but also the direction of much of popular music in the decades which followed. This is Radio Clash built upon The Clash’s punk roots, adding elements of…

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Janis Joplin and Greenwich Village

Known for her powerful, raspy voice and electric stage presence, Janis Joplin was one of the most outstanding musicians of her generation. Her combination of 1960s folk rock and southern…

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A Genius of Music and Art

…rehearsed for the first time while on hiatus from the Talking Heads. However, Frantz and Weymouth and the Talking Heads got their musical start in the downtown punk and new…

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KlezBiGay 2021 Pride Concert and Chat

The critically-acclaimed Isle of Klezbos debuted in 1998 at CB’s 313 Gallery (the folk club offshoot next to punk rock CBGB in the East Village), where they also performed some…

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Naming a Neighborhood: The East Village

…had become synonymous with punk rock, avant-garde theater, and cutting-edge art. Landmarks like CBGB and the Pyramid Club helped solidify the neighborhood’s reputation as a cultural hotspot. Born of and…

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Happy Birthday, Debbie Harry

Deborah Harry, lead singer of the seminal punk and new wave band Blondie, was born July 1, 1945.  Both she as an artist and the group Blondie grew out of…

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Remembering CBGB

…OMFUG, which stood for “Country Bluegrass Blues and Other Music for Uplifting Gormandizers” actually belied the club’s status as an incubator for underground groups in the punk and rock scene….

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Phil Hartman

…has lived for decades. He also founded the Great Jones Café and maintained his love for punk rock, film, and culture while managing a successful and growing business. Full Transcript…

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Honoring Patti Smith

…same could be said of Smith.  A blend of punk and beat poetry with rock and roll structures, Smith’s first studio album was a revelation of how poetry could be…

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