Johnny Cash: “This is an impersonation of a rock n roll singer impersonating Elvis, is what this really is.”

oldnewyork:

Brooklyn gang at Coney Island, 1959, by Bruce Davidson

oldnewyork:

Brooklyn gang at Coney Island, 1959, by Bruce Davidson

Moondog – Improvisation (60 plays)

srsly, tho.

Ad for Television’s first show at CBGB, 40 years ago today.

Ad for Television’s first show at CBGB, 40 years ago today.

As part of the Punk at 40 celebration, So So Glos, Household, & Arm Candy play Judson Church this Saturday.

As part of the Punk at 40 celebration, So So Glos, Household, & Arm Candy play Judson Church this Saturday.

In March 1974, a band called Television — Tom Verlaine, Richard Hell, Richard Lloyd, and Billy Ficca — played both their very first show (at Townhouse Theater on W 44th) as well as their first gig, a few weeks later, at a dive country and bluegrass bar on the Bowery recently renamed CBGB + OMFUG. They were not a country or bluegrass band. Within months CBGB had become a mecca for new music, underground rock and roll by New York’s unsigned bands, including The Ramones, Blondie, Talking Heads, Richard Hell and the Voidoids, and the Patti Smith Group. This is where punk rock was born. 
Several events this week commemorate punk’s 40th anniversary:
Thursday, March 20, 7 pm, at The Strand, 828 Broadway: Richard Hell in conversation with Bryan Waterman, marking the pbk release of Hell’s autobiography, I Dreamed I Was a Very Clean Tramp. [open to public]
Thursday, March 20, 6pm, third floor, Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South New York University’s Fales Library and Special Collections presents the GoNightclubbing Video Lounge, a multi-media installation curated by Pat Ivers and Emily Armstrong paying tribute to the infamous Danceteria Video Lounge, which they created in 1980. [open to public]
Friday, March 21 through Sunday, March 23, 11 am to 1 pm, Silver 401, NYU: "Punk and the City," a three-day seminar as part of the annual American Comparative Literature Association meetings. Twelve presenters on a range of related topics, from Latin American punk to Pussy Riot. [registration fees apply]
Saturday, March 22, 7 pm, Great Hall at Cooper Union: Punk Turns Forty: A Plenary Sponsored by the American Comparative Literature Association and the Fales Library. Part I: Brandon Stosuy, editor at Pitchfork, interviews Richard Hell; Part II: Avital Ronell moderates a panel with Vivien Goldman, Kathleen Hanna, and Tamar-kali. [Free admission at 6:30 for ACLA conference attendees and at 7:00 for the general public, as space allows]
Saturday, March 22, 10:30 pm doors, Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South: So So Glos, with Household and Arm Candy, a concert to benefit Silent Barn. [$5-$10 sliding donation; all-ages]
Sunday, March 23, 5 to 8 pm, The Panther Room at Output, 74 Wythe Avenue, Williamsburg, Brooklyn: Classic Album Sundays presents Television’s Marquee Moon. Presenter: Bryan Waterman, author of Marquee Moon (33 1/3 series). [Tickets: $10 at the door or online here]

Seminar: Punk and the City, American Comparative Literature Association, 21-23 March 2014, New York University

Organizers: Patrick Deer, New York University; Sukhdev Sandhu, New York University

 Day 1: Friday 3/21, 11:00am - 12:50pm, Silver 401 Cristina Garrigos, University of Leon, “Punk Women in Spanish Cities: the Reconfiguration of Female Space”    Leif Sorensen, Colorado State University, “Sounds of the Post-Dictatorial Cities: Punk Mappings of Buenos Aires, Montevideo and São Paulo”    Maria Van Liew, West Chester University, “Catalunya’s Anti-Constitutional Punk Attitude:Agricultural Rock, Bourgeois Barcelona & Catalan Nationalism”     Stuart Schrader, New York University, “New Wave vs. Black Lung?!”: Punk Rock and the 1978 Miners’ Strike  

Day 2: Saturday 3/22, 11:00am - 12:50pm, Silver 401 Eliot Borenstein, New York University, “Pussy Riot: Speaking Punk to Power” 

 
 Jessica Schwartz, Columbia University, “Listening Beyond City Limits: Analyzing Punk’s Musical Genealogies of Suburban Planning and Subcultural Aesthetics”     
  John Melillo, University of Arizona, “Punk and the Circulation of Noise”  

 

Respondent: Elizabeth Benninger, New York University

 Day 3: Sunday 3/23, 11:00am - 12:50pm, Silver 401 Michael Gallope, University of Minnesota, “The Poetic Anxiety of Punk, c. 1977”  Stephanie Chin, Independent Scholar, “From the Pit to the Archive: in consideration of the materiality of the Riot Grrrl movement”  Bryan Waterman, NYU Abu Dhabi, “the frustrated energy of the ordinary American teenage male”: how early punk theorists covered up punk’s queer roots    Marvin Taylor, New York University, “Punk Archives: The Downtown Collection at NYU’s Fales LIbrary”

Registration rates for the full ACLA conference (20-23 March, over 3000 participants and attendees):
$120 for faculty members, $85 for independent scholars, $60 for graduate students, $35 for undergraduate students
More info here.

Seminar: Punk and the City, American Comparative Literature Association, 21-23 March 2014, New York University

Organizers: Patrick Deer, New York University; Sukhdev Sandhu, New York University


Day 1: Friday 3/21, 11:00am - 12:50pm, Silver 401
Cristina Garrigos
, University of Leon, “Punk Women in Spanish Cities: the Reconfiguration of Female Space” 

Leif Sorensen, Colorado State University, “Sounds of the Post-Dictatorial Cities: Punk Mappings of Buenos Aires, Montevideo and São Paulo” 

Maria Van Liew, West Chester University, “Catalunya’s Anti-Constitutional Punk Attitude:Agricultural Rock, Bourgeois Barcelona & Catalan Nationalism”  

Stuart Schrader, New York University, “New Wave vs. Black Lung?!”: Punk Rock and the 1978 Miners’ Strike

Day 2: Saturday 3/22, 11:00am - 12:50pm, Silver 401
Eliot Borenstein, New York University, “Pussy Riot: Speaking Punk to Power”

 

Jessica Schwartz, Columbia University, “Listening Beyond City Limits: Analyzing Punk’s Musical Genealogies of Suburban Planning and Subcultural Aesthetics”     


John Melillo, University of Arizona, “Punk and the Circulation of Noise” 

 

Respondent: Elizabeth Benninger, New York University


Day 3: Sunday 3/23, 11:00am - 12:50pm, Silver 401
Michael Gallope, University of Minnesota, “The Poetic Anxiety of Punk, c. 1977”

Stephanie Chin, Independent Scholar, “From the Pit to the Archive: in consideration of the materiality of the Riot Grrrl movement”

Bryan Waterman, NYU Abu Dhabi, “the frustrated energy of the ordinary American teenage male”: how early punk theorists covered up punk’s queer roots 

Marvin Taylor, New York University, “Punk Archives: The Downtown Collection at NYU’s Fales LIbrary”

Registration rates for the full ACLA conference (20-23 March, over 3000 participants and attendees):


$120 for faculty members,
$85 for independent scholars,
$60 for graduate students,
$35 for undergraduate students

More info here.

It’s cheesy, but damn if this doesn’t sound good. Almost anticipating Orange Juice. Al Stewart on OGWT, 1976.

effyeahctw:

A surprisingly poignant WTC cameo in this 3-2-1 Contact episode on gravity.

valentrinatapia:

"please don’t tell what train I’m on, they won’t know what route I’ve gone"

Elizabeth Cotten - “Freight Train”