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‘Punk’ Docuseries Attempts to Answer All of Your Punk Questions

Last modified March 25, 2019 at 2:01 pm

Is it punk to create a documentary series about punk? Or is that the antithesis of the spirit itself? While watching the new docu-series Punk on the Epix network, I found myself asking these questions. Was I no longer a happy nonconformist if I actually liked this series? Does punk endure, or are some of […]

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Photographer David Godlis Takes us Back to the 1970s Bowery

Posted June 22, 2016 at 5:15 am

It’s mid 1970s gritty New York City and you’re perusing through the Village Voice when a large ad for a bar you’ve never heard of catches your eye. Night after night you find yourself heading down to this seedy part of town which has drawn you in with its sweaty air, loud punk music, and […]

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Opening Day of Ramones Exhibit at Queens Museum [RECAP]

Last modified April 11, 2016 at 2:28 pm

Yesterday afternoon, the Queens Museum turned into a mosh pit. The official opening of “Hey Ho! Let’s Go! Ramones and the Birth of Punk” kicked off with four hours of live bands in the middle of the museum. Thousands of museum-goers stopped by, many sporting the Ramones uniform of a motorcycle jacket, ripped jeans and […]

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Hey! Ho! Let’s Go … to the Ramones Exhibit at the Queens Museum

Posted April 8, 2016 at 9:23 am

Unless you liked spending time in elevators or supermarkets, the music scene in the mid-70s was not terribly exciting. Mainstream radio specialized in “Lite FM” tunes and bubblegum pop songs. Concerts were headlined by “arena rock” bands, specializing in 30 minute drum solos. During this time, there was also nothing terribly exciting going on in […]

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Ramones Tribute Mural Goes up on the Bowery, Across from Former CBGB

Last modified September 4, 2015 at 9:52 am

August 16, 1974. A date that lives in infamy. It was then, forty-one years ago, that Joey, Johnny, Dee Dee, and Tommy took the stage at CBGB for the first time as the Ramones. Enter the Little Italy Street Art Project and the Loman Art Festival. The organization tapped street artists John “Crash” Matos and Solus […]

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Dee Dee Ramone Exhibit Opens At Chelsea Hotel Today

Last modified September 3, 2015 at 5:45 pm

Hot on the heels of the Blondie 40th Anniversary exhibition comes another kickass display of rock’n’roll radness happening at the Chelsea Hotel Storefront Gallery (222 West 23rd Street) this month. The Dee Dee Ramone exhibit kicks off today (December 10) and will run through January 1. Fans can check out a host of art, writings, […]

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Read Tommy Ramone’s Original Band Bio of The Ramones (RIP)

Posted July 14, 2014 at 10:00 am

The Ramones can finally reunite. In heaven. For the great gig in the sky. The last founding member of the punk pioneers – drummer Tommy Ramone (aka Thomas Erdélyi) – died over the weekend at 65. He had been battling the good fight against bile duct cancer for a number of years. As Spin points out, […]

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Joey Ramone Birthday Bash Returns to Bowery Electric May 19

Last modified September 3, 2015 at 5:45 pm

Yes friends, it’s time to raise our glasses to one of New York City’s finest once again, the one and only Joey Ramone, as the 2014 Joey Ramone Birthday Bash is coming up Monday, May 19—the punk legend’s actual birthday! “There is never a shortage of reasons to celebrate the birthday and life of my […]

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Marky Ramone Selected as Celebrity Judge for the LES Film Festival

Posted March 13, 2014 at 6:09 am

Currently in its fifth year, the LES Film Festival just netted Ramones replacement drummer Marky Ramone as celebrity judge. He joins the 2014 Music Video judging panel. In other LES Film Festival news, the deadline for submissions – shorts, features, documentaries, music videos – has been extended. You now have until March 31 to get […]

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Chico Paints New Ramones Mural on Croxley Ales

Posted July 5, 2013 at 6:50 am

After creating an ad mural for soon-to-open Wafels & Dinges at Avenue B and East Houston, the beloved street artist went around the corner to Croxley Ales.

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