Hidee-ho garagepunkareenos! Guess what? We’ve got 4 tickets to Friday’s Black From the Grave extravaganza at the Knitting Factory in Brooklyn to give away… Cavestomp is putting on this killer bill on Friday (11/30) featuring T Valentine (with Daddy Long Legs), Blow Fly, the original rapper and/or mad hatter, Barrence Whitfield and the Original Savages [...]
2011: A pretty damn crazy year for Garage Punk in NYC. Our roundup covers the big news, venues opening & closing, Norton’s 25th anniversary, all of our local bands’ record releases PLUS The Top 10 Best Shows of The Year!
HURRAH! A new issue of Bananas, New York’s own garage punk zine, is out this Thursday, October 27th. If you’re not familiar, Bananas is a free, more-or-less quarterly print zine that covers everything that’s cool- current garage rock, punk and psych bands from New York and everywhere else, the golden age of porn (really!), good [...]
Halloooo out there hell cats and kittens! I realize it’s way too early for a Halloween post, but it just sort of happened that I’ve got a bunch of bands to talk about this time that have a certain ‘spooky’ theme to them. First off is the new video from Brooklyn’s own Twin Guns. Â We’ve [...]
Hello friends! Or rather, hello FANS, because as of now, GaragePunkNYC is now a Facebook ‘page’, not a Facebook profile. Say what now? Yeah, it’s pretty lame, but basically our Facebookian overlords limit you to 5,000 friends. Once you hit that magical limit, you have to change into a ‘Page’ or you won’t be able [...]
Woops! It’s been almost two months since I last caught up with you’re fine, fine talents that you’ve been spreading on our Facebook wall, emailing us with, etc etc.Â Too long– especially since we’ve got another clutch of fine newness that deserves an audience. Let’s start with a pretty recent discovery– if I told you [...]
You guys and gals have been good enough to post some way out video clips to our Facebook wall so we’re kicking off a new feature on the best of your random Facebook videos. If we don’t write about your videos, it’s not because we didn’t have time or missed the post– we probably just [...]
International Record Store Day is this Saturday the 16th. If you’ve never heard of it before, the point of RSD is to remember the local record slingers who have been supplying you with plastic culture for most of your life and to inject some much-needed cash into local shops: Â a worthy cause if ever there [...]
Is it happening again? Those of us old enough to vote will remember the relentless buzz generated around the White Stripes/Strokes “Garage Rock Revival” moment of 2001/2 and the resulting frenzy by mainstream labels to jump on the latest bandwagon.
Is Rock’n’Roll in danger? Paul Collins certainly thinks so.Â “Rock’n’roll has always needed saving and it has always been saved!” says the near-legendary Collins, of the Nerves and the Beat, two classic power-pop/punk touchstones for two generations of New York bands and current frontman of the Paul Collins Beat. I interviewed Collins over Facebook recently [...]