Kase 2 does super duty tough work.
We’ll see Complex, we’ll see…
Depth Of Field Magazine presents
A CELEBRATION OF POP MUSIC COMICS!
Featuring an astounding line-up of artists, writers, and commentators, including Charles Soule, Avi Spivak, Jamal Igle, Elizabeth Keenan, Andrew Robinson, John Holmstrom, Ronald Wimberly, David Gallaher, Kieron Gillen, Joe Keatinge, Vivek J. Tiwary, and other special guests.
Complimentary refreshments are being contributed by some of New York’s finest establishments: Tompkins Square Bagels, Southampton Brewery, Saranac Brewery, and Lost Tribes Brewery.
A slice-of-life graphic novel about 4 strangers whose lives intertwine through a New York City pawn shop.
Mondo New York Film Trailer
“Follow an ever-silent, unflinching blonde chick through the cavalcade of perversion and performance art that was 1980s NYC. All your favorites are here: Lydia Lunch! Joe Coleman! Annie Sprinkle! Karen Finlay! Well, maybe not ALL your favorites. BYOH (Bring Your Own Heroin).”
Come check out this VHS classic and see the NYC that hipsters wished was still around.
Playing this Fri night @10pm as part of ReRun’s Beneath the Valley of the VHS series.
Hotel Chantelle gets dark slick and nasty in the basement once again! Special Birthday fun for our host Sarah Bacot too.
Befriend Password’s Facebook page for lot’s of sounds and more info!
Click the link above for a list of “snow day sites” through the NYC Parks Department—they offer free sleds and hot chocolate, along with other winter-weather activities.
I had a great time reading this. Hermes presents 1973-1977 NYC in a collage of stories about some of my favorite musicians: The Ramones, Television, Arthur Russell, Talking Heads, Lou Reed, Brian Eno…all the snippets quick and loaded with great stuff, which means the reading is really fast (I read it in a couple of days.) Hermes was a teenager during those years, so he laces the narrative with personal stories and cultural context—pot shortages, movies at the box office, blackouts, political elections, etc.
It’s interesting, in the wake of a ’60s counterculture that embraced (or claimed to) the notion of “authenticity,” how many of those making something new musically a decade later were also making themselves up — taking on names, getting their look down, buying instruments they didn’t know how to play. Tom Miller, a 19-year-old boarding-school bad boy, arrives downtown from Delaware, reads and writes poetry, starts calling himself Tom Verlaine, buys a Fender Jazzmaster and forms the band Television. A teenager from the Bronx quits the Black Spades gang, travels to the Ivory Coast and Nigeria, returns, and establishes a party-promoting community organization called the Universal Zulu Nation, with himself as the self-appointed “master of records” — Afrika Bambaataa, he starts calling himself, and begins mixing some of the earliest grooves of hip-hop. And then there were the unrelated kids from Forest Hills who all took on the surname Ramone.
(In the book, 1974 is labelled “Invent Yourself.”)
Some of my other favorite bits:
- The story of Springsteen writing “Hungry Heart” for The Ramones
- The New York Dolls on The Old Grey Whistle Test
- Arthur Russell playing cello on a cut of “Psycho Killer”