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...AND IT DON'T STOP!
THIS WEEK IN NYC...

Joe Luke - the mysterious Irishman in Americathe week(s) in review...
(Roberto Benigni: 3 - Hollywood: Nil)

April 7th - Emer Martin novelist (& cardholding member of the 'Banshees') gave an exhilarating reading @ 'The Drawing Center' in Soho to an extremely appreciative audience. Emer's new book 'More Bread or I'll appear' should be hitting the shelves at your local bookstore now!

April 7th - Always entertaining The Residents brought their wagon of 'weirdass fun' to Irving Plaza (17 Irving Plc.) this night....

April 9th - B. B. King, Bobby 'Blue' Bland & Millie Jackson @ the Apollo (253 W125th St.), No you haven't gone back in time! - They just don't make 'em like they used to...

April 9th - Joan Jett made a brief appearance @ 'Barracuda' (275 W.22rd St.). Barracuda regularly features drag artists miming to the usual Barbara Streisand, Madonna, Cher & er, ... sometimes Joan Jett!?

April 9th - The 'Fab' Fountains of Wayne popped the Bowery Ballroom (6 Delancy St.) this Friday night - look out for their new album - 'Utopia Parkway'(If you like the Zombies, Beatles etc...)

April 9th - The New York Dolls, Buster Poindexter & Now - David Johanson & the Harry Smiths! 'Just like puss n' boots - WE hope HE don't get stopped for tryin'!- @ The Bottom Line(15 W.4th St.)

April 10th - Well you missed it! - Anal Love Feed @ 'Don Hills (511 Greenwich St.) 'fascinating' name(!?) but as the saying goes - 'It Ain't All That'......

April 10th - Not that it needs to be repeated, the BEST-EST, FUN-EST club in NYC - GLAM2000 with your darling hosts Nikki Kane & Georgie Seville (every Saturday @Coney Island High, 15 St. Marks Plc.)

April 10th - Our boyee Funkmeister Bernie Worrel & the Woo Warriors @ 'Wetlands'(161 Hudson St.) - puttin' the 'P' back in P-Funk!

April 11/12/ - Following a successful marathon series of small venue shows on the West Coast, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers continue the theme in NYC @ 'Irving Plaza' (- Expect more shows to be added.....& sold out!)

April 12th - Arlene's Grocery (95 Stanton St) present a Punk Rock Karaoke - could this be the beginning of the latest craze! Backstage on the recent 'Warped' tour that crossed the US a similar Karaoke tent gave more entertainment than most of the acts on the main stage - we are told!?

the week(s) in preview...

  • April 16th - the Tom Tom Club seem to be gigging more frequently these days(?- not a bad thing!) catch them this night @ Coney Island High (15 St. Marks Plc.)
  • April 16/17th - The Legendary Radiators (not to be confused with 'The Radiators from outer Space') play 2 shows @ Irving Plaza(17 Irving Plc.)- check out the first band these nights, the great 'NRBQ'!
  • April 9th - Mercury Rev come to the Bowery Ballroom (6 Delancy St.) in support of their (great) 'Deserter's song's' album tour.
  • April 20/21st - Wilco promote their new album 'Summer Teeth' with 2 NYC shows @ Irving Plaza (17 Irving Plc.)...
  • April 22/23 - The Creatures (Siouxsie Sioux & Budgie) continue their successful partnership outside of the Banshees....@ Irving Plaza
  • April 23rd - Tommy Stinson (Replacements, Perfect & now - Gun's & Roses!) performs one of his frequent solo 'acoustic' shows @ Coney Island High (15 St. Marks Plc.) before Tommy check out Mark Soloman (also of the band Perfect)'s other band Clumsy.
  • April 29/30th - Madness are back! showing the new kids how a white boy should play ska! @ Irving Plaza....
  • April 30th - Sleater-Kinney play their rescheduled NYC shows (-finally!)@ Irving Plaza....
  • May 2nd - Dick Dale 'surfs'(ouch!) into 'Wetlands'(161 Hudson St.).
  • May 5/6th - Luka Bloom shows NYC how it's done with 2 shows(!) @ The Bowery Ballroom(6 Delancy St.).....
  • May 15th - They Might Be Giants might be playing @ The Bowerey Ballroom(6 Delancy St.) this night....then again.....
  • May 15th - The Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black - more talent than any Marilyn Manson-type wannabes from the originators of the species....
  • May 16th - Alex Chilton ('Big Star' - dummy!) returns to his childhood pop-star roots when 'The Boxtops' take the stage @ Coney Island High (15 St. Marks Plc.)....
  • June 3rd - The Headcoats & Thee Headcoatees (...& whoever else Billy Childish wants to be...) grace NYC this night @ Coney Island High (165 St. Marks Plc.)...

Fave NYC Bar -
'Mat's Grill' (8th Ave & 55th)- ask for Gavin (Bartender & DJ par excellance!)

'Till the next time we say Goodbye...'
- Joe Luke