Posted in music | tour dates on April 19, 2011

D Generation

"While groups such as the Strokes and the White Stripes get most of the credit for spearheading the garage rock revival movement of the early 21st century, there were several similarly styled bands of the mid- to late- '90s that preceded the aforementioned acts (with far less commercial success and press), such as D Generation. Formed during 1991 in New York City, the band automatically turned a blind eye towards the burgeoning Seattle movement, as their look and sound was straight out of NYC circa the early '70s, when trashy glam bands like the New York Dolls ruled the scene, and such punk bands as the Ramones and the Dead Boys were about to crash the party. Originally comprised of Jesse Malin (vocals), Richard "The Atomic Elf" Bacchus (guitar), Georgie Seville (guitar), Howie Pyro (bass), and Belvy K (drums), both Seville and aK would exit soon after -- replaced with Danny Sage and Michael Wildwood, respectively." -[allmusic]
D Generation (Jessie, Howie, Michael, Danny and Richard) are back and will play Irving Plaza on on 9/17 and the Troubadour in LA on 9/24 (with Prima Donna and Biters). Both shows are on sale (click the links). More shows might be announced.

Jesse Malin meanwhile is on tour with Alejandro Escovedo. Tickets are still on sale for their April 30th show at the Bell House and May 6th show at Maxwell's.

Though broken up since 1999, D Generation did reunite previously, in 2008 for a 3-song set at the John Varvatos store opening. A video from that, and others, below...

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D Generation - No Way Out

DGeneration Reunion April 17, 2008 performing 'No Way Out'

D Generation - "The Wasted Years" EMI Promo

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Comments (55)

oh dear. no no no. some things are better left ... not happening. please.

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2011 12:11 AM

oh yeah, almost forgot. first you bitches!

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2011 12:11 AM

come on, they should play coney island high

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2011 12:11 AM

Ambitious press release, but they were never even close to being as good as the Strokes or the White Stripes were.

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2011 12:18 AM

if their songs were as good as their image they would have bigger.

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2011 12:23 AM

Cool they have hot topic digs like the strokes kids.

Hey douche bags, put down your outfits and instruments. Maybe check out a good old garage band like the Replacements.

Anything but this phony crap that deserves to be at the new equally sad metal bar in Greenpoint next to the Exxon mobile toxic creek.

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2011 12:31 AM

and Jesse Malin continues to reach into his past psuedo-glory

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2011 7:10 AM

They sound like a very slightly grittier Poison!

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2011 8:31 AM

Sorry, but not diggin them

Posted by secret diamond | April 20, 2011 8:42 AM

I'd rather see D Generation X. SUCK IT!

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2011 9:16 AM

this picture is hilarious

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2011 9:24 AM

They were a good band. Saw them at Coney Island High a bunch... I remember them being pretty big.

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2011 9:27 AM

D Generation were garage rock like the White Stripes. Really?

Anyways, they were a great band, but that last album stunk. Terrible. I assumed BV was no a D Generation fan since the reunion news is weeks old by now.

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2011 9:41 AM

yeesh...got goose bumps remembering d generation on my cmj music monthly compilations...

the green door was great though!

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2011 10:02 AM

jesse malin wears a WIG, i'm just putting it out there, don't know why no one ever notices his hair never moves or changes

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2011 10:16 AM

lol barf

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2011 10:27 AM

Laughable, seems this is something we all agree on...

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2011 10:32 AM

like the white stripes and strokes?! get the eff out of here! that is a joke. please. this is like when reissues put on four thousand b-sides that never made the cut in the first place. there's a reason why. they sucked. and there's a reason why this band never went anywhere the first time around. that's right, my little bv kids. they sucked. so jesse should keep being a little ryan adams pet and put this joke of a band to bed.

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2011 10:38 AM

D MEHneration.

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2011 10:46 AM

NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO

They broke up for a reason. No one liked this band the first time around. They used all their inside connections to get as far as they did and the reason they never broke was because THEY SUCK.

Posted by Todd Rollins, Henry Rollins' brother. | April 20, 2011 10:49 AM

The green door parties at coney island high were pretty rad.Never cared about the band though.not my thing

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2011 11:01 AM

Wow, who the fuck cares or ever cared about this band?

Posted by Capn Crunch | April 20, 2011 12:05 PM

Can a Nancy Boy reunion be far behind?

Posted by smack | April 20, 2011 1:40 PM

Nancy Boy were like the Stones to D's Tokio Hotel.

Posted by Ricardo Manitoba | April 20, 2011 2:05 PM

i like D Generation

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2011 2:39 PM

H.U.M.M.U.S. Generation > D Generation

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2011 3:37 PM

They were a ridiculously good live band, as anyone who saw them at Coney Island High would attest (attn: Hipsters, wasn't in Coney Island). Their first and last records didn't get any of that across though, No Lunch was awesome.

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2011 4:10 PM

Wow, who the fuck cares or ever cared about this band?

Posted by Egypt News | April 20, 2011 7:08 PM

i fucking cared bitch. NO Lunch was fucking great!

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2011 8:55 PM

meh!

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2011 8:58 PM

well, i'll tell you who cares mr. fancy pants. Billy Blow Armstrong cares! and by blow.. I mean Joe.. of course

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2011 11:17 PM

^ Are you insinuating that D Generation is blowing members of Green Day?

Posted by Anonymous | April 21, 2011 9:59 AM

They were an amazing live band and the first two albums are fantastic. If you lived in NYC during the 90's, you wouldn't even try to debate it. These guys were the vanguards of an entire underground movement. And obviously still have a cult following. As for Strokes and White Stripes comparisons...I'm not getting it. They're nothing alike. Why even try to compare? That's like comparing 50 Cent to Sinatra.

Posted by Anonymous | April 22, 2011 4:25 PM

Inside connections don't get you a multi million dollar Sony record deal and major label bidding wars. There was something to this band. It's too bad it fell apart. I love the early stuff. Was never into the Seattle grunge thing that was happening at the same time.

Posted by Anonymous | April 22, 2011 4:30 PM

i remember those days and guess what? they sucked as a band back then BOTH LIVE AND IN THE STUDIO and I'm sure now as well. theres a good reason why Green Day became huge and this band never could get off the ground. Songs. Dgeneration had NO songs yet tons of ego. Forget Malin who is really beyond annoying with a terrible voice to boot, that band sucked ass, and i mean sucked major ass. I really had a terrible vibe from them, icky icky icky.

Chumming up to the right rock stars and other hangers on is no way to build a great band. Ask John Lydon, he sucked no one's ass for anything.

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 2:22 PM

pretty sure this wasn't a "press release", bv just puttin up news about an important nyc band...

Posted by Anonymous | May 1, 2011 12:06 PM

...check your shit, the band has said nothing...

Posted by Anonymous | May 1, 2011 12:07 PM

hahaha, jealous jealous jealous

Posted by Anonymous | May 1, 2011 12:08 PM

Jealous is right! And I love the argument, "if they were good, they would've been more famous." Um, there are plenty of great bands that never became Top 40. Don't get that as the litmus test for judging music. People can like whatever they want. And it's obvious that a shitload of people love this band.

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2011 11:00 AM

sounds like a lot of jealous little whiners out there who never did anything and now just hate on people online,anonymously ...

Posted by jimmy | June 10, 2011 6:00 PM

you're so sad and jealous ,sorry your band was never even at the dgen level , so sad that you never even made it that far . people get record deals because there is an audience . nobody in the band had "connections" . i remember they used to move bands to gigs and furniture with jesses van . rick the guitar player worked at the original san loco on 2nd ave !! the drummer lived at his girlfriends apt on ave c . wow some connections !!!!!

Posted by michael | June 17, 2011 3:55 PM

Can't wait, can't wait, can't wait! NYC will feel cool again for just one more night!

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2011 9:33 PM

Ohhhhhh.....did the Dgen guys steal your girlfriend too? I hate it when that happens.

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2011 9:35 PM

Actually, for the record, I stole the DGen girlfriends.

Posted by Anonymous | July 5, 2011 9:31 PM

It was all in fun. Don't be so harsh. If you've ever been to a Dgen show, you were NEVER disappointed. Jesse is a true artist and entertainer that lives and breaths rock n' roll. Go to the show and have a great time! Or you could just stay home and go to work the next day, like you ALWAYS do. Get out of the house, have fun and support the music!!!

Posted by prazo | August 12, 2011 2:59 AM

Everyone knows Jesse Malin wears a wig. He's the only one who thinks its a secret!

Posted by anonymous | September 3, 2011 11:28 PM

this guy sounds like the same angry loser who trolls the internet talking shit on DGen every time someone posts about them. dude, let it go.

Posted by Anonymous | September 17, 2011 10:32 AM

It's totally the same loser. He says the same things over and over again. Dude, it's not their fault that you never got a record deal yourself. If you worked on your own music as much as you spend time talking shit, you might have gotten somewhere by now.

Posted by Anonymous | September 17, 2011 2:41 PM

wow...lots of people obviously jump to gun on judgement here. must NOT know what REAL rock is and feels.

Posted by KnowsRock | October 1, 2011 4:48 AM

if their songs were as good as their image they would have bigger.

Posted by is nuclear energy renewable | September 2, 2013 7:44 PM

oh yeah, almost forgot. first you bitches!

Posted by Asthma | September 25, 2013 7:46 PM

Excellent dudes, excellent bands

Posted by Gutartige Tumoren der Lunge | October 11, 2013 10:21 AM

Excellent dudes, excellent bands

Posted by dance | February 18, 2014 4:07 PM

Girls dance

Posted by Girls dance | February 19, 2014 1:11 PM

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