Posted in To Do | music on July 14, 2011

Johnny Thunders

Johnny Thunders would turn 59 Friday (7/15) and his birthday is being celebrated tonight (7/14) at D-Generationer Jesse Malin's LES club Bowery Electric. There will be a number of artists performing including Heartbreaker Walter Lure's The Waldos, Oddball Alison Gordy, Pillbox who are apparently reuniting, and many others that are listed below. There will also reportedly be some special guests including ex-Dead Boy Jeff Magnum (NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH JEFF MANGUM OF NEUTRAL MILK HOTEL), Jesse Malin, Andy Shernoff of The Dictators, Lenny Kaye and many others.

Many of those playing appeared on the 2009 "Skykrebs Records"-released "Born To Lose" tribute 3CD Boxed set. That includes Krebs & The Maynard G's, The Waldos and Alison Gordy.

Trouser Press writes of Pillbox:

Before there was a Strokes to make it safe as milk, the snarly glam punk spirit of the Stooges, New York Dolls and Dead Boys lived for a time in the skinnyassed tattooed bodies of Pillbox, a New York quartet which offered a skankier, more menacing and less theatrical alternative to the likeminded and better-known D Generation.
Check out the Pillbox video for "Holly" below.

D Generation plays reunion shows in September at bigger venues.

Lenny Kaye, who will supposedly be a special guest at the show tonight, is a longtime member of the Patti Smith Group. Patti Smith plays a free show at Castle Clinton tonight (7/15). Don't forget that, "FREE TICKETS AVAILABLE FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED AT THE GATE STARTING AT 5PM. DOORS OPEN AT 6PM." People are already in line as of 2pm. It would be cool of Patti ended up at the Johnny Thunders party afterwards too.

Full Bowery Electric lineup and the Pillbox video below...

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Pillbox - "Holly"

SkyKrebs Records Presents A Johnny Thunders Birthday Celebration with The Waldos
Alison Gordy
American Dream
The Dirty Shames
Gass Wild & Friends
The Joe Kelly All Stars
Joff Wilson
King Bee & The Stingers
Krebs & The Maynard G's
New York Junk
The Threads
The Weapons
plus surprise Guest Stars (ex Dead Boy Jeff Magnum, Andy Shernoff, Lenny Kaye, Todd Youth, Jesse Malin, and more)

Also: the long awaited Pillbox NYC reunion!

DJ: Linda Rizzo

Doors 7:30PM
1st band 8:15PM Sharp!

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Comments (10)

In honor of Johnny Thunders' b-day, my man is running a special on the Pandemic Jumbo, just $25 (down from $35). Get em while the works are hot!

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2011 2:13 PM

Bowery Electric... The rudest staff in any nightclub. Also the home of "THE MOM FROM HELL!"

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2011 2:15 PM

MOM FROM HELL!!!!!!
i hooked up with johnny thunders son once. i was twelve, he was like fifteen. (i'm a chick)

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2011 2:47 PM

HAHAHAH Diane = Mom from hell! Soooo true

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2011 3:01 PM

got drugs?

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2011 3:23 PM

boring

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2011 3:28 PM

is that pee wee herman?

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2011 3:34 PM

the mom from hell is making a record

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2011 3:35 PM

"got drugs?"

I've.... got............. HEROIN!

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2011 3:36 PM

THIS WAS TOO FUN.

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2011 1:32 PM

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