Posted in music | tour dates on May 20, 2012

Hanoi Rocks

It has been revealed that the "special secret show" at Bowery Electric tonight (5/20) is actually glam rocker Michael Monroe of Hanoi Rocks (?!). Why the hell would that be a secret? Because he played Bamboozle last night and wasn't allowed to announce the NYC show due to radius clauses. Bamboozle concludes in NJ today with WTF headliner Bon Jovi along with many others including Star Slinger and comedian Andrew Dice Clay.

In related news, L.A. Guns (who strangely recently released a song on Matador Records) and The Dirty Pearls are playing Highline Ballroom on July 5th for what is being billed as part of the CBGB Festival along with Killing Floor, The Noise, and Ingrid & The Defectors.

Other CBGB Fest shows include Guided by Voices at Summerstage, Sick of it All and Cro-Mags at Webster Hall, and a still-reunited D Generation at Bowery Electric which also hosts an upcoming Max's Kansas City reunion fest.

Meanwhile Bold headline the post Black n Blue Bowl show at Bowery Electric this afternoon along with a spoken word set by John Joseph of Cro-Mags.

Joey Ramone's annual birthday party, no longer trying to fill Irving Plaza, happened at The Studio at Webster Hall last night with some familiar punk and proto-punk veterans (many of the same names that play it every year) like Ivan Julian, The Indecent, The Brats, The Threads, The Gobshites, and The Bullys.

Paul Weller just played two nights at Best Buy Theater and a show at the John Varvatos store aka the actual old CBGB space one night earlier.

CBGB Rest in Peace.

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Comments (19)

what's a CBGB?

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 11:21 AM

Wow. What a great special guest. Didnt the singer of Hanoi Rocks get killed in that drunk driving accident caused by that bloated waste of oxygen Vince Neil?

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 11:21 AM

Haha, the Gobshites are not proto-punk veterans. They're a crappy Boston celtic-punk band.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 11:22 AM

RADIUS CLAUSESESESESESESES

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 12:14 PM

This is the special guest?

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Motherfucker in the middle looks like Jamie Gumm when he was posing in the mirror in "Silence Of The Lambs" LOL.

Someone please PLEASE photoshop this so their faces are the faces of Cro-Mags like this from left to right:

Mackie, John Joseph, Harley, Doug, Parris

Hanoi Mags

Posted by D | May 20, 2012 12:35 PM

HOLY SHIT!

'Think Cro-Mags were biting off Hanoi Rocks / glam rock bands in general with this pic:

http://legacy.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/reviewpics/cromagsband.jpg

John looks like a fucking duck in this pic.

Posted by D | May 20, 2012 12:43 PM

"Motherfucker in the middle looks like Jamie Gumm when he was posing in the mirror in "Silence Of The Lambs" LOL."

That would be Michael Monroe.

His last solo album is pretty good. Hanoi Rocks were awesome.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 2:28 PM

Bowery electric is a soulless, drab venue. Endless schedule of C-list acts. Why does it exist?

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 3:17 PM

They also will throw you out real quick if you start having fun in that place... Yeah real punk rock Bowery electric.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 3:46 PM

RED STAR !!!! BNB AFTER PARTY THE HIPSTER BLOOD WILL FLOW!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 3:48 PM

So it's not Bowie or Arcade Fire or Mick Jagger? Boring!

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 4:16 PM

Michael Monroe is great, but this surprise is almost as disappointing as Googa Mooga. OK, maybe not as bad as Googa Mooga.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 5:43 PM

Hahah at the hipsters with high expectations.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 6:37 PM

$20 for that?!!

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 7:30 PM

otamj?

Posted by X | May 20, 2012 9:16 PM

if Bon Jovi is there i will be there too

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2012 4:30 AM

Joey Ramone birthday bash was great and Mickey Leigh was fantastic.
R&R IS THE ANSWER!

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Posted by Michal | February 24, 2013 5:30 PM

I like it I really do.

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