Posted in NYC | TV | To Do | music on January 24, 2013

by Bill Pearis

Concrete TV

When I moved to NYC in the late '90s I was fairly obsessed with the weird world of cable access television, something we didn't have in the small town where I grew up. One of the most memorable shows, or at least the one that always seemed to be on when I was coming home late Friday nights, was Concrete TV that was a Cuisineart collage edit of car crashes, horror violence, erotica, explosions, old sci-fi films, you name it... all usually set to overmodulated hard rock.

Created by Ron Rocheleau, the show -- which still airs on MNN Channel 67 on Friday nights at 1:30 AM -- is celebrating its 20th Anniversary this year and there's a screening party tonight (1/28) at Videology in Williamsburg where they'll be screening two never-before-seen episodes: "Children of the Very Damned" and "Mary-Kate and Ashley go to Frogtown." (Full disclosure: I clerk occasionally at Videology.) The overstimulation starts at 8 PM and is free.

You can also buy DVD anthologies of Concrete TV's episodes. A few examples of Concrete TV's in-your-face mashup style are below.

---

---

      

Tags: Concrete TV

Comments (9)

if there will be free hummus and pita triangles, i'm in.

Posted by Anonymous | January 24, 2013 4:29 PM

^ LOL!

Posted by Anonymous | January 24, 2013 4:44 PM

Concrete tv is brilliant. If you have never seen it, you are missing out.

Posted by Anonymous | January 24, 2013 10:47 PM

Does anyone know what channel and time Concrete TV is on in Brooklyn Time Warner?

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2013 9:47 AM

Concrete tv is brilliant. If you have never seen it, you are missing out.

Posted by Bumba | March 18, 2013 1:20 PM

i agree in Cable was so much better back in the day.

Posted by Massagem | April 8, 2013 12:36 AM

TRUST just released a new single, "Heaven," with a number of remixes from the likes of Cloudland and Sir Stephen Hips

Posted by medafile | April 14, 2013 9:41 PM

I miss staying up late at night and watching cable tv.

Posted by mike | May 8, 2013 10:26 AM

This came on when I still in highschool and before I stumbled across any sort of intoxication this was entertaining to me and still is

Posted by Fogarty | September 15, 2014 7:07 AM

Leave a Comment