Posted in music | tour dates on May 13, 2013

JOEY

Joey Ramone, who died from lymphoma in 2001, would've been 62 this year. Here's details on his annual birthday bash:

Following the tradition, this year's BASH will take place on Sunday, May 19th, the actual date of RAMONES' birthday. The evening will be hosted at the Bowery Electric, to allow for a more intimate "up-close-and-personal" setting. The venue is located on the Bowery and Joey Ramone Place, just one block from the location of the original CBGBs.

Making his first appearance at the BASH is this year's headliner CJ Ramone, who was bassist and sometimes singer in The Ramones. CJ joined the group in 1989, replacing original member Dee Dee Ramone, and remained with the group until they retired in 1996. In past years, other Ramones members Tommy Ramone and Richie Ramone have performed at the BASH.

Also performing at the 2013 BIRTHDAY BASH is Andy Shernoff, a founding member of original New York punk band The Dictators, a member of The Resistance with JOEY RAMONE, and a guest musicians on JOEY's posthumously released debut solo album, "Don't Worry About Me." Sharing the bill are The Independents (a group JOEY managed), Sic F*cks, Ingrid and the Defectors, The Bullys, Heap, CJ Ramone, and Andy Shernoff. As in years past, the spectacular party will conclude with a performance by The Joey Ramone Birthday Bashers featuring Mickey Leigh, Walt Stack, CJ Ramone, Jahn Xavier, Walter Lure, George Tabb, Emily Brout, Pat Carpenter, Danny Nez, and surprise guests. The Masters of Ceremony will be John Holmstrom and Pete Aschner. Carrying on the 13 year tradition, Sean O'Sullivan's Punk Pipers will close the show. Additional surprises are anticipated at the evening's events, as yet to be announced.
Tickets to the 13th annual Joey Ramone Birthday Bash are on sale now.

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Comments (8)

Did they just stop trying? These shows used to be amazing

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2013 5:18 PM

Sic F*cks are still entertaining live. Wish they would do more shows.

Nothing will ever match the first birthday bash. I like that these shows are now smaller.

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2013 5:22 PM

Does THE MOM FROM HELL! still yell at the patrons there?

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2013 7:54 PM

This show and this venue, a wannabe old Continental, are wack.

Posted by D | May 13, 2013 8:00 PM

Bowery Electric? What, Two Boots was booked already?

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2013 10:08 PM

I hope Cassie Ramone will be there playing some jamz

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2013 12:01 AM

Go "Rock Out" with a bunch of wankers in button downs and khakis to a band that once was amazing but now seems completely unrevolutionary at a venue that completely sucks and over charges you for shitty pours?

Yeah. I'm gonna have to say pass.

Posted by The man with the ROBUST mustache. | May 14, 2013 12:22 AM

wayyyyy underwhelming

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2013 8:40 AM

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