Posted in music | tour dates on March 26, 2014

Butthole Surfers

In celebration of her new book, Amy Yates Wuelfing appeared on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart last night (3/25) to discuss her new book, No Slam Dancing, No Stage Diving, No Spikes: An Oral History of the Legendary City Gardens, which focuses on the long-closed, famed NJ venue City Gardens.

Along with her on the show was Butthole Surfer Gibby Haynes, who Amy (and co-author Steven DiLodovico) interviewed for the book, and whose band was one of Jon Stewart's (who bartended there) first shows at the venue with Dead Kennedys. You can watch a video of Amy, Gibby and Jon discussing the book and past experiences at the venue, below. Also keep an eye out for "Gwar" written on Gibby's arm in honor of the late Oderus Urungus.

As discussed, there are some upcoming live events for No Slam Dancing, including a signing/reading in NYC on April 19 at Jonathan Levine Gallery (529 W 20th St #9) from 3-5 PM.

Gibby Haynes will also be in NYC soon. He's taking part in Michael Dorf's Paul Simon tribute show which happens on Monday, 3/31 at Carnegie Hall. Gibby will be performing as a duo with Bob Forrest (Thelonius Monster, The Bicycle Thief), and other artists include Bob Mould (Husker Du, Sugar), Isobell Campbell (ex-Belle & Sebastian) with Andy Cabic (Vetiver), John Doe (X), Judy Collins, Ben Sollee, Bettye LaVette, Allen Toussaint Josh Ritter, Mike Gordon (Phish), Madeleine Peyroux with Jon Herington (Steely Dan), and more. Tickets for that show are still available.

Daily Show video below...

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Comments (13)

AMAZING! Can't wait to see this Doc.

Posted by Anonymous | March 26, 2014 9:33 AM

I with they interviewed Tada the Shitlady instead of Gibby

Posted by Anonymous | March 26, 2014 10:00 AM

For those who are interested -- here's an interview with Jon Stewart in which he goes into more detail on his experiences as bartender at City Gardens. Pretty interesting stuff.

http://www.vulture.com/m/2014/02/jon-stewart-on-bartending-at-a-famous-punk-club.html

Posted by Anonymous | March 26, 2014 10:34 AM

Dear Brooklyn and your so called DIY, Indie chic bullshit.

You will never create anything like city gardens. No matter how hard you limp wristed pussies try, you're always going to come off as schlock. What you regard as "a mosh pit" and "a crazy show" is nothing more than a my little pony convention.

G'night

Posted by Anonymous | March 26, 2014 12:21 PM

wait..... "your" little pony convention? DATES?

Posted by interested(!) | March 26, 2014 4:03 PM

Trenton sucks this was a club for Jersey and Philly people who lived too far from NYC.

Posted by Anonymous | March 26, 2014 4:19 PM

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Punk Geographer. Duh

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Posted by Anonymous | March 26, 2014 11:09 PM

Soon I discovered that this rock thing was true
Jerry lee Lewis was the devil
Jesus was architect previous to his career as a prophet
All of a sudden I found myself in love with the world
So there was only one thing that I could do,
Was ding a ding dang my dang a long ling long.

Posted by Anonymous | March 27, 2014 8:25 AM

Thank you 12:21. AGREED.

Posted by Anonymous | March 27, 2014 10:21 AM

8:25, putting it all back into focus.

Posted by Anonymous | March 27, 2014 11:21 AM

12:21 - Speaking a whole lot of truth

Posted by Anonymous | March 27, 2014 3:52 PM

Matt Damon was the bar tender at city gardens not John Stewart

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2014 12:39 AM

this show is incredibile

Posted by Fernandez-Stoll | May 12, 2014 5:40 AM

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