Posted in movies | music on August 6, 2014

City Gardens DJ/promoter Randy Now

The long-in-the-works documentary about storied Jersey punk/metal club City Gardens, titled Riot On the Dance Floor, is now finished and has been shown at a few festivals so far. Would you like to see it? BrooklynVegan and Rocks Off are pairing up for the NYC premiere of the film, happening Thursday, August 28 at AMC Loews Village 7 in the East Village. We're also hosting a post-screening Q&A with Gibby Haynes (Butthole Surfers), Sim Cain (Rollins Band), Director Steve Tozzi and more TBA. UPDATE: John Joseph (Cro-Mags) and Howie Abrams (co-founder of In-Effect Records) added to Q&A.

The event doubles as a benefit for the film -- which was funded by Kickstarter -- and starts at 8 PM. $10 tickets are on sale now.

After the film join us for the afterparty at Bowery Electric. Gibby Haynes will be DJing (and more details TBA).

Screening flyer below...




Comments (12)

This will be good, book saw great.

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2014 10:33 AM

Can we get a Jersey screening? Philly has seen it and now NYC, but still no NJ?


Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2014 11:23 AM

Yeah really. City Gardens was located in NJ. There should be a screening there, too.

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2014 11:30 AM

Saw Gibby on Jon Stewart to promote the book about CG's and could tell he doesn't remember their famous night there. Fun interview but he just painted in broad strokes and hammed for the camera. Sim Cain is a better choice because he's local. I hope he can cut through Gibby's natural tendency to be the center of attention.

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2014 11:48 AM

It's about time for the loudmouth herb D to come on here and school us all on NJHC and his battlelog LOL. This huckleberry wouldn't know true HC if you threw him into a real pit.

Posted by Bartedge | August 6, 2014 11:53 AM

D isn't a bad troll but he works too hard for the l u l z. I respect the effort but usually the results don't seem to really justify the exertion.

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2014 12:17 PM

WTF are you talking about Bartedge?


Just like you were CTIV on the Livewire board, and 99.9% of Livewire posters would agree.

You have a history of creating multiple screen names and back and forths on that board and now you're doing it here.

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2014 12:22 PM

It's gotten sort of sad - really gets way too upset/confrontational with his posts, guy needs to find a girl, or a guy, and go get some ice cream.

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2014 12:51 PM

There was a NJ screening at the LBI FILM FESTIVAL back in June in Beach Haven, NJ. Nearly 200 people attended the screening.

Posted by Randy Now | August 6, 2014 5:31 PM

The premier should be in Trenton. NYC don't really give a shit about this dump. This place was in the worst ghetto neighborhood and was people from PA or the boonies of Jersey. The big bands that would book this place was on off nights on the way to or from NYC, They shouldn't flatter themselves.

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2014 5:42 PM

^ Clueless idiot.

City Gardens was THE place to see an underground music show (hardcore punk or not) on the East Coast after CBGB. Better than The Rat and The Channel in Boston or 9:30 Club in DC.

Randy there should be a second screening cuz whoever set up the first one did a piss poor job promoting it as I don't remember it being mentioned on BV or anywhere else.

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2014 10:21 PM

^ Not better than The Rat in Boston you're a fucking idiot ..City Gardens wasn't really a scene it didn't really cultivate any bands (unless you count LCD Soundsytem since i heard the dude mopped the floor there or something) it was a vaccuum , stopover like the rest stops on I-95.

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2014 10:03 AM

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