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Reverend Horton Heat @ Rocks Off cruise, 4/4/2013
Reverend Horton Heat

Reverend Horton Heat has been making his alloy of punk, surf, rockabilly for nearly 30 years. He brought his "Stewed, Screwed & Tattooed" tour to NYC last night (4/4) for a Rocks Off show aboard The Princess which cruises the Hudson. Jumpstarting his set with Beavis & Butthead fave "Psychobilly Freakout," the Rev and crew tore through nearly 20 songs for their time afloat. More pictures, including a couple of opening band, Continental, and more tour dates, are below.

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Talib Kweli @ SXSW 2011 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
Talib Kweli

today in NYC
* Bela Fleck @ Pace
* Nora York @ Barbes
* Talib Kweli @ S.O.B.'s
* Gael Rouillhac @ Barbes
* ASSSSCAT 3000 @ UCB
* Lea DeLaria @ Joe's Pub
* Mike Birbiglia @ Union Hall
* The Juan Maclean @ Le Bain
* Manitou, Sun Club @ Mercury Lounge
* Umphrey's McGee @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Diplo @ The Westway (3:30 AM set)
* Agusti Fernandez Solo @ The Stone
* Egyptian Lover, Salem (DJ Set) @ MoMA PS1
* Tiger Dare, Tuxedo, Tamarin, Vows @ Pianos
* Hannibal Buress @ Knitting Factory Brooklyn
* Telephoned, Cookies, Tubetops @ Cameo Gallery
* Motherlodge: A Fleetwood Mac Orgy @ Joe's Pub
* The Weeks, Junior Astronomers @ Mercury Lounge
* The Soft Pack, Skaters, Sundelles @ Union Pool
* Toshi Reagon, Bernice Johnson Reagon @ Joe's Pub
* Cool World, Railings, Jerry Paper, Curtin @ Big Snow
* Infinity Hotel, Squall, Rudy Stoned Band @ Cake Shop
* Agent Trevor, Davie Crolla, Marshallito @ Brooklyn Loft
* Dillon Francis, Anamanaguchi, Gent & Jawns @ Webster Hall
* Judah Friedlander, Janeane Garofalo @ EastVille Comedy Club
* Alejandro Escovedo @ YMCA Boulton Center for Performing Arts
* Agusti Fernandez, Joaquim Badden H, Kyoko Kitamura @ The Stone
* 'The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye' (film screening) @ Barbes
* The Wailers, Groundswell, Frank Viele @ Paramount (Huntington, NY)
* Johnny Winter, Southside Johnny and more @ Ridgefield Playhouse (CT)
* Chat Logs, Buck Gooter, Ashcan Orchestra, Gangsta Love, ZmochS @ Death By Audio
* The Toasters, Mrs Skannotto, Nix 86, Survay Says! @ Revolution Bar & Music Hall
* Hannibal Montana, A Fucking Elephant, Noxious Foxes, Multitudes @ Public Assembly
* Hunters & Runners, Derrick & The Black Sea, Chamber Band, The Archive @ Glasslands
* Kool Keith, GDP, The Yes Yes Yalls, Hot Sugar, St. Joe Louis @ Stanhope House (NJ)
* Sean Price, Roc Marciano, Buckshot, Meyhem Lauren, Thirstin Howl 3rd & Rack-LO, Timeless Truth @ Highline Ballroom
* Honkey Toast, Trigger's All Stars, The Waldos, CJ Ramone Band, Sea Monster, Murphy's Law, 2 Man Advantage, Suicide King, Heap, Charm School, Electric Frankenstein, Furious George, Honor Among Thieves, Snake Canyon @ Continental

The Continental, a bar on 25 3rd Ave that used to host shows but no longer does, is throwing their annual reunion tonight with a very similar lineup to last year of The Waldos, CJ Ramone Band, Murphy's Law and more.

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Tickets for the Iceage, White Lung, and Parquet Courts show at Bowery Ballroom go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets for the Solange show at Webster Hall go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets for the Liars show at Brooklyn Masonic Temple are on ale now. Tickets for their show at the Met are still available too.

The Queers are going on tour with fellow Ramones worshippers Teenage Bottlerocket and Masked Intruder which hits NYC on March 2 at Santos Party House. Tickets for that show are on sale now. All dates are listed below.

'90s alt-lite faves Sixpence None the Richer play Knitting Factory on February 6. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Toots & the Maytals are playing with Galactic and Nigel Hall Band at Terminal 5 on April 13. Tickets for that show go on AmEx/Ticketmaster presale today at noon with a general on-sale starting Friday (1/11) at noon.

Birthmark (aka Nate Kinsella) has been added as an opener to the Tim Kasher shows at Knitting Factory and Maxwell's. Tickets for the Knit show and tickets for the Maxwell's show are still on sale.

Hirsute Pursuit (mem of Thee Majesty) will team with the ever controversial Boyd Rice/NON as part of a show at Europa on January 24th. Support will come from Cult of Youth and House of Blondes. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Tickets for the Gojira, Devin Townsend, and The Atlas Moth show at Music Hall of Williamsburg go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets for the Dawn Richard show at SOB's are on sale now.

Tickets for the Rockie Fresh and Lunice show at SOB's are on sale now.

Tickets for the Amon Tobin DJ gig at Le Poisson Rouge are on sale now.

Celtic punks The Tossers are playing Mercury Lounge on March 8 with Continental. Tickets for that show go on AmEx presale today at noon with a general on-sale starting Friday (1/11) at noon.

XXYYXX and Teen Daze are playing 285 Kent on February 21. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

All Queers, Teenage Bottlerocket, Masked Intruder dates are listed below...

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Lenny Kaye with Patti Smith at E2NY 2011 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Lenny Kaye

The Continental, which no longer hosts shows, but is still a bar located on 25 3rd Ave in Manhattan, is hosting their Annual Reunion this Sunday (1/15). The lineup includes The Waldos (with Walter lure), Lenny Kaye (of Patti Smith Group), CJ Ramone, Murphy's Law (who are headlining the afternoon matinee portion), Electric Frankenstein, The Independents, Heap, and more. The full lineup with set times is listed below...

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fire

"One top-floor resident said he was fixing a window in his apartment about 5:30 p.m. when he looked outside and saw people on the sidewalk pointing toward the roof.

The man, who identified himself only as a bar owner named Trigger, said he ran out into the hall and saw the doorway leading to the roof consumed by flames. There are about four other apartments on the top floor.

"I was pounding on the doors," he said. "I don't know what I lost, but I'm just happy to be alive."" [NY TIMES]

The fire happened at 240 Houston St which is diagonal from Mercury Lounge which you can see make a cameo in the video of the fire below...

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Pussycat Lounge

"The city cracks down on things, just to give bars fines--that's what kills the new businesses," said Joi Brozek, former co-owner of the Lucky Cat rock club in Williamsburg. "If you're barely making rent and then you're slapped with a $1,500 fine, you're almost doomed to fail, especially when you're dealing with music because then everyone comes out of the fucking cracks like cockroaches."....

...."The reality of it is, live music isn't much of a moneymaker," she said. "If it was up to me, and somebody said, 'What would be your ideal business?' I would say, a straight-up bar, and that's it, because, really, live music is a ton of headaches." [The NY Observer]

P.S. I recently made a lot of updates to the NYC venue map. Check it out.

HR & JESSE MALIN @ CONTINENTAL, NYC | SEPT 14, 2006 (CRED & MORE)
HR and Jesse Malin

The above photo is HR of Bad Brains playing with Jesse Malin at the Continental's 4th-to-last show ever (Thursday, September 14th, 2006). Jesse came back on Friday the 15th to play with Trigger too. Carla wrote in...

the show Friday was great. it was fucking packed! we were there till close to the end- we missed the last band. It was pretty cool because there's this whole crew of rock bands (Drag Citizen, Honor Among Thieves, Banana Fish Zero, Joker Five Speed, Slunt, the Sex Slaves) that used to play together all the time at the Continental, Rock Candy at Don Hills, Trash, etc. and it was really nice for a lot of them to get together at the Continental one last time. There's still really a cool community of hard rockers in this town-- pretty much under the radar, but it's still going on. Trigger played with a bunch of guys form the bar (Bingo the door guy on bass and this dude Joe) and Jesse Malin. They were great. Appropriately, they played I Wanna be sedated and Blitzkrieg Bop. I took some pictures that didn't come out because someone was throwing beer in the crowd. It was dirty, loud, and smelly-- the de rigueur Continental experience.

Murphy's Law played there on the 16th. Were you there on the 17th (the final night)? If so, I'd love to hear about it.

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HR will be rejoining Bad Brains for two CBGB gigs in October. Jesse Malin is playing two shows at the Living Room during CMJ.

The Continental

Murphy's Law @ Continental - September 16, 2006
by Klaus Kinski

The Continental's second to last show ever was as close to the early 90's hardcore shows I used to go as you can get. Having taken down all of the famous framed pictures and other decorations that used to be present and also having removed all of those clumsy booths, the Continental was transformed into a dingy hardocre venue of days long gone. What also authenticized the atmosphere was the complete lack of air conditioning and the fact that the guys at the door completely overfilled the place with chain smoking skinheads, punks, Hells Angels, and college kids. The heat, claustrophobia and second hand smoke made me wonder how I ever did this weekend after weekend when I was a wee bit younger.

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Its either the horrible weather, or just general exhaustion that keeps me missing so many shows I mean to go to lately. One such show was "Jesse Malin (who just announced a new album) + special guests" last night at Continental. Were you there? If so, wWhat happened? I just found this:

...jesse was awesome, his keyboard player / harmony vocalist rocks. we saw a bit of his d generation bandmate's set, and saw one song with a guy from bad brains, but we got tired and took off... i'm sure the show went till 3am with tons of special-er guests..." [Myspace Blog]

Bad Brains @ CBGBAnd speaking of extinct clubs and Bad Brains, this is coming to CD and DVD:

Bad Brains – Live CBGB 1982 displays why Bad Brains became one of the most important bands in the history of American Hardcore. On Christmas Eve 1982, Bad Brains began their three-day stint at a Hardcore Festival hosted by legendary CBGB. This DVD represents the very best of these shows, culled from over 4 hours of footage. Their live performances were legendary, their visual recordings were impossible to find. Now, for the first time on DVD, that powerful performance is revisited in extraordinary fashion.

There's a $3.00 screening at at Southpaw in Brooklyn on Tuesday, September 19th at 9pm. There's a preview clip on YouTube. All screenings everywhere, and more CD/DVD info, below....

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Continental

Trigger of the Continental15 AMAZING YEARS!!! THANKS TO MY STAFF, THE BANDS, AND ALL OF
YOU FOR MAKING THIS POSSIBLE.
IT'S BEEN AN HONOR THAT I'LL NEVER FORGET.

COME TO OUR GRAND RE-OPENING ON WEDNESDAY,
OCTOBER 11TH @ 9pm.

YOU'RE ON THE LIST PLUS 1.
THANK YOU, TRIGGER

THIS WEEK'S VOICE
The Village Voice

The last four nights of shows at Continental are upon us. Richard Bienstock, whose band Drag Citizen is playing there Friday night, wrote an article called "Downer at the Rock and Roll Club" for the Village Voice.

But the act whose history is perhaps most intertwined with that of the Continental's is the now defunct glam-punk outfit D Generation.

"We signed our record deal with EMI in the Continental's bathrooms," says the band's former singer, Jesse Malin, who was also a partner in the late Coney Island High on St. Marks Place and is currently co-owner of the Avenue A bar Niagara. "Television had CBGB, and the Velvet Underground had Max's, but for my little punk rock group it was this room on the corner of Third Avenue. It was our home, and it's where we made our name."

APPLE bandTONIGHT'S LINEUP - Thursday, September 14
Jesse Malin (w/ Special Guests)
Richard Bacchus (ex D-Generation
DJ Howie Pyro (ex D-Generation)
A.P.P.L.E. (reunion show)
+ REALLY SPECIAL GUESTS

D GenerationHmmm, that's three of the five original D-Generation members explicitly listed right on the bill. "Special guests" are listed twice. One of them is "Really". Strangely/sadly/obviously (depending on how you look at it) tickets are still available. Enquiring minds will also want to know:

** Jesse Malin also played bass for a time with the NYC punk band A.P.P.L.E., who as you can see above, are also on the evening's bill. It'll be their A.P.P.L.E.'s first gig in 18 years. Their second one will be opening for Agent Orange and Reagan Youth at CBGB later this month.

** Original D-Generation guitarist and New Yorker Georgie Seville (he was replaced by Danny Sage) is doing well as part-owner of the Motherf*cker franchine along with Johnny T, Justine D, and Michael T.

** Jesse's friend Ryan Adams is often his "special guest" (not a reason to go to this show though - just a possible bonus).

** Jesse is also playing Tuesday at the Union Square Barnes & Noble

The rest of the schedule.....

ContinentalFriday, September 15
1:30 NEUF NEUF NINE
12:45 BANANA FISH ZERO (reunion)
12:15 TRIGGER’S ALL STARS
11:30 PRINCE HAL’S NEW BAND THE RABBITS
10:45 DEEK JENKINS
10 HONOR AMONG THIEVES
9:15 DRAG CITIZEN

Saturday, September 16
12 MURPHY’S LAW
11 TWO MAN ADVANTAGE
10:15 TURBO AC’S
9:30 SUICIDE KING
8:45 THREADS
8 THE BASICKS
7:15 GUNS ON THE RUN

ContinentalSunday, September 17 (THE LAST NIGHT)
11 CJ RAMONE AND DANIEL REY PLAYING A FULL RAMONES SET w/ WALTER LURE and more
10 HANDSOME DICK MANITOBA’S BAND (The almost-Dictators reunion)
9 LENNY KAYE AND FRIENDS
8 THE BULLYS
7:15 CHARM SCHOOL

Tickets are actually still on sale for all four shows.

So Trigger will now try to court a different crowd. In mid October, he will relaunch the Continental as a dive bar. He'll retain the name and most of the staff, but the stage will be ripped out and replaced by extra seating and a flat-screen television showing "the Yankees, Knicks, and old kung fu movies." Draft beer taps will be installed behind the bar, and the downstairs greenroom—his favorite spot in the club—will get a pool table. "But I'm not going to touch a sticker or piece of graffiti in there, because of all the memories and history and energy," he says. "So hopefully when the bands come back to drink they'll be happy to see the place where they spent so many hours tuning their instruments and passing out to be more or less intact." [also from the Voice]

Previously
almost-all-THE DICTATORS reunion @ CBGB & Continental
Continental adds their real last show PLUS Lenny Kaye @ CBGB
Trigger Presents: last 3 shows @ Continental - On Sale
The last 3 days @ Continental (schedule) | Help George Tabb
Jesse Malin playing third to last show @ Continental | Tix
Murphy's Law playing last show EVER at the Continental
Last Continental show now September 16th
Continental to close on August 26th?
The Continental will stop having live music

"Former MANOWAR guitarist Ross The Boss will help 'close down' two legendary New York City venues this fall. For two special shows fans will get to see an almost-all-THE DICTATORS reunion (and/or MANITOBA'S WILD KINGDOM) with living legends:

Handsome Dick Manitoba (THE DICTATORS, MANITOBA'S WILD KINGDOM)
Ross The Boss (THE DICTATORS, MANOWAR, MANITOBA'S WILD KINGDOM, THUNDERBOSS)
JP Thunderbolt Patterson (THE DICTATORS, MANITOBA'S WILD KINGDOM, THUNDERBOSS)
Dean Rispler (MURPHY'S LAW, THUNDERBOSS)

THE DATES
Sep. 17 - New York City, NY @ The Continental (the last show ever)
Oct. 06 - New York City, NY @ CBGB (the last show we know about @ CBGB as of this post)

(via Blabbermouth)

UNCLE MONK
Unkle Monk

The last surviving founding member of the Ramones Tommy Ramone plays bluegrass with Claudia Tienan of the Simplistics. They call themselves Uncle Monk.

The Continental changed their mind about Murphy's Law playing the last show ever at the club. Tickets are now on sale for THE REAL LAST SHOW ("this is it!") on September 17. 2006. Its "a full Ramones set" by Ramones producer Daniel Rey, Ramones bassist (1989-1996) CJ Ramone, Radio host and lead singer of the The Dictators Handsome Dick Manitoba (also own's Manitoba's bar), Walter Lure (Johnny Thunders and the Heartbreakers), and Lenny Kaye (Patti Smith group). No Tommy Ramone at this one, but then again it does say "special guests". (thx Klaus)

The lineup for the night of September 17th at CBGB has yet to be announced, but speaking of Lenny Kaye - he'll be the special guest at CBGB's Gallery on September 8th. He goes on at 10pm after Carla Rhodes. Mad Juana are on at midnight.

Previously
Trigger Presents: last 3 shows @ Continental - On Sale
Lenny Kaye | You Call it Madness | Mo Pitkens
Lee "Scratch" Perry playing CBGB | tix
Reagan Youth also playing George Tabb benefit @ CBGB's Lounge
The final CBGB (downstairs lounge) Lineup
Reagan Youth playing CBGB with Agent Orange | tix
Hatebreed playing CBGB | free ticket with CD
Fishbone playing CBGB | 2006 Tour Dates

9/11 MADE GEORGE TABB SICK (MORE INFO)
George Tabb

Of course it's cool to close your venue with friends, and I'm sure there will be plenty of guest appearances, but the now-official lineup for Continental's last three days (of shows) just seems pretty boring. Jesse Malin and Murphy's Law play NYC all the time. Banana Fish Zero broke up in 2005....

September 2006 @ CONTINENTAL
13 - ??
14 - Jesse Malin plus special guests
15 - Banana Fish Zero (REUNION), Prince Hal's new band The Rabbits, Derek Jenkins
16 - Murphy's Law, Two Man Advantage, Suicide King

ALSO: There's a benefit for George Tabb (Furious George) at Continental on August 20th. There was one at CBGB on July 15th.

As previously reported, Murphy's Law are playing the final Continental show ever on September 16, 2006 (with Two Man Advantage and others TBA). Jesse Malin ("featuring special guests") is playing on September 14th. Tickets are on sale.

Previously
Ryan Adams joined Jesse Malin on stage at Merc
Jesse Malin vs. Irving Plaza, NYC | pics
Jesse Malin, Ryan Adams & Friends @ Irving Plaza, NYC | pics
Last Continental show now September 16th
The Continental will stop having live music

Continental's last live show has been pushed from August 26, 2006 to September 16, 2006. Murphy's Law are still playing.

Murphy's Law is playing the last live show ever at the Continental on August 26, 2006 (they're also playing there on March 17th). I'm not sure if the last show is just the last show, or the end of the whole club. Also not sure who else is going to be on that bill.

Previously
Murphy's Law - A 3 Hour Tour

I previously reported the Continental was stopping live shows. The rumor now says they'll close completely on August 26th - two months before CBGB even.

The Continental - Ramones

Get Underground reports, "...CBGB’s less famous counterpart only a few blocks up the street, The Continental, has let it be known that it will no longer be hosting live music and will become a regular bar with a big screen TV. The Continental hosted some of the best punk rock music ever. It’s where Joey Ramone partied and where Murphy’s Law can be counted on to ring in the New Year and St. Patrick’s Day.....I recently ran into the Continental’s owner, Trigger, at Manitoba’s on Ave. B. 'It breaks my heart, but I’ll be able to pay my rent easier,' he said. He added that when he first opened the club 15 years ago, the East Village was still the East Village. Now I’m surrounded by McDonald’s and Starbucks and K-Mart and I’m paying that level rent.'..."

The Continental - Toilet Boys

Catch one more show at The Continental. Check out their schedule.

RIP CBGB
RIP CONTINENTAL
RIP 2ND AVE DELI (not that I could eat anything there)

On a related note, CBGB is supposedly/obviously planning a series of farewell shows leading up to the October 31st closing date.

The Germs

"...When we entered the Magik Markers were playing - holy shit do they suck. Complete rubbish. My theory is that these are super scenesters that are trying to be avant-garde or some bullshit. This band plays Manhattan alot and people go to see them... I have no idea why. After a few songs(?) they finally stopped. The 45-minute set-up for the Germs followed.... [More pics and review @ Brooklyn Ski Club]

* Get 2 MP3s @ BSC Too

Previously
The Germs & X Reunions, a movie & Juliana Hatfield