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LAMF at Marlin Room at Webster Hall
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‘L.A.M.F.’ tribute in pics (ft. Deborah Harry, Handsome Dick Manitoba, more)

Blondie’s Clem Burke, The Replacements’ Tommy Stinson, Johnny Thunders & the Heartbreakers’ Walter Lure, and MC5’s Wayne Kramer performed the Heartbreaker's 'L.A.M.F.' at four NYC shows. We caught the Marlin Room show with Blondie singer Deborah Harry, Dead Boys’ Cheetah Chrome, The Dictators’ Handsome Dick Manitoba, and more.

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East Village punk dive Manitoba’s faces closure, launches crowdfunding campaign

Manitoba's, the Avenue B dive bar owned frontman "Handsome" Dick Manitoba, has been an East Village fixture since 1999. But its days may be numbered after a recent legal dispute that has them paying a hefty settlement...

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Jonathan Toubin is DJing every night in January in NYC, including shows w/ JSBX, Lydia Lunch, James Chance & more

Jonathan Toubin was busy during the holidays, and that is a state that will not change for him in the near future. He'll spend every night in January playing somewhere in NYC as part of his "2015 Subway Tour...

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Cheetah Chrome touring, playing NYC together w/ Miriam, Ramones anniversary, more

We recently mentioned that Miriam, the new recording project of Miriam Linna (Kicks fanzine writer, A-Bones drummer/singer, Norton Records co-founder, etc) released her debut album of garage rock/Phil Spector pop, Nobody's Baby, earlier this year on Norton and that she'll be opening for The Muffs at the NYC stop of their tour happening October 10 at The Bell House with Vivian Girls/Hole-related band Upset (tickets)...

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Wayne Kramer played Bowery Electric w/ help from Jesse Malin, Dick Manitoba and Jeremy Piven (pics, video)

Wayne Kramer was in NYC for the kickoff of new PBS series Lifecasters (one of the segments was about him and his wife) and he played a few songs at the premiere event at Lincoln Center on Wednesday (2/6)...

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MC5’s Michael Davis (R.I.P.) remembered by Wayne Kramer, Ted Nugent & more

After dropping out of the fine arts program at Wayne State University, Michael Davis became the bassist for Detroit's radical proto-punk band the MC5 in 1964, replacing original bassist Pat Burrows when singer Rob Tyner and guitarist Wayne Kramer decided that they liked Davis's style and wanted him in the band...

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ZZ Top, Perry Farrell, Alice Cooper & many more played John Varvatos’ 10th Anniversary @ the Bowery store (pics & video)

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While many designers tagged trendier (see younger) performers to appear at their Fashion Week soirees, many of which happened the day before for Fashion's Night Out, John Varvatos and show curator/drummer Matt Sorum (Velvet Revolver, Guns N' Roses) stayed true to the spirit of the Bowery store located where CBGB once stood, picking a lineup that would make Wayne and Garth tremble with a lack of self worth (Mike Meyers sitting on the side of the stage with a giddy grin would seem to confirm that)...

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Varvatos 10th Anniversary tonight and Hole @ Don Hill’s?

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club played the Fashion Week party at Don Hill's on Thursday. Iggy Pop and The Stooges played there Friday, and according to the above Tweet, Courtney Love is playing there tonight...

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Alejandro Escovedo & special guests played Bowery Electric, Stone Pony (w/ the Boss) & Letterman (pics & video)

DOWNLOAD: Alejandro Escovedo - Silver Cloud (MP3)

Alejandro Escovedo played two NYC-area shows this past week. The gigs followed his appearance on David Letterman Wednesday night (video below), and both featured their own special guests...

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Iggy Pop (and the Stooges) played NXNE (pics), going to Barney’s, playing ATP (interview him there), in Rock Band…

Iggy Pop and the Stooges played a free show in Toronto's Yonge-Dondas Square on Saturday June 19th, as part of the city's NXNE Festival. The show was controlled chaos in the middle of a very public section of the city that NXNE took over with a big outdoor stage for the duration of the festival...

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