Blondie playing House of Vans with Liz Phair and SASAMI (RSVP now)
So the July 20 House of Vans lineup has been announced and it's a very good one: Blondie will headline with Liz Phair (!) also on the bill and SASAMI (aka former Cherry Glazerr keyboardist Sasami Ashworth). The show is free and RSVP is open now.
Also part of the House of Vans event will be a photography installation by Blondie guitarist Chris Stein which is in celebration of his new photo book POINT OF VIEW: Me, New York City and the Punk Scene, which is due out in November. Here's more about the book:
For the duration of the 1970s-from his days as a student at the School of Visual Arts to founding member of the era-defining band Blondie and the architect of its success with lead singer Debbie Harry, to his subsequent reign at the epicenter of punk's golden age-Chris Stein kept an unrivaled photographic record of the downtown New York City scene. Following in the footsteps of the successful Negative: Me, Blondie, and the Advent of Punk, POINT OF VIEW: ME, NEW YORK CITY, AND THE PUNK SCENE, set for release in November 2018,is a highly personal and visually arresting collection of Stein's photographs which captures an important, but fading chapter in Manhattan's history through his insider lens. Focusing mainly on a single decade in Stein's own world, the images presented here take us from self-portraits in his run-down East-Village apartment to candid photographs of pop-cultural icons of the time and evocative shots of New York City streetscapes in all their most longed-for romance and dereliction.
Meanwhile, this Saturday at House of Vans it's Suicidal Tendencies with Killing Time and Chud (RSVP).
Liz Phair will be back in NYC this fall as part of her tour.