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Noteworthy Photography

  • Burning Flags Press
    The website of Glen E. Friedman. Renowned for both his work with musicians like Fugazi, Minor Threat, Public Enemy, the Beastie Boys, Slayer (and many, many more) as well as his groundbreaking documentation of the burgeoning skateboard phenomenon in the late `70's, Glen has been privvy to (and has summarily captured on film) some of the coolest stuff ever. He's also an incredibly insightful and nice guy to boot.
  • SoHo Blues - Photography by Allan Tannenbaum
    Allan Tannenbaum is a local photographer who has been everywhere and shot everything, from members of Blondie hanging out at the Mudd Club through the collapsing towers of the World Trade Center on September 11th. You could spend hours on this site, and I have.
  • Robert Otter Photographs
    Amazing vintage photographs of New York City, specifically my own neighborhood, Greenwich Village.
  • oboylephoto
    Just some intensely cool photographs of abandoned places.
  • Rikki Ercoli's Legends of Punk
    Much like Glen E. Friedman (see above), Rikki Ercoli has managed to catch some amazing bands in their manic element.
  • Lost & Found Film
    A fascinating website devoted to undeveloped film found in vintage camers. A curious mixture of interesting and spooky.
  • Pinhole Photography by Veronica Saddler
    NYC landmarks shot through a pinhole lens. Neat-o.
  • Eugene Merinov
    Compelling shots of Punk, Post-Punk and New Wave band performing live in various long-lost venues in a pre-sanitized New York City. Great stuff!
  • Edward Colver

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February 06, 2014


URL Brennerr

You forgot "Laser Beatles" (that's the only laser show I saw there). It was so long ago I don't even remember what the inside of the place looked like. I've been to the new incarnation twice. They have a show about space (no surprise there), a few years back it was narrated by Tom Hanks, last summer it was narrated by Whoopi Goldberg.

Bring back the rock shows.

Jeff Jotz

When I was 9 or 10 years old, I called in to WABC radio and I won two tickets to see a screening of the Mel Brooks film "Wholly Moses." My Mom was a devout Catholic and she thought that the movie was offensive and I was not allowed to see it. She called the radio station and I was offered tickets for Laser Rock at the Hayden Planetarium. So I schlepped Mom & Dad to NYC to see laser versions of Pink Floyd's "The Wall" and Gary Numan's "Cars." IIRC, they had their hands over their ears for the entire show while I sat under the lights, mouth agape with awe.

Earache Myeye

I'm on a quest to fill in missing chunks of a mental memory puzzle. We went to "Laser Rock" (I think it was called) at Gates Planetarium in Denver. It appears to have been a combination of several of the shows you reference above.

Playlist as I remember:
Sly and the Family Stone: "Dance to the Music"
Beatles: "The End" or maybe it was medley from Abbey Road
The Tubes: "Turn Me On"
Pretenders: "The Wait"
Gary Numan: "Cars"
The Police: "Walking On The Moon"
Supertramp: "School"
Genesis: "Duchess"

Do you know anyone that may have more definitive information about the history of these shows?

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