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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 27, 2014

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URL Brennerr

I wish I had pictures of the old place but I definitely do remember it as The Continental Divide. I think I went there one afternoon in 1986 or 87. If I recall correctly they served food and we had lunch there. One of the first live gigs I saw there which was also way back around that same time was former NY Doll Sylvain Sylvain and his band. I wanna say the place was still 'The Continental Divide' at that time but can't remember. This was back when the stage was still in the corner in the back of the room. My memory of the show is fuzzy at this point but I remember him doing a song called '14th Street'.

Later when it became The Continental, it was pretty much my go-to place to see music. Devil Dogs, Voodoo Dolls, Scuba Diva, Skinnerbox, Sea Monster, Honky Toast, The Remains (with Dee Dee and Marky Ramone, as well as Joey who made a surprise appearance!), Jayne County, Toilet Boys. All of those gigs were usually a good drunken blast. At one gig when Spacehog was at the peak of their fame, the FDNY came in and shut the place down because it was so packed.

Alas...I was NOT at the Iggy Pop surprise gig, and I'll always be cranky about that.

Disco Stain

I remember and they did serve food.

Fallopia Tuba

I lived on St. Mark's between 2nd and 3rd from 1984-1990. There was indeed a dinosaur at the Continental Divide; I even remember the name of the Continental's predecessor: Jack the Ribber Saloon.

My memory is also hazy as to when the Continental Divide became the Continental, however; I just remember walking across the street one time and noticing that it had changed.

Qcumber

Continental Divide hosted a series of Don Cherry shows. He was often joined by Lou Reed's drummer from 75's Coney Island Baby thru the 80's Growing Up In Public, Michael Suchorsky.
Try these links for info:

http://photos.allaboutjazz.com/gallery_image.php?id=124154

http://www.nytimes.com/1989/12/10/magazine/not-your-average-family.html

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