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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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Comments

David George

I agree--this place is great. And I also DEEPLY miss browsing. And "listening stations." Yeah that place in Brooklyn is there, but I have no other reason to be in that area.

Drew O

Other Music evolved out of the small record shop in the rear of Kim's Underground on Bleecker Street. I'd go to Kim's for videos in the early 90's and one day discovered there was a record shop back there too. Chris V. turned me onto Pavement, Guided By Voices and many of the exciting American indie bands of the early 90's. I remember a show Josh coordinated in the front of Kim's Underground that featured Barbara Manning and Yo La Tengo.
When Chris and the gang grew out of Kim's they launched Other Music on 4th Street. May it live forever as one of New York's best record shops.

Anne

The staff there was always great, and, as you mention, super knowledgeable without being snobbish. I would go there at Christmastime armed with a list from my former husband. The salesperson was more than happy to help find things, since their classification system was (and probably still is) unique. Will try to stop by there the next time I'm in the city. To echo Drew above, may they live forever!

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