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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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May 30, 2012



Ah, the late, lamented (by me, anyway) Shrapnel, still one of the best live bands I've ever seen. Still remember one particularly delirious night at the Ritz, in the midst of a spectacular show, pounding on the stage with my fists and screaming "Why aren't they famous???" Had high hopes when Elektra signed 'em, but then the company went and turned them into a blow-dried and maquillaged boy band on the cover of their EP (not even a full LP) and wiped away any trace of their WW II originality...but I still have my copy (played twice, I think), the 45s, and two t-shirts, also designed by Arturo Vega. Thanks for the memories!


Pop Quiz: Who is that cover girl?

Alex in NYC

I want to say she's a SoHo Weekly staffer....maybe Lesley Vinson?


Bingo, Alex!

mark coleman

great post on a dumb article


I used this article as a bible for the next few years of my life. The issue came out a day before my 18th birthday. I was never the same.

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