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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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January 16, 2013



When I think of some of my fondest musical memories of the nineties, Tramps inevitably comes to mind. To add to your list of shows there, I'd scratch in Shane MacGowan, who frequently played Tramps with his post-Pogues band, The Popes. I also seem to remember a 24-hour dinette/bagel place down the block that was either called "Lox Around the Clock" or simply had a neon sign that read as such.


Saw the Bussiness there 1994 first time ever in the USA--Awesome show!!There were people from all over --Boston, DC, seemed like all the skinhead bouncers had taken the day off for the show.Love yor blog!


Did you ever go to the earlier Tramps, Alex? About a block east of Irving Plaza? A much smaller (and better) venue hidden in the back of an old bar. Saw Of A Mesh, Flowers, Fly Ashtry there... Maybe '88 or '89?

Alex in NYC

Can't say that rings any bells, H. There are two bars on that particular strip (between Irving Place and Third Ave) now ... Shades of Green (or something cliched like that) and one other. The former space?


I'm pretty sure the earlier Tramps is now Shades of Green. (Cliched name, but people who work there are very live music though, that I know of.)


Shades of Green is the site.

Alex in NYC

i had beers with Killing Joke in Shades of Green once. :)

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