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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 12, 2017


Riff Chorusriff

You can never unseen that bird picking Frankie's bones! Always a terrifying scene.


The space at 133 Greene Street used to be a performance art space run by Project of Living Artists, a kind of hippie arts commune/studio led by a guy named Joe Catuccio. The "Blow Your Nose!" moniker was kind of an inside joke, not that I was ever part of that scene. I never saw Suicide there, but a lot of alternative/experimental music was performed at the venue back in the 70s. It was the kind of place where one night, you'd see a relatively polished string quartet tear up the floor with covers of The Doors, and the next night see a guy pound on an oil drum and scream while backed by another guy playing ear-splitting feedback on a beat up electric guitar. Rumor had it that Andy Warhol would occasionally wander in, but again I wasn't part of that crowd, which always seemed too weird for shy punk-wannabe me.

In the 90s Joe moved to Williamsburg when SoHo got too upscale for him: I never understood how these guys made enough to rent space in the city. But now he doesn't even live in the state, which perhaps attests to the sad state of NYC as a place where artists can fly their freak flag without being represented at a Midtown gallery.


The Space was in the basement at 133.

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