In the late ’70s, rock ‘n’ roll took a turn for the worse as kids began writing songs using only three chords and safety-pinning everything in sight. This was more than just a bunch of bad guitarists in ripped clothes. It was a movement, and it was around this time that John Holmstrom, along with future Please Kill Me author Legs McNeil, created Punk magazine. Now the movement had a name and a publication that would profile artists like The Ramones, Television, Brian Eno, Talking Heads, Johnny Thunders and even the Sex Pistols when they came to town. Holmstrom (who also did the art work for two Ramones’ albums) has put together a book compiling the best articles, interviews and behind the scenes info: The Best of Punk Magazine. Catch him this Friday at powerHouse Arena, along with some very special guests, presenting the book and discussing punk rock history. The $15 ticket price not only admits you, but can also be used toward the price of the book, which will be available. –J.H.
Someone once told me that if I were to look skyward more often, into the haze above Manhattan, I would come to see more, feel more grounded.
It’s awfully warm for the last week of February, so get outside and soak up some Vitamin D and then make your Oscars watching plans for Sunday.
Meet the 5th Brooklyn Scouts, a group of children and parents who love the outdoors and whose motto is “traditional scouting for everyone.”
A clear picture of the Trump administration’s stance toward immigration of all kinds is beginning to emerge and it’s not pretty.
Atlantic Social is a sports bar with a surprising menu from Dale Talde. Come for the game, stay for the General Tsos wings and the Detroit-style pizza.