Friday, August 24, 2012

Tomorrow Night! 08/25/12 Division Nine @ Scotty's, Benson, MN

08/25/12 Division Nine @ Scotty's, Benson, MN

The latest word from our pal Steve, vocals with Division Nine:

"This Saturday Division Nine invades Scotty's in Benson! We will have 2 special guests for the night! Mitch - Bass and Lee - guitar! That's right we will have 2 guitar players (can you say Stoked)! Both Mitch & Lee are former band mates of mine from Thunder Bay. This is the show you will not want to miss! Come witness history in the making!!!! LETS ROCK!"

More information:

D9Rocks.com
Division Nine (Facebook)

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Colony Music Center Reportedly Set To Close It's Doors

Colony Music Center (Business Card cira 2004)
(Images via NYCDreamin Archives)

Jeremiah's Vanishing New York and the New York Times.com both reported earlier today that the word is out that Colony Music Center, in business at 1619 Broadway in New York City for the past 60 years, will close their doors for the final time at some point in the near future. I can't say I've spent a ton of dough in the place, but I have picked up a few cool rock and roll trinkets there each time I've visited New York since 2004, most of them found in the "Kiss" display case.

Rare Kiss Merchandise Display @ Colony Records

One From The Archives: 08/23/85 D.O.A./ Soul Asylum/ Process Blue @ Cedar Riverside People's Center, Minneapolis, MN

08/23/85 DOA/Soul Asylum @ Cedar Riverside People's Center, Minneapolis, MN
(Image via NYCDreamin Archives)

One From The Archives: 08/23/80 Heatwave Festival @ Mosport Park Race Track, Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada

08-23-80 Heatwave Festival, Mosport Park Race Track, Bowmanville, Ont, Canada (Poster)
(Image via Wikipedia)

10/02/80 Rolling Stone Magazine
10/02/80 Rolling Stone Magazine (Heatwave Festival 08/23/80)001
(Image via NYCDreamin Archives)





10/16/80 Rolling Stone Magazine
10/16/80 Rolling Stone Magazine (Heatwave Festival 08/23/80)001
(Images via NYCDreamin Archives)
10/16/80 Rolling Stone Magazine (Heatwave Festival 08/23/80)002

10/16/80 Rolling Stone Magazine (Heatwave Festival 08/23/80)003

10/16/80 Rolling Stone Magazine (Heatwave Festival 08/23/80)004


More information:
Wikipedia: "Heatwave Festival"



Saturday, August 18, 2012

Coming In 2013: "Riot On The Dancefloor - The Story of Randy Now and City Gardens" - a film by Steve Tozzi

08/17/12
From: CityGardensFilm.com

"What does it take to turn a lifeless, concrete bunker into a legendary club that hosted some of the '80s and '90s biggest bands? What does it take to forge a thriving, vital scene in a downtrodden, dangerous and marginalized city like Trenton, New Jersey, with nothing but flyers, postcards and pre-internet word-of-mouth? It takes passion, vision and, above all else, a dedication to the independent spirit that drove the underground music scene. It requires the ear of someone attuned to diversity and a set of balls big enough to book the envelope-pushing bands that most promoters wouldn't touch. That man was Randy Now, and this is his story.

Riot on the Dance Floor: The Story of Randy Now and City Gardens is a feature-length documentary from director Steve Tozzi that features the unblinkingly stark and iconic photography of Ken Salerno and is told through an oral history format of in-depth interviews and archival footage. It tells the gritty story of one of New Jersey's most infamous clubs and its larger-than-life promoter through the recollected memories, stories, photographs and memorabilia of the people who lived for and by the music."



Tonight! 08/18/12 Knot Fest 2012 @ Somerset Amphitheater, Somerset, WI

08/18/12 Knotfest 2012 @ Somerset Amphitheater, Somerset, WI
(Image via NYCDreamin Archives)

Tonight! 08/18/12 Trespass America Festial 2012 @ Prudential Center, Newark, NJ

08/18/12 Trespass America Festival 2012 @ Prudential Center, Newark, NJ
(Image via NYCDreamin Archives)

Friday, August 17, 2012

Tonight! We're Not Ween/ The Japhies/ DJ and General Manager/ Nate Kranz @ First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN

08/17/12 We're Not Ween/ The Japhies/ DJ and General Manager/ Nate Kranz @ First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN
(Image via NYCDreamin Archives)

If you're (a) in the Twin Cities area and (b) able to make it out for some entertainment this evening but (c) have no idea what you'd like to do...maybe you want to check out my neighbor's Ween tribute Band "We're Not Ween." They're headlining an evening of music tonight at First Avenue. The Gorgeous One and I would be there but we have a prior commitment we cannot break.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

New York City Images As Album/CD Cover Art #83: Cyndi Lauper "A Night To Remember" (1989)

Cyndi Lauper A Night To Remember CD (1989)

Artist: Cyndi Lauper
Title: A Night To Remember
Released: 05/09/89
Photo: Chip Simmons / Art Direction: Stacy Drummond

Bob Egan's PopSpotsNYC.com reveals the exact location of the image used for the cover art of Cyndi's 3rd album, released in 1989, as "Plymouth Street at Pearl, Brooklyn, just east of the Manhattan Bridge."



One From The Archives: 08/15/08 Absolution/ Maximum Penalty/ The Wrongside/ Atlas Shrugged @ The Knitting Factory, NYC, NY

08/15/08 Absolution/ Maxiumum Penalty/ The Wrongside/ Atlas Shrugged @ The Knitting Factory, NYC, NY
(Image via NYCDreamin Archives)

Saturday, August 11, 2012

A New York Minute: Random Images and Stories From New York City - Circa 1975

(Source N/A) NYC On Knees to Ford
(Conrad - The Los Angeles Times)

The never ending "purge and reorganization" of the NYCDreamin Archives continues.
This time we delve back into the New York City cira 1975 file.
Items have been sourced/credited where available.

1975 At Brooklyn Jewish Hospital, NYC (Christina Armstrong)
(Christa Armstrong - Rapho Guillumette)
Entire families enroll in the Comprehensive Approach to Child Health Community Service Program conducted by New York City's Brooklyn Jewish Hospital; here a family watches as a young patient is treated in the program's dental department.

June 1975 Idle Sewing Machines, NYC (Paul Hosefros - NY Times)
(Paul Hosefros - New York Times)
Sewing Machines remain idle in a New York City garment factory when workeres joined the June strike by about 110,000 members of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, the union's first major work stoppage in 53 years.

1975 Astor Bar, NYC (Georg Gerster)
(Georg Gerster - Rapho Guillumette)
'At The Astor Bar' by Robert Wiegand of City Walls, New York City.

1975 Soviet Envoy Housing, NYC (UPI Compix)
(UPI Compix)
A New York City apartment house for Soviets serving at the UN is constructed from the top down. Each floor is assembled on the ground then jacked into place on two core pillars, a technique expected to save momths in construction time and about $1 million in costs.

1975 Protesters at Confucius Plaza, NYC (Jack Manning - NY Times)
(Jack Manning - New York Times)
At Confucius Plaza, a major cooperative housing project being built in New York City's Chinatown, protestors charge discrimination by the builder against Asian-American workers.

05/04/75 New York Times (The Bottom Line)(1/2) 05/04/75 New York Times (The Bottom Line)(2/2)
05/04/75 New York Times
1975 NYC (No Caption)(Pictorial Parade)
(Pictorial Parade)
*No information available for this photo.

1975 Young Girl at Wards Island, NY (Jack Manning - NY Times)
(Jack Maning - New York Times)
A young girl, one of many children transferred by court order from the Willowbrook State School for the Mentally Retarded, suffers from a different kind of neglect at the Ward's Island, NY center, which lacks trained staff and treatement programs for the retardates.

07/14/75 Newsweek Magazine (Newport Jazz Festival)
07/14/75 Newsweek Magazine - Newport Jazz Festival 1975

1975 NYC Mayor Abe Beame, San Francisco Mayor Joseph Alioto, Boston Mayor Kevin White
(Source N/A)
New York Mayor Abraham Beame, San Francisco Mayor Joseph Alioto, Boston Mayor Kevin White

1975 West Side Manhattan & City Officials
(Source N/A)
West Side of Manhattan. Inset: New York City employees Victor Gotbaum, Firemen's Richard Vizzini, Patrolman's Ken McFeeley.

197(Undated) Rolling Stone Magazine (Jagger - NYC, 1975)
(Rolling Stone Magazine - Date N/A)
Mick Jagger serenades a giant inflatable phallus, New York City, 1975.

(Undated) Rolling Stone Magazine (Dylan/Smith - NYC - 1975)
(Rolling Stone Magazine - Date N/A)
Patti Smith and Bob Dylan, NYC, 1975.

08/28/75 Rolling Stone Magazine (Dylan in NYC)(1/4) 08/28/75 Rolling Stone Magazine (Dylan in NYC)(2/4)
08/28/75 Rolling Stone Magazine

08/28/75 Rolling Stone Magazine (Dylan in NYC)(3/4) 19708/28/75 Rolling Stone Magazine (Dylan in NYC)(4/4)

1975 WBAB - Muriel Horenstein Radio Ad (Creem Magazine)
(Creem Magazine - 1975)

09/08/75 Newsweek Magazine (NYC News Item)
09/08/75 Newsweek Magazine

09/08/75 Newsweek Magazine (High Times Magazine)
09/08/75 Newsweek Magazine

09/08/75 Newsweek Magazine (Abe Beame)
09/08/75 Newsweek Magazine

10/09/75 Rolling Stone Magazine (Violence at Madison Square Garden)
10/09/75 Rolling Stone Magazine

1975 Phil Ochs-Pete Seeger, Central Park, NYC (Chuck Pulin)
(Photo: Chuck Pulin)
(Rolling Stone Magazine - Date N/A)

08/28/75 Rolling Stone Magazine (Smokey Robinson in NYC)(2/2) 08/28/75 Rolling Stone Magazine (Smokey Robinson in NYC)(2/2)
08/28/75 Rolling Stone Magazine (Smokey Robinson at Carnegie Hall)

11/16/75 New York Times (Regine's)
11/16/75 New York Times (Regine's)

12/18/75 Rolling Stone Magazine (10cc @ Beacon Theatre, NYC)(1/2) 12/18/75 Rolling Stone Magazine (10cc @ Beacon Theatre, NYC)(2/2)
12/18/75 Rolling Stone Magazine (10CC at Beacon Theatre)

12/22/75 Time Magazine (Rubin 'Huricane' Carter Benefit Concert, NYC)
12/22/75 Time Magazine (Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter Benefit Concert)

12/18/75 Rolling Stone Magazine (The Tubes in NYC)
12/18/75 Rolling Stone Magazine (The Tubes)

12/18/75 Rolling Stone Magazine (Cherry Vanilla)
12/18/75 Rolling Stone Magazine (Cherry Vanilla)

12/18/75 Rolling Stone Magazine (New York City - 1b/5)
12/18/75 Rolling Stone Magazine (New York City)

12/18/75 Rolling Stone Magazine (New York City - 1a/5)

12/18/75 Rolling Stone Magazine (New York City - 1/5) 12/18/75 Rolling Stone Magazine (New York City - 2/5)
12/18/75 Rolling Stone Magazine (New York City - 53/5)

12/18/75 Rolling Stone Magazine (New York City - 4/5)

12/18/75 Rolling Stone Magazine (New York City - 5/5)

12/18/75 Rolling Stone Magazine (Blowing It - 1/6) 12/18/75 Rolling Stone Magazine (Blowing It - 2/6)
12/18/75 Rolling Stone Magazine (Blowing It)

12/18/75 Rolling Stone Magazine (Blowing It - 3/6) 12/18/75 Rolling Stone Magazine (Blowing It - 4/6)

12/18/75 Rolling Stone Magazine (Blowing It - 5/6) 12/18/75 Rolling Stone Magazine (Blowing It - 6/6)