"Writing about and actually creating rock'n'roll are two very different things. Saturday night at the Bell House in Brooklyn, NY, double-threat singer and music scribe Eric Davidson, leader of the New Bomb Turks, left little doubt which one he prefers." ... Story continues here: New Bomb Turks Reunite In Brooklyn (AOL Spinner)
All photos by Andrea Rizzo (except first photo courtesy of Amy Verdon)
Dead Flowers presents a release party for We Never Learn: The Gunk Punk Undergut, 1988-2001
We Never Learn: The Gunk Punk Undergut is the first and only book on the last great wave of down-and-dirty rock’n’roll, one whose hangover can still be felt in bars and clubs across the globe. The book is the next chapter in the Please Kill Me/American Hardcore/Our Band Could Be Your Life succession. Musician and journalist Eric Davidson (Village Voice, CMJ, SF Bay Guardian) was there as this scene unfolded as the frontman for Ohio punks the New Bomb Turks, and he tracks the roots and history of this largely undocumented movement. This is the last generation of punks and rockers to conquer city after city without the diluting force of the Internet.
Featuring reading and film presentation by author Eric Davidson, and The New Bomb Turks live NYC reunion. Plus: live sets from Live Fast Die and the Ex-Whites, delicious barbecue, and DJ action from Viking Thrust (Live Fast Die) and Justin (Collector Scum).
Dead Flowers got its start as a celebrated music-centered online platform for its writers' passions and obsessions. It was a place to read about the classics reconsidered, the obscure brought into the spotlight, the lost re-found, and the so-called "marginal" made to matter... Those elements animate Dead Flowers Productions, an enterprise devoted to managing, booking, and promoting bands and projects that ignite those same passions.