If only you were in New York tonight!!! NY punk supergroup the Loud Fast Jews are playing!! read on.....
LOUD FAST JEWS!
A Summit with Four Jewish Fathers of Punk
Featuring Tommy Ramone, Lenny Kaye, Chris Stein and Handsome Dick Manitoba!
When: TONIGHT! (Thursday, June 11th) 7pm
Where: The YIVO Institute for Jewish Research (15 West 16th St, NYC)
Who: Tommy Ramone, Handsome Dick Manitoba, Lenny Kaye, and Chris Stein
What: A discussion on the glorious heyday of New York punk and the impact their Jewish experience had on their music
Cost: $18 for the general public, $12 for students
We've been talking about if for weeks and the time has finally come! Fans and critics alike have expressed their excitement for tonight's LOUD FAST JEWS! event, marking the first time these punk legends will gather together to speak on their Jewish heritage and how it's influenced their own lives, and the punk rock community as a whole.
Brought together by Guitar World Magazine Senior Editor Richard Bienstock, four Jewish punk rock fathers - Ramones founder and original drummer Tommy Ramone (born Tamas Erdelyi), Dictators singer and radio personality Handsome Dick Manitoba (Richard Blum), Patti Smith guitarist and journalist Lenny Kaye, and Blondie co-founder and guitarist Chris Stein - will convene at the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research (15 W. 16th St in NYC) TONIGHT, Thursday, June 11th, to discuss the glorious heyday of New York punk, the arc of their individual careers, and the impact their Jewish experience has had on their music.
Early punk rock was an overwhelmingly Jewish phenomenon, both in its location (New York City), participants (Joey Ramone, Richard Hell, Malcolm McLaren), forefathers (Lou Reed, Jonathan Richman, Bob Dylan) and attitude (wordy, media-savvy, anxiety-ridden). From an admittedly myopic perspective, the genre completed rock & roll's natural curve—what began with Elvis culminated in the Ramones—while providing a loud, early finale to the rambunctious Jewish-American art experience of the 20th century. - Time Out NY
Richard Bienstock, a senior editor at Guitar World, brings together the Ramones founder and original drummer Tommy Ramone (born Tamas Erdelyi), the Dictators singer Handsome Dick Manitoba (Richard Blum), the Patti Smith guitarist Lenny Kaye, and the Blondie co-founder and guitarist Chris Stein to reminisce about the glory days of punk rock in New York City and consider the impact of Judaism on their careers. - The New Yorker
The Center for Jewish History (15 W. 16th St. in Manhattan) presents a fascinating panel discussion with four Jewish fathers of Punk Rock on Thursday, June 11 at 7pm. Loud Fast Jews Tommy Ramone, Lenny Kaye, Chris Stein, and the Handsomest Man in Showbiz, Handsome Dick Manitoba, will discuss the glorious heyday of NYC punk, their individual career arcs, and the impact their Jewish experience has had on their music. - The Huffington Post
Fans of ancestral punk rock and Judaism, take note: On June 11, a crew of O.G. CBGB mainstays will get together at New York's YIVO Institute for Jewish Research to discuss their career and their faith. The panel discussion is called "Loud Fast Jews". Ramones drummer Tommy Ramone, Dictators frontman Handsome Dick Manitoba, Patti Smith guitarist Lenny Kaye, and Blondie guitarist Chris Stein will all take part. - Pitchfork.com
Coming up, Tommy Ramone and Handsome Dick Manitoba, who will be at the birthday bash, are speaking with Lenny Kaye (of the Patti Smith Group and more) and Chris Stein (of Blondie) at "LOUD FAST JEWS! A Summit with Four Jewish Fathers of Punk" on Thursday, June 11th at the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research - BrooklynVegan
For over thirty years New York's Bowery St. CBGB's was the cradle for the punk music and its' movements throughout the national and global sphere. When it closed in 2006, it was a sad day for punks everywhere as the black, sticker and graffiti-covered façade was replaced with that of an expensive clothing designer's brand. Many of the club's mainstay performers came from all over the city of New York in the early days- kids coming into Manhattan's East Village from any of the outer boroughs and beyond to help forge this new sound. What many don't know, though, is that a good portion of these early punk progenitors were Jewish. - FUEL TV
Like Sandy Koufax to baseball, these fine men will give you a better appreciation of the impact they had on their craft. - The Tripwire