The Bottom Line
Friday, June 6 -- 7:30 & 10:30PM Shows
Producers: Edward Rogers & Jeanne Stahlman
Hosted by: Annie Golden
THE BEAT GOES On ... Vol. 16
YEAR ZERO PUNK -- NEW YORK/LONDON
Featuring John Wesley Harding, Annie Golden, Tuff Darts, Jim OŐRourke, Howie Statland (NYC Smoke), George Usher, Edward Rogers, Art Lamonica, Joe Hurley, Lisa Burns, Michael Cerveris, Don Fleming, Ricky Byrd, Joshua Tyler, Tish and Snooky, Christine Ohlman, Marni Rice, Amanda Thorpe.
By the mid-70s, rock & roll music had become safe -- it was predominately ruled by over-produced and/or soft rock music. But in the tiny clubs in NYC, like CBGBs, Max's Kansas City & Coventry and in London clubs like The 100 Club, The Marquee and The Nashville, a new sound was emerging. Rejecting the concept that it took 10 years to learn how to play music and showing that the desire was all that was needed, the feeling and the balls to break the rules, twenty minute guitar solos were soon replaced by 3-minutes of pure energy.
All of a sudden a new youth movement was creating itŐs own music, influenced by the mid-60's garage sound. It redefined the direction of music and it had no place for The Beatles, Elvis or The Stones ... or so it claimed. Bands like Yes, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Fleetwood Mac, The Eagles, Styx and Toto were albatrosses in this new music scene. If you weren't part of it, you were against it -- no compromise. The motto was destroy everything before and create music for a new generation.
The Beat Goes On will present an evening of no holds barred, kick ass rock & roll music that gives a big nod to the bands that were brave enough to DIY. That music lives and is still created that way today. So here's to that time when the thrill of hearing "1234 let's go" was all that mattered. There are too many bands to thank, but we'll try. Hey Joey/Joe this one's for you.
Hosted by actress and singer Annie Golden, featured performers include John Wesley Harding, Jim OŐRourke, Marty Willson-Piper, Martha Wainwright, Michael Cerveris, Howie Statland, Christine Olhman, Tuf Darts, Lisa Burns, Don Fleming, Tish and Snooky, Edward Rogers, Joe Hurley, George Usher, Willie Nile and many others singing the songs of Blondie, Television, Patti Smith, The Ramones, Mink Deville, Wreckless Eric, The Clash, The Buzzcocks, Elvis Costello, Nick Lowe and more.
Backing them will be a kick ass band - Marty Willson-Piper on guitar (The Church); Andy Burton on keybards (The Schramms, Colin Blunstone, Hermans Hermits); Steve Goulding on drums (The Mekons, Elvis Costello), Jon Spurney on guitar (Susan McKeown) and Sal Maida on bass (Roxy Music, Sparks, Milk and Cookies).