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The Bowery Poetry Club
308 Bowery @ Bleecker, right across from CBGB's
F train to Second Ave | 6 train to Bleecker | 212-614-0505

Three Rooms Press and Bowery Poetry Club present- 25th Anniversary Celebration of "Double Nickels on the Dime" by The Minutemen -$10 Doors at 7:30

Three Rooms Press and Bowery Poetry Club present- 25th Anniversary Celebration of "Double Nickels on the Dime" by The Minutemen -$10 Doors at 7:30

Live Webcast at 8:00 

 

Featuring musical performances by Mike Watt & Richard Hell -Tweede Kamer, Pillowman, Corndogs & Not King Cole

PLUS electro spoken word by Michael T. Fournier, Jackie Sheeler, Bass Player from Hand Job & Kat Georges

see you here, then ...

 

NEW YORK- In July, 1984, The Minutemen--an American punk rock trio from San Pedro, CA--released their third album "Double Nickels on the Dime" (SST Records), a double album with 45 songs that is now seen by critic Mark Deming as one of the very best American rock albums of the 1980s. Musically, the seminal album combines punk, funk, jazz, spoken word and country; lyrically, it deals with themes that include racism, war, class structure and outsider status. The band included guitarist/lead singer D. Boon, bassist/singer Mike Watt and drummer George Hurley. In 1985, D. Boon was killed in an auto wreck in Arizona, ending the band. But their legacy remains to this day.

On Saturday, July 25, 2009, at 8 pm, we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the release of this incredible album. Be prepared for the extreme unusual, with spoken word renditions of songs on the album, musical tributes, rare videos and recordings, and special musical guest stars, including the bassist for the Minutemen, Mike Watt.

Performers include Michael T. Fournier (author of Double Nickels on the Dime (33-1/3 press), New Jersey experimental indie rock band Tweede Kamer, Minutemen cover band Pillowman (from Worcester, MA), Corndogs (from Bethpage, PA), mystery punk bassist The Bass Player from Hand Job, electro-poetic mistress Jackie Sheeler, Jazz piano cabaret duo Peter Carlaftes & Kayo, and punkster poet Kat Georges (author of Punk Rock Journal).
 

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