Official press release:
As a city that represents endless possibilities, New York has been the setting for the dawning of new movements, styles, and genres. In the 20th century, the birth of Rock music represented a connection between art forms and the city’s socioeconomic, racial, and sexual variants.
The latest book by American Hardcore author Steven Blush, entitled NEW YORK ROCK: From The Rise of the Velvet Underground to the Fall of CBGB, breaks down the rock scene’s half-century connection to New York and analyzes its distinct subculture through the prism of influences, crosscurrents and psychoactive distractions. Over 1,500 musicians, clubs, and labels, from Madonna to the Ramones, held roles in the making of New York Rock, and it’s their contributions that created this iconic art form. A compilation of firsthand narratives about each genre of rock, from Punk New Wave and Glitter Rock to New York Hardcore and Indie Rock, New York Rock is the ultimate illustrated account of Rock’s role in New York City.
Just announced – Steven Blush will appear at book signings taking place in June, featuring multi-media presentations, Q&A’s and more. See below for all confirmed signings.
6/08 – Brooklyn, NY | Rough Trade Records @ 7:00 PM *
6/09 – Freeport, NY | Freeport Public Library @ 6:00 PM
6/15 – Baltimore, MD | Atomic Books @ 7:00 PM
* = feat. Jesse Martin (D Generation), Dee Pop (Bush Tetras), Miriam Linna (Norton Records), & Drew Stone (director, New York Hardcore Chronicles)