White Trash Punk Playground

The two books go well together, giving a representative look at the intersection of music, art, scene-making, fashion, hustling, and hanging out that made the early New York City punk scene so indelible. Vintage Photos of New York City’s 1970s Punk Playground By Mark Murrmann    Two notable recent books from Glitterati Incorporated take readers […]

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Interview with Sterling Morrison

This interview conducted by Gregg Barrios was originally printed in Fusion, March 6, 1970. Sterling Morrison was once described as the most underrated person living. He has been with The Velvet Underground since the dawn of history and hopefully will continue in that capacity forever. He was also called indomitable as well as an astute Italian duke. In any case, he […]

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The Wisdom of Innocence

TARA MCPHERSON’S INSOMNIAC LUMINATIONS Tara McPherson is an artist based out of New York City. Creating art about people and their odd ways, her characters seem to exude an idealized innocence with a glimpse of hard earned wisdom in their galactic eyes. Recalling myths and legends, issues from childhood and good old life experience, she creates […]

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The Trouble with Angels 

Ray Caesar Ray Caesar says that issues with his father contributed to the arrival of Harry, an “alternate,” when he was 10. The boy is disguised as a girl in Caesar’s art, and remains present in his daily life as an alter ego. “Harry is beyond anger – he enjoys it,” says Caesar. “My job is […]

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Candy Darling

The Best Role She Ever Played Was Her Own Those Chelsea Girls with their Slurpy Names… New Documentary Tries to Solve the Riddle of Andy Warhol’s Candy Darling, by Caroline Hagood.

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The Boston Tea Party VU 1967

ANDY WARHOL SHOOTS THE VELVET UNDERGROUND LIVE IN COLOR, BOSTON, 1967 Last week I recovered video of the Velvet Underground performing live in Boston in 1967. This would be notable on its own, being one of only two known films with synchronous sound of the band performing live also happens to be the only one that was […]

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The Cramps at NAPA

Shit Got Crazy: When The Cramps and The Mutants Invaded a Mental Hospital! A look back on the bizarre 1978 punk show that probably should never have happened. On June 13, 1978, Garage punk band The Cramps gave a free concert at the California State Mental Hospital in Napa. It is, simply put, one of […]

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Gutterdämmerung

“The Loudest Silent Movie on Earth” God has eradicated sin once and for all. God has abolished rock ‘n’ roll and those other two things that go with it (er, drugs, sex). But God is in for a challenge — as he’s about to meet Iggy Pop.  Such is only the beginning of the wild premise of the upcoming silent […]

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