On Tuesday, May 2nd, 7 p.m., Three Rooms Press presents a one night only event: PUNK ROCK ALL-STARS, the NYC book launch for “PUNK AVENUE: Inside the New York City Underground 1972-1982,” a memoir by NYC punk scene insider Phil Marcade. The event will feature live performances by Phil Marcade (The Senders) backed by The Rousers + Friends including Steve Shevlin, Barry Ryan, Danny Ray, JF Vergel, as well as performances by The Waldos (feat. Walter Lure from The Heartbreakers), Lenny Kaye, Andy Shernoff (The Dictators), Lynne Von, Daddy Long Legs, plus a conversation with Marcade and Legs McNeil (author of punk oral history Please Kill Me), along with a slew of very special guests. Copies of PUNK AVENUE will be available for purchase and signing at the event.
PUNK AVENUE is a memoir of author Marcade’s early years in the U.S. Following a brief cross-country tour à la Jack Kerouac, the Paris-born author made his way to New York City where he was an insider in the early days of punk rock, both as a fan and as lead singer of the beloved punk-blues band The Senders.
PUNK AVENUE includes a preface by Blondie singer Debbie Harry, plus a foreword by Legs McNeil, co-editor of the renowned punk rock oral history, Please Kill Me. In addition to Marcade’s “raw, straightforward and often really funny” tales (Le Magazine des Livres), PUNK AVENUE offers more than a dozen rare black and white photos from the era, by renowned photographers Nan Goldin, David Armstrong, Marcia Resnick, and Eileen Polk. Rock & Folk Magazine hails it as “The best book about the New York Punk Scene.” Other high praise from music and trade publications includes:
“A must-read for those interested in the history of punk.” —Library Journal
“A musician’s memoir of punk rock in its New York City heyday shows how much fun it was while it lasted. . . . Must-read for those who love that era and want a fresh perspective on it.” —Kirkus Reviews
“It was hard to put this book down. A fun and dishy read!” —Punk Globe Magazine
“Punk Avenue is a fast, fun read that fills in historical gaps and establishes Phil Marcade as more than a character lurking in the shadows.” —Razorcake
“Get it! It’s great!” —VICE
Advance tickets ($20) are available now. Click here!
Le Poisson Rouge: 158 Bleecker Street | NYC | 212-505-FISH | lepoissonrouge.com.