Event Information
YIVO Institute for Jewish Research Presents
Loud Fast Jews: A Summit With Four Jewish Fathers of Punk
Thursday, June 11, 2009

Featuring Tommy Ramone, Lenny Kaye, Chris Stein and Handsome Dick Manitoba

Length: 1 hr 30 mins
Intermission: None
Seating: General Admission
You choose your seats when you get to the theater.

New York City is universally acknowledged and rightly revered as the cradle of punk rock civilization. But it is safe to say that few are aware that many of punk's progenitors were Jewish--kids from the outer boroughs and far beyond who settled in Manhattan's East Village and forged a new world of sound, fury, and humor at CBGB and other downtown bars and clubs. Much like their American and European Jewish forebears, these pioneer punks both reflected and redefined the culture of their day to create a dynamic new art form. In the process, they birthed an aesthetic that continues to influence not only music but also fashion, the visual arts, literature, and language. On Thursday, June 11, 4 Jewish punk rock fathers—Ramones co-founder and original drummer Tommy Ramone (born Tamas Erdelyi), Blondie co-founder and guitarist Chris Stein, Dictators singer and radio personality Handsome Dick Manitoba (Richard Blum), Patti Smith guitarist and journalist Lenny Kaye—will convene at YIVO to discuss the glorious heyday of New York punk, the arc of their individual careers, and the impact their Jewish experience had on their music.

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This event is general admission and no seating is assigned at this time. You will choose your seats when you arrive at the venue. Please view the 'More info' link to view if the venue is ADA Complaint.