Throughout my 50 plus years of going to concerts I spent many a night and early morn in various clubs, bars, VFW halls and ballrooms throughout the tri-state area. I’ve been to the usual spots such as CBGB’s, MAX’S KANSAS CITY, The Bitter End, The Bottom Line, The Mudd Club,Great Gildersleeves, Kenny’s Castaway,The Blue Note, Village Vanguard, Club 82, Hurrah, etc., then throw in a few Long Island hot spots such as My Father’s Place, Right Track Inn, The Iron Horse, UBIE’S, Hammerheads, Malibu and so many more. Many of the bands were famous for a moment, or they were notorious and had to be seen by me, some more than once, some on a semi-regular basis. They include:

Afghan Whigs
Attila (Billy Joel/Jon Small duo)
Big Star
Black CarNation
Boom Town Rats
Bow Wow Wow
Bulldog (Dino and Gene from The Rascals)
Bush Tetras
Buzz and The Flyers
James Chance and The Contortions
aka James White and The Blacks
Chesterfield Kings
Crabby Appleton
Cycle Sluts From Hell
The db’s
Dead Boys
The Del Lords
8 Eyed Spy
The Erasers
Eric Emerson
The Fast
The Favourites
The Feelies
Flamin’ Groovies
Steve Forbert
The Harlots of 42nd St.
Helen Wheels
Richard Hell and The Void Oids
HooDoo Rhythm Devils
Incredible Baby Band
The Idols
The Invaders
The Jam
Jason and The Scorchers
Joe Cool
David Johansen
Just Water
Levi and The Rockats
Little Buster and The Soul Bros.
Kieran Liscoe
The Marbles
Milk and Cookies
Mink DeVille
The Mumps
Nervus Rex
The Necessaries
Orchestra Luna
Pere Ubu
The Raybeats
The Senders
The Shirts
The Shoes
Sic F*cks
Sylvain Sylvain
Teenage Jesus and The Jerks
The Testors
Tuff Darts
Uncle Son
The Victims
Von Lmo
The Werewolves
X-Ray Specs

…to be continued