Johnny Thunder's Birthday Bash 2019 w/Walter Lure and the Waldos, plus Special Guest Lenny Kaye.

Bowery Electric/Steve Krebs Annual Thunder's Birthday Concert

Johnny Thunder's Birthday Bash 2019 w/Walter Lure and the Waldos, plus Special Guest Lenny Kaye.

Sun · July 14, 2019

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 6:30 pm (event ends at 11:58 pm)

$15.00 - $20.00

This event is 21 and over

Walter Lure and the Waldos
Walter Lure and the Waldos
Recently signed to Cleopatra Records, Walter Lure & The Waldos have just released their new album 'Wacka Lacka Boom Bop A Loom Bam Boo'. This is the first new album in 24 years from legendary guitarist-vocalist Walter Lure, an original member of The Heartbreakers, who spearheaded the first wave of punk rock.

"This is my first release of new songs in 25 years or so since the last Waldo's album. That might seem like a long time but it really only feels like a few years-life seems to contract over long periods for some reason," says Walter Lure.

Ahead of this album release, the band released the lead track 'Crazy Kids' which will also be featured on the forthcoming full-length film 'Thunders: Room 37', which dramatizes the final days of Lure's former bandmate Johnny Thunders.

Walter Lure tells the story: "Crazy Kids was originally written back in the 90's sometime after the first Waldo's release but, for some god knows what reason, I forgot about it after awhile. I hadn't performed it in over 20 years until I dug it out again for this new release. The opening chords have a hint of a Sex Pistols feel to it and that was definitely on purpose. I remember discussing the high A major chord with Steve Jones of the Pistols on the Anarchy tour. It has lots of open strings reverberating with the higher notes."

Their new full-length also features other new tunes such as 'Damn Your Soul', as well as killer new versions of Heartbreakers classics 'London Boys' and 'Take A Chance On Me'.

Today Walter Lure & The Waldos is made up of Walter Lure (guitar and vocals), Takanori Ichiuji (bass and vocals), Tak Nakai a.k.a. Takto(guitar and vocals), and Joe Rizzo (drums and vocals).

In 1975, Walter Lure became an original member of The Heartbreakers as guitarist and vocalist, joining Johnny Thunders, Jerry Nolan (of the New York Dolls), and Richard Hell (of Television), who was later replaced by Billy Rath. Lure was playing with glam-punk band The Demonswhen he joined The Heartbreakers and earlier played with anarchic Bronx hard rock group Bloodbath in the late '60s and early '70s.

The Heartbreakers supported the Sex Pistols on their ill-fated 1976 Anarchy Tour just as the UK punk scene was building momentum. In 1977, they released their first and only studio album 'L.A.M.F.' The band's 1977 song 'London Boys' is a swipe at the Sex Pistols, in response to the Pistols' song 'New York', a put-down of the New York Dolls.

After The Heartbreakers' "official" breakup in 1977, the band would often reform, continuing to play the occasional gig right up until Johnny Thunders' death in 1991.

The Heartbreakers final show was for the Johnny Thunders Memorial Concert. In 1994, three Heartbreakers - Walter Lure, Tony Coiro and Joey Pinter - were joined by Jeff West in releasing 'Rent Party', The Waldos' debut album.

Lure also worked with The Ramones on their albums 'Subterranean Jungle' (1983), 'Too Tough To Die' (1984) and 'Animal Boy' (1986), released a single with The Blessed, and also started a number of bands, including The Hurricanes and The Heroes, before ultimately founding The Waldos. In 1997, Walter Lure also played a set of shows for the 40th anniversary of The Heartbreakers 'L.A.M.F.' album, joined by Blondie's Clem Burke, Sex Pistols' bassist Glen Matlock and Social Distortion's Mike Ness.
Special Guest: Lenny Kaye (Patti Smith Group)
Special Guest: Lenny Kaye (Patti Smith Group)
American musician, composer and writer, born 27 December 1946 in Manhattan, New York, USA. Guitarist for Patti Smith Group and Elektra label historian.
Married to Stephanie Kaye.
Krebs & The Maynard G's
Soraia
Soraia
Soraia epitomizes raw power, unrelenting energy, chaos, and freedom. ZouZou Mansour and Travis Smith are the core of this group -- their songwriting rooted in early garage rock with strong dynamics and melody -- and their live show: frenetic and intensely interactive. ZouZou has been referred to as "a true mix of Iggy Pop and Joan Jett" onstage.They have toured throughout the US, playing the dingiest corner dive bar, to the most massive amphitheaters. Their career includes venue highlights playing their hometown stadium, Wells Fargo Center as supporting act, as well as opening for national bands at The Rave in Milwaukee.
The Skullers
The Skullers
The Skullers play a modern blend of rock fused with blues based grooves. Frontman Jack Skuller’s songwriting and musicianship was recognized by the Songwriters Hall of Fame who awarded him the 2014 Holly Prize in tribute to the legacy of Buddy Holly. PopMatters said "Meet the Skullers, comes with a fiery, bluesy sentiment that feels like an assemblage of music well beyond their years." The Skullers latest single is a cover of punk legend Richard Hell’s “I’m Your Man” and benefits the non-profit organization Career Gear that helps men in need.
The Skelekasters
The Skelekasters
The Ritualists
The Ritualists
"The Ritualists is NYC-based dark psychedelia. Fronted by lyricist and multi-instrumentalist, Christian Dryden, the group's fusion of classic glam rock, post punk and modern Brit-pop has raised more than a few eyebrows, earning them comparisons to legends such as David Bowie, Echo and The Bunnymen and The Verve, and the praise of Sex Pistols founder, Glen Matlock.

The Ritualists' live show combines aspects of traditional rawk theatricality and classical surrealism. They have awed audiences up and down the east coast, from The Highline Ballroom, NYC to The Masquerade in Atlanta. They were recently one of only 25 other artists chosen to participate in the All About Music festival in Nashville, TN. They have played alongside notable artists such as Lady GaGa, The Fiery Furnaces, Slinky Vagabond, and Spindrift. They have performed live for 107.7 WACC in Connecticut and 90.3FM WMSC Radio in Montclair, NJ. The Ritualists are also featured regularly on 107.1 FM, ""The Peak"" and 93.30 FM in Argentina."
Lulu Lewis
Lulu Lewis
"LULU LEWIS -

The creators of Lulu Lewis are Dylan Hundley and Pablo Martin. They bring forth a multilayered approach to their music and visual art. Post punk, soul, psychedelia, garage and experimental film are the most easily identifiable markers as to their overall style and sound.

Pablo Martin, from Buenos Aires, Argentina (multi instrumentalist, songwriting) is the producer of the music as well and plays guitar live. His numerous credits include lead guitar of the Tom Tom Club and the recently critically acclaimed funk outfit The Du-Rites. Dylan Hundley is from New York (lead vocals, songwriting), is the producer / director of the visuals and has an extensive background in film and production as an actress and producer.

They are backed live by William Harvey on bass (Urban Verbs, Danger Painters) and Jay Mumford on drums (J-Zone, The Du-Rites). Noteworthy guest musicians have included Bruce Martin (Tom Tom Club), Hamish Kilgour (The Clean) and Jay Dee Daugherty (Patti Smith Group).

In the past 6 months they have been featured in numerous zines, blogs, podcasts and radio including Please Kill Me, Spill, Impose, Velvet Sheep,The Devil has the Best Tuna, YabYum, Atwood Magazine, The Deli,Vanishing Ink, Vinyl Distict, WPKN with Chris Frantz, Bushwick Garage, Radio Free Brooklyn and Little Steven’s Underground Garage.

Music, Videos, Bios, Press Links can be found at - www.lululewismusic.com
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The Gotham Rockets
The Gotham Rockets
"The Gotham Rockets always bring the goods for a can't stop won't stop show that is not soon forgotten. They lay down a soulful kind of rock'n'roll liberally sprinkled with both rhythm and blues. Can you imagine if The J. Geils Band and The Raspberries had a baby?!? Those are the sounds that keep audiences stompin' their feet, shakin' their tailfeathers, and groovin' all night long.
This badass band of NYC rock'n'roll veterans features Matt Langone, Scott Kitchen, Steve Greenfield, and Mighty Joe Vincent. These dudes' past bands include: Andy G & The Roller Kings, The Devil Dogs, The Fleshtones, Jack Black, Mad Daddys, The Prissteens, Simon & The Barsinisters, The Swingin' Neckbreakers, The Trash Mavericks, and The Waldos.
You can bet your bottom dollar that The Gotham Rockets got your New York Cool. Come join in the fun!"
The Carvels NYC
The Carvels NYC
Venue Information:
Bowery Electric
327 Bowery
New York, NY, 10003
http://www.theboweryelectric.com/