TAKE NOTE FOR TODAY - Sunday, January 22, The Avengers are playing at Cafe du Nord in San Francisco. Catch them tonight, because they are going off to tour Europe for the first time, and you won't be able to see them again in San Francisco til April when they are part of the big show with the Dead Kennedys, Flipper and Mutants. Tonight's show starts at 8 PM, doors open at 7. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Its a 21 and older show... sorry young people. Cafe du Nord is located at 2170 Market St. at Sanchez. Phone 415 861-5016. Check it out if you can. If you've never seen the Avengers before, don't miss them now. Its no secret that they were one of my favorite punk bands, and one of the best bands to come out of San Francisco.
Now, you can cast your votes here (leave comments by clicking on the word "comment" right below this post) for what the theme of the Punk Turns 30 2006 tour will be, and it will be the theme of my first-ever coffee table book of vintage punk pictures. I've done some grass-roots marketing outreach looking for opinions. I've also studied the statistics to see what photo you request most in search engines. So far, the statistics say you like Dee Ramone and Stiv Bators together. But my specific question is - for a book and exhibit - would you prefer to see them LIVE or BACKSTAGE/hanging out?
Not to sway you, but I've seen so many great live shots of bands from so many photographers over the years, I think that there's already enough to go around. But that's just me. I want to know what you want...what you would buy and keep and look at. Let me know.
Meanwhile, I'm still in this big movie-watching mood and I'm going to watch that movie "What About Me" about the Lower East Side of NYC with music by the one and only Johnny Thunders.