On Tuesday March 28th I'm giving a talk about postpunk New York and the synergy between the downtown art world and the No Wave/mutant disco scene, as part of The Downtown Show: The New York Art Scene 1974-1984 exhibition which is running at the Grey Gallery and at NYU's Fales Library.
Admission is free, the time is 6-30 PM, and the location for the talk is:
NYU Fales Library (inside Bobst Library)
70 Washington Square South at La Guardia, 3rd Floor
(further information: 212 998 2596)
Another free Downtown Show event worth checking out is Friday 3/31's Nightclubbing: The Original Punk Rock Music Video Series, which is at the Cantor Film Center, 36 East Eighth Street, starts at 6PM, and has live footage of Contortions, DNA, Teenage Jesus & the Jerks, Suicide, Talking Heads, Bush Tetras, Lounge Lizards, the Voidoids, Cramps, Pylon, John Cale, Bad Brains, and many more, and is followed by a discussion between the curators of the event Pat Ivers and Emily Armstrong moderated by Amos Poe.
Aggravatingly I won't get to see this as that very night I'll to be walking in Memphis (youngest brother's getting married)