Tour guide John Joseph of the The Cro-Mags is a pioneer of the punk rock and New York Hard Core (NYHC) music genre. John takes you back 20-30 years ago as a resident on the Lower East Side, where crime, drugs, prostitution, gangs, murders, and other violence was a way of life. This background was romanticized in NYC's art, literature, and punk rock (NYHC). The tour takes us to former & current music venues, movie/TV filming locations, and spots with crime and mafia stories. Special guest lecturer, a former Elektra & Geffen Records Executive gave a lecture on CBGBs, The Ramones, and the late artist Arturo Vega. Given the LES is rich in it's history, repeating John's tour would cover additional sites, meet other special guests, and to hear more of John's memories.
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