Archive for the 'Television' Category

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

Cleveland guitarist/singer/songwriter/scenemaker Peter Laughner, best known for co-founding Rocket From The Tombs and Pere Ubu, died at far too young an age in 1977. But he managed to pack an astonishing amount of activity into his short life — including a tangled relationship with Television, Tom Verlaine’s pioneering CBGB-centric NYC band. Over the years, countless […]

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

One hell of a night in Cleveland. Television played its first out-of-town shows deep in the heart of Ohio in the summer of ’75. The opening band was Rocket From The Tombs, a band that would soon splinter into Pere Ubu and Dead Boys (You can hear the RFTT set from this night on the […]

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

As one of the quintessential NYC punk bands, it’s a bit hard to picture Television on the Sunset Strip. One can imagine Tom Verlaine squinting vampire-like in the sunlight, scowling at the bronze-skinned Angelenos, dreaming of a dark bar on the Bowery. The ’77 tour following the release of their Marquee Moon masterpiece took Television […]

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

If you missed this in June…. Last year Aquarium Drunkard released RAM On L.A. — a local music compilation featuring eleven Los Angeles artists each covering a track off Paul McCartney’s 1971 LP, RAM. Today we’re following that up with L’Aventure — a local music compilation featuring eight Los Angeles artists paying tribute to Television’s […]

Friday, June 18th, 2010

I was never quite sure what to make of people’s outright indifference towards, or ignorance of, Television’s sophomore album Adventure. Here you have a legendary band’s follow-up to an unquestionable masterpiece debut (Marquee Moon), and the most common reaction I would receive when discussing it was either an admission of having never heard it or […]

Monday, June 18th, 2007

Over the course of the past two weeks I’ve been celebrating Television’s 30th anniversary on my SIRIUS show. Both times I’ve selected the track “Glory” off the Adventure album as it is all too often overshadowed by the groups unparalleled and seminal debut Marquee Moon. Unfortunate, but certainly a high class problem if there ever […]