New York Dolls Alive and In Town!

newyorkdolls11.jpg The legendary New York Dolls are playing a gig at City Hall, proof that Nashville isn’t just a country town! I’m talking the “punkist of the punk!” The New York Dolls started the genre in the early 70′s, before the term even existed. Their influence of style and sound would be felt for generations to come.

The reborn glam/punk band is whittled down to only two of five members from the infamous ’72-’73 lineup, singer David Johansen (AKA Buster Poindexter) and guitarist Sylvain Sylvain. The rest have passed away.

In the 70′s the New York Dolls scared record companies with their cross-dressing, excessive drug use and wild shows, but today the band’s two albums remain among the most popular cult records in rock & roll history. More than 35 years later, through break-ups, solo careers and deaths the New York Dolls rock on!

The Supersuckers are one of several opening bands for the New York Dolls Thursday night at City Hall. Former Reverend Horton Heat drummer, Scott Churilla is now part of the group.

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