New York City is one of the planet’s musical Meccas. Go ahead and take a trip to the Big Apple and see if you can take more than a few steps in any direction without running into great music. But since the city has so much to offer musically, it makes sense that someone would step up and organize some sort of tour. Cue NYC concert promotion company Rocks-Off and their walking tours of the rich historical landscape that is the City That Never Sleeps.
Rocks-Off are running two inaugural walking tours: The Past, Present and Future of Rock & Roll in New York City (given by Rocks-Off owner Jake Szufnarowski) and The History Of Art, Crime, Drugs and Punk Rock on the Lower East Side (led by John Joseph of the legendary Cro-Mags). But before you go spend your hard-earned money on either tour, Cluster 1’s Sami Jarroush went on the latter tour with a camera in tow. What follows is a wacky yet informative exploration of the historical nooks and crannies of the Lower East Side by one of hardcore’s most influential names. Oh, and Sami is fairly entertaining as well.
Anyone interested in taking your very own walking tour can head here for tickets and additional info.
– Chris Coplan
Filmed and Hosted by: Sami Jarroush
Edited by: Colin Peterson