Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Chris Frantz hosting 'Downtown Rockers' this afternoon on East Village Radio

From the EV Grieve inbox ...


Listen live to EVR.com today at 4 pm ET as Tom Tom Club's Chris Frantz hosts a very special show, honoring NYC's proverbial downtown music scene. ... A former guest of the EVR studio, Chris will host Downtown Rockers, a special show by the EP's name this afternoon at 4pm ET.

The 2-hour special will be highlighted with Frantz's inimitable knowledge of the neighborhood scene from "back in the day", as well as featuring music from the band's new release and commentary from friends of Frantz, including The Dead Boys' Cheetah Chrome, Blondie's Debbie Harry, Talking Heads and The Modern Lovers' Jerry Harrison and Television's Billy Ficca. Frantz's wife and Tom Tom Club bandmate Tina Weymouth will also be contributing to the special.

9 comments:

Ken from Ken's Kitchen said...

So sad that mostly everything one associates with the EV is from "back in the day" these days. Hopefully Chris will feature St. Vincent's recent collaboration with his old bandmate.

She's a TX transplant living in NYC, btw.

Hey19 said...

Tune in early and catch Chillin Island before.

Hey19 said...

@Ken
St Vincent from TX? Tourist just like everyone else.

Alex in NYC said...

Will this be available as a podcast -- for those working stiffs like myself who can't listen during the day?

nygrump said...

I don't know of any forward looking music located in the e vil anymore. No one wants to hear my shit for sure.

EV Grieve said...

@ Alex

Yes — EVR will archive it online...

Ken from Ken's Kitchen. said...

@ Hey19

Yeah a tourist. Just like Chris Franz and co and most of the rest of the EV music scene was "back in the day."

Anonymous said...

Frantz is from Kentucky. Just like another poser — Richard Hell.

D'Debil said...

speaking of old East Village bands...
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