Monday, August 5, 2019

The Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black in Tompkins Square Park

Late yesterday afternoon, glam-punk performance legends The Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black, led by East Village-based artist Kembra Pfahler, headlined day two of the Tompkins Square Park Riot Reunion shows.

EVG contributor Stacie Joy was on-hand for the show... as were many other photographers. The band draws a crowd...

[Samoa Moriki]

[Gyda Gash]


Several people have asked about the Andy signs the band is wearing. This was a tribute to Andy Kessler, a well-known skateboarder who died on Aug. 10, 2009. He liked to skate in the TF in Tompkins Square Park, which the city wants to cover with synthetic turf.


elyse said...

That's amazing. So sad I missed it! xo

Anonymous said...

so fucking cool! thanks for the art!

Anonymous said...

Commemorating a riot sparked by gentrification and marginalization of the park's inhabitants and neighborhood...with approval from the NYC Parks Department.

Be careful not to riot again for the third time (since a second riot happenened in '91), kiddies...or I should say oldies as the kids could care less save a few who are trying to save the skateboarders' part of the park from being Astroturfed.

'Bet no one not even Kembra spoke out about that.

I am SICK of the nostalgia and how ridiculous is that gaggle of photographers - get outta there!