Friday, May 13, 2022

A memorial show in Tompkins Square Park for Al Landess

Today is the birthday of Al "Hammerbrain" Landess. He would have been 55 years old. 

The longtime local resident and veteran of the NYC hardcore scene died on Feb. 15 of cancer

There's a memorial show in his honor tomorrow (Saturday, May 14) starting at 2. Here's info via the EVG inbox... 
A veteran of Riot Days in and around Tompkins Square Park from 1988 to 1991, Al energetically played countless punk shows in the park with Hammerbrain and with Damned Kids, his stage presence always coming through. 

Join us as we present a memorial event in Tompkins Square Park to honor him, featuring friends and bands that knew and played with Al over the years. 

There will also be an open mic between acts, during which anyone who would like to say something about Al can share with us. 

Performers include: 

There will also be a special appearance by the Lower East Side's own Fighting Radical Irish priest, Father Pat Maloney. 

This memorial is being brought to you by Ned (Hammerbrain + Damn Kids), Johnny Vee (Public Nuisance), the Coffin Daggers, Chris Flash (The SHADOW) and Al's longtime life partner Joannie.


Anonymous said...

Way 2 go Mr.Flash,Loud and Fast

Anonymous said...


Chris Flash said...

Despite being interrupted by rain, we stuck it out and had an incredible send off today for our dear departed brother AL "Hammerbrain" LANDESS.

So much love from the audience who knew and loved Al to the bands and performers who knew and loved Al.

We were blessed to have known him....

-- Chris Flash