Friday, May 10, 2024

A memorial gig in Tompkins Square Park for Al 'Hammerbrain' Landess

There's a memorial show tomorrow (Saturday) in Tompkins Square Park for Al "Hammerbrain" Landess. 

The longtime local resident and veteran of the NYC hardcore scene died in February 2022 of cancer. 

The slate of bands scheduled from 2 to 6 p.m. includes Jennifer Blowdryer, Art Gray Trio does Crunt, Spike Polite & Sewage, RBNX, and Skum City.

Landess was the frontman, guitarist and songwriter of Hammerbrain (later Damn Kids). He also worked for years at Benny's Burritos on Avenue A and Sixth Street until it closed. He later managed Kelly's Sports Bar on Avenue A. 

1 comment:

TSP Neighbor said...

Al was the best of the East Village, always had time for a kind word at Benny's even during the craziest weekend crowds. Talented, kind, and cool. We will always remember you fondly, Al. RIP.