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East Village Eye Website Launch Party, Monday, 12/9/2013, Tammany Hall, 152 Orchard Street, 6pm - 3am

East Village Eye Website Launch Party
Monday, 12/9/2013, 6:00 pm - 3:00 am
Tammany Hall, 152 Orchard Street, NYC

available for purchase at door or online:
Reservations by phone: 212 260 7540

Hotel Amazon presents an historic event - the first party for the new website of the East Village Eye, the legendary magazine of popular and underground culture and politics, which features selected online back issues plus fabulous new T-shirts to match.

Starring Joey Arias & his Band, Phoebe Legere, Brenda Bergman & the Bodacious Ta Tas.

Spoken word by Rene Ricard, Bob Holman, Glenn O'Brien, Max Blagg and Susana Sedgwick.

Special DJ set by Jaleel of TV on the Radio. More great DJing by Greg Poole, Brant Lee, Alix Brignol, Huggy Bear, Sista from Another Planet and others.

Special screening of Wild Style by Charlie Ahearn.


For more information about the East Village Eye, contact
Leonard Abrams
212 260 7540
or go to the site:


East Village Eye T-shirts:
Six historic East Village Eye covers, deemed by a panel of experts to be Most Wearable, have been made into limited edition T-shirts.
Available for sale at the party and online:
For immediate shipping:



Doors open: 6:00 pm
"Wild Style" by Charlie Ahearn 6:30 - 8:00 pm
[personal appearance by the filmmaker]

Spoken word portion hosted by Bob Holman. Featuring Max Blagg, Bob Holman, Glenn O'Brien, Rene Ricard and Susana Sedgwick, 8:00 - 9:30 pm

T Shirt Fashion Show 9:30 - 10:00 pm

Brenda Bergman & the Bodacious Ta Ta's 10:00 - 10:30 pm

Phoebe Legere 10:30 - 11:00 pm

Joey Arias & his Band 11:00 pm - 12:00 am

DJ Jaleel of TV on the Radio 12:00 - 1:00 am
DJ Brant Lee 1:00 - 2:00 am
DJ Greg Poole and friends: 2:00 am - Closing


DJ Alix Brignol [Hotel Amazon, Project X]
Sister from Another Planet
Natasha Diggs
Rob Aloia
Mighty T Loree
Huggy Bear & more

What was the East Village Eye?

From May 1979 to January of 1987, the East Village Eye, a monthly magazine of popular and avant garde culture, exerted a profound influence that eventually reached across the entire world.

May 1979

Coverage in the Eye resulted in development of several key “scenes” that eventually evolved into movements felt all over the planet. Some credit the Eye with creating the East Village art scene, which nurtured legendary talents such as Keith Haring and David Wojnarowicz, while the Eye’s coverage of other emerging New York artists such as Sue Coe, Barbara Kruger and Kiki Smith helped illuminate the psychosocial conflicts running through the contemporary brain. Many such artists made work specifically for publication in the Eye.

June 1979

When hip hop started to emerge from the ghettoes of New York, the Eye was there with early stories on historical figures like Afrikaa Bambaataa, Fab Five Freddy, Futura 2000, Run DMC, the Rock Steady Crew and many others. How early? The East Village Eye was the first publication ever to print the words “hip hop.”

June 1980

Seminal avant garde writers including Richard Hell, whose “Slum Journal” explained how he “invented punk;” Cookie Mueller, who dished out bold and often hilarious health advice; Glenn O’Brien, the leading avant-pop writer and media figure who chose the Eye to expound on the New York Yankees; and the aforementioned David Wojnarowicz, who wrote about his harrowing past and present as a street hustler and later as an artist living with HIV.

October 1980

Groundbreaking small clubs and performance spaces like 8BC, ABC No Rio and Darinka, which developed such artists as Karen Finlay and Ethyl Eichelberger, advertised and were written about in the Eye and often nowhere else. Many such artists actually moved to New York because of what they read in the Eye, which in this pre-Internet age was one of the few sources of news on independent culture during one of the most important decades for the arts in New York.

June 1982

The cutting edge of fashion – the only art form we display every day of our lives – took form in the pages of the Eye with the active participation of couturiers Animal X, Betsy Johnson, Manic Panic, Natasha, Patricia Field, Trash & Vaudeville and many others, including the naturally stylish on the streets of New York, from the South Bronx to the Lower East Side.

March 1984

This was the New York of such pop music pioneers as the Lounge Lizards, the Beastie Boys, Nina Hagen, Billy Idol, Richard Butler and Iggy Pop; filmmakers David Lynch, Nick Zedd and Jim Jarmusch; photographers Robert Mapplethorpe and Helmut Newton, and other cultural pioneers who found early recognition in the East Village Eye.

Ultimately, The East Village Eye was the monthly record of a time and place in which the radical shifts of the post-Vietnam era produced a reckless thirst for experience and expression that redefined the world we live in today, and has rarely been seen in our culture since.


East Village Eye, staff picture, Christmas 1984, 611 Broadway:

Here are some of the subjects, people, places & things that have appeared in the East Village Eye:

8 B.C., A More Store, Adele Bertei, Afrika Bambaataa, AIDS in E.V., Air Graffiti, Alan Vega, Alex Grey, Allen Ginsberg, Animal Show, Animal X, Ann Hui, Ann Magnuson, Baird Jones, Barbara Kruger, Beastie Boys, Beat Poets, Betsy Johnson, Big Ideas Go Haywire, Bill Rice, Bill T. Jones, Billy Idol, Bobby G, Boy George, Breakdancing, Brett Easton Ellis, Brien Eno, Carnival Knowledge, Charles Burns, Charlie Ahearn, Cheetah Chrome, Chekov, Chichi Valenti, Chris Burden, Christof Kohlhofer, Christy Rupp, Civil Defense, Clash, Coco 144, Comix, Computer Art, Cookie Mueller, Cramps, D.A. Pennebaker, David Byrne, David McDermott, David Wojnarowicz, Dean Johnson, Death of Soho News, Dennis Hopper, Desperately Seeking Susan, Diamanda Galas, Dictators, Disco Dee, Double Dutch, Duncan Hannah, East Village Map, Ed Higgins, Ed Sanders, Edit deAk, Eight Eyed Spy, Ellen Berkenblit, Eraserhead, Eric Bogosian, Eric Mitchell, Ethyl Eichelberger, Eurythmics, Fab 5 Freddy, Fashion Moda, Fashion Moda,Fugs, Funahara, Futura 2000, Gang of Four, Gary Indiana, Gary Panter, Gay Shame, Gentrification, George Clinton, Glenn Branca, Glenn O’Brien, Golden Gloves, Graffiti, Greer Lankton, Helmut Newton, Henry Chalfont, Henry Geldzahler, Heroin, Hiroshima, Homesteaders, Iconoklast Panzerism, Iggy Pop, Jacek Gulla, Jackie Curtis, Jackie Raynal, James Romberger, Jane Dickson, Jay McInerney, Jean-Luc Godard, Jenny Holzer, Jerry Lee Lewis, Jesse Bernstein, Jim Jarmusch, John Ahearn, John Cale, John Holmstrom, John Lurie, John Lydon, John Sex, John Waters, John Zorn, Joseph Nechvatal Judy Rifka, Julie Wachtel, Karen Finley, Kathy Acker, Keith Haring, Kiev Strike, Kristian Hoffman, Krush Groove, Kurtis Blow, Lady Pink, Laurie Anderson, LearyLiddy Debate, Lee Quinones, Lenny Kaye, Les Levine, Lester Bangs, Lingerie Spread, Lisa Sliwa, Lizzie Borden, Lou Reed, Love Of Life Orchestra, Lucy Lippard, Lydia Lunch, Lynne Tillman, Madonna, Manhattan Project, Marcia Resnick, Marilyn, Mark Kostabi, Martin Wong, Melle Mel, Michael Stewart, Mick Farren, Mike Bidlo, Miles Davis, Move Bombing, Mudd Club, Mudd Club, Nam June Paik, Nancy Spero, Nazi Art, Nick Zedd, Nina Hagen, O-P Screen, Our Hitler, Patrick McGrath, Patti Astor, Phase II, PiL, Ping Chong, Plato’s Retreat, Poland's Exiles, Punk In Berlin, Rainer Fassbinder, Rammellezee, Raybeats, Real Estate Show, Rebecca Howland, Rei Kawakubo, Rene Ricard, Richard Hambleton, Richard Hell, Richard Kern, Robert Colescott, Robert Mapplethorpe, Robert Marley, Ronnie Spector, Ross The Boss, Rudolf, Run DMC, Ruth Kligman, Sade, Sarah Charlesworth, Semiotics, Sex, Sid & Nancy, Sidney Janis, Slits, Slugger Ann, Slum Journal, Snuky Tate, Soft Cell, Spalding Gray, Stefan Eins, Stephen Lack, Stephen Sprouse, Steve Mass, Steven Parrino, Sue Coe, Survival Research Laboratories, Susan Seidelman, Taki, Tales of Desire, Tama Janowitz, The Roxy , The Year In Death, Times Square Show, Tom Waits, Tuli Kupferberg, TV Party, Twyla Tharp, U.S. Ape, Vito Acconci, Walter Robinson, War & Fashion, Webo, Wendy Wild, Werner Schroeter, Wild Style, William Burroughs, Willoughby Sharp, Wim Wenders, World War III Illustrated, Y Pants