Tag Archives: No Spikes: An Oral History of the Legendary City Gardens

Interview: Author Steven DiLodovico discusses City Gardens, hardcore’s role in it closing

Posted by on April 1, 2014

One of the most talked about clubs on the Internet and publishing world is one that hasn’t existed since the mid ’90s. City Gardens, a Trenton venue, played host to countless hardcore, metal and alternative shows from the ’80s and ’90s, and is now the subject of a book. No Slam Dancing, No Stage Diving, No […]

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Butthole Surfers’ Gibby Haynes pays tribute to Dave Brockie on ‘The Daily Show’

Posted by on March 26, 2014

From the outside, the experimental drug-fueled alt rock of Butthole Surfers and the anarchic performance metal of GWAR aren’t all that close together. However, both bands started in the ’80s with punk as a common thread of their music, and were among the many bands that played Trenton, NJ’s City Gardens in the ’80s and […]

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Book excerpt: GWAR takes on skinheads at City Gardens

Posted by on March 25, 2014

Tonight (25), No Slam Dancing, No Stage Diving, No Spikes: An Oral History of the Legendary City Gardens authors Amy Yates Wuelfling and Steven DiLodovico will be appearing on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart to talk about their book. There’s a reason for that, as Stewart was once a bartender at the long-shuttered music venue and […]

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