Talking Heads

Talking Head Chris Frantz Talks About Life and Music on the Bowery in the 1970s

Posted July 21, 2020 at 5:14 am

Chris Frantz – drummer of seminal art rock band Talking Heads – is out with a new memoir today called Remain in Love: Talking Heads, Tom Tom Club, Tina. In it, he describes his connection to the Lower East Side, and how it propelled the band to stardom. Aside from the obvious CBGB relationship – […]

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Exhuming the Classic Mudd Club, ‘Scene of the Crime’ in the Late ’70s

Posted September 18, 2017 at 9:55 am

In the canon of New York City nightlife, the Mudd Club might have made fewer headlines than, say, Studio 54 or CBGB, but it was one of the coolest places on earth. Opening its doors officially on Halloween in 1978 and closing in 1983, the loft-turned-nightclub was located in TriBeCa (before most people knew the […]

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Check Out This Unreleased Talking Heads Track Recorded Live at CBGB in 1976 [VIDEO]

Posted December 27, 2013 at 6:00 am

“This is an instrumental; we call it ‘Theme.’” Words uttered by Talking Heads frontman David Byrne during a gig at CBGB on July 30, 1976. That night, the art-rock band (still a trio at the time) performed two sets alongside Television. “Theme” was seemingly a throwaway live cut never officially released. Until now. YouTube user […]

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Eleven Rivington Gallery Opening Annex at 195 Chrystie

Posted April 18, 2012 at 6:29 am

Five years at 11 Rivington Street and the namesake gallery is now on the precipice of an expansion. Details inside!

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Talking Heads of 195 Chrystie Street

Posted December 11, 2009 at 6:28 am

195 Chrystie is a large, nine-story building near the corner of Stanton Street.  These days, the property houses a mixed bag of artist studios and offices.  If you walk by at night, flashbulbs constantly illuminate the upper floors.  But back in 1974, the loft was a brief base of operations for the Talking Heads.

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