East Village Building Blocks

Guided Tour : Punk Rock Tour

The East Village is generally credited with being the birthplace of punk music, which emanated from CBGB in the mid-1970s and the bands who played there like the Ramones, Television, Richard Hell and the Voidoids, and the Dictators.  The music’s roots also can be found in the neighborhood, especially from bands like the Velvet Underground and the New York Dolls, who also performed in and were deeply connected to the neighborhood.  Throughout the 1970s and 80s, the East Village remained an epicenter of punk music.  This tour includes music venues, stores, and residences associated with this punk music and its culture.

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