Saturday, October 08, 2005

"Look at Dave - Dave's a killer! - Dave's a mess..."

R O C K * L A N D
It is on.

Thursday, October 6th, 2005 at 10pm

Route 85a (85 Ave A btwn 5th and 6th)

Ricky, Shelby, Rev. Timmy & Dave

That is all.

Skip, we love you (and the Red Wings)

To be removed reply “I’m a little tea pot short and stout...”

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Wednesday, September 21, 2005

" ain't happy 'less you got one."

Okay, you've had a whole fortnight to get ready, or recover, or to miss us, or to work up the courage to finally tell us what you really think about our whole "Plastic Fantastic Button Down Shiny Happy People Corporate Soul Grinder."
So why not shine up your boots, cut your hair in a Mohawk, put on your field jacket, practice your quick draw in a mirror and get back to your tribe at:
at Route 85A - downstairs - 85 Ave A btw 5th/6th
Thursday - Sept. 22, 2005
10pm till a real rain comes and washes all the scum and filth off the streets.

With all your favorite DJ denizens of the deuce:
Ricky - Pimp
Shelby - Hustler
Davey - Junkie
Rev. Timmy - Whore

And Miss Jilly, dispatching the drinks, so don't bust her balls.

If you just can't wait till tomorrow:
Alex McMurray and Richard Bacchus present:
Starting Wednesday, September 21st
Every Wednesday is Fat Tuesday,
Downstairs at Niagara in the Tiki Bar.
112 Avenue A @7th St., New York, NY
10PM till whenever we damn please

Many of the Katrina Katastrophe Refugees are working musicians.
Come on down and join us some of the finest artists,
displaced from New Orlean's French Quarter.

Any Donations Are Greatly appreciated and go directly to the displaced artists,
In other words we'll be passing a hat so bring small bills.

Richard Bacchus at the
Apocalypse Lounge
189 East 3rd St (bet A & B)
8pm, Thurs, Sept 22.

And Next Week:
Micky's Blue Room
Tuesday, September, 27 2005
171 Avenue C, New York, NY 10009
El Medio
Rev. Timmy James (our very own)
Jill Fiore (our very own) and the Family
Richard Bacchus (our very own)

If you can't even wait that long, go here:
or here:
or even here:

Don't be a Screwhead.
Get Organizized!


If these emails are a drag, maybe you should talk it over with the Wizard.
(But what does he know, he's just a cabbie.)

Thursday, September 15, 2005

"I been in the right place, but it must'a been the wrong time..."

Hey Rock*Landers, in an effort to allow you some time to work on your back, delts and abs,
Rock*Land has gone to a bi-weekly schedule, starting this week (or maybe last week)
This is in accordance with an ancient Aztec Calendar Stone that Ricky & Shelby found on their recent trip to the Southwest.

No Rock*Land this week. (Sept. 15, 2005)
Instead there will be Miss Jilly serving drinks and her good buddy, Derrick playing music.

Just because we're not there doesn't mean you can get away with murder.
Wait until we come back next week, then you can get away with murder.

Time to sync up your Palm Pilots.

Very Truly Yours ,
Your Bi-weekly, Bi-curious, Bi-cycle Luvin'*, Rock*Land Buddies -
Rev. Timmy

*Truth be told, Ricky's the only one who really cares about bicycles.

Skip, we semi-love you.

If these emails are a drag, you just cut your drag in half, my friend.

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

"It's been too long, we're glad to be back..."

We know you've been spending the last month trolling Canal Street trying to find some counterfeit Rock*Land Action to fill that big hole in your Thursdays (and your black little Rock & Roll Souls), and maybe you've even found some bargains. Perhaps you even braved a trip all the way up to Amsterdam Ave. to get some Stooges or Stones but ended up with a baggie of Oregano or Black Crowes that amused you for a while.

But deep down, you know the stitching is shoddy, the zipper doesn't quite work right, your nose felt funny and there just doesn't seem to be as much Saxon, Eddie Cochran or Naked Raygun blaring.

Well, clever cats that we are, we stockpiled a bunch of Sudafed and Brake Fluid and
cooked up a whole new batch of unadulterated, genuine, DEA prohibited:

at Route 85A - downstairs - 85 Ave A btw 5th/6th

Thursday - Sept. 8, 2005

10pm till the whole works goes fireball on us.

(hopefully, not all over all of us)

With all your favorite truants writing essays on what they did this summer:

- who turned in a crumpled piece of notebook paper stuck together with some unidentified goo. (we don't want to know.)

- who submitted a scathing 20 page diatribe against Eugene V. Debs and how he ruined the Monkees chances at being taken seriously as a band/cultural phenomenon. (Nice penmanship, but a little off topic.)

Davey - Who printed out all the pages of his blog, tied them to a cinder block and then hucked them, flaming, through the principal's window. (A+, for effort, originality AND accuracy.)

Rev. Timmy - Who insisted that he did meet some "girl' and her "friend" from "Canada" and had a story a lot like one in Penthouse Forum from April or May of 1986. (Eyebrows have been raised in general as tangible evidence of "the girl", "the friend" OR "Canada" was not supplied, or really plausible.)

And of course Miss Jilly, who's tanned, rested and ready to serve all legal beverages.
(Note: No White Russians after Labor Day.)

Other stuff to fill out your fleeting four day week with:

The New Official Richard Bacchus Website:

Dave's GreedoNeverFired Blog (Get there quick before we figure out the html to make it burst into flames and bust through your window):

R.L Burnside passed this last week (you might not care, but the Rev. does):

All of us at R*L are deeply saddened by the drubbing New Orleans took from Katrina.

(It's in good fun when it's a Memphis Minnie song. OK, or a Led Zepp song, you philistines.)

Remember, this is the home of, to name a few : Louis Armstrong, Earl King, Fats Domino, The Meters, Irma Thomas, Dr. John, Professor Longhair, Lee Dorsey, John Kennedy Toole and the whole tradition of Sorority Girls showing their tits to get beads. Please give what you can.

(Unless you've got a 20 ft tall, 10 mile long levee handy, they probably just need your dough.)

If you really think showing your tits will help,

then come on down to Rock*Land.

How can you miss us if we don't go away?


if these emails are a drag, then you probably had a pretty easy month.

Thursday, July 28, 2005

"Come on Cyrus, we're with you! Go ahead bro!"


at 85A - 85 Ave A, bet 5th & 6th

10pm til the weeeeee fucking hours

dj's Shelby Ricky Timmy & Davey spin your favorite punk, post punk, metal, hip hop, disco and polka

This Thursday is our last Thursday until we return after Labor Day. Dig?

Now get a load of this show right down here.
This is one hell of a god damn show.

You go to this one and you can talk smack about what a real fucking new yorker you are for years.

Seriously its like one stop cred shopping for east village posers everywhere.

I mean it, Go. I promise not to out you as a total punk rock wanna be.

Wear your MC5 Tshirt there will be dudes there who can tell you what the MC5 was.

Wear your CBGBs and T-shirt and meet people who went to CBs for shows other than their friends spoken word thing in the gallery.
Oh, you are so not going to this... pussy.

SAT, 7/30 'Live At Continental Vol. 1' CD release party

at Continental - 25 3rd Ave, bet St Mark's & 9th
Buy it here.
8:45 The Bullys
9:30 Furious George

10:15 LES Stitches (reunion)

11pm Suicide King

11:45 Richard Bacchus

12am Trigger's All Stars

12:15 The Waldos

1am Cheetah Chrome w/sp guest Handsome Dick Manitoba

1:45 Seamonster

$5 cover - 18+ welcome

Rock*Land Email Archive

Richard Bacchus Blog

Greedo Never Fired

Reverend Timmy James

"Oh, and if I offended you I'm sorry, but maybe you needed to be offended. Well, here's my apology and one more thing. To be removed reply remove me."

Skip shot Cyrus

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

"Go back, Jack. Do it again."

With it being so obnoxiously hot and humid in the city that we can barely peel ourselves off the naugahyde couch to try and dry off in the shower and the television offering little but reruns of shows that sucked the first time, we here at Rock*Land have taken a page from the less inspiring latter career of The Rolling Stones.
To whit:

1) Make crap album.

2) Release (another) "Greatest Hits" with crap single from new album.

3) Tour ($$$)

4) Release "Live" Record of Tour.

5) Rinse.

6) Repeat.

So with that in mind pull on your dark socks and sandals and head down to...


sponsored by the kind folks at Rheingold Beer

at Route 85A - downstairs - 85 Ave A btw 5th/6th


10pm till the network execs pull the plug.

With all your favorite family episodes:

"Leave that Elf Alone!" - the first of a special two parter in which Ricky learns the true meaning of Kwanzaa.

"I'll Do to that Elf Whatever I Fancy" - the startling conclusion, in which Shelby teaches Ricky the false meaning of Kwanzaa with the aid of a cattle prod and a Nixon mask.

"Bloodfeast of the Zombie Aliens with Laser Eyes" - a never aired pilot, starring Dave, which was slightly retooled and became the long running and beloved "Friends."

"Reverend Timmy meets the Return of the Son of the Revenge of the Phantom of the Park" - which received a Cable Ace nomination for "Best Writing for Finger Puppets in a Shoddy Sequel Special"

and of course, how could you ever tire of the continually high-caliber performance of Miss Jilly
(we're all really fond of the part where she gives us our drinks.)

Other reasons not to watch T.V. coming soon:
Our very own Richard Bacchus and his band Vasquez on "Live at the Continental, Best of NYC Vols. 1 & 2"

(stay tuned for the 411 on the record release party, July 30 - week from Saturday - The Continental)

Monday - July 25 at Trash Bar
with open bar from 9-10pm

10pm Miss Jilly and her new project The Family in their premier show: Lounge First, Loud Later


11 pm Richard Bacchus

Tuesday - July 26 at Mickey's Blue Room

171 Ave. C btw 10th & 11th St.

The Four Horsemen of the Acoustapocalypse

8:30 - Rev. Timmy James

9pm - John Kopf

10pm - Richard Bacchus

11pm - Alex McMurray

So tune in this week.

Same Rock*Land Time!

Same Rock*Land Channel!

In Color!


if these emails are a drag, let us know and we'll cut it out.

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

"Life is a fractal in Hilbert space"

Rock*Land – Thursday - Route 85a – 10pm – Ricky – Shelby – Timmy - Dave




10:30pm Rev. Timmy James

9:30pm Slip Of A Girl

JULY 15th > The Abbey Lounge (3 Beacon St, Somerville, Boston)

Richard Bacchus performs in Mass. with Rev. Timmy James
& good friend Malibu Lou, The Punk Rock Balladeer


Skip we love you

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