About this project
NEW YORK CITY’S “Watering Hole for Activists’“ and
“A Home to Many Musical Tribes” until September 2001
Why the time divide?
The Snail Mailed Calendars – ended with – Internet Development
Coinciding with a Change of Ownership from Larry Bloch – to – Peter Shapiro, then in his early 20's and currently of Brooklyn Bowl Fame.
THIS COULD HAVE BEEN AN EXPENSIVE AND MORE EXPANSIVE, HARD-COVER BOOK ATTEMPTING TO SPAN OVER 13 YEARS, BUT LARRY’S VISION WAS AN AFFORDABLE, HAND-HELD KEEPSAKE OF THOSE EARLY, PRINTED MONTHLY CALENDARS. HE KNEW THAT THE COMPLETE COLLECTION IS SO MUCH MORE THAN A RECORD OF PLAYS – IT’S BRIMMING WITH MEMORIES AND PERSONAL STORIES AS WELL...
“Wetlands Preserved”, the documentary, helped capture the Club’s complete story. Larry had a dream and I helped set the scene. These memories are for and about the folks that made the dance come alive. but anyone into the developing live-music scene of the 1990's would find this entertaining and informative.” – Laura Bloch
DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSED PROJECT QUALITY Offset Printing / Not digital print-on-demand because this offers the best quality control and will also keep the price per book down substantially!
PRINTED IN THE USA and Quoted as:
230 Pages - Finished Size 11” x 9” Laminated High-Gloss Soft Cover, Perfect Binding It'll be a colorful cover...currently in the design-stage
208 Black and White Pages, Full Bleed with pictures of staffs, bands, activism, media clips, “comments and suggestions” from club patrons and more! ECO-NOTE THE PAPER for these pages will be 50% Post-Consumer Recycled Content
16-24 Full-Color Pages, Full Bleed of Random FUN STUFF I’m digging up! ECO-NOTE Due to the high gloss needed for these pages, the recycled content will be substantially lower.
EXCEEDING OUR GOAL to get to print will allow the addition of 8 more full-colored pages to the book and also be a great indicator of how many to order for a first run.
On the right hand side will be that month's calendar... T.B.A.’s are filled with my available information and bands are currently being added to the list. They could never be totally complete with last minute changes, added openers and cancellations.
There will be a couple of pages dedicated to Larry and his original vision at the beginning. And this book will close with an intro and thanks to Pete Shapiro for continuing the dance. I’m looking into what I can gather for these pages... I’ll keep you posted.
THE REST OF THE BOOK is about the YOUR HISTORY and WE REALLY HOPE YOU ENJOY IT!
Larry Bloch was the original dreamer of a New York City live-music venue with the dual purpose of environmental and social justice education and activism. As the club’s hands-on owner for its first eight years, he insisted on producing and snail-mailing monthly event calendars until the internet took over, just as ownership was changing to Peter Shapiro in 1997. As he was “passing to the non-physical world”, he talked with me about another dream of sharing his collection of memorabilia with the loyal fans of the club. Larry and I first met in the offset printing business and we felt it was right for this project. It is his vision I wish to fill on this, the 25th anniversary year of the club’s doors opening, in February 1989.
Laura Bloch, Larry’s original dream companion that helped create the Wetlands space and public image from inception and was the club’s artist and history-keeper for another 6 years while raising their son, Aaron. With a degree and many years of experience as a graphic designer, and the last decade spent as a writer, it’s a natural fit to find her putting this book together. (She's also living with the many boxes of Wetlands stuff that Larry left behind....)
WETLANDS PRESERVE: THE EARLY CALENDAR YEARS
Feb. 1989 - Feb. 1997
An alphabetical list of the
over 2,500 bands/performers names
that appear in the calendar book is available @
PLEASE NOTE: Bands List is complete. I have research the weekly Village Voice ads and am adding the lists I've compiled. You can find them just after the comparison calendar below.
People have been asking, "What about a Shapiro Years addition?" I'll look into it and keep ya posted.
NEW NOTICE Due to requests, I have added a reward that includes International Shipping for this book.See $40 level. I will be announcing how to order after KS towards the end of this project (March 11, 2014).
FIRST NYC Notable Plays ListPearl Jam / Counting Crows / Blind Melon / Rage Against the Machine / the Wallflowers / Sublime / Derek Trucks Band (he was 15 years old!) / Travis / Incubus / David Grey / Ben Harper / 311 / Oasis (first US plays)
MOST of the BANDS ADDED FOR THE FIRST TIME from Village Voice Search
1989 AUG –DEC WETLANDS first PLAYS 25 bands that get added to the list for the first time (Entered into wetlandsnychistory.com) These names WILL be in the book! ...more to follow
Twang Gang / Buzzy Linhart / Hinantillan /Cheshire Cats / Metaterra / Tiny Lights / River Roses / Zen Mambe / Cosmic Oven / Border Patrol / Wendy Wall / Alger Mitchell / DJ Andrea Clarke / Jolly Boys / Kitchen Ethics / M-Bombs / Nick Buzz & the Midi-Committee / Crash Landing / DJ Seth K / Stan Burnstein / Philip Glass / Steve Gorn / Out of Context / Vitapup / Cypress Hill
MYSTERYS SOLVED 1990 New Additions to the list at wetlandsnychistory.com entered 2/15/14
Matthew Sweet / Lloyd Cole / Richard Lloyd / Fred Maher / Suzanne Vega / Leo Casino / Tommy Major / The Uptown Horns / Cackling Crows / Tex Shuttle / Mark Foley / Gail Weisman / Valery Bloch / Stephen Freidlan / Hurry Sundown / Ad Vielle que Pourra / / Limbo Maniacs / Monster Zero / Shut Up and Kiss Me / John Campbell / The Good Life / Afari and the Souls of Light / The Mighty Sweettones / Hilary Kay Trio / Rare Earth / The Art Ensemble of Chicago / Bernie Worrell / New St. George / Orlando Fiol / Raja Rock / Roy Rogers & the Delta Rhythm Kings / Trini Devo / Sue Ann Harkey / DJ John Suliga / Heartbeats / Two Skirts / / Nikki Sudden / Second Skin / Bird Songs of the Mesozoic / D-Xtreme / Gimme the Gun / Morton / Janata / Mystic Jammers / Captain Dave and the Psychedelic Lounge Cats / Elbow Room / Harm Farm / Badfinger / Shawn Phillips / Truth of Dare / Bootsauce / Vicky Akiwumi / State of Dreadness / Tuli / Ras Tschaka Tonge / Chad Crumm / Eddy Lawrence /
MORE MYSTERYS SOLVED
1991 New Additions to the list at wetlandsnychistory.com entered 2/15/14
Vinx / One Too Many / Kreashan / Steadies / Matt Zekala / Jack Frost / Pepe Santana / Troubleshooters / Laguna Moree / The Shams / Mickey Hart / Inspector Cluzo / Chris Barron / Other Brothers / Kario Salem / Live / Chris Edrington / Lone Wolf Circles / Motherlode / Prophesy / Gangway / Parallels / Willard Moan / Willie D / Bronx Style Bob / 148th St. Black / Sleeper / Brenda Kahn /
MORE TREASURES FOUND 1992 New Additions to the list at wetlandsnychistory.com entered 2/16/14
The Millions / Dust Devils / Royal Pain / The Hidden / King Augustus / Oceans of Mercy / Bad Brains / Liz Irons / King of Kings / The Plan / DJ Larry Bloch / Ekemode & the Nigerian All-Stars / Daily Planet / Bobby Konders / 13 Stitches / Whole Earth Mamas / Geezer Lake / Box / False Prophets / The Dead Milkmen / High-Back Chairs / Katy Clements / Wench / Porn Orchard / Dung Beetles / Junction / The Hello Strangers / DJ Stretch Armstrong / Railroad Jerk / Chrome Cranks / Ras Tschaka Tonge / Big Sister / Foday Musa Suso / Brother Eye / Permanent Green Light / Some Weird Sin / Vindicators / The Pan / Ziggie / Pharcyde / Double XX Posse / Curioss George / YZ / Positive K / Live Squad / / Outface / Von LMO / The Beautiful /
1993 New Additions to the list at wetlandsnychistory.com entered 2/20/14
Rezin / Keziah Jones / Gary Lucas God’s & Monsters / The Jones / A.D. / Peter Garrett / Special Request / Enraged / Matt Keating / Uncle Wiggly / Fuse / Steak / Wedding Parties and Anything / Affinity / Storm Watch / Brothers by Choice / Envelope / An Emotional Fish / Harsh Reality / Seed / Zeke Zagar / Poem Rocket / Flowerhead / Psychic Orgy / News Flash / Uni B / Morning Star / Leslie West / Corky Laing
ADDED FOR THE FIRST TIME to the list @ www.wetlandsnychistory.com found in 1994 search entered 2/20/14
Weed of Eden / G-Love / Ben Vaughn / Solice / Greyhouse / Fabulons / Liz Phair / Strength 691 / Bums in the Park / The Fleshtones / Shut Up / Circle 7 / Junkhead / 5 Magic Beans / Rebels Be Phunky / Me Mom Morganteler / Mike Errico / Big Fish Ensemble / Frank Messina / Worl-A-Girl / No Good Boys / Ruffnexx / New Image / Blue Bones / La Vista Hot / Heads / Meathook Seed / Doo-Rag / Brian Dewan / Sultans of Ping / Clay / Ini Kamoze / Spearhead / Wallmen / The Ancients / Blue / Queen Sarah Saturday /
Found in 1995 search entered 2/21/14
Prime Directive / Space Hog / Starkweather / Dead Orchestra / Mustard Plug / Cindy Lee Berryhill / Trick Babys / Steel Pulse / Hot Water Music / Jiker
Found in 1996 search entered 2/22/14 Willie Wisely / Uranium 235 / Hard Candy / Big Sister / Les Stitches / Dayroom / Illness / June Rich / DR Humanized / Circular Ruby ??
Bands that played Tuesday at Wetlands’ weekly DEADCENTER chronological appearance from 1989-Feb.1997 Jello Boys / Hearts of Space / Speed of Light show (tons of times) / Euphoria / Freespace / Old Joe Bones / Slipknot / The Zen Tricksters / Left Exit / Train of Thought / 3 Guys Named Lenny / Rising Tide / Keystone All-Stars / Living Earth / Laughing Bones / Volunteers / Solar Circus / DJ Dave Nolan / Nowhere Mountain Band / KingFish / Free Reign / The Lost Boys / Oroboros / Mark the Harper / Max Creek / Echo’s Farm / Crazy Fingers / Ash Can Van Gogh / Blue Dixie / Homel Alaniz Band / Vassar Clements / Wayne Gilbert Project / Great Red Shark / Henry Kaiser New Quartet / Stack-A-Bones / Grateful Dread / Freudian Slip / Smokestack Lightnin’ / Rose Hill / World Within / Sunsplash / border Legion / The Rum Runners / Mystery Cats / Tom Constanten and David Nelson / Silent Earth / Quallah Battoo / Franklin Turnpike / Roadtrips / Ripple / Cosmic Blues / Shaman / Loup Garou & Milo Z / Bella Fleck and the Flecktones / Mexican Mud Band / New Potato Caboose / Deadstein / After Dark / Sonic Garden / Tiberius / Lazy Lightnin / WASABI / Warren Haynes / Robert Hunter / The Inclined / Pura Fe / Rite of Way / Band du Jour / Half Way Home / Jeff Buckley / David Grey / Katell Keineg / Buddy Cage / Deadbeats / Olive and the Branch / Love N’ Life / Patch of Eden / Mr. Charlie / Donna Eagle / William Crist / Michelle Yules / Roses Cantina / Wig Jam / The Reckoning / En Train / The Phins / Juggling Suns / Passage / Splintered Sunlight / Ombe Players / Lost Marbles / Gov’t Mule / Stash / Rusty String Band / Jawbone / ekoostik hookah / Electrik / Second Sight
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I'm being honest when I say that I can't think of any real obstacles when it comes to completing this book because I've done my research and am aligned with the right people to stay on track.Having been in the print business, I know there is ALWAYS the potential of a push-back on the promised delivery date but I'll do everything in my power to meet the set goal of shipping by the end of June of this year.Worst case scenario is not meeting the KS goal and the book I propose will not be produced.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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