- Take the ultimate musical tour on the Rock Junket East Village Punk Rock Walking Tour
- Enjoy 2 hours of music industry history
- Learn about the fashion and inspiration behind rock and punk music
- Discover emerging groups inside New York’s heart of music, the East Village
- Visit hangouts, restaurants, and bars that have been a part of music history
This two hour tour will cover the history and inspiration behind punk and rock music. Starting in the East Village with an introduction to the related fashion and music industries. An experienced guide will provide fascinating trivia from music venues to groups, including:
CBGB, the New York City home of Joey Ramone, the Fillmore East, Trash, St. Mark’s Hotel, the New York Dolls and Iggy Pop.
Your guide, Bobby Pinn, is a talented musician with more than fifteen years of music experience and has played with such famous bands as the Hole, the Ramones, Nirvana, BB King, Rancid, and the Smashing Pumpkins.
Bobby Pinn, also a local historian of rock ‘n’ roll, will guide the tour through the ups and downs of music history in the East Village. We'll make multiple stops to see famous star apartments, local hangouts, restaurants and bars that have been associated with Andy Warhol, Madonna, the Ramones, Led Zeppelin and others. Bobby Pinn will describe the origins of punk rock music and development of other sounds that have transformed into the varied genres on today's radio stations.
See where famous musicians lived, learn how they played and what drove them to write famous lyrics. Experience the inspiration of the East Village where musicians shopped and gained insight into their talents. Absorb the cultural heritage that created rock and punk music in this lower East Side community.
This is a walking excursion, please wear suitable footwear and clothes. It is encouraged to bring an umbrella and jacket depending on the weather.
Featured in The Guardian UK April 2008, as one of the Top 5 Quirky City Tours!