Watch This: The Cramps Live & Untamed in 1979! More this Weekend!


From Friday, March 23 through Sunday March 25, the AFS Cinema will welcome Emily Armstrong and Pat Ivers for a trio of screenings of their work. Starting in the mid '70s they ran a public access show in New York called GoNightclubbing! and they did just that, capturing hundreds of hours from the fertile Downtown New York music scene, which encompassed all manner of styles and attitudes. We look forward to their films and stories.

On Friday there will be Suicide Live Plus The Best Of No Wave, then on Saturday we will show Pylon Live Plus The Best Of New Wave, then on Sunday we'll spread out for Songs & Stories with some of the top highlights from their video archive and also their memories of the artists (including the late lamented Cramps) and times. We hope you can join us. Tickets and more info here.

In the meantime, to tide you over here is a clip from the Cramps performing "Surfin' Bird" in 1979. If you never saw this band, one of the most high-energy, high-danger bands of all time, this is as close as you're ever likely to get.

Enjoy!