The wife and I jetted to New York for our first weekend without the kids since well, since before we had any. While she was at a bachelorette party, I caught a great (and free) evening of classic Detroit blues/garage rock outdoors at Lincoln Center after meeting up with Zan and her husband Jonathan. I saw about half of Death's set, and made sure we were right up close to see the rare performance by The Gories:

I was also surprised by how much we enjoyed ? and the Mysterians. I loved watching the combination of hipsters there to see a rare live performance by this legendary Bay City proto-punk/garage band and all the middle-aged people there to hear "96 Tears," (Ronnie Spector joined the band late in that song). It was a really fun performance:

[thanks to Sandy Kramer for letting me know about the show New York Times review of the show here]

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