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July 18th, 2018 marked the 30th Anniversary of 60s' and 70s' supermodel, singer and pop icon Nico's death. This year, a film titled Nico, 1988 will also be released. More about the film can be read here.
In 1982, we released a cassette tape of live tracks from Nico's 1982 European and London tour. Songs from her albums "The Marble Index", 'Desertshore' and 'The End' all feature as well as covers of David Bowie, The Doors and of course The Velvet Underground's 'All Tomorrow's Parties' of which there is an incredible a capella version. The album was later released on CD.
10 Ft. Ganja Plant
10Ft Ganja Plant will be performing at the Ziontific Summer Solstice Music Festival in June this year and to get you in the mood we highly recommend checking out lead guitarists Nate Silas Richardson's specially curated playlist featuring some choice tunes. Click here to listen!!
Also available official 10Ft merch - still a few T-Shirts left on sale!
R.I.P Glenn Branca
October 6th, 1948 - May 13, 2018
Seaport Music Festival!
OCTOBER 25TH, 2017 - James Chance & The Contortions and Martin Rev will both be performing at the 15th Anniversary Seaport Music Festival - click on the poster for details and set times!
10Ft Ganja Plant!
MAY 20TH, 2017 - New show announced! Every rare 10Ft show is shrouded in excitement and anticipation, this one is no exception. Go get tickets now at The Sinclair!
Northside Festival Downtown Trip!
APRIL 12TH, 2017 - An epic line up featuring Martin Rev with Craig Leon and Bush Tetras with special guest emcee Lydia Lunch! Taking place at MP Hall in Williamsburg on June 6.
NOVEMBER 13TH, 2016 - Seminal post punk band The Raincoats' Gina Birch gave The Quietus an interview where she discusses BREXIT their legacy and her favorite Patti Smith album. Click HERE to read the inteview and HERE to watch The Raincoats perform with Angel Olsen at their recent sold out show in London!
JULY 23RD, 2016 - Even though the temp topped out at 96 degrees in NYC today, thousands of fans turned up to Tompkins Square Park to support Dr. Know and watch some OG NYC hardcore. The sun was out but the bands were blistering! We saw so many old school and new school Bad Brains T's being repped out there, it was awesome to see everybody coming together to show love for Doc. Congrats to all the bands and organizers that made it happen!! You can still donate here:
R.I.P. Alan Vega
Dr. Know Benefit!
JUNE 15TH, 2016 - A benefit concert for Bad Brains' guitarist Dr. Know will take place on July 23rd at Tompkins Square Park and will feature an awesome line-up of bands - Breakdown, Token Entry, Cro-Mags, Antidote and Maximum Penalty!! We couldn't think of a better way to spend an afternoon while helping out Doc. please visit Dr. Know's go fund me page if you would like to make a donation towards medical expenses that were incurred after he was hospitalized last year for cardiac arrest. KEEP THAT PMA!
Bad Brains Capitol T's!
APRIL 28TH, 2017 - Both Pharrell and Slash were snapped repping their Bad Brains Capitol Building T-Shirts this week.Get your very own officially licensed one here!
APRIL 21ST, 2017 - The Afropunk Festival held in Brooklyn on August 27-28 has announced the line-up for 2016. And what a line up it is! Along with headliner Ice Cube there will be a SUPERJAM featuring members of Bad Brains, Fishbone and Living Color! Click here for tix and more info!
NOVEMBER 25TH, 2017 - Follow us on Instagram @roir_nyc - we will be posting info on exclusive pre-orders and new releases as well as some stories behind ROIR's classic cassette catalogue! Tag us for your chance to score some ROIR freebies!