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Bomp! Records Founder Remembered With NYC Tribute Show

Just a reminder for those in NYC this weekend, here are some more details of the Greg Shaw Tribute. On top of everything the emcee for the show is none other than "Mr. Nuggets" himself Lenny Kaye!

Saturday, January 29th
7:30pm – $10 (entire door
goes to Shaw’s widow and son)

Magnetic Field
97 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY – 718.834.0069


Magnetic Field is proud and saddened to host an evening in memory of Greg Shaw, founder of the Bomp! record label, prolific writer, musical archivist/activist, and a collector among collectors. Greg’s energies and enthusiasms spanned four decades, touching and being shaped by the counterculture of the ’60s, the punk explosion in all its facets, and the rise and reign of garage revival through the ’80s and ’90s. He contributed to countless rock magazines, including "Fusion," "Creem" and his own "Mojo Navigator" and "Bomp!," advised Jann Wenner on starting "Rolling Stone," inspired scores of others to found their own magazines, and blew minds and ears with hundreds releases on his Bomp! and Voxx labels, not to mention compiling the truly legendary, and hugely influential, Pebbles compilation series.

His impact was immeasurable. He died this past October.

To celebrate Greg Shaw’s life and accomplishments, Magnetic Field presents a night of  performances by the Coffin Lids and Shaw ‘Nuff. The Coffin Lids were one of the last bands Greg signed to the Bomp! label and come out of Boston in a haze of smoked amps and electroshocked, Farfisa-driven rock’n’roll trash. The music is manic, frenetic, and entirely unrelenting.

Shaw ‘ Nuff is a one-shot NYC supergroup featuring Peter Stuart on bass, Kurt Reil on drums and vocals, Mike Fornatale on guitar and vocals, Michael Lynch on guitar and vocals, and Wendy Fornatale on keyboards. Each of these musicians is variously a veteran of, or enlisted in, groups like The Standells, Grip Weeds, Beau Brummels, Blues Magoos, The Monks, Moby Grape, Cavestomp Redcoats, Richard And The Young Lions, The Lynchpins, and Kelly Stoltz. They each wear their histories like a tailored coat.

To keep the evening’s levels in the red, DJs Ira Robbins, the founder of Trouser Press and editor of the Trouser Press Record Guides, and WFMU’s Evan Davies will spin prime selections from the Bomp! catalogue and all sorts of other music with appropriately strong blood ties. A special guest emcee is to-be- announced.

The night begins at 7:30 on January 29th. The door price will be $10, and all proceeds will be donated to Greg’s widow and son. Magnetic Field is located at 97 Atlantic Avenue, between Hicks and Henry Streets, in Brooklyn Heights. The phone # is 718-834-0069, website is .

For further information, please contact Lee at 917-597-4918  or