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From Bowery to Bedford: Television Opens Rough Trade

IMG_4132Though there was a reunion album in 1992 and there have been sporadic regroupings every few years since, the band known as Television originally enjoyed a very brief time in the spotlight during the “punk” boom of CBGB’s in the mid-to-late-’70s. Although critics loved them, they sold very few records.

But their legend has lived on, growing considerably in the 21 years since their last album. Their first album, Marquee Moon, that has been the reason: A landmark of “punk” rock, the eight-song album, first released in 1977, was ranked No. 128 on Rolling Stone’s Top 500 Albums of All Time. Books have been written about it.

So when it was announced that Television would be the first band to play the new concert space at British record store Rough Trade’s new New York outpost in Brooklyn, the show sold out almost instantly. Read more…