House of the Rising Punk
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House of the Rising Punk
In the mid-1970's, New York City's rock music scene had grown fallow -- the city was in an economic downturn, there were few nightclubs offering original music, and hardly any local bands were making an impression in the national press. But that changed when two longtime friends, Richard Meyers and Tom Miller, moved to New York, where rents were still cheap and it seemed possible to make your own excitement; they started a band and began looking for a place to play. Meyers and Miller found a nearly empty bar on the bowery, CBGB, and persuaded the owner to let their new group perform… More