Rock, art…and religion?

Blending performance art and punk, the band Transgendered Jesus recently headlined a free rock concert in Tompkins Square Park. Emceed by Stiletto from the band Roma!, the event also included Miss Guy and Transistor Radio’s mix of glam and pop. Meanwhile, last Sunday, hardcore punk bands rocked the park to commemorate the Tompkins Square riot of 1988. Top right, a woman’s T-shirt linked Occupy Wall Street with artist Peter Missing’s “The Party’s Over” upside-down martini glass, which Missing graffitied all over the neighborhood in the ’80s. Missing was one of the leaders in the fight against imposing a curfew on the park, which ultimately sparked the clash with police. He now lives in Germany because he said people appreciate art more there than in the U.S.

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