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.

The Villager encourages readers to share articles:

Comments are often moderated.

We appreciate your comments and ask that you keep to the subject at hand, refrain from use of profanity and maintain a respectful tone to both the subject at hand and other readers who also post here. We reserve the right to delete your comment.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


2 × five =

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>