Charm School of Rock
Holmstrom, founder of the city's notorious Punk magazine and a
scenester since the late-'70s heyday of The Ramones.
kinda blue collar, and a lot of bands resent the fact that The
Strokes have rich parents. Everyone's still baffled by their
success. The Bullies, Charm School, The Star Spangles, Turbo ACs:
these were the most-likely-tos. The Strokes were seen as these
uptown kids... slumming basically. Someone told me they hired a
publicist before they even rehearsed."
School has been fixture in the NYC music scene for several years.
Their combination of punk rock attitude and simplicity, and new wave
melodic catchy sound has won over a varied audience. Young No
Doubt/Green Day fans as well as old school Ramones/Blondie fans
rarely miss a show. The lyrics are sarcastic, tounge-in-cheek style
bringing back the days when music was FUN rather than somber and
selfishly political. Charm Schools stage show is always
entertaining. Fashion is a must for this band. They have appeared in
many magazines including Q magazine, and NYC indies such as The New
York Press, NY Waste & Creamy Fist. On the radio--"Dead Guy"was
played on Jonathan Clarke's show on Q104.3 and the band did a live
broadcast on WFMU.
out Charm School on myspace/Atomic Radio. The energy on stage forces
the crowd into motion. Charm Schools favorite thing is performing
live. They have appeared with such acts as Joey Ramone, Marky
Ramone,The Vibrators, The Dictators, D Generation, & Ronnie Spector
just to mention a few. Being close friends with Joey Ramone, they
were a regular at his annual bashes.
live it, love it. And dare not to dance to it.
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