What People are Saying

“What a time tunnel and tribute to a powerful place!” Greg Harris, President of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum

“It is way more substantial than I could have imagined. So much to look at!” Steve Eichner, photographer, Wetlands’ early years

“A vivid cross-section from one of the most inclusive and radically open-minded clubs in New York City history, Wetlands’ lovingly homemade calendars are an A+ delight for any serious music freak.” Jesse Jarnow, Author, Big Day Coming: Yo La Tengo & the Rise of Indie Rock (Gotham, 2012), WFMU DJ, Contributing RELIX writer

“It was in this Church of Rock & Roll that I learned how to put on a show. I’m lucky for that because Wetlands stood alone in placing the audience and “the vibe” as the top priority for every show.” Peter Shapiro, former owner Wetlands (97-01) / Owner Brooklyn Bowl, New York, Las Vegas and London, and The Capitol Theater, Port Chester, NY.

“It is one of the most thorough published histories of NYC music. It’s amazing that Larry Bloch had the foresight to archive this info.” Online comment – TribecaCitizen.com

“This book is a treasure for a die-hard European fan of Blues Traveler, Spin Doctors and God Street Wine who never had the chance to make it to the wetlands.” Daniel Heinze, KickStarter supporter from Germany

These memories are for and about the folks that made the dance come alive,
but
anyone into the developing live-music scene and/or the social and eco activism of the 1990s will find this book both entertaining and informative.” – Laura Bloch Bourque
See the list of bands, performers and speakers named in the book – link is to the right.