hand if you still have copies of the man’s classic protopunk fanzine Teenage
By Blurt Staff
Seminal NYC proto-punk Andy “Adny” Shernoff will be
inaugurating a regular Wednesday night residency at Manhattan’s Lakeside Lounge starting
Wednesday October 5 and continuing weekly through December. He’ll be performing
at 7PM sharp with a regular backing band, featuring a rotating cast of special
guests. He will also be releasing a new 7″ vinyl single “Are You Ready To
Rapture” c/w “Tremble” – latter featuring the late Joey Ramone guesting.
“Are You Ready
To Rapture” will be accompanied by an animated video created by world famous
cartoonist Brian Musikoff.
Queens-born Shernoff is a
musician, songwriter, record producer and oenophile. He is a founding member of The Dictators, one
of the seminal New York proto-punk bands, for which he composed the lion’s
share of the material, played bass guitar, keyboards, sang back-up and
occasional lead vocals. He has been involved with a variety of other musical
projects over the years, most notably the heavily Dictators-populated Manitoba’s Wild
Kingdom and Joey Ramone’s
sole solo studio album, Don’t Worry About
In the fall of 2009, he
embarked upon a series of solo shows playing songs he wrote or co-wrote and
telling the stories behind them. In the spring of 2010, those shows would
become “When Giants Walked the Earth – A Musical Memoir by Adny
Shernoff,” with several tour dates scheduled in the Eastern U.S. and Canada.
Shernoff sang “California
Sun” in the official Major League Baseball promotional video for the 2010
All-Star Game. Other projects include garage-rock band The Masterplan,
featuring members of The Fleshtones and the Waxing Poetics.