City Gardens Book

No Slam Cover The paperback edition of No Slam Dancing has SOLD OUT two pressings!

Click here to go to CreateSpace and order a print-on-demand copy of the book.  It is the same as the offset-printed No Slam Dancing, except the color photos are now printed in black & white. 

The Kindle edition of No Slam Dancing can be purchased here!

(Hardcovers are WAY sold out.)

“No Slam Dancing, No Stage Diving, No Spikes” is an oral history of ’80s-era alternative, metal and punk rock music told through the portal of one club – Trenton, New Jersey’s legendary City Gardens.

THE BOOK IS DONE!! Please look at our Kickstarter campaign – watch the cool video – and buy a copy of the book!!

“From Punk to Metal, from Ska and Reggae, New Wave and Alternative, if there was a band you dug through the 80’s and 90’s that never made the commercial airwaves, there’s a damn good chance they played at City Gardens. The club played a huge part in a lot of people’s lives… “No Slam Dancing…” is an oral history of one of the most important clubs to ever exist.For far too long City Gardens has gone without being recognized as such and now it’s time for the people who lived it and made it what it was to tell the story in their own words.

Whether you went there or just loved the bands who played there, there is a story inside for everyone who has ever attended a live gig. Just ask Chuck Dukowski, talking about Randy Now: “…He was a friendly man. He offered Black Flag a show on our first tour out there. We played with some holdover metal band where the singer had a martini on a special little table on stage. It was kinda funny…” It was July 8th, 1981. We don’t know what band that was either Chuck, but we wish we were there.

You can read an excerpt from the book here.
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