Posts Tagged ‘The Fleshtones’

LIVE: The Fleshtones @ the River Street Pub, 3/8/15

Thursday, March 12th, 2015
Peter Zarema of the Fleshtones

Peter Zarema of the Fleshtones

Review by Ross Marvin
Photographs by Ed Conway

The unfettered, unfiltered cool of the Fleshtones

Here’s an America that’s nearly impossible to imagine: Andy Warhol has a TV show on MTV. On the show is a garage revival band called the Fleshtones. They play a sinewy, melodic dirge and their young, statuesque singer Peter Zaremba flips his long bangs across his forehead as he taps a tambourine. Then, in the foreground of your not-so-flat TV set, appears a pre-Gandalf, pre-Magneto, but no less magnetic Sir Ian McKellan. He starts reciting a Shakespearian sonnet. No, I’m not having a bad trip. Here’s the proof, just one click away in YouTube land.

Hard to believe, right? MTV, and not a pregnant teenager in sight.



LIVE: The Fleshtones @ Bat Shea’s, 4/1/12

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012
Ken Fox and Peter Zaremba of the Fleshtones

Ken Fox and Peter Zaremba of the Fleshtones

Review and photographs by Kirsten Ferguson

“We remember the Ramones. We were there,” said frontman Peter Zaremba midway through the Fleshtones’ matinee gig at Bat Shea’s in Troy on Sunday, as the band launched into a buzz-saw homage to their CBGB-via-Queens compatriots: a Sex Pistols-baiting tune called “Remember the Ramones.”

Released as a b-side on a limited edition 7” single last year by Yep Roc Records to commemorate the Fleshtones’ latest album, “Brooklyn Sound Solution,” the song pays tribute to the American punk rock progenitors who formed in 1974 – only two years before the long-running Fleshtones.


Parade of Shoes

Monday, July 19th, 2010

The Fleshtones at Beacon Riverfest, June 26, 2010. Photo by Rob Penner Photography. (Thanks, Stephen Clair.)

Parade of Shoes: The Fleshtones

Festival Fever: Beacon Riverfest, 6/26

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

Beacon Riverfest

Local 845 – the local concert production group helmed by singer-songwriter Stephen Clair – has been regularly presenting concerts and club shows at such Beacon venues as the Howland Cultural Center and the Piggy Bank for more than a year now.

But now Local 845 is taking a big step forward with the announcement of Beacon Riverfest, the first-ever live music festival in Beacon’s renovated Riverfront Park.

The free fest will take place on Saturday, June 26, beginning at 2pm and ending at dusk. It’s a rain-or-shine bash.

There’s a little something for everyone at the fest. Here’s the line-up:


Jim Gaudet and the Railroad BoysCaffe LenaHolly & EvanThe Cock'N'Bull RestaurantCartoonist John CaldwellAdvertise on Nippertown!Hudson SoundsAlbany PoetsThe LindaBerkshire On StageLeave Regular Radio BehindArtist Charles HaymesDennis Herbert Art