A True New York City ROCK Experience

Charlie Sub & Sound Dogs, an indie rock band, perform original music inspired by an iconic era in rock & roll history.
Their performance takes you back to a chaotic NYC in the ’70s when Charlie’s family owned the famous nightclub, the Coventry. Artists such as Kiss, The Ramones and The New York Dolls debuted here. Come for a journey and experience their stories through the decades!

Coventry: Charlie's Dad's 1970s famous nightclub provided much of his song-writing inspiration

Paul Sub in Ken Sharp’s “Dressed to Kill”.
“It was a big club, around 5,000 square feet, and it held around 700 people,” recalled owner Paul Sub in Ken Sharp’s “Dressed to Kill”. “Everyone from KISS, The New York Dolls, The Ramones, Blondie, Sam & Dave, The Dictators, and Elephant’s Memory played there. I’d put on 10 acts a week, both local and national. The only act we turned down, because we didn’t want to spend $300, was Aerosmith (laughs). The New York Dolls were really the ones that kept Coventry going. They played once a month, and whenever they played, 700 people would show up. They had the main following of all the bands who played there.”


Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley @ Coventry (Popcorn Club) 1973
Location: Astoria / Queens / New York
Venue: Coventry (Popcorn Club)
Photo Source: www.necramonium.com.


This Ain't The Summer Of Love
This lively and entertaining revisionist history of rock music after 1970 reconsiders the roles of two genres, heavy metal and punk. Instead of considering metal and punk as aesthetically opposed to each other, Steve Waksman breaks new ground by showing that a profound connection exists between them. Metal and punk enjoyed a charged, intimate relationship that informed both genres in terms of sound, image, and discourse. This Ain't the Summer of Love traces this connection back to the early 1970s, when metal first asserted its identity and punk arose independently as an ideal about what rock should be and could become, and upends established interpretations of metal and punk and their place in rock history.


NOTHIN' TO LOSE: THE MAKING OF KISS 1972-1975
2013, IT BOOKS Written by Ken Sharp, Gene & Paul, This book chronicles, for the first time,the crucial formative years of the legendary rock band KISS, culminating with the ground breaking success of their classic 1975 album Alive! Constructed as an oral history, the book includes original interviews with Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Ace Frehley, and Peter Criss, as well as with producers; engineers; management; record company ★★★★★

An indelible and irresistible portrait of the crucial formative years of the legendary rock band KISS and the music scene they changed forever— culminating with the ground breaking success of their classic 1975 album Alive! and the smash single "Rock and Roll All Nite" Including original interviews with: Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Ace Frehley, Peter Criss, Bob Seger, Alice Cooper, and Ted Nugent, as well as members of Aerosmith, Black Sabbath, Rush, Slade, Blue Öyster Cult, Mott the Hoople, Journey, REO Speedwagon, Styx, Raspberries, the James Gang, the New York Dolls, Iggy & the Stooges, the Ramones, Suzi Quatro, Argent, and Uriah Heep