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3/20/17 - A video of The Cheepskates performing Chuck Berry's classic "Carol" at The Dive has now been posted on the "Youtube" page.
 
10/24/16 - A video of all four original members of The Cheepskates performing on October 27, 2001 at The Village Underground in NYC has been posted on the "Youtube" page.
 
2/20/16 - A new photo of The Vipers performing at The Dive in 1984 has surfaced and is posted on Paul Martin's remembrance page. You can view it by clicking here.
 
 
1/24/16 - Lots of new videos from The Dive have surfaced featuring (so far) The Outta' Place, The Tryfles, and The Swamp Goblyns and you can view them all on the "Memorabila" page.
 
11/27 15 - A new page has been added with a terrific Dive remembrance by patron Billy Charles Harmon and you can check it out by clicking here.
 
6/11/15 - A live clip from the "Knights of Fuzz" DVD has been posted by author Tim Gassen and you can check it out by clicking here .
 
2/2/15 - The collection of graphic design artist Greg Gutbezahl has been added to the "Flyers & Posters" page and by can check it out by clicking here.
 
2/1/15 - Two new additions have been added to the "Memorabilia" page.
 
1/31/15 - Photographer Jeff Cuyubamba recently launched a website and sent in a cool remembrance of his nights at The Dive. He has been added to "The Scene" page and you can check it out by clicking here.
 
1/20/15 - Shari Mirojnick (Outta' Place) and audience member Mike Sin have added their recollections to the "FuzzFest '84" page.
 
1/16/15 - A new video of The Tryfles at FuzzFest, as well as HQ digital updates to some of the existing footage have been added to the "FuzzFest '84" page.
 
1/10/15 - A group page dedicated to The Dive has formed on Facebook and you can join by clicking here .
 
8/11/14 - The Cheepskates appear on a new garage/psych compilation CD. Get all of the info by clicking here .

5/26/14 - A new page titled "The Bohemian Bedrocks" has been added to THE SCENE and you can check it out by clicking here .
 
2/25/14 - The audio portion of The Cheepskates full set at Fuzz Fest '84 has been posted in mp3 formats on the "Fuzz Fest '84" page.

12/14/13 - A new page has been added to the site and will feature photos and flyers of other bands and acts that performed at The Dive. The page is titled: "Memorabilia."

10/24/13 - A new page featuring the entire show from Halloween night, 1983 has just been added to the site. Both sets are included and you can watch the whole evening at the page titled: "COMPLETE MOVIE."

10/21/13 - A new page has been added titled: "A Wedding." It features lots of photos from Wendy Wild and Dino Sorbello's wedding on 10/30/83 and the reception which took place at The Dive.

8/27/13 - New Youtube video of The Vipers performing at Fuzz Fest on the "Fuzz Fest '84" page.

8/26/13 - Former Fuzztones drummer Ira Elliot sent a remembrance about his night at Fuzz Fest and you can read it at the bottom of the "Fuzz Fest '84" page.

7/11/13 - "That's When I Say Goodbye" from the LP Run Better Run is now posted on the "Youtube mp3s" page.

8/14/12 - "Drive In Movie" from the LP Run Better Run is now posted on the "Youtube mp3s" page.

1/5/12 - "Take it Easy" from the LP Run Better Run is now posted on the "Youtube mp3s" page.

10/18/11 - A song titled "Why is Love" which is from the first Cheepskates LP has recently shown up on Youtube and is now posted on the page "Youtube mp3s."

6/6/11 - Two new Youtube clips from FuzzFest '84 have been posted. They feature the Fuzztones and you can check 'em out by clicking here

5/19/11 - Four new new pages have been added starting with a two part story on Midnight Records and including interviews with Cheepskates guitarist David John Herrera and Tryfles guitarist John Fay. Check 'em out by clicking here.
 
3/15/11 - A new page titled "MP3s on YOUTUBE" has been added and you can check it out by clicking here .

12/8/10 - A new page titled "Downloads" has been added to the website. The page features links to live tracks which can be downloaded or listened to free of charge. You can check it out by clicking here.

9/22/10 - A new page titled "Youtube" has been added to the website and you can view it by clicking here.

6/1/10 - Cheepskates song "Good Life" still rising on Neil Young's website. For full story click here.
 
5/14/10 - The Cheepskates first album titled "Run Better Run" is currently listed on the website of Billboard magazine. On the page each song can be played in its entirety. You can check it out by clicking here.
 
5/11/10 - Two video montages of the entire first and second sets performed by the Cheepskates at The Dive on 10/31/83 have now been posted on the "Set List" page and you can check 'em out by clicking here .

4/23/10 - A soundboard recording of the Cheepskates performing the Ray Charles classic "Money" at FuzzFest has now been posted on the "FuzzFest '84" page.

4/19/10 - A video clip of the Outta' Place who in 1984 were dubbed NYC's "Cave Teens" has just surfaced on Youtube and the link is now posted on the "FuzzFest '84" page.

3/27/10 - Paul Martin, who was a guitarist in The Vipers now has his own page on the site giving his view of the 80s Garage Scene. You can check it out by clicking here. He also sent a brief remembrance of his FuzzFest experience and it has been posted on the "FuzzFest '84 page."
 
3/2/10 - A new page titled "Fuzz Fest '84" has been added to the site and you can check it out by clicking here.

2/18/10 - John Fay of the Tryfles has added a sound bite to his Dive remembrance on THE SCENE page. You can check it out by clicking here.

2/17/10 - A new poster announcing a Fuzztones/Cheepskates NYC show in 1984 is now on the front of the "PHOTOS" page.

12/21/09 - Two bands that played extensively at the Dive named the Tryfles and the Secret Service have just launched MySpace pages and you can check 'em out by clicking here and here.

12/10/09 - Garage Punk.com has posted the Cheepskates "Knights of Fuzz" DVD clip on their website and you can check it out by clicking here.

9/14/09 - A new page has been added featuring original Cheepskates vinyl LPs and 45s for sale on eBay.

7/31/09 - Cheepskates song "Good Life" currently rising on Neil Young's website. For full story click here.
 
4/26/09 - The entire three-song DVD demo of the Cheepskates performing at The Dive can now be viewed on Youtube. You can find the link in the center of the HOME page.

4/24/09 - Two TV interviews of the Cheepskates along with rare concert footage from Fuzzfest '84 have been posted on Youtube. Get the story at the NEWS page.

12/14/07 - A MySpace page featuring The Cheepskates performing two original Christmas compositions along with The Tryfles and The Outta' Place has been launched and you can check it out by clicking here.
 
11/2/07 - A new website with lots of info about the "Gore Gazette" fanzine and film series has been launched. There are many flyers featured and you can find the link at "The Dive" page.
 
10/10/07 - Dino Sorbello has donated an incredible amount of photographs of the Garage/Psych scene of the 80s. You can check them out on a new page titled "PHOTOS."
 
9/7/07 - The original location of The Dive was bombed on the morning of 9/4/07. You can get the story by going to the "NEWS" page.
 
7/30/07 - The late Wendy Wild, who many consider the Queen of the '80s NYC Garage/Psych scene, now has a MySpace site dedicated to her memory. You can find the link, as well as her hand drawn flyers, on Dino Sorbello's pages at "Flyers and Posters."
 
7/18/07 - Four promotional photographs of the Cheepskates which were never used, have recently surfaced and you can view them on Van Kieth Morrow's page at "Flyers and Posters."
 
6/19/07 - The Outta' Place, dubbed the "Cave Teens" of the NYC Garage/Psych scene, and who's short lived career virtually existed at the Dive, now have a MySpace site. It can be accessed on Orin Portnoy's page at "Flyers & Posters, or by going to either Michael Chandler or Jordan Tarlow's Dive remembrance at "The Scene" page.
 
6/14/07 - A photo of the bass drum head used by the Outta' Place was sent in by Orin Portnoy. You can check it out on his page at "Flyers & Posters."
 
4/9/07 - In 1989, Cheepskates guitarist David John Herrera produced a solo album for Midnight Records which featured guest performances by members of the Fuzztones, the Vipers, the Outta' Place, and many more.
Five tracks from the album highlighting this NYC Garage/Psych all-star list are now available for listening on a new MySpace site. You can find the link on David's page at "The Scene."
 
3/20/07 - A composite of reviews for the first Cheepskates album "Run Better Run" has been put together by the "Lost In Tyme" blogspot. You can find the link at the "Buy Cds" page.
 
3/12/07 - Jordan Tarlow has launched a Myspace page for his "Tonebender" CD. You can find the link on his page at "The Scene."
 
3/9/07 - New photos of the Swamp Goblyns have been added to Peter Landau's page which can be found at "The Scene."
 
3/6/07 - Myspace links have been added to the pages of Rolf Rieben (Feathered Apple Records) and Sindi Benezra. Both of their pages are listed at "Flyers & Posters."
 
2/27/07 - Orin Portnoy has a new band named The Automatic Erasers. You can find the link to their Myspace site on his page at "Flyers and Posters."
 
2/24/07 - A second page has been added to the collection of Rolf Rieben. It features a large (autographed) Vipers poster from 1985. Rolf's page can be found at "Flyers & Posters."
 
2/24/07 - The Raunch Hands now have a Myspace site featuring music from their new CD. The link can be found near the bottom of Michael Chandler's Dive remembrance at "The Scene" page.
 
2/14/07 - A new page has been developed around a poster of a band named Swamp Goblyns. The poster belongs to Sindi Benezra and can be located under her name at "Flyers & Posters."
 
2/12/07 - Dino Sorbello has unearthed more posters and photos from the Dive daze and he now has a second page to display them. It can be accessed at "Flyers & Posters."
 
1/10/07 - Rolf Rieben of Feathered Apple Records in Switzerland, has donated some of the Dive posters he has accumulated over the years. His page can be found at "Flyers & Posters."
 
1/6/07 - A new page featuring advertisements from the Dive has been added. It is aptly titled "DIVE Ads."
 
1/3/07 - Tony Matura has once again opened his vaults and sent along more flyers. They can be viewed on his "third" page at "Flyers & Posters". He also included a typed letter (on DIVE stationary) announcing (then) videotaping capabilities. The letter can be viewed on "THE DIVE" page.
 
12/23/06 - A great band from Long Island named the "Secret Service" now has their own page with photos and comments. You can check it out at "The Scene."
 
12/15/06 - Tony Matura of the Optic Nerve has just opened a MySpace site. You can find the link on his page at "Flyers & Posters."
 
12/13/06 - Tony Low of the Cheepskates now has a MySpace site. You can find the link at the bottom of the "Cheepskates Movie" page.
 
12/3/06 -  The House Pets, a band from Long Island that performed at the Dive, now have a MySpace link. You can find it on Evan Shore's page at "Flyers & Posters."
 
11/29/06 - Peter Stuart Kohman (The Tryfles) has a MySpace link for his band "Shaw 'Nuff". Very psychedelic! It's on the bottom of his page at "Flyers & Posters."
 
11/28/06 - Peter Landau, drummer of the Swamp Goblyns and Da Willys (as well as being the first drummer for the Optic Nerve), has written a terrific story about a New Years Eve at the Dive. You can find it at "The Scene" page. (Warning: Adult content. Do not read if you are easily offended.)
 
11/27/06 - MySpace site links have been added for Michael Chandler, Blair Buscareno, Tony Matura (Optic Nerve), and Michael Stark. Go to "The Scene" or "Flyers & Posters."
 
11/21/06 - Orin Portnoy, bassist of the Outta' Place and the Optic Nerve has contributed some of his collection which can be accessed on the "Flyers & Posters" page.
 
11/14/06 - Rick Sullivan's appearance on the Morton Downey Jr. Show in the late 1980s (which had been taken off of YouTube for the last three months), is back and available for viewing on "The Dive" page.

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