Proto Punk Andy Shernoff Kicks off Residency, Releasing 7″

By on September 14, 2011

Seminal NYC proto-punk Andy 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. I’m hoping you’ll consider advancing this show
with a feature or preview. Shernoff will be releasing a new 7” vinyl
single “Are You Ready To Rapture” c/w “Tremble” (the latter featuring
Andy’s dear friend, the late Joey Ramone. “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 Me.

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.

His songs have been recorded by The Ramones, Mary Weiss (of the
Shangri-Las), Dion DiMucci, Carolyne Mas, Turbonegro, The Hellacopters,
Drivin ‘N’ Cryin, The Del-Lords, Toilet Böys, Young Fresh Fellows, The
A-Bones, The Nomads, The Untamed Youth, The Fastbacks, The Vikings, The
Streetwalkin Cheetahs, Texas Terri, Tom Clark, The Screaming Tribesman,
The Meatmen, Electric Frankenstein, The Prissteens, The Alter Boys, Metal
Mike Saunders (Angry Samoans), Furious George, Corpus Christi, Jeff Dahl
to name but a few.
As producer he has worked with The Dictators, The Master Plan, Manitoba’s
Wild Kingdom, The Barracudas, The Untamed Youth, D Generation, Adrenalin
OD, The Smithereens, Prisonshake, Guided by Voices, Sibling Rivalry with
Joey Ramone & Mickey Leigh, The Zantees with Billy Miller and Miriam
Linna, Sic F*cks with Tish and Snooky, The Kowalskis, The Figgs, and The
Golden Horde, among others.

Shernoff grew up in New York City, in the Queens neighborhood of Jackson
Heights. He attended elementary school with Johnny Thunders and Flushing
High School with the Fleshtones. After high school, he attended the SUNY
New Paltz Music Department. There he started the music magazine The
Teenage Wasteland Gazette, known for its sarcastic, wise-guy attitude. The
publication’s contributors included famed rock critic Lester Bangs, who
invited Andy to write for Creem magazine. Shernoff’s early profession of
choice was rock journalist.
As both a journalist and a musician, Andy Shernoff is often credited as
“Adny Shernoff,” a deliberate typo transposing the second and third
letters of his name. Shernoff has never explained the reasoning behind
this stylistic quirk.


Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.