May 28, 2014

City Gardens Event At Library June 1

Authors Amy Yates Wuelfing and Steven DiLodovico will discuss their book No Slam Dancing, No Stage Diving, No Spikes, Sunday, June 1, at 3 p.m. in the Community Room at Princeton Public Library. The book is an oral history of legendary Trenton alternative music venue City Gardens where just about every significant alternative act of the ’80s and ’90s performed.

Joining the authors, who were regulars at the club that closed in 1994, will be library staffers Allison Santos, who bartended at City Gardens alongside Jon Stewart (who grew up in Lawrence), and Carlos Santos, the club’s legendary DJ.

Bands who appeared at City Gardens in its heyday include Nirvana, REM, Nine Inch Nails, The Dead Kennedys, The Ramones, and Faith No More. In addition to Jon Stewart, artists who spoke to the authors for the book include members of Black Flag, Violent Femmes, and Ministry.

Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing at the event.