The earliest known music that was performed in and around the area of New York was that of the Lenape Native Americans. That may be a far stretch compared to today’s rock music but it does bear significance to the history of music in the area. They were likely performing their ritualistic ballads long before the settlers stepped foot on American soil, and might still be doing so today had they not been politely asked to clear the area for progress. That progress lead to a landslide of musical tradition and cultural progression that still continues to baffle the minds of music listeners the world over.Check out this link here.
That landslide also gave rise to New York’s finest venues; those like the Wetlands, The Knitting Factory, and CBGB. If you ever get a chance to experience the rich rock history of New York these are some clubs you won’t want to miss. Though it is debatable rock music was likely born and raised on the streets and in the clubs of New York, so don’t be bashful get out there and see what there is to see. You won’t be sorry, and you’ll probably come away with a new understanding and appreciation for the wonder that is known as Rock-N- Roll.