When The Ramones first exploded on the New York City scene in the mid-1970s, four skinny, scruffy dudes with a penchant for fast tunes and equivalent living, surely no one imagined the group would one day be a cornerstone of the rock and roll pantheon. But turn on classic rock radio today and you’re as likely to hear “Blitzkrieg Bop” as you are “Sister Christian.” The death of drummer Tommy Ramone in early July means there are no surviving members of the original group, a sad fact Green Room will mark with a punk rock party Thursday, blasting iconic songs from the band’s vast discography and screening films like 1979’s camp classic Rock ‘n’ Roll High School.
9 p.m. FREE! www.greenroomathens.com
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