Trouser Press Turns 50

March 16 in New York – come celebrate Trouser Press magazine’s 50th birthday! Bands, books, booze.

Trouser Press magazine, which was first published as a mimeographed fanzine in March 1974 and grew to a 60,000-circulation glossy rock monthly, will celebrate its 50th birthday this March with a definitive anthology and a party.

Zip It Up! The Best of Trouser Press Magazine 1974-1984 will be published in paperback and eBook by Trouser Press Books on March 15th.

Read about Trouser Press in The New Yorker.

The following night, Saturday, March 16th, Trouser Press will celebrate its 50th birthday – and launch the book – with a gala party at Bowery Electric in New York. Trouser Press co-founder Ira Robbins will host. Peter Holsapple and Chris Stamey will headline, with a one-night-only supergroup, The Shirt Event, starring Dennis Diken, and Washington D.C. pop-punk group Dot Dash rounding out the bill. Famed Brooklyn DJ Steve Reynolds will spin records before and between.

Tickets are on sale now at

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