New York Dolls

"This is like the Vanity Fair party for whatever this thing is,” mocked New York Doll David Johansen, rocking a midriff shirt, a skeletal Iggy Pop physique and a still-strong voice while headlining the invite-only Spin magazine BBQ. Johansen and Syl Sylvain ("he tunes now”) may be the sole survivors from the "reunited” proto-punk act, but songs like "Looking for a Kiss” and "Personality Crisis” held up amazingly well, and when they dedicated a song to the late Johnny Thunders, the performance did no disservice to their friend's memory.