Meet Our Tour Guides
Founder and chief curator of the ROCK JUNKET walking tour empire, Bobby Pinn has indeed walked the walk and talked the talk. From taking a magic marker and designing his own rock T-shirts as a kid to becoming a music industry executive for major and indie labels in New York City, where Pinn worked with everyone from The Ramones, Smashing Pumpkins, B.B. King and the Offspring.
As DJ, author, obsessive chronicler of rock, entrepreneur and raconteur, Pinn utilized that experience to fuel the success of ROCK JUNKET. Pinn’s East Village Rock N’ Punk tour was heralded as “one of the Top 5 City Tours in the World” by the London Guardian. Take a ROCK JUNKET tour and let Pinn Point out the sites that excite!
PITTSBURGH LARRY G
Working in Pittsburgh as a DJ, promoter, band manager and music journalist, Larry was driven to expand his horizons to NYC because of the rich punk rock scene and the city’s mid-70s sleaze. Pittsburgh Larry very much remains a tourist in town, flashing his rust belt roots while reveling in the music lore of his adopted hometown.
PL is a Big Apple music industry vet of 35 plus years, doing sales and marketing for indie and major labels, hyping bands like Metallica, Iggy Pop, the Dead Boys, Jane’s Addiction and early Guns N’ Roses along the way. Pittsburgh Larry still very much believes in the physical experience, whether it’s vinyl or CD, reading his vast library of rock books or walking you through and sharing his knowledge of New York City music history, all of which he is a hopeless addict of. Take a tour and enable him!
‘BROADWAY’ JOE MULLIGAN
Broadway Joe has lived a life in NYC, from bartending in Hell’s Kitchen to performing at many of the clubs he will show you on one of his critically acclaimed tours. Joe played iconic Greenwich Village venues like The Bitter End and Kenny’s Kastaways as a member of the band No Laughing. Then Joe kept ‘em laughing, performing as a comedian and MC at iconic NYC venues like Catch a Rising Star and the Improv.
A teacher and lover of history, Joe will wow you with words, bringing the New York City story to life. Get to know Joe. Joe knows.