Eight Gigs: C.J. Ramone
Tue., Oct. 18, 7:30 p.m., Blue Lamp, $13
The international punk community wept in 2014 when Tommy Ramone passed away. He was the last living member of the original, iconic punk band the Ramones. In the two-plus decades the Ramones stood in front of crowds rocking their socks off, it was not always the original foursome. C.J. Ramone took up bass guitar duties in 1989, all the way through their final show in 1996. In addition to several Ramones records, C.J. released a few solo albums and some with other bands. The sugary-sweet pop-punk sound of his solo music isn’t a stretch for any diehard Ramones fans out there.