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The Worst (Or Best?) Of Public Access

Uncovering cable gems from the depths of the Internet.
October 4, 2012, 4:00pm

Something that makes the day-to-day life in Manhattan enjoyable is the Manhattan Neighborhood Network, or as I like to call it, the best public access channel in the world. On Tuesday nights, you can catch E.S.P. TV, which hosts performances from some pretty sweet bands. From what I’ve found, however, some other cities aren’t as lucky when it comes to local talent…Or are they?

This is what happens when a batch of kids from Canada play reggae.


If your public access channel has a show called “The G Spot,” it has potential. This station was not so lucky.

Young producers, take note: the beat for “Crackhead” is straight fire.

Remember when bands wore matching leather outfits? Those were the days.

Finally, Roye’L.

For some more cable access coverage, check out our photos of Kitty Pryde and Andrew W.K. on Manhattan Neighborhood Network.