HDM at the Bowery Electric 12/30/18

When I played with the MC5 calling themselves DKT/MC5, Wayne Kramer would exclaim “we are here to celebrate the music of the MC5”….. in that same spirit I am here this night to celebrate with a great local band, a band I have spent close to 45 years as the lead singer of, the DICTATORS,…


New Album On The Way

At the tender age of 60, Handsome Dick Manitoba wrote the first song of his life entitled “SUPPLY and DEMAND,” not only picked as the coolest song in the world this week in Little Steven’s Underground Garage on SiriusXM satellite radio, but called a “masterpiece” by Dave Marsh a rock ‘n’ roll historian and writer…



As much as we can think of to sell that you will love, we will have up and running ASAP!….we will get our store shit together, hats T-shirts buttons patches sweatshirts and hopefully a half a dozen other items, so hang tight kiddies, all the good stuff to wear and use is coming!!!!

Manitoba’s – Origin of Iconic NYC Bar

99 Avenue B (Between 6th & 7th Street) New York City NY, 10009 USA The young boy named Richard Blum had not yet morphed into Handsome Dick Manitoba, which was to become his stage name starting in 1973, for all eternity. One of RICHARD‘s great joys growing up in the Bronx was coming down on…


The New York Videogame Critics Circle

Originally published 1/13/14 on nygamecritics.com Presenter Alert! The Dictators’ Handsome Dick Manitoba I’m happy to announce a new presenter for the 3rd Annual New York Videogame Critics Circle Awards on February 11 at 7:30 p.m. It’s a lame-ass fact to say Handsome Dick Manitoba is a New York City punk rock legend. Above, you’ll find…