Pyramid Club

Clayton Patterson Revisits the Pyramid Club with ‘Portraits’ Exhibit

Posted October 17, 2017 at 9:29 am

The Pyramid Club of yesteryear is revived, albeit temporarily. Indeed, prolific photographer and activist Clayton Patterson is showcasing his documentation of an era rife with struggling artists immersed in a culturally diverse neighborhood at its peak of creativity. His photos of the scene are often considered a pioneering record of the evolution of drag in […]

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A Conversation with Clayton Patterson and ESOPUS’ Tod Lipy Tonight

Posted July 12, 2017 at 10:29 am

Lower East Side artist and community activist Clayton Patterson has been documenting the fabric of the neighborhood since the eighties. Now, he’s diving into his archives to share his photographs of those who performed at the East Village’s legendary Pyramid Club. Patterson is often cited as a notable pioneer in capturing the evolution of drag in the […]

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Revisiting Nirvana’s First NYC Gig at the Pyramid 26 Years Ago [VIDEO]

Posted July 17, 2015 at 10:16 am

Tomorrow marks the twenty-sixth anniversary of Nirvana’s first gig in New York City. On July 18, 1989, the Aberdeen-based outfit performed at The Pyramid in the East Village as part of the “New Music Seminar” that year. The show had long bounced around the bootleg circuit, but became more widely available with the connectivity of […]

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Punk at the Pyramid: The Frenetic Energy of DAMEHT [8/8/14]

Posted August 11, 2014 at 10:19 am

With all the recent buzz about DAMEHT’s live shows, we dropped in to check out the foursome during their penultimate Pyramid performance. The local rock band has been amidst a month-long Friday night residency at the legendary Alphabet City club. Much like its nurturing neighborhood (i.e. Lower East Side), their sound is a melting pot […]

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DAMEHT Breathes Punk Life Into the Pyramid Club with New Residency

Posted July 30, 2014 at 10:13 am

Despite an impending move to the Austrian alps, Clayton Patterson isn’t going so quietly. He’s presently engaged in a new battle for an old institution. The objective – rejuvenating the Pyramid Club on Avenue A vis-a-vis an upstart local band. They’re called DAMEHT, their music is ear-crushing punk, and there will be moshing. Led by Rivington […]

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‘Party Monster’ Michael Alig Will be Released from Prison on May 5

Last modified April 18, 2014 at 3:32 pm

Back in January, it was the New York Post that reported notorious 90s club kid Michael Alig – convicted in the murder and dismemberment of drug dealer Angel Melendez – would be paroled very soon. Turns out that might happen as soon as early next month. Alig’s friend, and nightlife maven in his own right, Steve […]

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An Interesting History of 101 Avenue A

Last modified January 29, 2012 at 9:55 pm

The following piece was written by the newest contributor here at Bowery Boogie, Allison B. Siegel.  As urban historian, preservationist and educator, Siegel focuses on 18th through early 20th Century NYC, bringing her penchant (and obsession) for history and adventure to everything that she researches. I think it was 1994 the first time I set […]

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