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Exhuming the Classic Mudd Club, ‘Scene of the Crime’ in the Late ’70s

Posted September 18, 2017 at 9:55 am

In the canon of New York City nightlife, the Mudd Club might have made fewer headlines than, say, Studio 54 or CBGB, but it was one of the coolest places on earth. Opening its doors officially on Halloween in 1978 and closing in 1983, the loft-turned-nightclub was located in TriBeCa (before most people knew the […]

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That Time Chuck Berry Reviewed the Ramones, The Clash, and Sex Pistols

Posted March 20, 2017 at 9:33 am

“I only knew three chords, too,” Chuck Berry, who died Saturday at the age of 90, commented on the Ramones in an interview with the now-defunct Jet Lag zine. The year was 1980, and the publication picked the legendary guitarist’s brain about the new music at the time. Specifically, punk rock. It’s an interesting time capsule from […]

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There’s an Arturo Vega Retrospective Opening at Howl! Happening

Posted February 28, 2017 at 5:09 am

Howl! Happening: An Arturo Vega Project (6 East 1st St. between Bowery and 2nd Ave.) will soon turn the spotlight on the late Mexican-born/East Village icon with a stunning visual homage entitled “Empire: An Arturo Vega Retrospective.” This exhibit will feature photography, collages, and several classic canvases from Vega’s Supermarket and Silver Dollar series. Additionally, […]

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40 Years of ‘Punk Magazine’ Celebrated with New LES Exhibit

Posted January 13, 2016 at 9:29 am

Head over to the East Village tomorrow to raise a glass to the highly influential and crucial publication that championed all things NYC punk and then some—Punk Magazine. After all, they hailed The Ramones as the most important punk rock band in the world from the get-go. Legs McNeil was the “resident punk,” and a […]

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