DAMEHT Breathes Punk Life Into the Pyramid Club with New Residency

Posted on: July 30th, 2014 at 10:13 am by

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Photo: Clayton Patterson

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 Starchild – named for the street which bore his father’s store – DAMEHT is a punk revivalist band which makes no bones about its influences nor its reclamation of Lower East Side as musical hotbed. Their Latin-influenced brand of rock has already attracted a local cult following, and more so after Patterson’s “$16 Burger Show” at Gallery Au Bon Punk back in April.

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Photo: Clayton Patterson

DAMEHT just announced a weekly Friday night residency at the Pyramid through the end of August. To be honest, we haven’t seen them yet, but hear that the band has a high-intensity live presence.

“I’m trying to re-energize the Pyramid before it gets cut loose,” Patterson says. “The Pyramid is the last and only original downtown club where so much of the early 1980s [scene] kicked off.”

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