Book a GoNIGHTCLUBBING Screening
Culled from the GoNightclubbing Archive
Armstrong and Ivers assembled is eight one-hour programs
of live musical performances of the NYC punk rock scene.
The sounds of the NYC punk rock scene reached beyond punk.
Hard core, no-wave, new wave, rockabilly, jazz, performance...
these varied sounds coexisted happily under the punk rock label. NIGHTCLUBBING presents them all, to you.
The 8 GoNIGHTCLUBBING programs:
New Wave
Live Girls and Rockabilly Boys
Interviews
Greatest Hits
Night of the Living Dead Boys
Modern Music I
Modern Music II
Punk
GoNightclubbing has screened at 70 venues in USA, Canada & Europe.
The GoNightclubbing video series IS AVAILABLE for SCREENINGS
at MUSEUMS, THEATERS & ART GALLERIES.
To arrange a GoNightclubbing screening contact
emily@gonightclubbing.com
The artists are available for seminars, panels and Q&A sessions.
New Wave
In 1980, punk music was shifting to New Wave style with its poppy, electronic, and arty sound. This is epitomized by bands featured in this program, including Ballistic Kisses, Bush Tetras, the Go-Go’s, Human Sexual Response, Kid Creole and the Coconuts, Offs, Our Daughters Wedding, Plastics, Pylon, Raybeats, Strange Party, and Suburbs.
Live Girls and Rockabilly Boys
Acclaimed female musicians in bands such as Bush Tetras, Destroy All Monsters, Erasers, Desire, Helen Wheels Band, Stiletto Fads, with Tish and Snooky and Pylon are featured in the first half of this program. The second half highlights the rockabilly style of bands like the Buzz and the Flyers, Cramps, Go-Go’s, Joe “King” Carrasco, Levi and the Rockats and the Senders.
Interviews
GoNightclubbing Archive filmmakers Emily Armstrong and Pat Ivers share highlights from twenty-five interviews shot between 2000 and 2003, looking back on the lives of some of the most important musicians, writers, club owners, and scene makers of the punk era including James Chance (The Contortions), Richard Lloyd (Television), Jay Dee Daugherty and Lenny Kaye (Patti Smith Group) and Walter Lure (Heartbreakers).
Greatest Hits
Go Nightclubbing Archive filmmakers Emily Armstrong and Pat Ivers present a collection of their favorite selections from the archive, including performances by Balllistic Kisses, Max Blagg, Johnny Thunders and the Heartbreakers , John Cale, Student Teachers, Cramps, Richard Hell and the Voidoids, Levi and the Rockats, Iggy Pop, and Strange Party.
Night of the Living Dead Boys
This program features a single legendary Dead Boys concert filmed at CBGB's in 1977, when the band was at the height of their power—American punk rock at its most raw, honest, and urgent.
Modern Music I
Downtown New York’s most cutting-edge artists are represented in this selection from the archive, from Velvet Underground veteran John Cale to “no-wave” legends the Contortions. Highlights include rare footage of Teenage Jesus and the Jerks at the Paradise Garage in 1977, and a film noir–style performance by the Lounge Lizards at CBGB’s in 1977.
Modern Music II
Following the program More Modern Music I, the filmmakers present a selection of performances by “no wave” bands and downtown DNA, the Lounge Lizards, Richard Strange, Suicide, and Z'ev, and avant-garde jazz by Sun Ra and James Blood Ulmer.
Punk
Hardcore punk evolved in the ‘70s from pioneers like Iggy Pop and the Dead Boys. These seminal figures are featured in this program, along with Bad Brains, Casualties, Destroy All Monsters, and rare footage of the Dead Kennedys’ first New York appearance.