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NIGHTCLUBBING is five 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 five NIGHTCLUBBING programs, grouped by genre, are:
Live Girls/Dead Boys
Modern Music
Roots of Hard Core
Danceteria Video Lounge
Greatest Hits, 1975-80

NIGHTCLUBBING has been screened at over 65 venues in USA, Canada & EuropeNIGHTCLUBBING IS AVAILABLE for SCREENINGS at MUSEUMS, THEATERS & ART GALLERIES.

FOR INFORMATION ON ARRANGING A NIGHTCLUBBING SCREENING CONTACT emily@gonightclubbing.com

NIGHTCLUBBING: 5 ONE HOUR PROGRAMS

PROGRAM 1

Live Girls/Dead Boys

 

Late 70's punk band members were predominantly male, but there were many acclaimed female musicians out there. Live Girls is a compilation of performances by some of the best and most varied. The program includes Bush Tetras, Destroy All Monsters, Erasers, Desire, Helen Wheels Band, Student Teachers, Pylon, and Plastics.

The second half of Live Girls/Dead Boys is an entire Dead Boys concert at CBGB's in 1977. This riveting show is considered among the Dead Boys best performances and some of the finest work in the Nightclubbing Archive. With renditions of "Caught With the Meat In Your Mouth" and "Sonic Reducer" this is American Punk Rock at its most raw, honest and urgent. The Dead Boys Live Album, "Night of the Living Dead Boys", was recorded at this show.

 
PROGRAM 2

Modern Music

 

Talking Heads, Lounge Lizards, DNA, Teenage Jesus and the Jerks, Contortions, Suicide, James Blood Ulmer, John Cale, Sun Ra


Modern Music presents a range of cutting edge music styles that include no-wave, art rock, new wave, jazz fusion and all their combinations. Highlights include rare footage of Teenage Jesus and the Jerks and Contortions at the Paradise Garage in 1977, and a nearly-film-noire performance by the Lounge Lizards at CBGB’s in 1977. Modern Music is really challenging.

 
PROGRAM 3

Roots of Hard Core

 

Iggy Pop, Dead Kennedys, Cheeta Chrome and the Casualties, Bad Brains, Dead Boys, Heartbreakers: 1975, 1977 & 1980     

Hardcore evolved in the seventies from pioneers like Iggy Pop and Stiv Bators. Roots of Hard Core includes the first NYC performance of the Bad Brains, the Dead Boys at their hardest performing “Son of Sam”, rare footage of the Dead Kennedys at Hurrahs. Experience the Heartbreakers spanning their performance career and blasting out all their hits at CBGB’s, Max’s and Irving Plaza. 

 
PROGRAM 4

Danceteria Video Lounge

 

Go-Go’s, Suicide, Bush Tetras, Strange Party, Kid Creole and the Coconuts, Pylon, Suburbs, Ballistic Kisses, Raybeats, Buzz and the Flyers, Max Blagg, Offs, Outsets, James “Blood” Ulmer, Sun Ra 

(In the Video Lounge you could sprawl on beat up sofas with your feet up on scratched up coffee tables and WATCH TV, just like at home... except you were in NY’s hottest nightclub. If you were too lazy to go downstairs when the bands came on, you could see them anyway, simulcast, on the Video Lounge TV’s. When there were no bands playing downstairs, the Video Lounge was programmed with an eclectic mix of NIGHTCLUBBING performance hits, nutty stuff culled from TV, other video artists work and early music video’s.

If you were lucky enough to have been there, relive great moments. If you missed it, this is your chance to see the best performances from the Video Lounge. The Danceteria Video Lounge was the first time video was included as a permanent feature in a nightclub. The term “Video DJ” was coined in the Video Lounge.)

 
PROGRAM 5

Greatest Hits 1975-80

 

Blondie, Talking Heads, Heartbreakers w/ Richard Hell, Dead Boys, Lounge Lizards, Offs, Dead Kennedys, Stilettos w/ Tish and Snooky, Richard Hell & Voidoids, Revelons, DNA, Iggy Pop, Levi and the Rockats, Cramps, Heartbreakers, John Cale, Bush Tetras, Strange Party, Suburbs, Pylon, Ballistic Kisses     

From 1975-80 Pat Ivers and Emily Armstrong video recorded nearly 100 performances. From this archive they assembled Greatest Hits. This opening night program is a collection of favorite bands, dynamic performances, and archival gems. Taped on location at Mudd Club, CBGB’s, Hurrahs, Danceteria and other nightclub locations, Greatest Hits makes you feel like you were there.