Who’s playing at the Peppermint Lounge?

Echo & the Bunnymen! Public Image Ltd! The July 1982 lineup at early-80s rock club Peppermint Lounge is very post-punk Reagan era:

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This version of the Peppermint Lounge existed at 100 Fifth Avenue from 1980 to 1985 and was a premier showcase for new wave and alternative bands.

It’s a different incarnation of the Peppermint Lounge on 45th Street that became famous in the 1960s as the nightclub that popularized go-go dancing and the Twist.

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7 Responses to “Who’s playing at the Peppermint Lounge?”

  1. Thomas Jefferson Says:

    boy, that brings back memories. Aside from The Ramones, I saw a whole bunch of really great bands there back in the day.

  2. ken mac Says:

    I eat lunch daily under the pharmacy sign you use as a banner. You do it proud!

  3. wildnewyork Says:

    Thanks! I wish I was downtown sitting under that sign right now.

  4. MN Says:

    Good club. Great concerts by The Cramps there.

  5. petey Says:

    speaking of the cramps, lux interior died just recently.
    i never was in the peppermint lounge.

  6. mcoleman Says:

    IIRC the peppermint lounge re-opened in midtown in 1980 then moved to 15th a year or two later/i went to a couple shows at the original location in early 81. also attended that echo & bunnymen show advertised. GREAT live band! nice post.

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