Iggy Pop plays the Peppermint Lounge

The October 1982 lineup looks pretty good at rock/new wave venue the Peppermint Lounge, which had just moved downtown to 100 Fifth Avenue earlier that year.

First up is Iggy, then Tom Verlaine performs a week later.

This ad comes from the September 1982 issue of neighborhood arts and entertainment newspaper the East Village Eye.

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11 Responses to “Iggy Pop plays the Peppermint Lounge”

  1. Sean Says:

    After this, Iggy took a downward addiction spiral. I saw a documentary about him, and he was actually homeless and living in a squat in Miami for a few years.

  2. wildnewyork Says:

    I wonder if he was living in the newly condo-ized Christodora House on Avenue B at that time.

  3. Thomas Jefferson Says:

    Ahhh the old peppermint. Saw many many a punk show there.

  4. petey Says:

    grinderswitch were awful.

  5. Aonghais Macinnes Says:

    Wildnewyork, I don’t think Christodora House was renovated until around 1986 or 1987, so I doubt Iggy would have been living there yet.

    And Petey is right, Grinderswitch were an awful Marshall Tucker/Allman Bros wanna be band. Certainly not to be confused with Garland Jeffreys band Grinder’s Switch (who were not awful!)

  6. Elwood Pennypacker Says:

    The Blasters! Not too shabby themselves.

  7. Ashleigh Auckland Says:

    Hi all, I’m trying to find out if there is a bar or pub where the Peppermint Lounge used to be? I’m trying to organize a trail of tribute shows as homage for The Go-Betweens lead singer Grant McLennan. They played at the Peppermint Lounge in 198, but from what i can find out, it no longer exists. Can anyone help?

  8. Joe McArdle Says:

    The original building on 45th street was taken down during Giuliani’s tenure-in ’85 I think

  9. Mr. East Village Says:

    In 1985 Ed Koch was mayor.

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