Posts Tagged ‘1980s clubs in New York City’

Iggy Pop plays the Peppermint Lounge

May 8, 2010

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.

Defunct 1980s dance club: Danceteria

November 12, 2008

If you considered yourself a club kid in the 1980s, you probably remember Danceteria—one of those venues, like the Mudd Club, Area, and the Palladium, considered  vital part of New York’s downtown music and art scene.

This ad is from the East Village Eye, December 1985:


Danceteria existed at a couple of different locations before settling on 21st Street in the Flatiron District until its demise in 1986. It had a good run: a scene from Desperately Seeking Susan was filmed there, and it helped launch Madonna’s career.