Posts Tagged ‘Peppermint Lounge’

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.

Who’s playing at the Peppermint Lounge?

June 17, 2009

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.

Tom Verlaine at the Peppermint Lounge, 1982

July 2, 2008

Television’s Tom Verlaine had a solo show scheduled at early-80s New Wave/punk venue Peppermint Lounge 26 years ago this weekend, according to this ad from the East Village Eye.

This final incarnation of the Peppermint Lounge (it was originally a dance club in midtown in the 1960s) has been kaput since the mid-80s; today it’s a Bebe, the women’s clothing store.

The Peppermint Lounge is preserved forever in all its grunginess on DVD in a scene from the great 1982 movie Smithereens.