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Published: 03 May 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478002123-070
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0212-3
Published: 09 September 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373926-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7392-6
... Initially working in collaboration with Diego Cortez and Anya Phillips, Steve Mass opened the Mudd Club on White Street in the autumn of 1978. He sought to create a hangout for the downtown art crowd, punks, and miscellaneous others while ridiculing the ostentatiousness of the midtown...
Book Chapter

By Tim Lawrence
Published: 09 September 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7392-6
... Mudd Club Club 57 Modern Classix AM/PM the Clash art-punk ...
Book Chapter

By Tim Lawrence
Published: 09 September 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7392-6
... Danceteria Jim Fouratt Rudolf Piper Ruth Polsky Club 57 Mudd Club ...
Book Chapter

By Tim Lawrence
Published: 09 September 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7392-6
... Mudd Club Steve Mass downtown art scene punk disco ...
Published: 09 September 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373926-020
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7392-6
... The live music scene fractured as smaller venues complained that they were being bullied by larger spots such as the Ritz and the Peppermint Lounge. An air of decline hung over the Mudd Club while Club 57 slipped into a somewhat darker, more chaotic rhythm. These developments were overshadowed...
Published: 09 September 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7392-6
...1980<subtitle>The Recalibration of Disco</subtitle> Initially working in collaboration with Diego Cortez and Anya Phillips, Steve Mass opened the Mudd Club on White Street in the autumn of 1978. He sought to create a hangout for the downtown art crowd, punks, and miscellaneous others while...
Published: 09 September 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373926-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7392-6
... Danceteria sent shockwaves through the city’s party scene when it opened in May 1980, all the way to the Mudd Club, where owners Jim Fouratt and Rudolf Piper had spent a fair amount of time hanging out. Dedicating the basement to DJ-ing, the first floor to live bands, and the second floor...
Published: 09 September 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373926-012
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7392-6
... at the Mudd Club. Haring then invited Brathwaite and Futura 2000 to curate a Beyond Words graffiti show at the Mudd Club; Bronx DJ Afrika Bambaataa played at the opening-night party. Meanwhile Basquiat quit Gray, played the lead role in the downtown film Downtown 81 , and then, following introductions made...
Published: 09 September 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7392-6
...1982<subtitle>Dance Culture Seizes the City</subtitle> The live music scene fractured as smaller venues complained that they were being bullied by larger spots such as the Ritz and the Peppermint Lounge. An air of decline hung over the Mudd Club while Club 57 slipped into a somewhat darker...
Published: 09 September 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7392-6
... bands such as the Clash. Mudd Club Club 57 Modern Classix AM/PM the Clash art-punk The opening months of 1981 witnessed an intensification of the conversation that had begun to take place between downtown artists, new wave musicians, and graffiti writers. Diego Cortez curated the New...
Published: 09 September 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373926-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7392-6
..., alternative art shows, and special parties that attracted a crowd of students from the School of Visual Art, among them Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf. The venue’s culture drew heavily on irony and kitsch. As with the Mudd Club, dancing took on a primary position, even though the venue’s roots were in punk...
Published: 09 September 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373926-011
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7392-6
... proceeded to fire Mike Stone and invite Fouratt and Piper to run Studio 54. Meanwhile after-hours rock-dance venue AM/PM invited disco producer François Kevorkian to DJ, and the midtown discotheque Bond’s shifted to live shows that featured bands such as the Clash. Mudd Club Club 57 Modern Classix...
Published: 09 September 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373926-029
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7392-6
... Club 57 closed in early 1983 and Steve Mass wound down the Mudd Club soon after, but Danceteria and Pyramid maintained their frenzied schedules. Patti Astor and Bill Stelling opened the new year at the Fun Gallery with a Futura 2000 show, selling every piece but one before opening night...
Published: 09 September 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373926-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7392-6
... the charge after party organizer Michael Holman invited him to paint at a Canal Zone event. Brathwaite met graffiti artist Jean-Michel Basquiat at the event. They started to hang out at the Mudd Club and formed an experimental band called Gray. Held in the summer of 1980, the Times Square Show integrated...
Book Chapter

By Tim Lawrence
Published: 09 September 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373926-021
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7392-6
.... Demand soon surpassed all expectations and by the spring the spot matched Danceteria’s seven-nights-a-week parade. As it became clear that Pyramid was part of a broader East Village reaction against West Village gay culture, Bradley and Mace hired the Mudd Club’s Ivan Baker as their principal DJ. Over...
Published: 09 September 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7392-6
...1983<subtitle>The Genesis of Division</subtitle> Club 57 closed in early 1983 and Steve Mass wound down the Mudd Club soon after, but Danceteria and Pyramid maintained their frenzied schedules. Patti Astor and Bill Stelling opened the new year at the Fun Gallery with a Futura 2000 show...