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Published: 01 January 2003
DOI: 10.1215/9780822385110-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8511-0
Published: 09 September 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373926-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7392-6
..., and experimental filmmakers curated a groundbreaking video lounge. Danceteria offered a level of explorative creativity that threatened to dwarf the offerings of Club 57 and the Mudd Club. Yet in contrast to both of those spots, Fouratt and Piper’s venue was located not in downtown but midtown. Danceteria...
Published: 30 October 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012658-040
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1265-8
Book Chapter

By Tim Lawrence
Published: 09 September 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7392-6
... Danceteria Jim Fouratt Rudolf Piper Mark Kamins Sean Cassette midtown ...
Published: 09 September 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7392-6
... ridiculing the ostentatiousness of the midtown discotheque Studio 54. But as the backlash against disco gathered pace during 1979 and as punks grew weary of the anti-dance outlook of pioneering venues such as CBGB, the Mudd Club became a place where the opposition between disco and punk collapsed. With Mass...
Published: 09 September 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7392-6
... to launch “Modern Classix” at the Underground in May 1981. Rubell 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...
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...
Published: 09 September 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373926-014
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7392-6
... The city’s dance scene continued to reinvent itself when John “Jellybean” Benitez left midtown discotheque Xenon to take up residency at the Funhouse, a struggling venue that attracted a suburban crowd. With Jellybean combining disco and funk classics with newer releases, the venue started...
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: 10.1215/9780822373926-013
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7392-6
... Hip hop emerged as an integrated cultural phenomenon when Bronx-based DJs, MCs, and even breakers started to appear in downtown venues. Sylvia Robinson staged the first breakthrough event at the Ritz. Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five returned to midtown in less conducive circumstances...