Film POP and Bongo Beat Records present:
NIGHTCLUBBING: NEW YORK PUNK AND NEW WAVE 1975-1980
with Pat Ivers and Emily Armstrong Live!
Sponsored by Bongo Beat Records
22 SEPT, 13H00-16h30, BBAM! GALLERY (Parts 1, 2 +3)
23 SEPT, 13H00-15h30, BBAM! GALLERY (Parts 4 +5)
Tix: $7 per day / $10 both days
In the late 1970s, cable-access employees Pat Ivers and Emily Armstrong spent their nights documenting the burgeoning New York punk scene for their weekly TV show Nightclubbing. These raw and rare videotapes, made long before MTV, have been compiled as the ultimate wish-I-was-there document of groundbreaking punk, new wave, and hardcore. This five-part program spread over two days includes rare footage of Bush Tetras, Destroy All Monsters, Erasers, Student Teachers, Pylon, Talking Heads, Lounge Lizards, DNA, Teenage Jesus and the Jerks, Contortions, Suicide, James Blood Ulmer, John Cale, Sun Ra, Bad Brains, Dead Boys, Heartbreakers, Go-Go’s, Raybeats, Blondie, Lounge Lizards, Cramps and more.
PROGRAM 1: Live Girls/Dead Boys
Late 70′s punk band members were predominantly male, but there were many acclaimed female musicians out there. Live Girls is a compilation of performances by some of the best and most varied. The program includes Bush Tetras, Destroy All Monsters, Erasers, Desire, Helen Wheels Band, Student Teachers, Pylon, and Plastics.
The second half of Live Girls/Dead Boys is an entire Dead Boys concert at CBGB’s in 1977. This riveting show is considered among the Dead Boys best performances and some of the finest work in the Nightclubbing Archive. With renditions of “Caught With the Meat In Your Mouth” and “Sonic Reducer” this is American Punk Rock at its most raw, honest and urgent. The Dead Boys Live Album, “Night of the Living Dead Boys”, was recorded at this show.
PROGRAM 2 : Modern Music
Modern Music presents a range of cutting edge music styles that include no-wave, art rock, new wave, jazz fusion and all their combinations. Highlights include rare footage of Teenage Jesus and the Jerks and Contortions at the Paradise Garage in 1977, and a nearly-film-noire performance by the Lounge Lizards at CBGB’s in 1977. Modern Music is really challenging. Featuring Talking Heads, Lounge Lizards, DNA, Teenage Jesus and the Jerks, Contortions, Suicide, James Blood Ulmer, John Cale and Sun Ra.
PROGRAM 3: Roots of Hard Core
Hardcore evolved in the seventies from pioneers like Iggy Pop and Stiv Bators. Roots of Hard Core includes the first NYC performance of the Bad Brains, the Dead Boys at their hardest performing “Son of Sam”, rare footage of the Dead Kennedys at Hurrahs. Experience the Heartbreakers spanning their performance career and blasting out all their hits at CBGB’s, Max’s and Irving Plaza. Feauring Iggy Pop, Dead Kennedys, Cheeta Chrome and the Casualties, Bad Brains, Dead Boys, Heartbreakers: 1975, 1977 & 1980.
PROGRAM 4 : Danceteria Video Lounge
In the Video Lounge you could sprawl on beat up sofas with your feet up on scratched up coffee tables and WATCH TV, just like at home… except you were in NY’s hottest nightclub. If you were too lazy to go downstairs when the bands came on, you could see them anyway, simulcast, on the Video Lounge TV’s. When there were no bands playing downstairs, the Video Lounge was programmed with an eclectic mix of NIGHTCLUBBING performance hits, nutty stuff culled from TV, other video artists work and early music videos. Includes footage of Go-Go’s, Suicide, Bush Tetras, Strange Party, Kid Creole and the Coconuts, Pylon, Suburbs, Ballistic Kisses, Raybeats, Buzz and the Flyers, Max Blagg, Offs, Outsets, James “Blood” Ulmer and Sun Ra.
PROGRAM 5 : Greatest Hits 1975-80
From 1975-80 Pat Ivers and Emily Armstrong video recorded nearly 100 performances. From this archive they assembled Greatest Hits. This opening night program is a collection of favorite bands, dynamic performances, and archival gems. Taped on location at Mudd Club, CBGB’s, Hurrahs, Danceteria and other nightclub locations, this program includes Blondie, Talking Heads, Heartbreakers w/ Richard Hell, Dead Boys, Lounge Lizards, Offs, Dead Kennedys, Stilettos w/ Tish and Snooky, Richard Hell & Voidoids, Revelons, DNA, Iggy Pop, Levi and the Rockats, Cramps, Heartbreakers, John Cale, Bush Tetras, Strange Party, Suburbs, Pylon and Ballistic Kisses .