Nightclubbing is a real treat for those who work in archives or are fans of 70’s Punk (or both at the same time). it’s a Punk Rock music video series that was compiled between 1975 and 1980 by Pat Ivers and Emily Armstrong, two music fans from New York City who witnessed the likes of Blondie, Iggy Pop, the Dead Kennedys, and Talking Heads during an era when St. Mark’s Place was crawling with squatters (as opposed to hipsters) and walking through Tompkins Square Park was off-limits after 8 pm for fear of muggings. Ivers and Armstrong incorporate footage of over 100 bands performing along with still photos, show flyers, and interviews into their archive, and have managed to preserve and restore footage that otherwise might have been lost or damaged forever. for anyone in the New York City area, Nightclubbing is now a featured collection at NYU’s Fales Library and is open to researchers, students, and anyone who either wants to remember the good ol’ days or those who wish they were there to witness it all.


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