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    Debbie Harry and Linda Yablonsky. Photo by Patrick McMullan.

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    Kate Pierson and Mark DeMuro. Photo by Patrick McMullan.

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    Legendary Damon and Via Ricasoli. Photo by Patrick McMullan.

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    Richard Boch and Eric Goode. Photo by Patrick McMullan.

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    Billy Sullivan and Steve Mass. Photo by Patrick McMullan.

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    Nicole Ianniello, Roy Nachum, Maia Nachum, and Karen Jason. Photo by Patrick McMullan.

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The Mudd Club Returns, for a Night

Nightlife staples from both the past and present gathered at the Roxy for an evening of nostalgia.

What: The Mudd Club Rummage Sale, a benefit featuring “famed treasures and priceless trash collected from an elite of couturiers, rock stars, artists, luminaries, bigwigs and significant somebodies”—as the invitation admitted—benefitting the women’s program of The Bowery Mission.

When: Thursday, November 19th.

Where: The Django at The Roxy.

Who: Steve Mass, who co-founded The Mudd Club in 1978, was the evening’s honorary chair, while Kim Gordon, Anna Sui, Debi Mazar, Humberto Leon, and more served on the host committee.

Why:
In the late ‘70s and early ‘80s, there was no nightlife spot more essential to the downtown culture scene in New York than The Mudd Club. (Debbie Harry, Lou Reed, and Jean-Michel Basquiat were just a few of the Manhattan loft’s regulars, and The Ramones, Frank Zappa, Nina Hagen, and The Talking Heads all immortalized The Mudd Club in song.) Thursday evening’s event paid homage to the club’s legacy—it included a performance by Kate Pierson and Pat Irwin of B-52’s and Lenny Kaye of Patti Smith Group, and counted Debbie Harry, Glenn O’Brien, and Maripol among the guests—as well as the New York of the present (Tavi Gevinson was amongst the guests).

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