Probably the oldest club in Houston, defined the alternative 80's dance music scene in Houston. Also, a venue for live bands. It is still around, and on certain nights, indistinguishable from the mid's.
Goth is alive and well. Usually Tues and Wed were the popular nights with Thursday as the standard for punks, posers, and wannabees. Great music in this little sunken dance floor. Joey was a great DJ!
It was the hottest club, used to be the old Roxy's. Btw, later turned back into the Roxy's. It was located on 10th Avenue and 18th Street, hence the name They had a lot of freestyle acts performing on Sat. This club started the Miami Beach club revolution. Back when Miami beach was desolate and full of old timers this club used to be the life of Washington Avenue.
The club changed its name later on to Deco's and Amnesia but was definitely "The Club" back then. It was located in the sleaziest most dangerous neighborhood in SF the tenderloin which is why many but the very brave ever ventured there but once in, it was like being in another world.
I have alot of memories of tripping on acid here. Anyone remember this place? Prince got started there! Located under the central benche of the Autodromo do Estoril, this club of rock had its height in the 80's but it continues with its brilliant sound. It has three cd edited ", A Catedral do Rock". Known in Portugal for "Dois" it has given to some generations the best rock of the planet. Long live the , the Cathedral of the Rock. Not very big, but still had a great wooden dance floor.
Bar in the center of the room with large vases of flowers and foo foo drinks. J's Red Eye, Robert Taylor, basically all the early house guys. Best underground club ever!! So many Beautiful underage new wave tuna burners all with fake IDs. If that did'nt work, Richard Blade or Jim Trenton a. Poorman from KROQ would let the hotties in the back door. Lot's of good bands no one played there who wasn't good , lots of friendly people, extremely hot and beautiful and clean women who only wanted to dress great and have some fun frolicking in the night life.
Great club for bands because of it's space and very generous stage accommodations. Stage was deep, wide and high. If you were a player it was especially nice because of it's height I should know, I was flashed, and had bras and panties thrown at me on that stage more than once! P The club lasted only about 2 years, possibly a little less.
Great club, unfortunately the location killed them. The club was in a sort of out-of-the-way section of St. If this place would have been down on one of the St. Pete area gulf beaches it would have been around for years. I think the fact of Florida changing it's drinking age from 18 to 21 during that period also served to kill this club These guys knew how to do great "live band" clubs. Open 7 nights a week, each and every week.
Ahh, and there was nothing like those wonderful and beautiful Tampa Bay babes who visited these clubs nightly I got lucky though, I married one of them! What a shame, the atmosphere and fun of those clubs are nowhere to be found these days This, and others like it provided me with some fine memories. Bad ass dance club lot's of good times. Underground club with graffiti all over the walls; hosted most of the "alternative" bands from the eighties on their Atlanta shows.
The first high tech bar in the area. Shocked the fern bars out of business. Coined the words "showponies", and had the sisters "disco 1 and disco 2" who would put on a show dancing on the tables. Andy would sing Frankie tunes in his salt shaker to a standing ovation. Tonic flat, no worries, shot a little soda in it, and the "sonic" was born here. Happy Hour saved again. We will also take responsibility for layered drinks and jello shots Like every other club in Tampa, the owners started to cater to the college crowd and the music began to suck.
It played very cool dance music with independent DJs and occaisional bands and was a very big part of the 'scene' in the mid 80s in Chicago. In the 90s it kept up 80s nights until the owner sold it at some point in the late 90s. Hands down the best club I ever went to. It was at F St. It was an apartment transformed into a club. You sat on wooden boxes covered with carpet. Some of them were built up like bleachers, but you couldn't move them.
When you walked through the club you could visualize where a living room was, a bedroom etc. It was small in there. They had TVs mounted all over the place and showed "videos" which could be old movies to actual videos set to music. The basement was where the restrooms were and the club store. I bought a "Reagan Hates Me" shirt there. I saw The March Violets there. A friend who lives in DC says that there is a 9: But I am talking about the club where if you sat at the side window, you could see bums sleeping in the alley and drunks peeing in the alley.
I remember dancing there on a Wed. You know who you are SW. Anyway, best music people and bartenders in Cleveland. I loved all you freaks!!! Smoking weed in the ladies room. Thinking it would last forever. I've been sober for 16 year now but what I wouldn't give to be able to go back in time for another night at the 9!!! Adam's Apple First Ave. NY NY mid to late 80's. This place was happenin' Flowers and vines everywhere Even Sean Hannity admits to hangin' there After Dark San Diego Minor nights were so much fun!
They played great for those times alternative music. We had a Billy Idol wannabe who used to lip synch and dance. Akademija was one of top 10 clubs in Europe.
That was the club where Andrew Eldritch was once in Great music and beautiful women. Right, Scotty the Body? It was pretty much like Gillman St. CA , where the kids ran everything from the door to concessions. Very cool place to see top shows at VERY reasonable prices. Awesome times great alternative tunes and loose Welland women!! Could it have been any better? Area New York, NY In a Tribeca massive groundfloor warehouse near the exit to the Holland Tunnel Replaced by a condo development in the 90s.