Help On The names of some Legendary Music Clubs

hermes1hermes1 109 Posts
edited April 2008 in Strut Central
So, I'm working on designing a t-shirt for a Japanese retailer. I want to do a shirt that lists some of the most legendary/famous/notable music clubs. The list will definitely be on the Strutter Tip. I would like to list a club for each major genre that I will be covering. Right now I'm thinking Jazz, Soul, Funk, Brazilian, African, Disco-Boogie, and Hip Hop. I was hoping Strutters could drop some knowledge on some of their faves. I've already done some research and have a pretty good idea but was hopping on some outside input. Thanks in advance .
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  • rootlesscosmorootlesscosmo 12,848 Posts
    Latin Quarter

  • rootlesscosmorootlesscosmo 12,848 Posts
    you see this ?

  • hermes1hermes1 109 Posts
    no i haven't checked that site out. thanks for the link

  • hermes1hermes1 109 Posts
    im pretty set on the jazz, soul and funk clubs. it's been more difficult to settle on the hip hop, african and brazilian tip. there's just not alot of info out there.

  • hermes1hermes1 109 Posts
    i mean on the hip hop tip, there's tons of info, but it's hard to settle on one essential one. definitely trying to make it something that represents the genesis of that movement. tropicalia musicians were playing scattered clubs around brazil, haven't been able to find something essential on that tip either.

  • The Shrine in Lagos for the afro one?

    Peace,

    Dress

  • djdazedjdaze 3,099 Posts
    if you wanna go by west coast bboy history, Radiotron is pretty monumental. I can't really speak on the East Coast but I know Latin Quarter and The Roxy were the 2 big ones back in the day.

    for CLUB club type shit, Limelight was big, so was Studio 54...that one's pretty obvious.

    If you wanna talk House music then the Warehouse in Chi was huge. and in New York Paradise Garage was just as big

  • hermes1hermes1 109 Posts
    yeah studio 54 and limelight were huge. a little too "commercial" for my purposes ? definitely already have the paradise garage and the loft on the disco tip. ill check radiotron, the latin quarter is definitely on there. what about on the dub reggae vibes ? also, does anyone know anything about shibuya in japan ? has it been around for a long time ?


  • this thread is great in so many ways.

  • yeah studio 54 and limelight were huge. a little too "commercial" for my purposes ? definitely already have the paradise garage and the loft on the disco tip. ill check radiotron, the latin quarter is definitely on there. what about on the dub reggae vibes ? also, does anyone know anything about shibuya in japan ? has it been around for a long time ?


    Jazz

    Village Gate
    Village Vanguard
    Five Spot
    Blue Note


    Rock
    The Scene
    The Cheetah
    Spanish Castle
    Pandoras Box
    Whisky a Go Go
    Matrix

  • batmonbatmon 27,574 Posts
    BENTLEY'S - BOOGIE/R&B

    DEVIL'S NEST - SALSA/HOP HOP

    DISCO FEVER....zzzz

    THE ROOFTOP - R&B/HIP HOP

    MARS - CLUB,POP,HOUSE,HIP HOP,ROCK

    HARLEM WORLD - HIP HOP/R&B/DISCO

    SHOWMAN'S - JAZZ/R&B/SOUL

    MIKELL'S - JAZZ/R&B/SOUL

    THE CELLAR - JAZZ/DISCO/R&B

  • 9:30 Club in d.c. for punk (CBGBs in nyc, but dumb obvious)

    Radiotron, World On Wheels, and Good Life in l.a. for hip-hop (last two aren't clubs, but hip-hop spots of note)

    The Tunnel was a nyc hip-hop mecca for a minute in the 90s

  • hermes1hermes1 109 Posts
    word thanks for all your input. if u can think of any more keep em coming. im thinking about listing around 50 clubs per shirt. im doing a separate one for the psych-rock-kraut-post punk-noise headz.

  • batmonbatmon 27,574 Posts
    The Tunnel was a nyc hip-hop mecca for a minute in the 90s

    True dat, but for many years it was a general club. I went there prom night in '87 and it wasnt HIP HOP then.

  • rootlesscosmorootlesscosmo 12,848 Posts
    The Tunnel was a nyc hip-hop mecca for a minute in the 90s

    True dat, but for many years it was a general club. I went there prom night in '87 and it wasnt HIP HOP then.

    I was reading an interview recently with one of those "rappeurs" talmbout he was othe only rapper to be barred from there because he had beat up the bouncers and they were all shook from he and his boys. I believe it was the one N*garican N.O.R.E.

  • tuneuptuneup 586 Posts
    The Bitter End ?

  • The-gafflerThe-gaffler 2,190 Posts
    Bohemian Caverns and Safari in DC

    NYC:
    Shelter
    Paradise Garage
    Club 88
    The Gallery
    Better Days
    The Loft


    i'm also gonna say Nuyorican too.

  • luckluck 4,077 Posts

    this thread is great in so many ways.

    Agreed.

    Say, don't forget Chicago's legendary Rip Tide Lounge.

    As featured in Crime Story.

  • batmonbatmon 27,574 Posts
    i'm also gonna say Nuyorican too.

    uh this is a cafe? i wouldnt place it among classic clubs.

    important space...yes. Clurb no.

  • The-gafflerThe-gaffler 2,190 Posts
    yeah that's why i said "i'm also gonna say". guess i should have worded it different because it def deserves notoriety. and although it is a cafe, there's been some pretty ill nights there.

  • DongerDonger 854 Posts
    Bohemian Caverns and Safari in DC

    NYC:
    Shelter
    Paradise Garage
    Club 88
    The Gallery
    Better Days
    The Loft


    i'm also gonna say Nuyorican too.

    If there is enough room on this shit, you also gots to mention
    THE ROXY!
    Red Zone
    Zanzibar
    Mars
    Shelter

    Maybe
    danceteria
    funhouse
    MUDD CLUB

    I've never been, but this name of a UK spot always stuck out in my mind:
    HIGH ON HOPE (It was also immortalized on that old Lil Louis tune, "I called you...")

    Chicago:
    Music Box
    Warehouse

    Detoroit:
    The Music Institute

    I'm sure I can think of more...

  • batmonbatmon 27,574 Posts
    yeah that's why i said "i'm also gonna say". guess i should have worded it different because it def deserves notoriety. and although it is a cafe, there's been some pretty ill nights there.


    "help on the names of some legendary cafes"

  • pickwick33pickwick33 8,946 Posts
    The Bitter End ?

    and its folk-rockin' equivalents in other cities:
    Quiet Knight (Chicago)
    Troubadour (L.A.)
    Main Point (Philly)

    ...and don't forget the hippie dancehall circuit:
    Fillmore West (S.F.)
    Fillmore East (NYC)
    Kinetic Playground (Chicago)
    Grande Ballroom (Detroit)
    Boston Tea Party (Boston)
    Ludlow Garage (Ohio)

    Those black vaudeville houses on the chitlin' circuit that survived into the R&B and soul eras:
    Royal (Baltimore)
    Regal (Chicago)
    Apollo (NYC)
    Howard (D.C.)

    A couple of cool Midwestern teen clubs from the 1960's garage band era:
    Hideout (Detroit)
    Cellar (Arlington Heights, IL)

    Chicago blues bars from the fifties, sixties and seventies, where everybody from Howlin' Wolf on down used to gig:
    Theresa's
    Pepper's
    Queen Bee's
    Checkerboard Lounge

    and from the nineties (or more specifically 1989-2000): Lounge Ax, from Chicago, which was a popular indie-rock pitstop during those years...

  • DongerDonger 854 Posts

    "help on the names of some legendary cafes"

    yaffa cafe: started many long twisted nights with young nyu chicken heads there





  • DrWuDrWu 4,021 Posts
    In NOLA:
    The Dew Drop Inn
    Tipatina's
    The Maple Leaf (recent)

    Memphis has to have a ton of good one's too.

  • kalakala 3,348 Posts
    the loft
    2001 odyssey
    l'amour
    wetlands
    the anthrax in ct [heavy punk/hardcore]
    scrap bar
    gas station
    the cat club
    the RV
    city gardens [trenton]
    kabuki theatre [sf]


  • kalakala 3,348 Posts
    sob's

  • Twisted Wheel
    The Torch
    Catacombs
    Wigan Casino
    Blackpool Mecca
    Top Of The World
    Cleethorpes
    100 Club

  • skelskel You can't cheat karma 5,028 Posts
    Twisted Wheel
    The Torch
    Catacombs
    Wigan Casino
    Blackpool Mecca
    Top Of The World
    Cleethorpes
    100 Club

    other uk:

    the Lacy Lady for soul
    Dingwalls for jazz

  • asstroasstro 1,753 Posts
    More UK Rock/Punk:

    The Marquee
    The Vortex
    The Roundhouse
    The Factory


    More US Rock/Punk/Folk:

    Folk City (NY)
    7th Avenue (Minneapolis)
    Gilman Street (SF)
    ABC No Rio (NY)
    The Bottom Line (NY)
    Max's Kansas City (NY)
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