On Thursday, The Roxy Hotel played host to Steve Mass and his Mudd Club for one night only, benefiting the Bowery Mission. The reunion of sorts featured a mix of characters from the famous late '70s / early '80s Tribeca hotspot, mixed in with a new cast of young art and nightlife types.
They all coalesced in the basement of The Roxy, where a rummage sale was set up featuring vintage clothing, photo prints from the famous photographers that frequented the venue, and other Mudd-club themed knick-knacks. The clothing drew the biggest crowd, with guests such as Tavi Gevinson rifling through the selection of band tees (one which had belonged to Sting), agnes b. shirts, and even a vintage Oscar De La Renta dress.
NYC stalwarts like Eric Goode, Debbie Harry, and Glenn O'Brien all contributed to the sale while catching up with each other. Inside, the crowd enjoyed cocktails as Spiky Phil and Matt Green spun tunes. They took a break when Lenny Kaye of the Patti Smith Group performed an acoustic version of "You Can't Put Your Arms Around A Memory," which was followed by Kate Pierson and Pat Irwin of the B-52's who got on stage to perform two songs. The night was a fun way to raise money for charity, and while Mudd already hosted a reunion party a few years ago, we can only hope to get more opportunities to delve into the world of one of the most important clubs in NYC history.
[Photos by Jared Siskin/PMC]