“Nightclubbing” is the first ever documentary about the renowned New York City nightclub Max’s Kansas City (1965-1981) which had an indelible impact on the world of music, fashion, art, culture and the creation of the New York City Punk Rock scene.

From its original launch through its changes in ownership to the final scandal that forced its closure, the film additionally explores the heated rivalry that existed between Max’s and CBGB’s and how the two clubs represented different perspectives on the NYC punk phenomena.

Max’s was not just a punk scene location, it became a nightclub home for Andy Warhol, and the number of deals cut in the club’s back room reads like a bible of the who’s who of the era.

Packed with rare music clips, Nightclubbing features Alice Cooper, Jayne County, Billy Idol, Lenny Kaye, Steve Stevens, Elliott Murphy, Sylvain Sylvain, Penny Arcade, Alan Vega, H.R., Dr. Know, Harley Flanagan, Bob Gruen, Jay Jay French, Jesse Malin, Peter Crowley, Jimi LaLumia, Neon Leon, Leee Black Childers, Marty Thau, Ruby Lynn Reyner, Frank Infante, Jimmy Zero, Cynthia Ross, Peter Jordan, Donna Destri, Sonny Vincent, Mickey Leigh, Phillys Stein, Phil Caivano, Denise Mercedes, Nick Marden, John Holmstrom, Louis X. Erlanger & Steven Blush.

“4 STARS (out of 5). The scuzziness, excitement and history-making music of 70s club Max’s Kansas City thunders through Danny Garcia’s nostalgic documentary.” – Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

“Danny Garcia’s new film is a fascinating portrait of New York’s original underground rock haven… a raw inside slice of punk nostalgia and punk history.” – Owen Gleiberman, Variety

About the Filmmaker

Danny Garcia is a musicologist who specializes in the history of rock and punk. A number of other films by Garcia are also available through Soundview. They include:

2022 / Documentary / 85 minutes / Color & Black and White / A film by Danny Garcia


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