Here’s a chance for you to get a glimpse into NYC nightlife HERstory, before former Mayor Rudy Giuliani “cleaned up” the city, and basically changed club culture forever.
Jackie 60 was a Tuesday night party created in 1990 by Chi Chi Valenti, DJ Johnny Dynell, dancer/ choreographer Richard Move, London fashion designer Kitty Boots, and MC Paul Alexander, as an affront to what they thought was the sanitized club-going experience at the time. Mother was the final space that hosted the night, owned by Chi Chi And Johnny. It closed it’s door at the end of 1999. (pic by Michael James O’Brien)
Artist/director Rob Roth, one of the most pivotal members of the Jackie Factory collective, has now put together Night Paving: The Aural History of Jackie 60 & Mother– an audio installation that takes the form of a ‘silent disco’, and presents a soundscape journey of storytelling and music with the producers, performers, and attendees of the legendary space, including stories from Debbie Harry, Anohni (Antony and the Johnsons), Alba Clemente, Basil Twist, Marc Jacobs, Jack Doroshow (aka Flawless Sabrina), Joey Arias, Justin Vivian Bond, Amanda Lepore and more! Night Paving: The Aural History of Jackie 60 & Mother takes place Thursday, July 21, 10pm-midnight at The Highline in NYC, Tickets and more info HERE.