Extra Place – NYC, has been home to some of the most tantalizing performances of all time.
It is a venue that has sealed it’s place in the music and art hall of fame – a place where worlds collide and make awesome art.
Here are just a few of the cool people who have had the chance to visit and review EP-NYC.com:
“…Max’s Kansas City is now being held up as a kind of lost Shangri-La where the artists, musicians, writers, and strung-out tastemakers of the moment could gather behind exclusive doors to talk shop while debauching themselves in each others’ reflected glory. In this case, the nostalgia is merited…Don Hill’s managed to appear almost like a parody of the Max’s Kansas City myth.”
“Complementing Max’s two-part story (the club closed in 1981) is a two-pronged commemorative celebration this fall of its legacy: a lavishly illustrated coffee-table keepsake published by Abrams Image (with words by, among others, Lou Reed and Danny Fields) and a corresponding art exhibition at New York’s Steven Kasher Gallery featuring vintage photos, paintings, and big-ass sculptures. Prepare to get Max-ed out!”
“Christophe Decarnin of Balmain, Hedi Slimane and Ann Demeulemeester represent but a handful of the vanguard talents who paid homage on their runways to Max’s regulars like Joey Ramone and Patti Smith. Nor is it pure chance that the short-sleeved leather T-shirt Phoebe Philo unveiled in her fall collection for Celine is a ringer for one worn by David Johansen of the New York Dolls.”
“Although the rep’s claim that Extra Place “revives the renegade spirit of the Bowery” is rather dubious, the room looks like a great place to see a very intimate show. The whole project is probably the ultimate reminder of how different things are down on the New Bowery.”
“And now comes Extra Place, the venue, here to revive the “renegade spirit of the Bowery,” complete with a CBGB “shrine” containing the “wall and sink from original CBGB bathroom (odor not included).”
It’s been turned into a private event space hosting CMJ showcases and other soirees, and in a nod to days gone by, the unmarked entrance to the venue is on Extra Place, the alley behind CBGB where an upscale makeover has been slow going. Is this venture the ultimate blend of the Bowery’s past and future?