max’s kansas city

from the ramones, the velvet underground, new york dolls posted in music


max's kansas city
213 park avenue south
new york, new york 10003

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Max's Kansas City was a music venue and bar in NYC from 1961 to 1985. It was a hangout for artists and celebrities, and a venue that supported the emerging glam rock scene. The Velvet Underground played their last shows here in the summer of 1970. The New York Dolls played here frequently, and had a direct influence on the formation of the Ramones, who also played here.

According to wikipedia, the name stems from the following: "All the steakhouses had Kansas City on the menu because the best steak was Kansas City-cut, so I thought it should be 'something Kansas City'. 'Max' was chosen because it sounded "restauranty."

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The Beastie Boys opened up for Bad Brains here the night that Max's Kansas City closed in November of 1981.

It wasn't their fault it closed...

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Beastie Boys flyer for a Max's show (featuring hand-drawn Ernie and Bert) from Some Old Bullshit.