Tag Archives: The Bottom Line

CLASSIC CONCERT: Buster Poindexter & His Banshees of Blue @ Tramps / New York NY / September 21, 1984

Labelled by its progenitor as a show that was meant to only play New York City, David Johansen first brought his musical alter ego, Buster Poindexter, to his city’s attention at Tramps. This 150-seat music club on 15th Street would later become a vital venue for larger shows after moving to a much bigger space […]

Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band: NOW (MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ, August 30, 2016) and THEN (The Bottom Line, New York, NY, August 14, 1975)

It has not yet been 24 hours since Bruce Springsteen left the MetLife Stadium stage earlier this morning. Already, enough has been written about what many are calling the greatest concert of his legendary 50-year performing career. Previously, most music journalists pointed to his 1975 stint at New York City’s Bottom Line (two shows a […]

CLASSIC CONCERT: The Records @ The Bottom Line / New York, NY / September 7-8, 1979

If asked to get real specific about my favorite type of music, I guess I would say power pop: songs driven by distinctive guitar riffs with catchy hooks and harmonies, mostly sung by guys about girls. Some of the notable proponents of the genre were bands like The Raspberries, Big Star and Badfinger. Power pop […]

CLASSIC CONCERT: Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes @ The Bottom Line / New York, NY / October 16, 1976

Most everyone familiar with the early career of Bruce Springsteen knows about Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes. Both Johnny and Bruce started out on the Jersey shore music scene around the same time. E-Streeter Steve Van Zandt was an original Juke in addition to a songwriter and producer for most of their early recorded […]

CLASSIC CONCERT: Elvis Costello & the Attractions @ The Bottom Line / New York, NY / December 13, 1977

Nearing the end of their first U.S. tour, Elvis Costello & the Attractions made their New York City debut at its premier music club, The Bottom Line. After two nights there and a private show in the city on the following night, the tour ended with a Friday night show in Jersey at Asbury Park’s […]

R.I.P.: Stanley Snadowsky, Co-Founder of The Bottom Line

Here is a link to the New York Times obit on Stanley Snadowsky, co-founder of the legendary Greenwich Village night club: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/03/nyregion/stanley-snadowsky-founder-of-greenwich-village-nightclub-dies-at-70.html?_r=0 The Bottom Line was open from 1972 through 2004. During the late 70’s heyday of the record business, it was the industry’s premier showcase venue, launching many new artists into the spotlight. Seating […]