WATCH | The story behind the NYC punk scene and birth of Punk Rock uncovered in new documentary film [Trailer]

The original NYC punk scene and birth of Punk Rock is being immortalized with the release of a documentary film titled “Night Clubbing: The Birth of Punk Rock in NYC” Directed by Danny Garcia. The new documentary tells the story of the legendary club Max’s Kansas City, where, alongside CBGB, New York punk was born.

“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 worlds of music, fashion, art, culture and the creation of the city’s punk rock scene. Check out the trailer below…

Nightclubbing. The Birth of Punk Rock in NYC.

When it came to celebrity clientele, Max’s over the years had in attendance a list that included Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, David Bowie, Iggy Pop, Jim Morrison, Patti Smith, Lenny Kaye, Bob Dylan, Frank Zappa, Joan Baez, John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Janis Joplin, Nancy Sinatra, Jane Fonda, Warren Beatty, Divine, Jack Nicolson, Dennis Hopper, Al Pacino, Federico Fellini, Stanley Kubrick, Mel Brooks, John Waters, Twiggy, Halston, Bianca Jagger, Betsey Johnson, Williams, William S. Burroughs, Sam Sheppard, Timothy Leary, Robert Mapplethorpe, Annie Leibovitz and more…

The documentary will be screened on a worldwide tour, including North American dates this summer. The New York City premiere happens July 20 at Joe’s Pub. All dates are listed below

Nightclubbing – 2022 Screening Dates
Saturday, July 9th – Mockingbird Cinema – Birmingham, UK
Sunday, July 17th – Regent Theater – Arlington, Mass. (Boston area)
Wednesday, July 20th – Joe’s Pub – New York City
Thursday, July 21st – Colony Theater – Woodstock, N.Y.
Thursday, July 24th – The Black Cat – Washington DC
Wednesday, July 27th – Texas Theater – Dallas, TX
Wednesday, July 27th – Metropol – Dusseldorf, Germany
Thursday, July 28th – The Grog Shop – Cleveland OH
Saturday, July 30th – Lichtblick – Berlin, Germany
Sunday ,July 31st – The Balboa Theater – San Francisco, CA
Wednesday, August 10th – Trylon – Minneapolis, MN
Monday, August 15th – Paradise Theater – Toronto, ON
Tuesday, August 18th – Philla Moca – Philladelphia, PA
Monday, August 22nd – Hollywood Theater – Portland, OR
Tuesday August 23rd – The Theater @ The Crocodile – Seattle, WA
Thursday, August 25th – Roverstaden – Oslo, Norway
Thursday, August 25th –Violet Crown Cinema – Austin, TX
Thursday, August 25th – Violet Crown Cinema – Santa Fe, NM
Thursday, August 25th – Violet Crown Cinema – Charlottesville, VA

PhotoCredit: Bob Gruen via Max’s Kansas City

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