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The Hot Club, Philadelphia, World's Greatest Music Venue

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The Hot Club, Philadelphia, World's Greatest Music Venue

In the late 1970s and early 1980s, this little club presented shows by some of the best bands of the era. Examples: the Dead Boys, the Cramps, B-52s, Elvis Costello, Madness, Devo, the Cure, the Autistics, Ultravox! (with John Foxx), Iggy Pop, the Plasmatics, the Bloodless Pharoahs (with Bryan Setzer), the BenWah Torpedos, Lena Lovich, Wreckless Eric, the Talking Heads, Richard Hell, Magazine, Gang of Four, the Mumps and Alex Chilton. Unbelievable!

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Location: Ten Stone Bar & Restaurant , 2063 South Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19454, United States
Listing Category: Bars and Taverns, Night Clubs, Concerts, Music Festivals, Famous People, Rock and Roll, Rock Stars
Created Date: 06-24-2018

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Name : plaquemaster
Email : sjkc0072@aol.com
Comments : //www.facebook.com/phillypunkarchive#!/media/set/?set=a.104578479553871.9734.100000051587761&type=3.
Date : 2011-10-15

Name : dotcomtom
Email : dotcomtom@aol.com
Comments : //tinyurl.com/c5kvn44
Date : 2012-12-29

Name : plaquemaster
Email : sjkc0072@aol.com
Comments : //www.phawker.com/2006/12/27/rocksnob-ladies-and-gentlemen-the-fabulous-shades-or-the-greatest-philly-new-wave-single-you-never-heard-of-and-probably-cant-find/. The article also has a comment talking about how the Bloodless Pharoahs, another house band, would live above the club, and how their side project, the Top Cats, turned into the Stray Cats.
Date : 2014-05-19

Name : plaquemaster
Email : sjkc0072@aol.com
Comments : Brian Setzer talks about the Stray Cats beginnings here in the Rockabilly Rumble article by A.D. Amorosi in the Philadelphia Inquirer, 8/5/14, at pp. C1, C6. (His Bloodless Pharoahs would play the Hot Club, but his side band, the rockabilly Tomcats, would play J.C. Dobbs on South Street. Next, the Stray Cats formed.) (If I remember correctly, The Tomcats would sometimes go by The Top Cats, because I think saw posters for both names. If you have better information, please comment below.)
Date : 2014-08-06

Name : plaquemaster
Email : sjkc0072@aol.com
Comments : You Really Got A Hold On Me; All Day, All The Night; and Rendezvous (at the time an unreleased Bruce Springsteen song). It was a great show. Mrozinski was the opener. ... I was thinking about Bihari recently because I saw an Enquirer interview with her by Michael Glynn discussing her time as Bruce Springsteens girlfriend, and how his song Candys Room is about her.
Date : 2014-08-19

Name : plaquemaster
Email : sjkc0072@aol.com
Comments : Ultravox (John Foxx leading at the time) performed here on 2/25/79, with Trentons The Shades opening. I covered the show as a Drexel (University) Triangle reporter (3/2/79 edition).
Date : 2014-08-19

Name : plaquemaster
Email : sjkc0072@aol.com
Comments : //www.facebook.com/pages/The-HOT-CLUB/121018351332169. Also, there is a posting on the When Punk Came to Town (Philly) Web article page that says that Philadelphia by the band Magazine is about playing the Hot Club. (I was at a Magazine show at the Hot Club.) I dont see reference to the song having anything to do with the Hot Club elsewhere, and the lyrics dont give it away. But I dont doubt the influence.
Date : 2015-01-23

Name : plaquemaster
Email : sjkc0072@aol.com
Comments : //hiddencityphila.org/2014/05/phillys-tiki-heritage/.
Date : 2015-01-30

Name : plaquemaster
Email : sjkc0072@aol.com
Comments : //lnkd.in/eDNsDNC.
Date : 2015-02-12

Name : plaquemaster
Email : sjkc0072@aol.com
Comments : //loudfastphilly.com/sites/default/files/Dave%20_Bass_%20Brown%20Interview.MP3.
Date : 2015-04-11

Name : plaquemaster
Email : sjkc0072@aol.com
Comments : //services.library.drexel.edu/static_files/triangle/Drexel-Triangle_1980-04-18.pdf, I think that on Sat., 4/12/80, it was The Cure/Dickies/The Streets at Emerald City, and then on Sat., 4/19/80, it was The Cure/Front Street Runners at the Hot Club.
Date : 2015-08-13

Name : plaquemaster
Email : sjkc0072@aol.com
Comments : //loudfastphilly.com/interviews/bobby-startup.
Date : 2015-08-31

Name : Ken_P
Email : krpowell@comcast.net
Comments : So psyched... I saw so many band at Hot Club - Bobby was the man. Damn; thank you... Internet is insane.
Date : 2015-10-25

Name : plaquemaster
Email : sjkc0072@aol.com
Comments : //www.setlist.fm/venue/hot-club-philadelphia-pa-usa-43d72747.html. One shows the Fri. 2/23/79 Ultravox (with John Foxx) list, and I recall that great band also playing the following night, and Ultravox (with Midge Ure) playing the Hot Club about a year later, with their cover of Brian Enos Kings Lead Hat as an encore.
Date : 2015-12-21

Name : plaquemaster
Email : sjkc0072@aol.com
Comments : //www.philly.com/philly/entertainment/20160319_Local_vinyl_labels_like_Platterhead_Records_court_an_eclectic_sound.html
Date : 2016-03-20

Name : plaquemaster
Email : sjkc0072@aol.com
Comments : //www.youtube.com/watch?v=KfLkpm9VTek.
Date : 2016-04-03

Name : plaquemaster
Email : sjkc0072@aol.com
Comments : Philadelphia Magazine often got things wrong.
Date : 2016-05-22

Name : plaquemaster
Email : sjkc0072@aol.com
Comments : //www.philly.com/philly/entertainment/music/Connies-Ric-Rac-punks-memorials-benefits-South-Philly.html.
Date : 2017-03-29

Name : plaquemaster
Email : sjkc0072@aol.com
Comments : //www.phawker.com/2008/06/27/qa-mark-mothersbaugh-composer-painter-devolutionist/.
Date : 2017-10-09

Name : plaquemaster
Email : sjkc0072@aol.com
Comments : //www.youtube.com/watch?v=KfLkpm9VTek&feature=youtu.be.
Date : 2018-02-07

Name : plaquemaster
Email : sjkc0072@aol.com
Comments : //www.youtube.com/watch?v=WzugLo0bSGo.
Date : 2018-03-30

Name : Francis Chmielewski
Email : sjkc0072@aol.com
Comments : Great article on a show for the advertising fliers that were created for the Hot Club by the legendary Bobby Startup in the Philadelphia Inquirer, Weekend p. W16, 11/2/18.
Date : 2018-11-05