Our good friend Rob Sacher is publishing a book of his time as the owner of the (genuinely) legendary New York club Luna Lounge which opened in 1995 and closed when the rents in the Lower East Side got fucking ridiculous.
Maybe the most important venue of its size in New York, Luna was the stage where The Strokes, Interpol, The National, Longwave, stellastarr*, Lotion, The Bravery, The Hold Steady, French Kicks, and Nada Surf would first perform before friends and early fans of the bands.
This excerpt – which covers the time before Luna, at his bar Mission, when The Jesus and Mary Chain came for a drink – is a great sample of what’s to come…
“About a half hour went by when I noticed that our small club was really filling up. I poked my head out of the front door and was shocked to see a line of people stretching down the block heading east to Avenue B and then around the corner, up Avenue B and then turning west on East 6th Street. There were six hundred people on this line. Our capacity was only around seventy-five people…”
Rob’s funding the book by way of a Kickstarter campaign.
Please, consider contributing.
Here‘s a cool review he did with Paste Magazine.