NYC - Greenwich Village: Kenny's Castaways
Opened by Patrick Kenny in 1967 in a spacous New Orleans style showboat building dating from the early 1800's that once housed the notorious gaslight gay club The Slide (closed by police in 1892), Kenny's Castaways quickly became the venue of choice among up and coming acts. Its reputation as such was earned when the New York Dolls began playing here. It was during one of their first shows that Joey and DeeDee Ramone first met.
In 1973, Bruce Springsteen took the stage for a one week run--his New York City debut with the E Street Band. In 1980, the Smithereens were the house band, and Phish played their first New York show here in 1988. Kenny's has hosted a virtual who's who in music from Aerosmith to Deborah Harry to Patti Smith to Blues Traveler to Mink DeVille.