Not getting up to NY this fall is sort of killing me. In addition to everything else, I'll be missing this photography show at the Steven Kasher Gallery on the high times at Max's Kansas City NY during its two eras of awesomeness in the 60s and then late 70s.
It wasn't until a few years ago that I found out about Max's Kansas City's central role in the NY art scenes of those decades. I only knew about it because the Misfits' Crimson Ghost logo comes from a poster for their show at Max's in 1979. It's odd to think that the place cycled through Tim Buckley and Janis Joplin and Warhol to Debbie Harry to Devo to Johnny Thunders and then the Misfits in oh about 10 years.