THE MOTHERBOARDS NYC are a trusted alternative source of information on NYC clubs, performers, night culture and history. Our members include active and former participants in alternative NYC nightlife from the 1970s to all tomorrow's parties. "The Mboards" were founded in 2001 by Nightlife Empress CHI CHI VALENTI as a replacement for her experimental nightclub MOTHER (1996-2000). This is our 4.0 iteration as of late 2015 - stay tuned!


Resident DJs MaleficAna Vice, Bela (Alejandro), and Stalagmike spinning a variety of outstanding classics, obscurities and new developments!


FREE from 10PM until 4AM. 21+ and please bring valid ID.

Dress code: Goth, Vampire, Witch, Ghoul, Sinister Dandy, Dark Glam, Edwardian, Victorian, Deathrock, or basic black. NO blue jeans, caps, sneakers, or flip flops allowed.

There is air-conditioning, dark and lovely decor, comfortable seating, clean restrooms, and an established dance floor.

Bedlam Bar
40 Ave. C (btw. 3rd and 4th Streets)

A mixture of nostalgia, revival, tribute, & the here and now!

Presented by Stalagmike, Bela, Valefar Malefic, and Ana Vice.

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Invite by Ana Vice 2017.


NYC Nightclub History

Thought you Nightclub History fanatics would enjoy seeing this - one of the climactic events for the great new Tim Lawrence book Life and Death on the New York Dancefloor 1980-1983. It happened last night in a packed theater at the Museum of Modern Art and is now up on YouTube. Our own Johnny Dynell joined Glenn O'Brien, Fab Five Freddy, Ann Magnuson, Michael Holman and Patti Astor for this deep discussion moderated by Tim L.