Posted in music on October 14, 2009

Brendan Mullen

"Brendan Mullen, who nurtured the early Los Angeles punk-rock scene in the 1970s with his club the Masque and later chronicled it in articles and books, died on Monday in Ventura, Calif. He was 60 and lived in Los Angeles." [NY Times]
According to Flea, "Brendan Mullen had a lot of friends. [he] was one of them."

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Comments (7)

A good contribution to the early punk scene from his club before things splintered off into different parts of L.A. The Masque had a great variety of bands play.

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2009 4:35 AM

More sad news this week..it figures this didn't get any comments..

Posted by Jim | October 14, 2009 6:17 AM

While Brendan's reputation might have been made at The Masque - his body of work booking Club Lingerie for many years is equally notable.

In my brief sojourn in LA around 84 I got to see there, amongst others, The Ventures, Lee Dorsey, and a blistering set from Panther Burns.

Brendan himself was a very civil, forthright, and decent fellow.

Posted by Joly | October 14, 2009 7:40 AM

@Jim - Yes...totally sad. I commented about this untimely death in the "What's going on Tuesday?" thread.

Posted by blackhat | October 14, 2009 9:18 AM

There wouldn't be a Coachella (or ATP or practically any other festival like them) without the hard work of Brendan Mullen way back when. Hopefully he's enjoying catching up with Rick van Santen from Goldenvoice now...

Posted by Crosseyed Sniper | October 14, 2009 2:58 PM

asobi seksu's singer looks hot.

Posted by دليل | March 26, 2010 1:05 PM

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