Posted in music | tour dates on December 5, 2011

Don Hill RIP (photo by Julian Ungano)
Don Hill

Steve Lewis: Don Hill has passed, and a lot of people are getting together to celebrate his life. Since Don Hill went down, there's not as many places where we can all gather. And let's face it, Don Hill owned the place. He booked it, he answered the phones, and, we suppose, at the end of the night swept up the place...Michael T, tell me why you're involved in this event, and what did Don Hill mean to you?

Michael T: I met Don back in the eighties at Cat Club when I was very young. He opened Don Hill's in the early nineties, and I was one of the first persons to perform there. Later, in the second run of Don Hill's, I started to do my party, Rated X, there. It was really the first time that Don and I had worked together on a regular basis. It was super easy. Don was always the same. He was Don. It's so rare in the business to have someone that's just steady, where you know what you're going to get out of him. We had a great working relationship, and a comfortable personal relationship. He was a straight shooter.

Don Hill (RIP) will be remembered December 15th when a band of musicians will gather at Irving Plaza to celebrate his life and legacy. The show features performances from some of the musicians that blessed his night spot including names like Richard Butler (Psychedelic Furs), Royston Langdon (Spacehog), David Johansen (NY Dolls), Manitoba, Jesse Malin & the St. Marks Social, Lenny Kaye, The Toilet Boys, and many many others.

At 1am the party turns into Squeezebox. Tickets are still available. Flyer below...

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Comments (12)

will lou reed be there?

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2011 3:50 PM

he was great in Kill Bill. RIP. All my prays.

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2011 3:57 PM

Who's bringing the whipits?

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2011 4:05 PM

the poster says reduced admission at $10 and when you go to livenation/ticketmaster using the link what you get is:

STANDING RM ONLY*NO SEATING!
US $36.50
US $36.50 Ticket + US $12.50 Fees =
US $49.00

Can anyone explain this, please.....

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2011 4:21 PM

Reduced admission doesn't start until 12:30 AM on the day of the show, so sayeth the flyer.

I know I don't go anywhere until 1 AM at the earliest. Weddings, the office, brunch, etc.

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2011 4:25 PM

Yes 4:21. If you want to go to the show it is $36. However if you just want to enjoy the Squeezebox party at 1 am THAT is $10.

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2011 4:26 PM

would be worth price of admission: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDkhl-CgETg

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2011 5:04 PM

so patti smith is playing right? because lenny is surgically attached to her via the genitals?

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2011 6:30 PM

I heard the hummus at the Squeezebox Party is so so at best

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2011 9:30 PM

So many amazing evenings...

Posted by Anonymous | December 9, 2011 8:49 PM

Manitoba cancelled

Posted by Anonymous | December 12, 2011 12:49 PM

sucks it was canceld

Posted by jordon | August 10, 2013 7:51 PM

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