Who remembers Johnny's Hideout?

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Im a Johnny

United States

#1 Mar 25, 2009
Utica's first and only punk rock club.
Sid Vicious

Ithaca, NY

#2 Mar 25, 2009
Where was Johnny's Hideout? It must have been well hidden because I don't remember it.
teo

Penn Yan, NY

#3 Mar 25, 2009
It was on Lafayette St in an old disco. It was a two story place that was previously a disco.

There was a glass floor in part of the upstairs that looked down upon the dance floor.

I can't remember who it was that owned it but he was some spoilt little fellow who thought of himself as a musician but he wasn't very good.

The place was open only a short time in the early '80's. They used to have open mike on early weeknights. I was at one when the owner turned off the power to the PA because the band was much better than "Johnny and the Robbers" (his house band).

Did I mention that the owner thought he was a musician?
Sid Vicious

Ithaca, NY

#4 Mar 25, 2009
teo wrote:
It was on Lafayette St in an old disco. It was a two story place that was previously a disco.
There was a glass floor in part of the upstairs that looked down upon the dance floor.
I can't remember who it was that owned it but he was some spoilt little fellow who thought of himself as a musician but he wasn't very good.
The place was open only a short time in the early '80's. They used to have open mike on early weeknights. I was at one when the owner turned off the power to the PA because the band was much better than "Johnny and the Robbers" (his house band).
Did I mention that the owner thought he was a musician?
Oh. Was it in the old Starship Utica? They had a glass dance floor like you described. I know where that was, but that was back in the disco days.
teo

Penn Yan, NY

#5 Mar 25, 2009
Yup that's the place with lots of mirrors and disco kitsch so I guess that it ended up being a 'punk' club (such as it was) was kind of ironic. Whether it was intentional or not I couldn't really tell you. I think it was on the block where Utica Mutual building is now.
Old

United States

#6 Mar 26, 2009
teo wrote:
Yup that's the place with lots of mirrors and disco kitsch so I guess that it ended up being a 'punk' club (such as it was) was kind of ironic. Whether it was intentional or not I couldn't really tell you. I think it was on the block where Utica Mutual building is now.
I used to wander back and forth between there and Rascal's. The lead singer in Johnny and the Robbers was Salvy Saporito. I think the drummer was Larry Desiato.
Old

United States

#7 Mar 26, 2009
Sid Vicious wrote:
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Oh. I know where that was, but that was back in the disco days.
Yes, Sid... as I'm sure you're aware, punk was Britains answer to disco.

“...got on your timid grin”

Since: Aug 13

Singapore

#9 Aug 27, 2013
Yes!

I posted the same question a few weeks ago, place has been coming up in my mind for some reason. First and only, the place was like nothing around at the time. I remember walking in there (The Robbers were at promoting) after another show downtown. The Robbers were playing and I was like WTF is this?

Classic place.
ISpy Scummers Car

Wilbraham, MA

#11 Aug 27, 2013
Parkway Pathetics wrote:
Johnnys hideout......isnt that terry murads house?

He has been hiding his car for years in the garage of whatever girl he is banging so terry doesnt know he is there LOL!!
Motto

Interlaken, NY

#12 Aug 29, 2013
Salvie .... Good man RIP
KLB

Utica, NY

#13 Aug 30, 2013
jimmy carbone was the guitar player in the band.

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