New York: np, 1974. Offset. 8 1/2 x 11 in. Vertical foldline and staple holes to left and right margins; otherwise, near fine. Item #5621
Flyer for a performance by The Fast and Suicide at The Townhouse Theatre, a small commercial for-rent venue in New York just off Times Square. An unlikely place to play an important role in the birth of the New York punk scene, The Townhouse Theatre was usually rented for business meetings. The Fast was perhaps the first band to rent the venue for their own glam shows, which included Suicide on multiple occasions. The members of Television were inspired by a previous Suicide and The Fast show at the Townhouse, who then rented it for their inaugural gig on March 2, 1974, almost a full month before their first show at CBGB.