NOVEMBER 28TH 2012
THE CELLAR/UNDERGROUND BAR
134 OXFORD ST, D’HURST
$7 ON THE DOOR
WITH SPECIAL GUEST
DJ STEPHEN ALLKINS
and Eastside Radio‘s Cellar-uloid Sessions
return with the exclusive Australian premiere of a film about Nicky Siano’s legendary nightclub The Gallery. Featuring interviews with Siano, Frankie Knuckles and David Mancuso, all footage was shot on location in the NY warehouse between 1976-77 and has now been made into a feature documentary with a soundtrack compiled and edited by Siano. Whether DJing dressed as the Statue Of Liberty – or in nothing more than a set of headphones (at the end of the night he was known to mix with his toes) – the flamboyant Siano opened his Gallery discotheque with brother Joe in 1972 (before Studio 54 or the Paradise Garage) redefining clubbing with a weekly party that launched the careers of Grace Jones, DC La Rue, Larry Levan and others. The inclusive, LGBT-safe
environment was decorated weekly, a place where all the colours of the rainbow could be seen and heard, where dressing up was all part of the experience and where soul, funk, disco, gospel, Afro to r’n’b lived and spun in harmony on Siano’s turntables.
“Larry and I would blow up balloons, set up the food bar, prepare the punch and give out acid, but we also spent a lot of time hanging out in the booth, watching Nicky’s every move. He pretty much taught us what we were doing.”
“Nicky Siano was the king of DJs.
He Was so fierce he could put on a record and people would scream.”
Brought to you by Eastside Radio and Groovescooter
With thanks to Nicky Siano and Inspira Records
No place called Hell, ’cause Love Is The Message