This week, Graydon Carter joins Ashley and Mike to discuss Air Mail’s first-ever special issue, devoted entirely to downtown New York. In addition, James Wolcott takes us on a tour of CBGB, the Mudd Club, and some of the other notorious (and now gone) rock clubs from the 70s and 80s. And speaking of music: Chris Black reports on Electric Lady, the Greenwich Village recording studio started by Jimi Hendrix, while Stephanie Danler shares her memories of seeing a pre-fame Lady Gaga in 2006 at Pianos. All this and more make this week’s show one you won’t want to miss. Listen by clicking Play below. But be sure to subscribe at Apple Podcasts or Spotify so you don’t miss an episode

Episode 114: A Special Show on Downtown New York

Graydon Carter on downtown New York; James Wolcott on the notorious rock clubs of the 70s and 80s; Chris Black on the Greenwich Village recording studio that shaped rock music; Stephanie Danler on a pre-fame Lady Gaga; and more