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Nocturnal Admissions - The New Memoir By Nightlife Veteran Steve Adelman Brings You Back To A Golden Age of Clubbing

Steve Adelman's new memoir dives into the club scene in the late nineties and early 00s as it boiled over into mainstream culture and became the stuff of legends.

It often feels like modern culture never cares where it came from, and this is especially true in club and dance music culture. But the history upon which electronic music and the culture that surrounds it is arguably more fascinating than the humdrum of the modern-day industry. 

But to truly see club culture's vibrant history, you need to talk to somebody who was there for it. Here say simply doesn't cut it. 

And nobody had more boots on the ground and irons in the proverbial fire than Steve Adelman, who over the course of his long-stated career had to wear multiple hats at once to turn the music industry into what we know it is today.  

He was a ringmaster, counselor, dealmaker, musical soothe-sayer, and more along his winding road to industry infamy; all of which he chronicles in his upcoming memoir, Nocturnal Admissions: Behind the Scenes at Tunnel, Limelight, Avalon, and Other Legendary Nightclubs.

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We caught up with Adelman to talk about his upcoming memoir out on June 7th and nightlife's past, present, and future. 

Our Interview With Steve Adelman

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Avalon Hollywood photo By Rukes
Spider Club at Avalon Los Angeles
Boy meets Turntable at Avaland in Boston
JB and JT at Avalon Hollywood
Nocturnal Admissons By Steve Adelman
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Photo: Alexis DiBiasio
Skrillex at Avaland

The book is already being hailed as a humorous and engaging look into the life of one of the biggest personalities in club culture at a time when boundaries were being broken and new modes of expression were being created.

This memoir takes us back to the roots of club culture overall and the founding of such institutions as Roxy, Limelight, Tunnel, and Palladium during their hay-days. 

As Steve navigates crazed business partners, cultural boundaries coming head to head with each other, and citywide crackdowns on club culture, you begin to realize just how many hats it took for him to get to be where he is today and just how much went into launching electronic dance music into the cultural mainstay that it is today. 

Preorder your copy of Nocturnal Admissions: Behind the Scenes at Tunnel, Limelight, Avalon, and Other Legendary Nightclubs on Amazon today and reserve your copy for when the book sees its official release on June 7th, 2022. 

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