Watch A Trailer For The Upcoming Doc About Neo, Lincoln Park's Late, Beloved New-Wave Paradise
By Stephen Gossett in Arts & Entertainment on Jul 31, 2017 7:55PM
Many black-mascara-stained tears did fall back in 2015, when Lincoln Park's much-loved Neo nightclub shuttered after 36 years of goth and new-wave mayhem, making way for a decidedly less punk daycare center.
The venerable nightclub was one of the central hubs for the old Wax Trax! scene, but open-minded enough to function as a go-to spot for all manner of punk-adjacent subcultures.) No less a couple of luminaries than David Bowie and Iggy Pop themselves were among its patrons, the Reader recalled in 2014.) Needless to say, it's the kind of rich-in-history landmark worthy of a historical chronicle.
Filmmaker Eric Richter is doing just that with the upcoming documentary 2350 Last Call: The Neo Story, the title a reference to the dark-alley address on North Clark Avenue that Neo called home for so many decades.
There's no release date, but the filmmakers just this weekend posted a new teaser trailer, which has our aging-punk hearts swelling again. Check it out below, and remember, you can still catch Neo DJs on Thursdays at Debonair in Wicker Park, for the weekly new-wave night.
Shouts to Eater, who first posted about the clip.
'2350 Last Call: The Neo Story'