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Map: New York City's 1970s Music Scene for HBO's Vinyl

Vinyl, HBO's new series premiering this weekend, offers a fictionalized look at New York's famous early '70s music scene, a crucible of U.S. punk music celebrated by many as the gritty (and affordable!) heyday of the city's creative class. While some of that may be open to interpretation, there's no question that the era left a mark on the city's music and nightlife scene. Produced by the heavy-hitting trio of Mick Jagger, Martin Scorsese, and Terence Winter, the series centers on the coke-addicted head of American Century Records, Richie Finestra (played by Bobby Cannavale), who is searching for inspiration and a bankable next big thing in New York. Early reviews suggest the show aims to recreate the key venues of that era; the first episode includes a show at the Mercer Arts Center featuring the New York Dolls. To celebrate this vital period in New York culture, we've assembled a map of some of the key spots in the 1970s music scene.

A map of punk-era musical landmarks, this way >>