THE DELANCEY BAR AND NIGHTCLUB
168 Delancey St.
It may not be Max’s Kansas City on the East River, but it’s headed there. Some of the best young rock bands in the country have played this three-level rock club since it opened last year. Local glam-rockers Diamond Nights grabbed the attention of A&R reps; one-woman New York punk-funk project Cannonball Jane lived up to the hype; upstart punk bands Stiffed and the Exit played a raucous tribute to reggae-punkers Bad Brains. Add celebs like Kate Moss, Quentin Tarantino, and the Cure’s Robert Smith to the hungry crowd of bands and D.J.’s that squeezes into the club’s tight confines, and you have a bona fide budding scene.