Lhasa Club Video Features Timothy Leary, Henry Rollins, Sandra Bernhard and More

L.A. cabaret/spoken-word haven the Lhasa Club was an eclectic club/art gallery and cinema space showcasing alternative entertainment and an unparalleled roster of thinkers, speakers, writers and performers during the 1980s and ’90s in Hollywood. A new YouTube Page showcases some of its powerhouse performerL.A. cabaret/spoken-word haven.

Legendary music acts such as Nick Cave, Jane’s Addiction and Rick James (to name a few) took the stage at Lhasa, while regulars included Cher and Val Kilmer. Lhasa was all ages and gay-friendly, and DJs spun pretty much everything. Boccara compiled much of the footage into a film called The Lhasa Tapes a few years ago, but created a new place for them on YouTube only a few weeks ago. Video highlights online include the likes of Timothy Leary, Henry Rollins, Sandra Bernhard, John Fleck, Lypsinka, Lydia Lunch and The Screamers’ Tomata Du Plenty, all shot on one camera. Other locales featured include Cafe Largo and LunaPark.

Check out all the the Lhasa Foundation’s “Lhasa Largo LunaPark” videos on the YouTube page.

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