Last night, we received news that Don Hill, the man behind Don Hill’s, passed away. Throughout the 90’s Don Hill’s was not only the top venue for NYC bands to hone their sound, but it was also the place for rockers finishing gigs at Madison Square Garden to come unwind and check out local talent.
A decade ensued, the music scene plateaued, and Don and Don Hill’s found itself in need of a rock revival.
Don found just that this past year with the help from DeLeón Tequila and Nur Khan.
With a kick off performance by the Dead Weather, DeLeón Tequila presented a series of concerts (known famously as the DeLeón Rock Lounge) that brought back to the Don Hill’s stage some of the biggest names in Rock n Roll. Shows by rock icons Iggy Pop and Courtney Love soon followed along with many others like Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Kills and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. Don Hill was again enjoying the view from the top . . . or at least the end of his bar.
DeLeón is happy to have had the opportunity to work with such a true rock visionary. Raise your glasses. Here’s to the man who never forgot a performer on his stage and never forgot the true meaning of Rock n Roll.
DeLeón blew out New York rock institution Don Hill’s on Saturday night with an unannounced show featuring The Kills. This latest installment of DeLeón’s collaboration with Nur Khan brought out downtown’s best including Debbie Harry, Alexandra Richards, Lissy Trullie, Coco Rocha, and Waris Ahluwalia for a night of straight-up drinks and unrestrained rock-and-roll.
Exclusive video from the show will be posted later this week, so check back in to see clips from the show. For now, see pictures below of all there was: the best tequila around, a rock band quickly becoming legends of the game, and some damn fine looking people.