Preserving The Kitchen

The Beastie Boys, Live Performance

The Kitchen is a non-profit art space in New York City originally founded in 1971 in Greenwich Village. It takes its name from its original location in the kitchen of the Mercer Arts Center. Notable Kitchen alumni include Philip Glass, Laurie Anderson, Rocco Di Pietro, Peter Greenaway, Ridge Theater, Leisure Class, Brian Eno, and Cindy Sherman and many more. In this clip from a performance at The Kitchen, we get a look at The Beastie Boys shortly after they went through puberty and well before they had any discernible talent.