Much of the Williamsburg that existed in the neighborhood’s early ’00s heyday is gone now — from Glasslands to Daddy’s to Tops to that empty lot on the corner of Bedford & N. 1st — but one thing we’re glad is still around is Union Pool which opened in 2000 and quickly became known for live music, its backyard, and general debauchery.
Montclair, NJ’s Wellmont Theatre, which opened in 1922, will be undergoing renovations and the area around it is being redeveloped, including a new parking garage that will allow direct backstage access for artists and crew, and a mixed-use district tied to the theater.
Yesterday’s pick for this year’s best Brooklyn venue went to Barbes. The well-loved Brooklyn hotspot is the first stop on a pipeline that continues through the lowlit, romantic, adventurous Drom on the Lower East Side and winds up at Lincoln Center. Today’s pick for this year’s best Manhattan venue, the Lincoln Center Atrium, reflects that logically triumphant conclusion.
For anyone who might think it unimaginative to the extreme to choose one of the spaces at Manhattan’s world-famous cultural mecca, think again. What the three women who program the weekly events here are doing is extremely sophisticated – and ...
Earlier this year, NYC venues Bowery Ballroom and Mercury Lounge confirmed that they were parting ways with Bowery Presents (which was acquired by AEG), and we heard that Live Nation would be taking over the two Lower East Side venues. Today that news has been officially confirmed, as Bowery Ballroom/Mercury Lounge co-owner Michael Swier and Live Nation announced their new promotions and booking venture, Mercury East Presents.
The Parish, one of the many venues located on Austin’s famously busy 6th Street, is being put up for auction on eBay this Friday. The auction starts at $1 and will last for 10 days… (P.S. did you know the Scoot Inn also has new owners?)
A dumpster fire in Hell’s Kitchen spread to the building which houses music venue Stage 48 last night (11/26). FDNY officials reportedly said that the fire started around 9:10 PM, reached the second floor of the building, and lasted for over two hours.
In the wake of increased terror attacks at large public venues, NYPD officers with high-power rifles will now permanently be assigned to NYC arenas Madison Square Garden and Barclays Center. The same is planned for Yankee Stadium, Citi Field and MCU Park this summer.
PopGun’s long-in-the-works new multi-room venue Elsewhere had its Grand Opening with a very festive Halloween Party headlined by Battles. While there was lots of great music all night, it felt like most people were there to party and get a first look at the new place…
“It was a haven for working NYC musicians who just wanted to hang out in a non-careerist environment. It was previously Brownies, where all of your favorite bands played before anyone had heard of them. It feels like the heart of what was New York for me has been cut out.” – Will Sheff