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Re: Favorite Defunct Venue(s)

Postby Big John on Mon Jun 03, 2013 4:48 pm

14th 5th & 6th you could mean Electric Circus early 80's or Irving Plaza which is a block north on Irving Place.

I have to say I don't miss any venues. I think it is good for things to come and go. It cleans out the old folks and lets the new kids have their own clean slate and cool places to go to.

Nothing is worse than going to a club and seeing a bunch of grey haired ex-hipsters in work slacks and Black Flag shirts stinking up a nice youthful venue. I say "Hey dad get a job! and stop hanging out at the kids clubs, get a wide screen and watch some Love Boat repeats".
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Re: Favorite Defunct Venue(s)

Postby Clyde on Mon Jun 03, 2013 4:57 pm

EmpireStateTroopers wrote:
Jodi S. wrote: I'm struggling to think of what else was around Union Square


Also further north, but close to there: Tramps. That place was good.



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Re: Favorite Defunct Venue(s)

Postby Jodi S. on Mon Jun 03, 2013 5:04 pm

EmpireStateTroopers wrote:
Jodi S. wrote: I'm struggling to think of what else was around Union Square


Also further north, but close to there: Tramps. That place was good.


I sort of had a love/hate relationship with Tramps. Good shows, but very expensive drinks (for the time) and a strict door policy enforced by meatheads more often than not. The sightlines were a little wonky too.
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Re: Favorite Defunct Venue(s)

Postby tallchris on Mon Jun 03, 2013 5:11 pm

Jodi S. wrote:The sightlines were a little wonky too.


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Re: Favorite Defunct Venue(s)

Postby turnbullac on Mon Jun 03, 2013 6:23 pm

Tonic in the LES
The Tribeca Knitting Factory
Under Acme
Max Fish (not a venue)
Luna Lounge in the LES

I miss new york c. 1996-1998 a lot now.
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Re: Favorite Defunct Venue(s)

Postby Goddamn Miracle on Mon Jun 03, 2013 6:34 pm

Rex's in West Chester, PA. I saw Kustomized and Gwar, five-eight(twice), Archers of Loaf and did not see Clutch the many times in this club that held maybe 250 people. it had a sweet trough for the boy's to. . . erm, use.
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Re: Favorite Defunct Venue(s)

Postby Awesome_Komodo on Mon Jun 03, 2013 7:14 pm

Website devoted to old Baltimore venues: http://www.deadvenues.com/blog/
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Re: Favorite Defunct Venue(s)

Postby Jodi S. on Mon Jun 03, 2013 7:55 pm

turnbullac wrote:The Tribeca Knitting Factory


I played a show there and invited both my parents. My mom was horrified at the layout, and the fact that it only had one exit. The sweaters on the ceiling did not make her feel any better.

Every time I went to/played a show there afterwards, my mom would refer to it as "the firetrap."
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Re: Favorite Defunct Venue(s)

Postby dvockins on Mon Jun 03, 2013 9:57 pm

turnbullac wrote:Luna Lounge in the LES

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Re: Favorite Defunct Venue(s)

Postby jeff_fox on Mon Jun 03, 2013 10:06 pm

turnbullac wrote:Tonic in the LES
The Tribeca Knitting Factory
Under Acme
Max Fish (not a venue)
Luna Lounge in the LES


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Re: Favorite Defunct Venue(s)

Postby Robert G on Mon Jun 03, 2013 11:04 pm

I was too young to know Speak In Tongues, and I wasn't in the loop for Parish Hall, The Tower, or the Embassy. However, I was able to enjoy (and occasionally book) music at Bela Dubby, a hole in the wall coffee bar on the border of Lakewood and Cleveland, that also put on some great art over the years it existed. Now it's a taco place and it's hell trying to find a place to put a show on for music at the last minute.
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Re: Favorite Defunct Venue(s)

Postby motorbike guy on Tue Jun 04, 2013 7:57 am

noise&light wrote:Dammit! Get ready to add Maxwells to this list.

It's due to close at the end of July. I can't believe this.



this sucks hard. Goodbye maxwells.
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Re: Favorite Defunct Venue(s)

Postby Anchor on Tue Jun 04, 2013 8:10 am

Growing up at the shore in NJ, we could drive to NYC or Philly for shows, but these venues were a godsend for us kids 20+ years ago.

Fastlanes II, Asbury Park- the abandoned building next to Asbury Lanes, this is where a lot of bands used to play between NYC and Philly.

City Gardens, Trenton- it was always slightly terrifying getting here, the club in the worst part of a pretty bad city to begin with. This is where it all started for me, Fugazi, Shudder to Think, Nirvana, Sonic Youth, Dino Jr, My Bloody Valentine, All, etc, etc, etc.

Losing Maxwell's really sucks. Since we started playing out again a few years ago, it has been the place we have played the most, but even more it is where I've been seeing shows since 91 and playing since I guess 96. I can't count how many great memories I have of this place.
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Re: Favorite Defunct Venue(s)

Postby Andy on Tue Jun 04, 2013 8:29 am

Folks are posting Maxwell's stories to Twitter this morning: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23maxwellsstories
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Re: Favorite Defunct Venue(s)

Postby Boombats on Tue Jun 04, 2013 11:41 am

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Re: Favorite Defunct Venue(s)

Postby Angus Jung on Tue Jun 04, 2013 1:08 pm

Anchor wrote:City Gardens, Trenton

Pretty sure City Gardens is where the Venom/Black Flag show with Cronos's now-legendary stage banter happened.

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Re: Favorite Defunct Venue(s)

Postby Carl on Tue Jun 04, 2013 1:35 pm

Did this thread kill Maxwell's?

The Decade was a unique venue in Pittsburgh. Small, but comfortable (at least when it wasn't on fire), and a good selection of national and local bands.

Ruthie's in Berkeley introduced me to punk. Related -- I am old.
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Re: Favorite Defunct Venue(s)

Postby Teacher's Pet on Tue Jun 04, 2013 1:48 pm

Jodi S. wrote:
turnbullac wrote:The Tribeca Knitting Factory


I played a show there and invited both my parents. My mom was horrified at the layout, and the fact that it only had one exit. The sweaters on the ceiling did not make her feel any better.

Every time I went to/played a show there afterwards, my mom would refer to it as "the firetrap."


The sweaters were at the East Houston street KF, no?
I think they moved to Tribeca in about 1995.
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Re: Favorite Defunct Venue(s)

Postby atomjackfuser on Tue Jun 04, 2013 2:12 pm

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Re: Favorite Defunct Venue(s)

Postby Jodi S. on Tue Jun 04, 2013 2:33 pm

Intra-thread Kerble:

ON MONDAY noise&light wrote:Dammit! Get ready to add Maxwells to this list.

It's due to close at the end of July. I can't believe this.
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