Posted in metal | music | venues on September 13, 2007

This is a catch up post....

Lamour

As was first reported around the time I was in Norway, and was also mentioned in that recent NY Times article about NYC venues, L'amour is back (again), but now in Staten Island. Upcoming shows include The Lordz, Suicide City and Lizzy Borden.

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Comments (34)

I'll pass on Staten Island.

Posted by Anonymous | September 13, 2007 1:54 PM

As someone who grew up on Staten Island, and lived there until a year ago, I say: hell yeah, Shaolin!
As someone who grew up on Staten Island, and lived there until a year ago, I say: there is no band I like enough to get me to ride the damn ferry again. Let alone deal with the buses and the adventure of getting back there in time to catch one of the crowded, old, and (worst of all) /hourly/ night boats. I wish them the best, but I highly doubt their future.

Posted by greybanks | September 13, 2007 2:10 PM

oh man, there are so many jokes to be made here..

Posted by Anonymous | September 13, 2007 2:21 PM

ah, the former mystic lounge.

a cavernous coffin of class, for sure.

i give it 3 months max.

Posted by queefah | September 13, 2007 2:47 PM

Staten Island already has a couple of nice places to see bands like Martini Red. And the bands are almost always better than this.

Posted by Tim Duffy | September 13, 2007 3:23 PM

Too bad it's not anywhere near the ferry. In fact it's closer to NJ than Manhattan/Brooklyn.

Posted by Lars | September 13, 2007 4:05 PM

"i give it 3 months max."

It's been open for a couple of months now. The location is decent for Jerseyites and some South Brooklynites, but that's it. The old location wasn't so convenient by subway, but a cab ride from Queens/Brooklyn with friends wasn't so bad.

How can they not find a location in the old hood? Is that area also desirable? Are hipsters moving there too?

What is at the old location? And what about L'amour East?

Posted by Anonymous | September 13, 2007 4:23 PM

3 months from now i meant. i drove by a couple of weeks ago on a saturday and it was dead and they hadn't even changed the sign over from mystic.

i think it is awesome if staten island gets more venues and improves the scene, but that locations doesn't make any sense to me. there's nothing there except the arthur kill and some car repair...

Posted by queefah | September 13, 2007 6:50 PM

the location is godawful. i grew up around there. any hipster walking the streets is bound to get a punch in the face from wandering droves of guidos. it would be cool if it suddenly was a fun place to be, but there are much better locales on staten island than this.

Posted by Anonymous | September 14, 2007 2:01 AM

you mean bayridge? i think its becoming more desirable for sure. havent been there in decades but it was actually pretty affordable compared to rest of nyc, and i think it aint that bad as a nabe.

oh yeah, old l'amour east we could def use something like that in queens.

Posted by Anonymous | September 14, 2007 9:01 AM

why would anyone go to staten island? any band that played there I would seriously question their judgement.

Posted by Anonymous | September 14, 2007 9:50 AM

One of the best shows I ever done saw was on Staten Island: The Specials playing at the (somewhat dilapidated) Paramount Theater in 1981.

Posted by drewo | September 14, 2007 10:47 AM

upcoming NY Post headline:
"Guidos Pummel the PBR out of Other Borough Hipsters"

Posted by Vinny Boombotz | September 14, 2007 11:24 AM

Hipsters wouldn't go to L'amour regardless of its location. Pitchfork doesn't say that metal is hip, so hipsters don't like it. Hipsters only listen to music blogs tell them to listen to.

Posted by Anonymous | September 14, 2007 11:49 AM

"wandering droves of guidos"

that's hilarious.

Posted by Anonymous | September 14, 2007 12:32 PM

its not just a metal venue, we've been playing there for the past 3 months.

Posted by the delay | September 14, 2007 12:38 PM

driving around pretty late one night on the south shore, looking for an open bar, saw this place, went in...

WhiteSnake was playing

Posted by mic anal | September 14, 2007 8:54 PM

driving around pretty late one night on the south shore, looking for an open bar, saw this place, went in...

WhiteSnake was playing

Posted by mic anal | September 14, 2007 8:54 PM

driving around pretty late one night on the south shore, looking for an open bar, saw this place, went in...

WhiteSnake was playing

Posted by mic anal | September 14, 2007 8:58 PM

- There once was a good music scene, but almost all of the venues closed and a lot of bands broke up. There is no real venue in SI.
- There are some good musicians from SI, but you wouldn't know because they moved to Brooklyn and now they are all 'Brooklyn' artists.
- the guidos are unbearable, in most of SI you don't fit in unless you have a fake tan and a lexus.

Posted by m Taco | September 16, 2007 1:16 PM

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2007 11:58 AM

hey man you cant replace any of the lamours good luck for trying but you just cant

Posted by josh | October 27, 2007 5:39 PM

I went to both L'amour Brooklyn & Queens and moving it to Staten Island is an insult!!

Posted by Joe | January 27, 2008 7:31 PM

SI is pretty lame and there are a heck of a lot of guidos and wiggers around here, but The Paramount there used to be a rockin venue! Metallica played there back inteh 80's and so did Venom, PIL and other acts fo that decade! I wish that place was still rockin now! It's not that far from the ferry and would have been a better location for L'amours.

Posted by hypnomix | June 9, 2008 5:28 PM

Damn, i miss the days of The Factory/Snoopy's. Twisted Sister! Crystal Ship, bring that back.

Posted by luke | September 29, 2008 2:46 PM

Simply put u all are faggots. Ooo and SI doesnt suck well atleast not half as much as u "hipsters" at life.

Posted by THe former homeland of the dump! | October 17, 2008 10:16 PM

Well, here we are almost a year and a half later and Lamour of Staten Island is STILL THERE :oP

Posted by Me | December 14, 2008 5:46 PM

Not for nuthin you can,t take the BROOKLYN out of the man,,,,,, I miss the old place ..I was the 2ND Drummer for Guillotine .but I had bands from Master Blend that KICKED ASS you don,t all gotta be a STAR .............Thnx Carlo

Posted by Carlo | February 3, 2009 10:27 PM

PS at least to have the NUGGETS to stand up for BROOKLYN

Posted by Carlo | February 3, 2009 10:34 PM

Also Get a PAIR ............USE YOUR NAME,,,,,,thnx Carlo

Posted by Carlo | February 3, 2009 10:37 PM

get a life and get a car, staten island actually had metal bands playing way before brooklyn did at the factory and the rock palace, while l'amour was a disco for the guido's.

Posted by silvana | May 4, 2009 7:08 PM

You douchebags. Learn your history. Staten Island had a huge music scene at one time with tons of live music venues. David Johansen is from here and still lives here. Vernon Reid lives here. Earl Slick is from here. Joan Baez is from here. The guidos you see here are transplants from Brooklyn not real Staten Island natives. As for La'Mours the owners are from Staten Island always were so now that they are older and settled they re-opened the club here. You people need to get a clue for once in your insular lives.

Posted by LAMOURS ROCKS | August 6, 2009 11:17 PM

^
talk about getting a clue...you *do* realize that you're posting a comment on a 2 year old blog post, right?

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2009 11:49 PM

Use to play the lamours in brooklyn in '83 with Deathslayer. Do Coosheens still exsist? Hell did i spell that right, Coooosheeeens, hahaha .Hey is Dizzy the waitress working at the new l'amours?

Posted by Deathslayer | October 22, 2011 8:04 PM

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