Posted in music | venues on February 9, 2008

The Market Hotel

hello there New Yorkers -

great show / party this weekend, 1st show ever @ a great new loft space - the MARKET HOTEL. Amazing 2nd floor space in an ancient cast iron facade building, formerly a Dominican speakeasy from the late 70's. Very Scarface, all iron columns and red shag and different rooms. Right on the corner of Myrtle & Broadway, next to the Myrtle JMZ station.

SIAN ALICE GROUP (new signees to SOCIAL REGISTRY records), with Mike Bones, Artanker Convoy, and FARMACIA - from Argentina, on Psych-O-Path records.

-- NOTE --> The Market Hotel is 8 great kids' home. They're nice enough to let these great shows happen in their house, PLS BE NICE!

===> SATURDAY 2/9 @ MARKET HOTEL <====

:: DON'T MISS MARKET HOTEL'S 1ST SHOW EVER!

:: Sian Alice Group
:::: Mike Bones
:::::: Artanker Convoy

:: SPECIAL GUEST: Farmacia ----> Psych-O-Path recs, from Buenos Aires

[ MARKET HOTEL ]
957 Broadway @ Myrtle | enter on Myrtle | Bushwick, Brooklyn
JMZ - Myrtle, L - Jefferson, G - Myrtle-Willoughby | 9:30pm | $6 | all ages
-- MYSPACE --> http://myspace.com/markethotelnyc

PLS - DON'T HANG OUT / DRINK ON THE SIDEWALK OUT FRONT!

[ SIAN ALICE GROUP ]
"Sian Alice Group, newly arrived from the UK to play a string of US dates. Their debut album 59.59 is out in a couple of weeks and is a real stunner. Pitchfork has had this to say about them: "the word 'epic' is thrown around quite a bit, and with good reason. The band, which uses Arthur Russel, Detroit techno and a little shoegaze as jump-offs, knows how to fill the space between these disparate elements." Live they do not dissapoint, and for the duration of their time in the US they will be playing with Mike Bones in the group." - Social Registry HQ
-- MYSPACE / MP3s --> http://myspace.com/sianalicegroup

[ ARTANKER CONVOY ]
"They'd never admit it. They probably don't realize it either. But the six members of Artanker Convoy have more in common with Medeski Martin & Wood than any band of the Brooklyn basement variety. This is not a bad thing. Like the latter's slave-to-the-rhythm jazz, Artanker's postmodern patchwork stretches tracks like taffy at a county fair without ever sounding like a noodling, comfortably numb jam band. If anything, they find an unforeseen middle ground between hipsters and hippies, an insistent groove that'd move the masses at a Rapture show or the second stage of Bonnaroo. And unlike most bands with seven-minute songs, Artanker actually sounds great when you aren't absurdly stoned. The just-released Mature Fantasy LP (The Social Registry) is a prime example of this, as it lulls the listener into a stupor with slight shades of soul, Krautrock, bossa nova, hip-hop, psych, punk funk and New York noise. Prepare to be bowled over." - Philadelphia City Paper
-- MYSPACE / MP3s --> http://myspace.com/artankerconvoy

[ MIKE BONES ]
"His debut album The Sky Behind The Sea came out late last year, and was described by Time Out New York as "a melancholy, faintly surreal singer-songwriter record: 21st century roots rock maybe? Sultry fretwork, unadorned vocals and gritty textures create a potently heady mood." Bones is amazing - writes lyrics and plays guitar like no-one else we can think of. Backing him up on Saturday will be Sian Alice Group's Rupert Clervaux, Ben Crook and Sasha Vine." - Social Registry HQ
-- MYSPACE / MP3s --> http://myspace.com/littlemikebones

[ FARMACIA ]
"We all agree here at AQ that this is a really amazing band. We also all agree that it's tough to describe! But we'll try, since we like it so much and want you know about it. Simply put (which is impossible), Farmacia from Argentina straddle the line between minimal dance music and rhythmic noise. A trio who are making their OWN original music first and foremost, not something we hear everyday. There's an experimental, home-brewed, kit-bashed approach here that possesses some of the charming weirdness of Argentine AQ faves Reynols without sounding like them... It's a sort of playful industrial/electro music, part Throbbing Gristle, part Aphex Twin, part Mouse On Mars, part Ratatat. It even reminds us of Itavayla, or Trans Am. There's bopping abstract noises, wordless vocals, distortion and drone and disco-friendly beats. Surprisingly beautiful, beautifully surprising. The three members are credited with the use of plenty of analog synths, samplers, computers... an array of ethnic flutes... eggs, noises, and "atmospheric crucial voices"... y'know, the usual stuff. And the results are, as we said, tough to describe. But we figure it's got a wide appeal, to fans of Kraftwerk and Cluster back in the '70s... to fans of Lindstrom yesterday. Totally recommended." - Aquarias Records
-- MYSPACE / MP3s --> http://myspace.com/farmacia24hs

-----important-note-----> SILENT BARN -&- DEATH BY AUDIO -&- MARKET HOTEL ARE ALL GREAT ALL AGES SPACES IN RESIDENTIAL NEIGHBORHOODS. WHILST ROCKIN', PLS RESPECT THE NEIGHBORHOOD AND THE SPACE BY NOT CONGREGATING ANYWHERE ON THE BLOCK IN FRONT OF THE SHOW AND BY NOT DRINKING ALCOHOL OUTSIDE OF THE DOORS.

IF YOU ARE UNDER 21, PLS DO NOT BRING ALCOHOL INTO THE SPACE, OR DRINK IT NEAR THE SPACE; OR AT THE VERY LEAST, PLS REMEMBER THAT UNDERAGE DRINKING IS ILLEGAL AND SHOULD BE KEPT ON THE D/L FOR THE SAKE OF THE FUTURE OF THESE RAD SHOWS & SPACES. Thx!

FYI - I'm takin it a little easy for the next few months - you won't see a lot of shows from me while I take a substantial break & work on some other projects for awhile. I'll still be around to tell you guys about great shows here & there though...

Brought to you with love by Todd P! Thanks for 7 great years!

And it's where No Age is playing on Monday.

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Comments (44)

you should see this place, it's amazing!

Posted by mike | February 9, 2008 5:28 PM

i will on monday

Posted by Anonymous | February 9, 2008 6:34 PM

I'm sure it will sound great when the JMZ comes buzzing by...

Posted by Anonymous | February 9, 2008 6:44 PM

Neither the J M or Z buzz by this block. They all stop, so not so much noise.

Posted by Anonymous | February 9, 2008 8:44 PM

"very Scarface"...

Is there some booger sugar to be had at this place, too?

Posted by darius jenkins | February 9, 2008 10:50 PM

what time does Daft Punk hang out/drink on the sidewalk out front?

Posted by Anonymous | February 9, 2008 11:06 PM

they need a few more lights in there.. i want to be able to see people!

Posted by Anonymous | February 10, 2008 4:16 AM

O.K. questions....

Is there a stage?
Does it sound like poop?
Is it filled with sweaty hippies (by hippies I mean 19 year old vegans with brakeless bikes)?
Pics? Any?

Posted by Anonymous | February 10, 2008 2:13 PM

yes, no, no, no, yes. no, your band can't play, they sound too much like shellac and your a jerk.

Posted by Anonymous | February 10, 2008 2:59 PM

the words "70's", "Dominican", and "speakeasy" conjures the oddest idea... Not since I heard the phrase "soy mocca frap" have I wanted to withdraw from the world so badly...

But I guess "speakeasy" is more romantic sounding word than "drug-den"... has a different ring, different like the sound of police sirens...

Posted by Anonymous | February 10, 2008 4:37 PM

¿Tenían peleas de gallos en este "speakeasy"?

Posted by Pedro Martínez | February 10, 2008 5:08 PM

About THE MARKET HOTEL

The Market Hotel is a home / studio / workspace for 8 great artists / musicians.

We love our community and we occasionally open our doors to concerts and plays and puppet shows and chili cook-offs and the like.


957 BROADWAY @ MYRTLE AVE - 2ND FLOOR
BUSHWICK, BROOKLYN, NEW YORK CITY


JMZ TRAIN TO MYRTLE ---> station is approximately 30 feet from our door

L TRAIN TO JEFFERSON ---> station is a 7 (sorta sketchy) blocks' walk

G TRAIN TO MYRTLE / WILLOUGHBY ---> station is a 5 (sketchy) blocks' walk


doors are usually @ 9:30pm for events

-ALWAYS- ALL AGES


IF YOU ARE UNDER 21 YEARS OLD, PLS -DO-NOT- DRINK ALCOHOL IN OR AROUND OUR HOME! thx

PLS BE NICE TO OUR HOME WHEN YOU VISIT, IT'S WHERE WE LIVE AND WORK. thx

PLS DON'T HANG OUT AND/OR DRINK ALCOHOL ON THE SIDEWALKS NEAR OUR HOME, PLS RESPECT OUR NEIGHBORS. thx

PLS DON'T BOTHER OUR GREAT DOWNSTAIRS NEIGHBORS, MR KIWI'S, WITH QUESTIONS ABOUT THE MARKET HOTEL. thx

WE LOVE YOU!

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2008 2:42 AM

Speakeasy is a term from Prohibition in the 1920's and early 1930's ....Not 1970.

Cool place but please add some light bulbs before the next party/show there.

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2008 10:36 AM

please define "sketchy" and "sorta sketchy"...

are we talking eerie, desolate sketchy, or ouch, my head hurts cuz i just got pistol-whipped and robbed sketchy?

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2008 10:50 AM

what's the capacity??

wondering about the crowd tonite.

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2008 11:43 AM

It is Not eerie, desolate sketchy, or ouch, my head hurts cuz i just got pistol-whipped and robbed sketchy.

Busy area with stores/delis open all night.

If you walk there from the Jefferson L stop remember to bring a sherpa or two and your hiking boots for the long haul.


Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2008 12:12 PM

DO NOT GO SOUTH OF BROADWAY, I REPEAT, DO NOT GO SOUTH OF BROADWAY.

YOU WILL GET ROBBED AND PISTOL WHIPPED.

go here, get in the show, get right back on the train, do not wear your i-pod at night. you do not always need to be glued to the music. you need to hear someone encroaching up on your shit.

be careful, and don't look like a tourist or a new arrival.
VERY IMPORTANT
do not go up to someone if they ask you for a smoke or for a quarter. Just KEEP WALKING, and say "sorry" if they ask.

DO NOT BE PACING BACK AND FORTH ON A CELL PHONE.
Be vigilant.

THIS IS NOT FU<KIN BEDFORD AVE. OR OHIO, KIDS
KEEP WALKING. this is the number one method of hipsters getting robbed. They look for the weakest easiest target. Do not be that person.

You can believe me, or you can find out first hand for yourself.

Posted by Mike frickin' F. | February 11, 2008 2:08 PM

calm down buddy, it's not -that- scary.

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2008 4:09 PM

Relax, dude. Just don't walk around like a drunk asshole and you'll be fine.

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2008 4:17 PM

hey 2:08pm -

it isn't 1983 in New York anymore. people you should watch their asses, like anywhere, but Bed-Stuy is NOT as scary as you're making it out to be.

Tons of Pratt kids and other hipsters live there, so somehow they get through each day South of Broadway without getting mugged or "pistol whipped"

you're alarming people way more than is called for.

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2008 4:18 PM

Can anyone give us an idea of capacity? I'm wondering how early I have to get there to be sure that I'll get into the show.

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2008 4:57 PM

Yeah, I'd like to know what capacity is before I try making it out there tonight. None of the descriptions so far have included the word "spacious." I don't want to make the trek all the way out there to find out it's some living room that holds maybe 100 people and then get turned away.

Posted by feedbacker | February 11, 2008 5:09 PM

TOO LATE FOR ANYONE PLANNING ON GOING TONITE.
I live near there and just walked by on my way home. The line is already about 2 blocks long and i went over to the front and heard the guys who run the place saying they are gonna have to turn people already in line away. Place does not look that big anyway. Sorry but this looks like Kimya Dawson at Sound Fix all over again.

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2008 5:15 PM

^^^
posting the same bullshit comment again doesn't make it any more true.


from what I've heard from the people that have been there, the place is BIG. like bowery big. so I don't think there is any worry about it being another kimya situation.

doors are at 930 and the show starts promptly.

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2008 8:14 PM

does it have heat? remembering Mom's Garage or whatever that last place was...

Posted by whiskrbiscuit | February 11, 2008 9:13 PM

5:15 is completely full of shit. there was never any line outside. it did not 'sell out,' no-one got turned away.

what a pissant you are 5:15, for deliberately lying to discourage people from going to a show. you are either an asshole or a ruthless representative of some rival club or show-promoting operation.

actually, you're an asshole either way.

Posted by Anonymous | February 12, 2008 4:46 AM

this place is -spacious-

there were maybe 400 people in there tonight. Could have fit 600+

big big space

Posted by Anonymous | February 12, 2008 4:50 AM

Cool...but where's the pre-requisite "No Age killed it" comment?

Posted by Anonymous | February 12, 2008 8:34 AM

high places killed it.

Posted by Anonymous | February 12, 2008 9:53 AM

what was the name of the name of that first band?

Posted by Anonymous | February 12, 2008 10:24 AM

IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT THE NAME OF THAT FIRST BAND WAS

Posted by the Rock | February 12, 2008 10:25 AM

High Places can't "kill" anything except a vegan pizza

Posted by Anonymous | February 12, 2008 10:25 AM

that first band were either members of a local color guard unit...or on ecstasy

Posted by Anonymous | February 12, 2008 10:26 AM

high places killed me.

Posted by Anonymous | February 12, 2008 10:29 AM

WTF's a color guard unit? Is that anything like laundry detergent with color guard?

Posted by Anonymous | February 12, 2008 10:50 AM

the first band was called rings. they were goddamn awful.

Posted by Anonymous | February 12, 2008 11:14 AM

THE ROCK HAD TO CONFRONT THOSE STUPID RINGS GIRLS AND TELL THEM TO KNOW THEIR ROLE AND SHUT THE FUCK UP

Posted by the Rock | February 12, 2008 11:19 AM

"i'm blacker than midnight on broadway and myrtle" (c) the mighty mos

Posted by Anonymous | February 12, 2008 11:29 AM

Is this a Todd P venue? If it is, it will probably be shut down by the next show...

Posted by Anonymous | February 12, 2008 11:42 AM

Thus isn't "Todd P's venue." It's a band called the So So Glos' house and Todd P's throwing some shows in there.

That said, the venues Todd P uses don't get shut down. Silent Barn has been operating for three years now, Death by Audio has been running for a full year, lots of the little ones come and go, but they don't get "shut down."

Posted by Anonymous | February 12, 2008 2:13 PM

jurassic park, the play...march3 market hotel. SEE YA THERE

Posted by mattS | February 26, 2008 12:08 PM

Yes, I agree about the lamps... too little light to my taste..

Posted by msr 575/2 | June 16, 2010 3:59 AM

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