Posted in music | venues on April 22, 2008


A press release was sent out about Natural Selection.....

A new venue has evolved in Williamsburg!

NATURAL SELECTION will build on Galapagos Art Space's long history in Williamsburg.

The landlord and Galapagos Art Space are pleased to announce:

In an exciting development for New York City's performing arts and music scene, Michael Palms, Matthew Roff, of Southpaw, & Larry Hyland, of Matchless, are taking over the old Galapagos Art Space!

Natural Selection, the new venue, will continue to feature cutting edge programming, art and music.
Galapagos Art Space will continue to be a presence in Williamsburg by helping to create cultural and community programs that continue to partner the community with the new venue. Galapagos, which is moving to the DUMBO neighborhood this spring, will also present a "Best Of" series based on the work presented by Galapagos Art Space in DUMBO.

Natural Selection
The new partners have a long history of contribution to New York City's cultural ecosystem. Southpaw pioneered the south Brooklyn music scene.
and through Matchless in Greenpoint, and Apartment 138 in Boerum Hill, they've brought an endless list of local musical talent and created an eclectic restaurant experience throughout Brooklyn. Ted Mann & Michael Esposito joined the team with over a decade of restaurant and bar experience under their belt.

"Natural Selection" as its name suggests, will help evolve and develop the Brooklyn arts and culture scene. Galapagos Art Space held over three hundred fundraising events for local non profit and community groups, and Natural Selection will continue the venues traditions.



Comments (11)

im really surprised southpaw is making money...good for them.

Posted by Anonymous | April 22, 2008 10:12 AM

"NATURAL SELECTION will build on Galapagos Art Space's long history in Williamsburg."

Long history? I guess in today's transient hipster Brooklyn a decade might seem like a long time, but Galapagos is not even that old.

Posted by Anonymous | April 22, 2008 10:16 AM

when is this going to happen? are they still booking shows?

Posted by Anonymous | April 22, 2008 10:24 AM

a decade ago I was 13.

thats a fuckin long time ago.

Posted by nick | April 22, 2008 11:16 AM

than you life is almost beginning

Posted by Anonymous | April 22, 2008 11:36 AM

well seeing as 20 years ago there were no music clubs in williamsburg 10 years is a long time.

Posted by nick | April 22, 2008 12:14 PM

Galapagos was one of the first W-burg art and performance spaces. What it eventually morphed into is another story. (Hello, crappy Monday night burlesque.)

Apartment 138 is great - makes me hungry just hearing the name...

Posted by Anonymous | April 22, 2008 12:20 PM

it was maybe the only performance space back then...

our first two gigs were there....didnt go back for years, but i feel like as of late galapagos has reemerged as a hot party spot. it was perfect for my friends fried chicken party a few weeks ago.

would b dope if they would tear down the wall between the two rooms and put in doors to make it possible to have one big event or two seperate events...

Posted by isla | April 22, 2008 1:06 PM

Please don't move The Rub from Southpaw. It would suck in Williamsburg.

Posted by Anonymous | April 22, 2008 2:04 PM

Hmmm. No mention in the release that Larry also has Bar 4 in his little empire. But, yeah, would be good for Galapagos to get back to its musical roots, however recent they may be considered.

Posted by Anonymous | April 22, 2008 4:40 PM

I've lived in Williamsburg for about 10 years. I've been to many Galapagos Events. Most of it comedy. Some musical. Some really bad performance art (isn't it all bad?) So many places come and go throughout the years. I gotta say, I could fucking care less. As long as there's a good place to drink and see shows, I don't care what you call the place or who runs it, or who use to run it, or what it use to be called. And luckily there always places in the burg to do just that.

BTW, 10 years ago I was 26.

Posted by crackpipe | April 24, 2008 2:57 PM

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