Posted in dance | music | venues on December 19, 2008

Studio B

The other day we [Gothamist] caught wind that Studio B in Greenpoint is on the market, but now we've received an email from JD Productions (who put on events there) stating: "It is with deep regret that we have to announce that the owner of Studio B has decided to close it's doors effective immediately." IMMEDIATELY! Okay, composure. Mr. John Davis's email continues: "It seems that after a great start, the club had struggled to keep promoters and develop their nights quickly enough. By the time I had put the Sunday Shoutin! event together, it was clear that the club was in deep trouble. I did make an attempt to buy the space from the owner but his asking price was completely unrealistic. This is the second time in 6 months he has suddenly closed the club and in doing so has damaged his reputation amongst patrons and promoters." ..........UPDATE: Mr. Davis sent out an email seconds ago stating "due to contractual agreements Studio B will be operating this Saturday and also for NYE and New Years Day, after which time it will cease operations. Sorry for any confusion but the club just informed me of these updates." [Gothamist]
Tonight/Friday's Joy party with Afrika Bambaataa has been moved to Europa. I'll keep you posted on other moves, like Little Boots's upcoming show for instance. ANOTHER UPDATE FROM FIXED:
"Studio B will not be closing after NYE. It will still be open for a few dates in January, including the Lindstrom date that we have on 1/29. We're still working out where the 2/6 Little Boots date will be moved." - FIXED
Thanks to all who emailed about this. Tonight's flyer below...

Joy

For more about Saturday, check out the Week in Dance.

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Comments (34)

Polish cokeheads lose again.

Posted by tonto | December 19, 2008 5:38 PM

Good riddance. I've never seen a more embarrassing collection of white people than the times I went to this dump.

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2008 5:44 PM

Studio B had so much potential. It was great when it first started hosting non-Polish parties

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2008 5:47 PM

cuz we all hate them whiteys, right?

right???

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2008 5:48 PM

I agree - great venue with bad booking, unfortunately.

Posted by Uptown Sound | December 19, 2008 5:57 PM

Erol Alkan was great there the one time I went there.

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2008 8:21 PM

great venue, sad news.

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2008 8:29 PM

fuck whitey

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2008 9:29 PM

Dump? Bad booking? Studio B was great. Sucks that Public Assembly and Europa are the only things worth going to Brooklyn for now.

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2008 10:16 PM

hey lightning bolt at studio b was a really fun show

Posted by Anonymous | December 20, 2008 3:36 AM

public assembly and europa?

hah ahahhahahahahah!!!

you guys are hilaARious!

Posted by Anonymous | December 20, 2008 4:24 AM


Nice article. One of the more creative articles I have read recently .

Posted by ألعاب | December 20, 2008 8:54 AM

studio b was an embarrassment as a club. the sound was pathetic, the staging was a joke, and the couple times i went there (after the first, i promised i would never go back), we patrons were treated little better than meat. when i saw battles there last year, instead of having the noisettes show and then battles (as advertised), noisettes sold so poorly that they combined the shows, which worked out so that battles went on around 1.30 instead of 11, and we endured an hour and a half of some absolutely pathetic noise band. THANK GOD IT'S CLOSING. one less stain on the nyc club scene.

Posted by Anonymous | December 20, 2008 10:52 AM

at least the drink prices were cheap

Posted by freddie mercury | December 20, 2008 11:17 AM

"Dump? Bad booking? Studio B was great. Sucks that Public Assembly and Europa are the only things worth going to Brooklyn for now."

hahahahaha

um, no.

anyways studio b was a trash heap.
get a life.

Posted by Anonymous | December 20, 2008 12:05 PM

i'd hit it

Posted by Anonymous | December 20, 2008 1:07 PM

wait, huh? the sound at studio b was actually pretty great. And it had good sightlines.

and for a while there, it was the smartest booked dance-scene venue in the country.

yeah, I hated it, and the people who ran it (that woman Agnes particularly) were unbearable fucks, but let's give Studio B its due. It was a pretty spectacular flash in the pan dj spot for about 8 months. Justine D did a good job.

Plus it was willing to do all ages rock shows and it was independently owned, which is rare and should be celebrated.

Posted by Anonymous | December 20, 2008 2:11 PM

What about the Simian Mobile Disco show next April? :-)

Posted by Anonymous | December 20, 2008 4:30 PM

seems to me that every spot in this city gets dumped on by someone. boring.

Posted by Anonymous | December 21, 2008 2:44 AM

Great venue to see a band? No, not really. Great venue to go dancing? Yes, one of the better ones in the city for a while there. Nice big dance floor, good sound, great booth. It's a shame to see it mismanaged so.

Posted by Anonymous | December 21, 2008 9:58 AM

so it looks like the SMD show might have to be moved in april...

Posted by Anonymous | December 21, 2008 4:32 PM

SMD at Studio B was a great show, as was Girl Talk at Studio B. I thought it was a fun venue for dance events although the rock shows I saw there did have rather shitty sound.

Posted by Anonymous | December 21, 2008 9:32 PM

the sound there was fine, you guys just think if you complain about the "sound" then you sound like you know what you're talking about

Posted by Anonymous | December 21, 2008 10:58 PM

the sound at Studio B was above average, for rock shows or whatever

Posted by Anonymous | December 21, 2008 11:02 PM

dance clubs need high ceilings. this club had a claustrophobically low ceiling. i wont miss the ridiculous lines to get in either. i hope the door doesnt hit them on the ass on the way out...

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2008 1:31 AM

you know what really sucks about dance clubs?

the people who go to them

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2008 2:50 AM

good riddance! owners and management were clueless and down right mean!

Posted by m | December 22, 2008 7:56 AM

Agreed! That manager Agnes was a witch!

Posted by anonymous | December 22, 2008 10:17 PM

it's ok, you can just say bitch.

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2008 10:24 PM

I did a drum n bass party here in 2004, when it was called... um, Club Ice. The security goons were complete a-holes to everyone who came through. The patrons let me know all about it.

On the other hand, the original booth (at the opposite end of the current one) was phenomenal; something you'd expect at Fabric UK, not Greenpoint, BK. The sound wasn't so bad either. Thing is, you needed a lot of heads to make that place look half full.

I wonder what's really going on with that place.

Posted by Jack Spratt | December 31, 2008 5:56 PM

studio b had the best booking of dance music for the last year and a half. Its a shame.

Posted by Omri | January 1, 2009 9:01 PM

who gives a fuck about this dump closing. the sooner electro hipster trash like cut copy and h&LA has less venues to play the better. the next octave bassline disco high-hat beat song i hear im going to vomit

Posted by Anonymous | January 1, 2009 9:42 PM

...so the next song you hear?

Posted by Anonymous | January 7, 2009 6:55 PM

im gonna queef

Posted by Anonymous | January 7, 2009 7:00 PM

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