Posted in music | venues on May 7, 2009

Luna Lounge Satellite Lounge

As reported earlier in the year, the Knitting Factory has plans to move from its Tribeca location into the ex-Luna Lounge space in Williamsburg. The Tribeca venue had a "final show" with Akron/Family on New Years Eve. Since then, it has reopened in the same spot, where it has shows scheduled through mid-summer when its Manhattan lease is up (including BLK JKS on June 2nd).

Some are speculating about the status of that move, which seems to have been stalled somewhat...

I was by [the old Luna Lounge / future Knitting Factory space] last weekend and it doesn't look like any work has been done and the exterior looked bad. A couple months ago, this place looked "kept up". There were flyers for shows at the Knitting Factory in the display cases, the building walls were clean, etc. The display cases are now gone and the walls are covered with graffiti. You have to wonder if this move is really taking place. The Knitting Factory has shows booked in the "old location" through July and this is completely contradictory to the "closing in January, reopening in Williamsburg in March" story that was going around last year. [Brooklyn Rocks, May 5th, 2009]
Back in January, Rob Sacher of the Luna Lounge described his plans to open another bar, Satellite Lounge, around the corner from the closed club. He wrote:
The Satellite Lounge will hold about 60-75 people. You'll be able to hear plenty of current indie rock as well as lots of favorite older stuff from many of the previous music scenes from the last twenty years. It will not have 'live' music...We will be doing CD listening parties, birthday events, and be open seven days per week.
This weekend, starting Friday May 8th, Satellite Lounge will have its grang opening celebration. Details below...

Satellite Lounge Grand Opening Celebration

Satellite Lounge
143 Havemeyer Street
(Between South First And South Second Streets)

In the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, New York
Friday, May 8th at 10PM
and
Saturday, May 9th at 10PM

Beer, Booze, and Indie Rock Music
Feel free to bring friends
designed and built by Dave Ellis

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Comments (12)

I walked by the other night...lots of people inside...decent music...but there was no decor to speak of...just a bar along one wall and nothing (no seats or tables even) in the rest of the space. Kind of odd.

Posted by Anonymous | May 7, 2009 12:51 PM

get .... your .... shit .... TOGETHER!!!

Posted by Anonymous | May 7, 2009 1:33 PM

grang opening?! don't mind if i do.

Posted by Anonymous | May 7, 2009 1:57 PM

there are tables with chairs on the right side of the bar and there is now a pinball machine if you are into that kind of thing.

Posted by southburger | May 7, 2009 2:05 PM

Its not a Longwave Pinball table is it?

Posted by Anonymous | May 7, 2009 2:09 PM

It's kind of sad watching local live music slowly die off.

Posted by Anonymous | May 7, 2009 2:11 PM

why another bar opens in w'burg is BV news?
it's not that there's live music there
and it's not like that loser rob is a scene player
or something.

Posted by DKA | May 7, 2009 3:57 PM

since you don't really know what going on in grown-ups business why speculate on damn eye reports by 4th graders like writers?
instead of just being a link dumpster BV can pick up his cell and call KF to find out the real story

Posted by DMAN | May 7, 2009 4:10 PM

"Beer, Booze, and Indie Rock Music"

"You'll be able to hear plenty of current indie rock as well as lots of favorite older stuff from many of the previous music scenes from the last twenty years."

god.. that reads and sounds like having a party at your parent's house and they go, "Oh and we have some Mountain Dew and there's an XBOX360 for you fellas to have your fun with.. So, yeah have fun. Don't get rowdy."

what a joke

Posted by Anonymous | May 7, 2009 4:11 PM

the legacy of mediocrity continues...

Posted by jabberjaw | May 7, 2009 4:14 PM

re: luna lounge

Posted by jabberjaw | May 7, 2009 4:15 PM

to 3:57 (and somewhat to 4:11)

what's with the mindless hating. "not like that loser rob is a scene player". are you fucking kidding? he's a legend. he practically created various significant moments in 'the scene': the mission, luna lounge (les), luna lounge (bklyn)... btw rock star wannabe, what exactly is 'the scene'? for anyone who doesn't live by fads, cliches, current overused words like 'indie' 'hipster' etc etc, it means mostly the alternative music lifestyle in ny (or anywhere really), i.e. live, bars, clubs, parties, etc, and it's always existed, and has always gone thru cycles.
for u and your ilk who probably popped into nyc a few years ago a suddenly deem themselves completely plugged into 'the scene' then, well, there's probably nothing to remove you from your self-satisfied bubble of ignorance.

Posted by pj | May 8, 2009 10:32 PM

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