Posted in music | tour dates | venues on May 21, 2009

Shea Stadium

Shea Stadium, the new Brooklyn space that's hosting a Showpaper benefit with Fiasco, Dinowalrus and others on May 30th, is opening in full this weekend (May 22nd).

On Friday, May 22nd, Whack, Grocery Thief, and No One & the Somebodies play the venue. Then, Shea hosts a kick-off party on Sunday, May 24th with Golden Error, Pow Wow!, Bad Credit No Credit and Donner Party Picnic with the So So Glos DJing.

It turns out the venue is also rigged for live recording and has plans to release recorded shows on their website ("think Daytrotter with an audience").

Shea Stadium is a progressive art space that serves a dual purpose as both a recording studio and live music venue. Our deal is simple....bands are invited to come and use our space and our equipment free of charge to make a live recording of their set. During these live recording sessions our doors will be open to the public: all bands are encouraged to treat these sessions as a show and bring as many of their friends/fans as they like. A small cover charge at the door (we have to pay the bills right??) grants you admission to the entire night of sessions as everyone is welcome to stay for the duration of the evening's festivities. As both a studio and show space, our mission is to create a fun-loving environment that will bring out the best in all the bands who perform, as well as the audience.
The new venue was started by producer Adam Reich, who is a childhood friend, and the producer of, The So So Glos, who are some of the people behind Market Hotel. It's one big DIY family.

More info on the venue, the kick-off-show flyer, and more below...

Shea Stadium Flyer

Sunday, May 24th, 2009
Golden Error
Pow Wow!
Bad Credit No Credit
Donner Party Picnic

The So So Glos will DJ between bands. There is a roof to smoke on.

The entire night will be recorded, so get rowdy and clap loud!

The donation is $7-1,986 (sliding scale)

Shea Stadium is located at 85A Debevoise Ave, Brooklyn, NY

To get there take the L to Graham, walk towards the White Castle, Turn Left at Woodpoint (Bushwick Ave.), Woodpoint turns into Frost, Make a Left on Debevoise.

Please be considerate to the neighborhood and do not drink in the street.

Thanks and Lets go Mets

(Driving) Take BQE I-278 to Exit 33 (McGuiness/Humboldt). After exit, take a right onto Humboldt Street. Take a left onto Richardson St. one block later. At the dead end, take a right and a quick left onto Frost Street. Take the next left onto Debevoise Ave. We are on Debevoise Av. between Frost and Richardson.

(By Subway) L-train to Graham Av. Walk down Metropolitan Av (towards the White Castle) to Bushwick Av. At Bushwick Av, take a left onto Woodpoint Av. Take Woodpoint Av to Frost St. Take a right on Frost and then your first left onto Debevoise Ave. The studio is on Debevoise Av. between Frost and Richardson. You will not see an awning. The door will be open...

Shows/sessions generally start between 8 and 9pm and are always ALL AGES.

The Recordings

The recordings made from these sessions are meant to serve as raw, well-balanced, but realistic representations of the band's live performance. Our goal as a studio is to capture the live experience as accurately as possible. That being said, extensive mixing or postproduction of the live tracks is not exactly what we are aiming for, however the studio will be available during the day for more traditional tracking sessions. This availability however will be limited. Bands will receive rough copies of their recordings the same night as their set, and can expect mixed versions within a few days afterwards. The shows will also be posted (with the band's permission of course!) on for all to enjoy.
The Shows
A typical night of sessions will have 3 to 4 bands performing approximately 30 min sets, with 30 minutes between each band for setup and soundcheck. We want to treat these shows as parties: the more people that come, the better the vibe the recordings will have. Feel free to spread the word and tell your friends. All shows are all ages, and BYOB until further notice.
The Gear
NO BS: Our live soundsystem is TOP SHELF. Our recording setup is modest but very effective. Being that the studio is free, we trust you will not be disappointed. If you have any questions with respect to gear and equipment, please feel free to E-mail our engineer at Information on our backline will posted soon.
Rules & Regulations
We have few rules. We are reasonable people. Treat our studio space with love and we will treat you with that very same love. Please do not hang out on the street in front or around the studio. If you have to smoke, please do so on our roof.

Shea Stadium Demolition Timelapse

Shea Stadium - 2009 Schedule
May 22 Whack, Grocery Thief, Noone & the Somebodies
May 24 Golden Error, Pow Wow!, Bad Credit No Credit, Donner Party Picnic, + SO SO GLOS DJ
May 28 The Golden Kittens, Organs, Everyone
May 30 SHOWPAPER BENEFIT w/ Fiasco, Dinowalrus & Le Rug



Comments (63)

BYOB! Nice!

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2009 9:54 AM

OMG, naming a venue Shea Stadium is sooooo ironic and yet so instantly nostalgic...AND it's in BROOKLYN! Genius!!! That's SOOO hip!!!

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2009 10:12 AM

Oh man, if that were only just a little bit farther out in the middle of fucking nowhere, we could name it The Hook #2!

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2009 10:14 AM

ya gotta believe!

Posted by anon. | May 21, 2009 10:19 AM

This place has already had a few shows, it's strange that the opening party has yet to take place. It's a good space, with an excellent sound system.

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2009 10:32 AM

if it's anything like the actual shea stadium, the bands will let you down at the most crucial moments...year after year after year.

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2009 10:34 AM

A Shea Stadium in Brooklyn?!! Fuck outta here!! It's nice to know these place wont last long at all.

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2009 10:34 AM

people are such haters...i think this sounds really cool. interesting to see someone try to do something a bit different.

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2009 10:36 AM

I take back my original snarky comment. This place seems awesome. Seriously, what they are trying to do is really cool!

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2009 10:44 AM


do you think that kids who aren't known or in that circle of bands who know eachother will have a chance at recordings?

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2009 10:52 AM


Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2009 10:54 AM

What time is the show sunday? I hope daytime, nothing like a daytime show.

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2009 10:54 AM

I love how pretty much every hipster now owns a Mets t-shirt.

Posted by michaelways | May 21, 2009 11:01 AM

please keep this riff-raff out of my neighborhood.

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2009 11:13 AM

bring your own balls? done.

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2009 11:26 AM

Hey Commenter #2: I don't know if you're aware of what the word 'irony' means, but I don't see how this qualifies as ironic. Also: you are a fucking asshole.

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2009 12:01 PM

are the met's moving there?

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2009 12:07 PM

are the met's moving there?

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2009 12:10 PM

Irony (from the Ancient Greek εἰρωνεία eirōneía, meaning hypocrisy, deception, or feigned ignorance) is a literary or rhetorical device, in which there is an incongruity or discordance between what one says or does and what one means or what is generally understood. Irony is a mode of expression that calls attention to the character's knowledge and that of the audience.

There is some argument about what qualifies as ironic, but all senses of irony revolve around the perceived notion of an incongruity between what is said and what is meant, or between an understanding or expectation of a reality and what actually happens, "when the literal truth is in direct discordance to the perceived truth."

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2009 12:23 PM

for the record, saying the so so glos are the people behind market hotel is a stretch.

they used to live there but the venue part was mostly other people's doing.

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2009 12:52 PM

another venue? GOD. as if nyc needed more music! i'm tired of it personally. that's why i read the BV message board, to anonymously network with all my hater buds and to harness official status as "captain buzz-kill and the bring downs".

i swear, if i read about one more venue opening on brooklyn vegan, i'm not only leaving new york forever but i'm switching my homepage to the new york times. here that dr. vegan? hear that?

where else is good? i heard newark is really pretty during the summer.

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2009 12:53 PM

it should read: are the METS' moving there? mr/mrs/ms. anon 1207/10. they're not called the new york met.

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2009 1:00 PM

^^gramMEH nazi

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2009 1:19 PM

"captain buzz-kill and the bring downs"

Can actually you please start a band and name it this? I swear, I will go to your first show. I keep thinking I should start a blog and just write down awesome band names I overhear or think of. BV has been a goldmine of them recently, "Wizard Dick" being my favorite.

Posted by Aaron | May 21, 2009 1:50 PM

"for the record, saying the so so glos are the people behind market hotel is a stretch."

slightly updated, thanks

Posted by brooklynvegan | May 21, 2009 1:55 PM

as a met fan i am appalled this venue is called shea stadium

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2009 2:55 PM

2:55- which met are you a fan of?

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2009 3:00 PM

actually 1:00 there shouldn't be any apostrophe there at all.
METS' and MET'S are both wrong.

how it should look, of course is MEHts

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2009 3:12 PM

Wow, that well-past-the-due-date Meh comment just continues to suck and suck and suck.
It's like the everready bunny of stale jokes

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2009 3:23 PM

i kind of like the MEH comMEHnt meme.

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2009 3:42 PM


Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2009 3:52 PM

I think the first time MEH meme appeared in a comment section was in reference to heavy metal and metallica. However, Im not 100 percent positive and dont have time to look for it...

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2009 3:57 PM

'MEH' shall become the MEHthuselah of memes.

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2009 3:59 PM

sameone call Oxford English Dictionary for a clarification....

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2009 4:05 PM

anon 3:00 you're actually wrong in trying to correct ther commenter before you. i'm a copy editor who works on many sports books and it's perfectly ok to use the singular of the sports team as an adjective to modify fan, as in "Met fan."

Also, stop being such a fucking asshole.

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2009 4:54 PM

I've never heard of a Red *Sock* fan, MEHster Copy Editor.

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2009 5:03 PM

meh guy is gettin old and sad

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2009 5:06 PM

Benjamin Button, he ain't.

Posted by Sacred Absolute Hipster Cow | May 21, 2009 5:52 PM

Okay, so sports grammar and "meh" jokes aside, I really like Daytrotter and am really hoping this will work out well. I might be at the Fiasco/Showpaper show.

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2009 6:20 PM

*sending mlb and the new york mets the address and flyer for the show*

Posted by hipsterposeur | May 21, 2009 6:37 PM

"for the record, saying the so so glos are the people behind market hotel is a stretch. "

oh whatever.

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2009 7:42 PM


Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2009 3:38 AM

this sounds fucking awesome

Posted by Zach Maxwell | May 22, 2009 12:32 PM

The So-So Glos and friends where very much behind the opening of the Market Hotel to those of you who apparently know nothing. They found the space, cleaned it, built it out for living and thus opened it. I mean what more do you want? Is that not opening and being behind?

Posted by anon | May 22, 2009 12:53 PM

dumb name, yes.
great idea, yes.
you could open up the most amazing thing ever in NYC and jackasses will STILL find some reason to complain.

Posted by Complaint Monster | May 22, 2009 1:27 PM

the idea is decent, but a little naive.

most bands want to get paid for their trouble, and live recordings are a dime a dozen.

still, hope it works. the more venues the merrier.

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2009 1:38 PM

hey 12:53, calm down. you sound really defensive.

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2009 1:45 PM

Why would be complain about new venues? Weak.

Good luck to them, too bad it's in Williamsburg so I will probably never go. We need more venues in Manhattan, where it is easy for everyone to get to.

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2009 2:02 PM

Sounds like a cool spot, but the name leaves something huge to be desired.

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2009 2:03 PM

the name's fine but the concept is a little weird.

what if a band is on tour?

free recordings don't pay for gas and food.

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2009 2:18 PM

stop complaining , start muff diving

Posted by Anonymous | May 23, 2009 9:25 PM

its awesome, go. don't know how adam will make any money off this place....

Posted by Anonymous | May 26, 2009 4:44 PM

Hi Adam Your space is awesome! If you are not booked ever, can You rent out the space for a party? maybe this summer or maybe Sept. Let me know Andrea Assael (Zach's mom) Good luck- its great.

Posted by Andrea Assael | May 27, 2009 5:28 PM

first comment

Posted by zachary german | May 29, 2009 9:28 AM

are the recordings online yet? I want pow wow set from last week

Posted by Anonymous | May 30, 2009 11:05 PM

i was playing a show in bushwick today and almost got mugged but luckily talked my way out of it somehow, is shea stadium in a good area so to speak?

Posted by nick zide | June 26, 2009 12:43 AM

For all of you who were uninformed:

My name is Pat Shea, and I came up with the name for Shea Stadium. I built much of it with help from others and lived there for the first couple of months until I had differences with the other guys involved. I think it's a genius name, after seeing its effect on people, and was sort of sad to hear that it closed.

It makes much more sense to have Pat Shea living at Shea Stadium making sure things run smooth, than to just name a place Shea Stadium. I was lost in receiving credit for this, and am still salty about it till this day.

I truly hope the guys still involved don't open another place and call it Shea Stadium to keep banking off of my great idea... although the essential 'Shea' involved is diminished from the actual equation. I like how I'm mentioned NO WHERE AT ALL.

Pat Shea

Posted by Pat Shea | August 11, 2009 11:15 PM

yeah, and i wrote star wars, dude, george lucas stole it from me.

Posted by | October 9, 2009 5:00 PM

Thanks for sharing. His music will continue to rock!

Posted by louis | October 17, 2009 11:49 AM

Nice and small. I don't know how long it could hold up though. Doubt it would be long.

Posted by Combi Boiler | May 15, 2010 10:42 AM

Funny I lived there from end of 2000 to end of 2002. I was wondering what happened tot his space. We used to have great parties.

Posted by EWR | October 15, 2010 9:50 PM

Can you email me with some pointers on how you made your site look this awesome, I would appreciate it.

Posted by miniclip | September 2, 2012 2:32 PM

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