Posted in music on December 9, 2010

Ariel Panero

NYC show promoter, Grooms band manger and Tough Knuckles band member Ariel Panero passed away suddenly this week. The music community and especially the NYC (I almost wrote Brooklyn) DIY community is mourning the loss of the man who helped found both Less Artists More Condos and Under 100. The Village Voice (who as they point out have had their share of interaction with him) have a really nice writeup about him, and it in they posted a video which is the last piece of music Ariel ever recorded. Listen to it below....

RIP Ariel

A memorial service in honor of Ariel will be held at the Montauk Club in Park Slope, Brooklyn this Sunday, December 12th at 1PM. Please come out and show your love for our friend. All are welcome.

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Comments (22)

Great guy. RIP.

Posted by Anonymous | December 9, 2010 3:33 PM


Sad news.

Posted by Anonymous | December 9, 2010 3:33 PM

Anyone know how he died yet?

RIP

Posted by Anonymous | December 9, 2010 3:33 PM

the man i aspire to be.

Posted by Anonymous | December 9, 2010 3:57 PM

He probably wasn't over his ex and overcompensated by mixing an obscene amount of drugs and sleeping with people who worked at bars.

Posted by Anonymous | December 9, 2010 4:01 PM

oh boy 4:01...special place in hell for you...but oh so right probably.

RIP

Posted by Anonymous | December 9, 2010 4:03 PM

this is terrible. 25???

Posted by Anonymous | December 9, 2010 4:16 PM

He was a really nice dude. Sad to see him go.
RIP.

Posted by Anonymous | December 9, 2010 4:25 PM

very sad thoughts go out to friends + family nice guy.

Posted by Anonymous | December 9, 2010 4:44 PM

Did you have to post the puppy pic? Aw that's extra heartbreaking...

Posted by Mr. Shuffleupagus | December 9, 2010 5:50 PM

i hope BV commenters aren't the assholes they usually are for this post.

Posted by Anonymous | December 9, 2010 6:15 PM

God so sad. Ariel was a great guy. Yeah he booked a bunch of cool shows, but he'll be remembered mainly for being nice and loyal and charming as hell

Posted by Anonymous | December 9, 2010 6:43 PM

less competition for us at Bowery Presents

Posted by Anonymous | December 9, 2010 7:04 PM

I never really knew him, at all. people would always tell me we went to the same school (Brooklyn College) and he was really, really nice to me when I fainted at the St James show. dude was a brilliant event planner, and I always looked forward to his stuff. really big bummer for the downtown/Brooklyn arts community. RIP AP

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2010 4:23 AM

wonderful guy - such sad news.

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2010 9:02 AM

addiction to heroin > killed himself

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2010 2:14 PM

cause of death???

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2010 4:34 PM

please, what happened?

Posted by Anonymous | December 12, 2010 12:26 AM

I always thought a majority of the people who posted comments on here were just retarded. But now I know there's a few who are actually just evil.

RIP

Posted by Alex | December 12, 2010 4:15 PM

he was addicted to heroin. don't be an asshole. his passing was caused by something that probably more than 1/2 of us have done. it's horrible, i feel really badly for his folks. the last time i saw ariel - he and i didn't end on good terms, i was mad at him. i blew him off, completely ignored him. i was right to do it- he deserved my anger, that's for sure. but, in hindsight, i feel sick for not having forgiven him. he literally asked me to forgive him, and all but told him to fuck off. but it wasn't my intention to *never* forgive him.

so be careful of how you part with people. it may really be the last time you see them.

ariel, i'm sorry. i'll see you around someday.

Posted by Anonymous | January 7, 2011 4:07 PM

ugh, crap- that was supposed to read "He was NOT addicted to heroin"

Posted by Anonymous | January 7, 2011 4:07 PM

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Amazing is an enormous understatement. One of the best electronic shows I've ever been to and I've seen well over a thousand concerts. I had no idea Vladislav Delay was as good a drummer & percussionist as he is- fabulous and he kept everything swinging with a very unique style of playing. If you missed this you missed out big time...
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