Posted in music | tour dates | venues on January 31, 2011

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A jewel of a venue tucked into one of the less-trendy corners of Williamsburg, close by the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, Rose Live Music celebrates its fifth anniversary this week -- and also its last. The intimate bar and restaurant, located at 345 Grand Street, is set to close at the end of February.

After hundreds of performances of jazz, classical, funk, African, Brazilian and Cuban music, the club is for sale. Its owners are ready to move on to other adventures.

"What do you want to do in this lifetime with the time you have?" asked Carlo Vutera, a Sicilian opera singer who opened the space in 2006 with his sister, Gina Vutera. They named it Rose, after their mother.
[Wall Street Journal]

Say goodbye to Rose Live Music during their final month which includes a Charlie Hunter residency and much more. A couple of flyers below...

Rose Live Music
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Comments (10)

First Black Betty goes down, now Rose. Other than Zebulon, are there any other no-cover wide-range-programming joints left in Williamsburg?

The Monday Night Soul Sessions at Rose became a hangout for all the local funk/soul/reggae musicians to sit in and make connections.

Bembe is tiny and not suited to listening. I hear crickets....and the sound of another condo going up...

Posted by G | January 31, 2011 11:15 PM

Awesome venue. They do the Kiss & Tell disco events, which were always great fun. This is a big shame.

According to the article, it seemed like the owner was a bit tired of the daily hassle, and dealing with cheapskate patrons.

Hopefully, he'll reconsider.

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2011 12:18 AM

Definitely a loss for the neighborhood.

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2011 6:05 AM

now we'll all have to go to merkin hall.

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2011 7:45 AM

"are there any other no-cover ... joints left in Williamsburg"

"it seemed like the owner was a bit tired of the daily hassle, and dealing with cheapskate patrons"

G meet Anon 12:18AM. 12:18AM meet G.

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2011 9:29 AM

god i wish they didn't use papyrus for that flier.

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2011 9:49 AM

the downstairs restaurant, vutera, is really good. is it closing also? not sure if they have the same owners or what

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2011 9:59 AM

9:49: The same material that was used to write on during ancient times. Is nothing sacred!?

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2011 11:09 AM

pete's is still kickin...

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2011 11:52 AM

Papyrus is the official font of the Na'avi people. That totally "blue" it for me.

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2011 2:04 PM

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