Posted in music | venues on November 4, 2011

Big Snow

Just like in nature documentaries, the circle of life continues in the Williamsburg indie community. As Bruar Falls was having a it's Last Weekend Ever, a new DIY venue was having its first shows. Big Snow Buffalo Lodge is located at 89 Varet St. in East Williamsburg, just a couple blocks from Don Pedro. It's run by some of the same folks that bring us It was started by some folks that used to work at Shea Stadium and its first show was last Thursday (10/27) with Dustin Wong, the So So Glos, Lost Boy?, Day Dress and Pigeons.

Big Snow Buffalo Lodge's upcoming slate includes a Chat Logs and Many Mansions record release party tomorrow night (11/5), DIVE (11/10), Celestial Shore (11/12), and Caged Animals (12/01). Has anyone gone yet? What's the space like? Full schedule is below.

Big Snow Buffalo Lodge - Upcoming 2011 Callendar
11/05 - Chat Logs Record Release w/ Many Mansions, Matter Waves, YVETTE & ALASKAS
11/06 - Afuche, Pretty Monsters, Oracle Hysterical, & Vavatican
11/08 - Strange Shapes, Trevor Wilson, I Love You, & Relatives
11/10 - DIVE, North America, Hunter
11/12 - Celestial Shore, Banned Books, Les Bonhommes (mem. Deerhoof)
11/17 - Netherfriends, Heaven's Gate, Flower Orgy, more tba
11/19 - Spectre Folk, Air Waves, Beach Arabs, & Lushes
12/01 - Caged Animals, EULA, Quilty, more tba



Comments (22)

Hipsters rejoice...

Posted by Anonymous | November 4, 2011 10:57 AM

Why would you come here to point out that it is a venue hipsters might like?

Are you surprised that this blog covers bands and spaces the "hipster" archetype is interested in?

It has done so for many years.

Posted by Anonymous | November 4, 2011 11:02 AM


Posted by Anonymous | November 4, 2011 11:06 AM

Why doesn't anyone realize that east williamsburg is not real. ITS FUCKING BUSHWICK!

Posted by Anonymous | November 4, 2011 12:03 PM

wish this was east of bushwick ave, it's a massive bitch getting to don pedro's from the other side of the bushwick houses.

Posted by Anonymous | November 4, 2011 1:16 PM

who'se gonna open up another greenpoint venue to replace cocos?

Posted by Anonymous | November 4, 2011 1:18 PM

East Williamsburg = West Bushwick

Posted by Anonymous | November 4, 2011 1:33 PM

GWAR will open this venue in style!

Posted by Anonymous | November 4, 2011 2:42 PM

what a god awful name, good luck to them anyway

Posted by Anonymous | November 4, 2011 3:08 PM

Completely unnecessary but whatever. Keep up this overabundance of clubs north of Prospect Park. Far north.

Stay away from the south half of this beloved borough. Sorry it's come to this. It didn't have to be this way. But too many of you chat too much during shows, too many of you spend unearned money so the cost of these things have gone up while the rest of us in the Reality Community can't afford to go. So while it could have been fun to hipsterize some of working class Brooklyn, you blew it.

So keep on going with this Fiddling while Rome burns. Stay away.


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Posted by Anonymous | November 4, 2011 3:26 PM


Posted by Anonymous | November 4, 2011 7:48 PM

Rumblings of a a Rocket from the Crypt reunion, which is a lot more exciting...

Posted by Anormynourm | November 5, 2011 12:17 AM

WOW; I grew up in "Western Bushwick" and I still can't believe how many things are popping up all over.

Maybe I should move back? Naw... you can't go home again... plus, I'm 40 now so I've aged out! LOL

Posted by Michael | December 1, 2011 4:23 PM

Hey Anonymous, Oak & Iron bar is now open..guess it kinda replaces CoCo 66..but not really. Oak & Iron is a great new place on it's own and I look forward to many evenings there with friends. It's in the old Van Gogh's space. Pretty sure they have Sparking White Wine on tap! But I can't really remember or be sure. Coulda been a really good dream.

Posted by Friday NighCap Radio | December 12, 2011 4:34 PM

I agree with the commenter who pointed out BSBL's terrible location. It's a long and dangerous walk from the L and G trains and off the shittiest J/M stop west of Myrtle/Bway. Leaving tonight, the hired security guard advised me not to walk back to the L up Humboldt because a cop had just been shot in the projects that line the street. Problem is, you can't go in any direction without walking through some projects. Cool space, good booking, good people running it, but the location just sucks.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2012 1:16 AM

East Williamsburg was actually a small town in the 18th Century, then also called the Third District of Williamsburg, the name has gone back and forth. It is now part of Bushwick, yes- but East Williamsburg is not something (like many neighborhood names) just to make an area seem "cooler"

just saying

Posted by anon | February 7, 2012 3:05 PM

@ 1:16

If you're headed to the Montrose L stop, walk up Graham Ave to Montrose

Cops don't get shot in the head at Bushwick & Moore very often. I'll agree, there are number of projects over there. However, they're easy to avoid, without going out of your way

The walk to Flushing J/M is quick, easy and not sketch. If you can handle Myrtle-Broadway, you can handle Flushing

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2012 3:52 PM

Why the insistence on calling Bushwick East Williamsburg? Surely enough of us actually LIVE in Bushwick at this point (I've been living in Bushwick for 3 years already) that it's pretty disingenuous to use that stupid real estate developer name. Just give it up already - embrace BUSHWICK!

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2012 6:42 AM

East Williamsburg is not made up, ignorants. Flushing Ave has long been the border, I don't care what you heard from your "artist" friends.

Posted by Anonymous | July 19, 2012 9:06 PM

looking forward to checking this venue out.
super convenient location.
7mins walk from the L and even less from the J/M [4 stops from LES]
stop complaining, who cares what the neighbourhood is called.
try to avoid being a typical hip white douche bag when hanging in this neighbourhood, dont f&ck it up for everyone else.
oh, and shut up whilst the band is on, there are plenty of bars to chat the night away over in williamsburg proper.

Posted by fred | October 2, 2012 3:31 AM

Me and my friends left a show here with multiple bed bug bites! Don't sit on the nasty sofa or touch anything in this place. Dirty and dangerous!

Posted by Anonymous | May 7, 2013 7:24 AM


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