Posted in music | pictures | venues on March 5, 2012

photos by David Andrako

Southpaw

Park Slope club Southpaw closed its doors forever after a February 20th show. Here are some pictures taken inside the venue on its final two days. More of them below...

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Smokewagon

Brooklyn Band Smokewagon - Kevin Omen (guitar), Patrick Fondiller (bass) and Jesse Howard (drums) - was one of the first bands to ever play Southpaw. All three worked at Southpaw throughout the years and reunited to play a late set on Sunday night (2/19) at the request of Southpaw owners Mikey and Matt...

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Comments (22)

I just moved from Indiana to "The Slope" as you people call it, and I want to know how I can get one of those "Southpaw Is So Cool" t-shirts. I want to be able to prove that I was here when this seminal club closed. I missed CBGBs closing, but I got that t-shirt. Thanks yall.

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2012 9:13 AM

this is sad

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2012 9:13 AM

"I just moved from Indiana to "The Slope" as you people call it, and I want to know how I can get one of those "Southpaw Is So Cool" t-shirts. I want to be able to prove that I was here when this seminal club closed. I missed CBGBs closing, but I got that t-shirt. Thanks yall."

what do you mean YOU PEOPLE??

and you make it sound like the cbgb shirts were limited edition..pretty sure you can get them on canal

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2012 9:27 AM

^ LOL 9:27 is new around here

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2012 9:39 AM

what are these tshirts? both cbgb and southpaw

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2012 9:46 AM

It went out of biz cause it sucked.

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2012 10:31 AM

It went out of biz because they never had XL t-shirts

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2012 10:32 AM

They should have let baby strollers in. That would have given them at least a few more months.

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2012 10:58 AM

move the new CBGB into this space.

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2012 11:07 AM

They did let baby strollers in. They often had a kid-friendly thing during the days, and catered to the stroller mafia.

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2012 11:08 AM

Southpaw catered to everybody: strollers, indie bands, hip-hop acts, bluegrass, everything.

The problem was that booking slowly fell off over time, becoming really pathetic. Plus w/ Union Hall and Bell House, and now the Rock Shop, it just simply cannot compete. It's really a shame because for a long time Southpaw did really have its act together, and it really did an excellent job offering a wide variety of music to a diverse community.

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2012 11:11 AM

Can't someone make a Park Slope baby stroller joke without being taken seriously?

Hey, maybe they shouldn't have let them in. Babies don't get shitfaced.

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2012 11:33 AM

Brooklyn is gayer than a pink unicorn.

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2012 12:04 PM

The Park Slope Mama Cult stinks because they hate old New York but that's OK because the Bushwick/Williamsburg Hipsters stink because they think they love old New York but they don't know how to do it right. Having money allows us to have nice things, including safety and the availability of art and commerce to flourish. Unfortunately, having money eventually spoils the entrusted and causes them to lose their artistic flair and so the artistry declines and the boring filler replaces it.

But what do I know, I'm just an old fogie. And by old fogie I mean was a hipster in the mid-2000's, meaning I missed the Strokes at Luna and the Electroclash sound and I also don't get or like TuneYards. In other words, I had good times at Southpaw once upon a time.

At least I don't speak like a valley girl.

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2012 12:17 PM

11:33 - sure, we all like jokes. let us know when you post one.

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2012 12:17 PM

how long until starbucks opens there? i need a latte.

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2012 1:06 PM

shitty venue with even shittier bands

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2012 3:30 PM

Yeah, this is EXACTLY like CBCBs closing. I heard Ian Mackaye chose not to wipe his ass after taking a huge shit in protest of Southpaw's closing.

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2012 6:19 PM

Ian Mackaye is a little bitch that needs a slap, after he wipes that ass. Not wiping is nasty. Not as nasty as not being able to find an XL "Southpaw Is So Cool" t-shirt though.

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2012 7:08 PM

shitty venue with even shittier bands

Posted by Classifieds | March 13, 2012 6:33 AM

^ shitty t-shirts

Posted by Anonymous | March 13, 2012 8:10 AM

totally wicked

Posted by jordon | August 5, 2013 3:11 PM

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