Posted in industry | metal | music | venues on July 26, 2012

by Fred Pessaro // BBG

Rorschach at The Charleston (more by Ryan Muir)
Rorschach

In a sign of the neighborhood undergoing yet another transformation, the staff of Williamsburg landmark The Charleston have notified me that the basement portion of the bar will cease hosting shows commencing this weekend (it will remain active as a bar).

It's a sad commentary on the always-diminishing number of spaces that will house punk/metal shows in NYC, especially because of the number of great bands that have blessed that tiny basement since they started having shows down there in the mid-'00s.... Tombs/Kylesa, Unearthly Trance/Coffinworm, Cough/Naam/Batillus, Torche, Weedeater, Hatred Surge/Mammoth Grinder, Iron Age, Graf Orlock, Helms Alee/The Austerity Program, Origin of M, Annihilation Time and possibly my favorite of them all, Rorschach/Hellbastard. Sad to see it go.

Check out videos shot in that tiny basement below.

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Annihilation Time @ The Charleston

Rorschach | NYC @ Charleston | 25 Sep 2009

TORCHE @ The Charleston (Brooklyn, NY) 05-24-2010

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Comments (205)

Hillbilly sweat in a dank basement? No thank you. Filthy.

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2012 11:40 AM

that place was a massive dump

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2012 11:44 AM

yeah, good riddance. Take that shit to Staten Island or Orange County or something sausages.

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2012 11:48 AM

I wonder if 1140 knows that Lin was traded to Houston....probably not since he spends his time on BV 24/7.

Loser.

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2012 11:54 AM

Not Surprised but not happy about it either..
Williamsburg is now for Yuppies, Euro Trash and Tourists..

White Zombie SOLD OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2012 11:55 AM

Wow, I didn't see these negative comments coming. Oh well, I'm sure that's the last of them.

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2012 11:55 AM

11:54 Lin wasn't traded. He was a free agent.

Loser.

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2012 11:57 AM

Really - another shithole bites the dust. My HTC T-mobile phone never worked down there - so good riddance.

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2012 11:57 AM

Jeez... I hope they turn it into some cool, hip, indie-pop venue. That would be radical and totally unique to that neighborhood.

Posted by KyleHL | July 26, 2012 11:58 AM

Sausages get out of Williamsburg! We have to make room for hot Euro chicks.

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2012 11:58 AM

The sausage community really should be relocated to Buffalo. It could be there Israel.

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2012 12:01 PM

this is the end of an era. sad times.

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2012 12:16 PM

^yeah where will I be able to go and see shitty no name bands in a smelly basement? I'm devastated :(

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2012 12:18 PM

so - what happened?

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2012 12:18 PM

(2nd) 11:58: Yeah, who will never even look in your direction much less would want to talk to you filthy trendies. Better just stick with your lusty effeminate rollerbladers in hot orange, eh?

LOL (1st) 11:58! Nice!

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2012 12:19 PM

Seriously though, the neighborhood has no need for ugly guys in cargo shorts yelling into microphones trying desperately to be cool.

You're not cool, these aren't good bands, and no one cares. Williamsburg is for rich good looking people. Take this nonsense to Queens or something.

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2012 12:23 PM

11:58 (the 2nd one) Hot euro chicks? don't you mean plain ass girls from Omaha or something?

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2012 12:32 PM

The beautiful Polish women who have always been there???

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2012 12:35 PM

cpc gangbangs were great there. but yeah, it felt like it was one matchstick from being a death trap down there.

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2012 12:38 PM

12:01- I think you mean "their", imbecile.

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2012 12:41 PM

Any "venue" that is trying to function full time is going have some shitty acts, but there were some good shows down there. Blacklisted, Iron Age, Bracewar...

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2012 12:43 PM

you people make me hate this city

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2012 12:43 PM

12:41 yes Siri is a dunce. Stupid sausages grasping at straws. Stay out of Williamsburg.

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2012 12:45 PM

Does anyone know why? Were there a ton of complaints?

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2012 12:48 PM

Haha, yeah I'm shocked that Batillus & Weedeater shows can't attract the kind of crowds you would need to pay commercial rent in prime Williamsburg. Have you seen the kind of people the bands BBG listed attract? Sad, delusional, lonely men. They spend like $12 on beer and scare off any street traffic that might come in. For a club like this to be successful it would have to be in a much cheaper location.

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2012 12:51 PM

Negative comment by anonymous asshole.

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2012 12:57 PM

^by anonymous asshole. Keep nursing your $2.50 PBR while you watch these SHITTY bands and then be shocked when your little clubhouses can't function in one of the most competitive retail environments in the country.

Stupid sausages.

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2012 1:03 PM

Owners are the biggest pieces of shit on earth. That said, I used to book awesome shows down there (what up to CPC fan), so, y'know, fuck all of you.

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2012 1:10 PM

^truth hurts

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2012 1:12 PM

Nothing to do with complaints just a 45 year old fat ass of a new manager sabotaging everything. He's turning the basement into a gay bar. I wish that was a joke but it's not. As if that basement couldn't smell any worse.

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2012 1:13 PM

so many assholes on here. this was a cool venue for underground metal. you all are affirming how happy i am that i moved out of Brooklyn! thanks losers...

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2012 1:24 PM

^nice, one less sausage.

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2012 1:29 PM

1:03 is right

And booking 2 shows on the same night and not realizing it doesnt help either.

Duuuude we diiid?
Nooo Waaaayy maaaan

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2012 1:31 PM

Nothing to do with complaints just a 45 year old fat ass of a new manager sabotaging everything. He's turning the basement into a gay bar. I wish that was a joke but it's not. As if that basement couldn't smell any worse.

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2012 1:32 PM

1:31, truth.

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2012 1:32 PM

12:45- Stay out? And if I don't, exactly what are you going to do? Snark me to death? Your kind have come and gone to many neighborhoods as they will this one.

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2012 1:32 PM

@12:51 they own the building, rents not an issue.

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2012 1:34 PM

12:45- Siri? OF COURSE you use an i-Phone. It was an inevitability.

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2012 1:35 PM

There hasn't been a good show there for over 2 years. Plus I'm sure St. Vitus and Acheron creating better places to play that don't smell like a donkey's ass didn't help the situation. Earthless was sick !!

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2012 1:36 PM

No one else is taking the 'gay bar' bait? Fine. According to Mr. Anti-Sausage this already is a gay bar, so why lose the music?

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2012 1:42 PM

@BBG does that mean they are done with shows effective immediately? or after this weekend?

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2012 1:49 PM

The clientele the shows bring in isn't the kind of clientele we want... Because yuppies drink 3 dollar high lifes

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2012 1:50 PM

You all make me hate ny. Don't sweat, you can still catch your MGMT dance garbage all over Williamsburg.

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2012 1:53 PM

Ah, but St. Vitus is more fun anyways, and slightly less prone to yupster trash.

"when God closes a door, a dress opens..."
-Roger Sterling

Posted by the_jim | July 26, 2012 2:04 PM

^don't worry, you deadbeat man-children will be priced out of Greenpoint soon as well. Take your suspended adolescent nonsense to Buffalo. It's the final solution.

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2012 2:08 PM

Funny, back in my hometown I was called "art fag" but around these parts I guess I would be a "sausage?" - only in Williamsburg could I qualify as some kind of roughneck.

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2012 2:23 PM

The scene doesn't owe you, you owe the scene.

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2012 2:24 PM

Yeah, I mean I'm sure there will still be just the right concentrated amount of "secret" LCD-ish or Grizzly Bear re-mixed dance parties (or "conventions" with arty shit) for all you faggoty trendies to smile sheepishly over the latest clever snark, eh? #Iamrite

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2012 2:25 PM

ya'll can suck it, that place had some sweet shows and great bands. and none of this pressing buttons on mac books bullshit that passes for music in brooklyn. real people with real talent who work hard to learn to play real instruments. not "let's pick out our outfits and start a band" crap that brooklyn is in love with. i will miss this place in all its shittieness.

Posted by dude tude | July 26, 2012 2:25 PM

^this guy probably spent an average of $4 out of his pizza delivery tips at a typical Charleston show.

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2012 2:31 PM

2:08- Suspended adolescence? Ironic, considering a bunch of commenters on this site got very excited for a Yo Gabba Gabba show. Think before you post, ass.

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2012 2:33 PM

^those people have kids retard.

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2012 2:34 PM

I'm going to miss that rape dungeon. BTW 1:03. 1) You sound bitter. What happened, you weren't allowed into the "Club"? 2) They don't sell PBR 3) The shows aren't being shut down b/c it's a competitive retail space. Spike hill has live music every day and is doing fine.

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2012 2:42 PM

Props to Sean from tournament for working night after night and giving bands a place to go. The charleston had its vibe and was a home base of sorts for a while . Also note that your fav band can't play every night in every venue you happen to be in. Support live music cause while your sitting around with your opinion's it is dying. Without music we will all be yuppies. Also thanks to Fred for being a posi dude always - rip charleston . <3 Douglas

Posted by Douglas | July 26, 2012 2:44 PM

"Without music we will all be yuppies."


lulz, brilliant. What kind of spurious sausage logic is this?

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2012 2:53 PM

Sausage on the mind? Sounds like someone needs either to eat brunch or a good dick'n.

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2012 2:58 PM

Peace.

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2012 3:05 PM

"spurious sausage logic"
We could all use a good kick in the ass

Posted by Douglas | July 26, 2012 3:09 PM

Love you Doug

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2012 3:16 PM

While this room didn't have the best sound, or the best lay out, or even the best smelling air, it provided a home for a sound and a scene which has been more or less homeless in NYC for quite a while, and still largely is. The real loud in your face music which is the real sound of New York City, not the dummed down trash which the midwest brought with it.

Posted by TJO | July 26, 2012 3:18 PM

I think it's halarious that half of you are bragging about how cool it is that this neighborhood is getting so overpriced and only rich people should/can hang out there. What!?! So obnoxious.

Posted by KyleHL | July 26, 2012 3:20 PM

^bwahahaha

"The real loud in your face music which is the real sound of New York City..."

Your knowledge of NYC and music and history and musical history is apparently very, VERY limited.

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2012 3:20 PM

hardcore and punk is children's music i thought

Posted by Pee Pee | July 26, 2012 3:40 PM

2:34- From the Yo Gabba Gabba comments: "I saw this live the last two times. So much fun for both kids and parents, or just adult kids!
Posted by wingwalker | July 25, 2012 6:54 PM"

What exactly is an "adult kid" if not suspended adolescence"? Reading is fundamental, douchebag.

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2012 3:40 PM

^??? who read that thread.

I would imagine 99% of the people at Yo Gabba Gabba are kids and adults with their kids.

Metal guys, who knows? Do they EVER grow up?

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2012 3:42 PM

3:18 is such a clown.

"The real loud in your face music which is the real sound of New York City..."

Do you think even 1% of the population of NYC listens to such music? I highly doubt it.

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2012 3:47 PM

3:42- ask that question the next time you are watching one of your idiotic bands performing in costume. Attention-seeking through faux-artiness is on no higher a level than attention-seeking through aggression (i.e. metal, punk, etc). Just saying.

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2012 3:53 PM

I HAVE AN OPINION

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2012 3:56 PM

Opinions are like 3:42. Everybody hates them and they only find their voice on BV threads.

Posted by Aristotle O'Nastiness | July 26, 2012 4:04 PM

3:20 hmm let me think, who would I rather have as neighbors? Professional, successful, disciplined people, or a bunch of filthy slacker sausages who are only relevant in their own incestuous scene? Not exactly a tough choice.


Still waiting.

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2012 4:14 PM

to those on either side of this argument - you're all dolts!

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2012 4:23 PM

^professional, successful, disciplined people dont spend 100 dollars at a bar on a random wednesday. UP THE YUPS

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2012 4:24 PM

4:14 I wasn't asking who you'd rather have as neighbors. I was refering to the fact that people think it's cool that they're bragging about pricing themselves and others out of a neighborhood. It does not make sense to me. Especially considering the fact that smaller venues (like Charleston) are part of the reason this neighborhood became what it is today.

Posted by KyleHL | July 26, 2012 4:39 PM

down with fun! negative comments! vote republican!

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2012 4:44 PM

^um genius people like me moved here 15 years ago. I've got news for you, we're not kids anymore. We have careers and money. I haven't been priced out, because I'm not a suspended adolescent moron.

Given that, of the recent arrivals, I prefer the professional people a lot more than I prefer the smelly useless slackers that congregate at the Charleston.

Good riddance.

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2012 4:44 PM

You know this is the only place that anyone will interact with 4:14.

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2012 4:46 PM

NO BUFFALO HATING ALRITE

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2012 4:48 PM

Life is trite, old and unoriginal. Complain about everything! My opinion matters about your life!

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2012 4:49 PM

How dare anyone do anything that sits on the outside of what I consider expectable. Me, the anonymous internet commenter.

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2012 4:53 PM

4:44 - You got me. You truly are the genius you claim to be. I hope you enjoy the trendy overpriced neighborhood you helped create by driving out places that don't fit your vision.

I also was not aware that if you have a career and money, then you can't go to the Charleston. Glad they never found me out.

Posted by KyleHL | July 26, 2012 4:57 PM

somebody got an elbow in the face at a breeders concert when he was 16 and never recovered (it was totes a sausage that done it) Williamsburg sucks now, have fun being a tourist attraction for Jersey snob, glad the artisanal cheese business is working out for you you crazy genius.

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2012 4:57 PM

Played our first show there (and many, many more thereafter). Sad to see it go.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cf1kASLOUBo

Posted by keller//meek is murder | July 26, 2012 5:05 PM

Is everyone on Brooklyn Vegan a joyless pansy?

Posted by Brooklyn Sneegan | July 26, 2012 5:07 PM

Yeah what ever will the neighborhood do without the tatted up retards who patronized the Charleston? Who will we turn to meet our puerile sausage rock needs? It's a god damn tragedy!

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2012 5:08 PM

Still waiting.

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2012 5:10 PM

^ Lives to troll

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2012 5:11 PM

So I got to ask, after spending 5 years living in greenpoint - fully employed - what's a "sausage"? And it's funny how negative people got over this issue. I get it, you don't like punk or metal, an that you miss your high school days of acting like a self-annointed "cool police" who likes to curb stomp minorities. I mean trashing experimental acts like Kylesa and various other because they play a more aggressive and raw sound is pretty childish. And I understand yuppies who bought real estate early in the area happy for it to turn clean, but the new yuppies - Murray hill not good enough for you?

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2012 5:11 PM

lulz at 5:05. I rest my case.

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2012 5:12 PM

steading trolling

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2012 5:12 PM

artisanal cheese >>>>> Charleston music scene

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2012 5:13 PM

this whole thread is why there is no music scene in brooklyn, just a bunch of bands who are better at talking shit than making music. why are you hating and competing over the change that most bands make for playing at any venue? plus "professional, successful, disciplined people" need to have fun and should be able to see whatever kind of music they like. Only jerk off 1950s dad's talk like "that is kids stuff, you should listen to grown up music like burt bacharach or MGMT"

Posted by haha | July 26, 2012 5:14 PM

truth

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2012 5:17 PM

Idiots with neck tattoos are bummed.

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2012 5:21 PM

How is it not obvious that all the negative comments are coming from the same person...

and that person is the new manager Dave, who wants to wipe the slate completely clean on a bar that has a long history of live music.

Spend 5 minutes with the new manager and you will see what a misogynistic creep he is. Boycott that joint, bring back the music.

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2012 5:24 PM

Not to worry. The negative comments on this thread is some disgruntled fat kid who feels like people should pay attention to him because he's fat, pimply, and his mother thinks very clever. Eat shit, fat boy nobody will ever care about anything you ever do and despite anything youse wrote you represent the bottom of the barrel.

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2012 5:24 PM

royal arctic owned that spot

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2012 5:24 PM

None of this is new in any way. Anyone been around long enough to remember when the Sweetwater was a punk rock bar?

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2012 5:26 PM

May not be new but its not a trend i think any of us like

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2012 5:28 PM

https://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&client=firefox-a&q=Buffalo,+NY&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=0x89d3126152dfe5a1:0x982304a5181f8171,Buffalo,+NY&gl=us&ei=jrYRUPusDonU6QGcuIHIBg&ved=0CLIBELYD

Check it out sausages. It's cheap and you can make all the crappy music you want for each other. It will be paradise on earth for you dudes.

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2012 5:29 PM

yea, or 'the bedford' was a coffee house/bar/record shop with a stage

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2012 5:29 PM

^that was like 2 years ago dude

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2012 5:30 PM

Modern Life is War played an incredible show there a few days after they opened for The Explosion's last NYC show at Knitting Factory in 2008. Overall, the schedule was sorely lacking for a high number of quality shows, but there occasionally was a gem in there.

I wouldnt fret over the lack of venues for heavy music. There's plenty, just not any one in particular that people seem to rally behind more so than the others.

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2012 5:41 PM

so they fire all their good bartenders, close the patio, and stop the live music?? who runs that place, the grinch?

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2012 5:46 PM

all the anti-patron comments are from the new manager...prove me wrong.

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2012 5:48 PM

It's prime real estate and the current customers are ugly and don't exactly have deep pockets. It's not hard to do the math .

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2012 5:51 PM

I walked by there the other day. It looked like the Goodwill store closed as well .

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2012 5:59 PM

i've never gone to the charleston and not seen at least a dozen cute girls. i don't know what this ugly talk is all about.

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2012 6:03 PM

There's just one asshole trolling this thread w/the "sausage," "stay out of williamsburg," "good riddance" nonsense. The guy probably doesn't even live in Williamsburg he's just lonely and wants negative attention.

I know it's a bit late but it's really best to just ignore him, and of course don't assume everyone or anyone in Williamsburg is this much of an asshole other then him.

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2012 6:14 PM

"Is everyone on Brooklyn Vegan a joyless pansy?"

Just the trendies. But that's also because they get all antsy and fiesty (ooooooohhhhh! scawy!) whenever they see some things here that reminds them of getting shoved into tight lockers (no, not their anus-holes, but that comes later) on a daily basis in high school.

It appears that life does suck for them :(

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2012 6:15 PM

It's all one person!

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2012 6:25 PM

I have some great memories of playing in that dank and always wet basement. The owners are scum and have been ruining pretty much every bar that they own in some way or another since the beginning of the year. What the fuck was that smell down there anyway?

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2012 6:35 PM

Republican, hipster,cokehead, daddy-pays my rent, faggots. Hot Euro chicks my ass. You hipster cunts ALL suck dick for coke. The sooner you admit it, the better off you will all be. Now go to the check cashing spot and wait for Daddy to Western Union you some cash for your night out at "Greenpoint Heights".

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2012 7:12 PM

Yep. Some losery fat boy from god-knows-where is trolling in an attempt to assert their pathetic, anonymous, self. They somehow feel proprietary of this position despite the fact that they are human ananthema -- no one likes them, no one is interested... Sad, fat boy.

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2012 7:13 PM

Ha, the basement scrubs are going with same strategy as Friends publicist. "It's all one person and there a loser". Pretty funny.

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2012 7:28 PM

^ Sorry chubs, but your mom's calling you to supper. Time to put on your slacks.

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2012 7:36 PM

^fantasy.

You know what's not fantasy? Your shitty band playing in a stank basement for five people.

Props to the new manager of The Charleston.

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2012 7:38 PM

2 things:

williamsburg sucks more and more with everyday passing. more yuppies, higher rent, bougie artisinal cupcake bs, etc. every show you go to in williamsburg is pretty much attended by transplant shitheads who just stand around with their hands in their pockets or tweeting the instagram facebook link to their 4square - whatever that means.

2nd, the charleston sucked at putting on shows. 1, they shouldn't be charging people $7-$10 to see shows there, should have been $5 at most. Sound was horrible. the booking guy (who also did sound) was an absolute moron. they never did promo for shows. the only people that would go would be fanboys and friends of the bands because they didn't promo the shows (plus it didn't help that the stage was hidden in the back). There's a reason why people want to play the diy spots and the todd p diy spots (kind of legal/pay off cops or something??), its because they actually care about the music and promo the shit out of the shows. that's why 90% of the time you go to places like charleston, don pedros, trash bar, lit lounge, cake shop, bruar falls, matchless, etc, there's nobody there

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2012 7:50 PM

Wait the sausages are going to try and make fun of somebody for being fat ? WTF ? I mean we've seen the pictures in BBG 's posts. Is this the least self-aware community on the planet ?

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2012 7:51 PM

bougie artisinal cupcakes >>>>> Charleston music scene

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2012 7:55 PM

^ struck a chubby, underwear clad, nerve.

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2012 7:56 PM

Yes. It's clear you're threatened by what you see and somehow feel that, despite doing nothing, you should be what people are paying attention to. The paradox being...,you are the one paying attention, chub rock!

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2012 8:02 PM

Can the rift raft go back to St. Mark's now ?

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2012 8:13 PM

^True. I mean who here thinks that the anonymous turds who post on here are anything but fat, garbage-y, shitheads. I'm sorry nobody takes your picture.

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2012 8:13 PM

^ now that's funny!

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2012 8:17 PM

who the fuck brags about having a "career and money" and not being priced out of godforsaken williamsburg. nice standards, dipshits. love, tribeca.

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2012 8:35 PM

-Only jerk off 1950s dad's talk like "that is kids stuff, you should listen to grown up music"-

Truth.

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2012 8:42 PM

Sucks. That and the patio were te only reasons I ever went there.

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2012 9:29 PM

Where?

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2012 11:50 PM

I will always remember the charleston fondly, and I will miss it dearly. when I was delivering food, I was certainly spending my tips on shows in that basement. proudly, even. I've been going to charleston shows in that basement for years, I've played shows down there a million times, I've seen bands I love play unforgettable sets, I've seen total dipshits play to themselves. that basement was unbelievably fun for such a shithole.

but let's be honest here, I have TERRIBLE taste in music and no desire to ever grow up. fuckin' A right the charleston was full of scumbags. half the reason I started a band at all was for free drink tickets. I like playing guitar and shouting stuff. also booze. thanks to the charleston for accommodating both. it was certainly fun.

so! good luck to the new management and anyone else who has delusions of class for such an establisment. that basement will always smell like piss.

My piss.

Posted by bonesy | July 27, 2012 12:15 AM

^ The only honest sausage! Props , I guess.....

Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2012 12:38 AM

Why lkkmotor so cheaper than any other seller?
I bought one complete <A

Posted by Motorcycle parts | July 27, 2012 4:14 AM

I've only learned one thing on this thread: 8:13 thinks there's a phrase in English "rift raft." Retarded people are awesome.

Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2012 9:38 AM

LULZ Buffalo sausage
LULZ sausage koan "let's be honest here, I have TERRIBLE taste in music and no desire to ever grow up"
LULZ sausage logic "It's all one person!"

Buckeye Shrimper must have not been able to abduct any boys from the schoolyard to be able to post so much on this thread. Score one for the boys.

Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2012 10:47 AM

^Buckeye Shrimper was getting busy in this thread. You can tell his posts because he is not very bright.

Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2012 11:01 AM

10:47 is fat. This is the only place anyone will interact with him.

Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2012 11:07 AM

^ LULZ unlike you 11:07 amirite

Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2012 11:10 AM

All of you rift raft need to move on to a new thread. Thist ist gettingt boringt.

Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2012 11:12 AM

11:01 - Buckeye Shrimper is so scrambled in his thoughts from all the herpes and AIDS and such that he actually confuses angry and mean for witty and entertaining. You are right, he probably started out as just plain "not the sharpest knife in the drawer" but those nasty viruses have brought him to a whole new level of dumbfuck. He should be trapped in amber so that alien scientists can study him in the future to find out why the human race died off. Like the living embodiment of the movie Idiocracy.

Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2012 11:15 AM

Yes, unlike me. I could stand to tone up, but I'd never be called fat.

Posted by 11:07 | July 27, 2012 11:17 AM

11:07 is fat like a tub of lard. Clearly. Nice try, fat boy.

Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2012 11:25 AM

Buffalo, ha. That's pretty good.

Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2012 12:22 PM

This is nyc not bumble fuck texabama. There is something for everyone here, crusty punk shows in basements and bougie fashion week poseur DJ bars. Let me go to my punk shows. After all I don't go to your David geda, laser foam jambories and tell the bouncer your hiding your coke in your fedora. you think we have come a long way since the 80s but the jocks are still hating on the freaks.

Posted by dude | July 27, 2012 12:54 PM

12:54- The big difference is, the "jocks" have tried to co-opt the "freak" ethos, but still while maintaining an air of superiority. Hence the statements made in anonymity, where no one can retaliate with the physicality that is so deserved.

Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2012 1:39 PM

Ha , sausage sociology. I have officially seen it all.

Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2012 1:48 PM

"Hence the statements made in anonymity, where no one can retaliate with the physicality that is so deserved."


use your words sausage, use your words!

Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2012 1:56 PM

1:48- Have you, really? Snarkiness aside, the post is completely on point.

Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2012 1:57 PM

1:48-I would say it's better than the "economics" from useless hipsters who consider themselves professionals when they haven't worked a day in their lives.

Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2012 1:58 PM

^back to delusional fantasy I see....

Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2012 2:01 PM

There's a hole in the sausage sociology though. The scarves aren't jocks or bros. They're geeks who are trying to pick on other geeks. I don't believe that there are any real hipsters on this site picking on sausages. It's all trolls. Why would the hipsters bother?

Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2012 2:05 PM

^a hole?

Ha really, just one?

Yes, all those condos selling for 1 mil+ in Williamsburg are being purchased by trustfunded hipsters who don't work. Every one of them. Makes perfect sense..

Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2012 2:10 PM

Q: How can you keep a sausage in suspense?

Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2012 2:10 PM

The sausages need to calm down. NYC is the biggest city in the country. I'm sure you will be able to find a another filthy basement for these bands to play their shitty music in a neighborhood more to your liking.

Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2012 2:17 PM

L.A. is bigger.

Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2012 2:21 PM

2:10- Wow. That was easy. Just threw that bait in the water, you guys pushed your scarves to the side and swam right up to it, huh?

Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2012 2:22 PM

Why do all you people who find Williamsburg so annoying spend time there if it bothers you so much? Are you masochistic or something ?

Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2012 2:25 PM

2:10- I looked at the comment and I don't see one reference to "all" hipsters. Just to those who claim to be professionals yet don't work. Reading is fundamental. You made a point that wasn't there.

Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2012 2:25 PM

2:25- because, sadly, there are some decent /events there. And, I'll be damned if I will let some people who annoy me deter me from enjoying them.

Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2012 2:27 PM

"shows/events" - sorry

Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2012 2:28 PM

^ More made up narratives . smh, same old sausages .

Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2012 2:29 PM

2:22 has no idea how he just got played forward and backward. Sucks to be you 2:22!

Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2012 2:32 PM

are you still reading?

Posted by fat, lonely Anonymous commenter | July 27, 2012 2:32 PM

2:25 (#2) do these people exist? And if they do, how many of them could there be? In reality very few. They would be a non-concern to anyone not operating of jealousy based speculation.

Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2012 2:33 PM

2:27 so you hate the neighborhood but not the things that goes on in the neighborhood? Sounds perfectly reasonable.

Your just another anti-hipster type displaying the inherent cognitive dissonance inherent in narcissism.

Because you (of course)are the real deal, and everyone else is a poseur/hipster/phony.

Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2012 2:37 PM

What kind of kids are hanging in Williamsburg anyway? It's ridiculous. It would have been like people of my age getting bent out of shape that SOHO wasn't bohemian anymore.

Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2012 2:43 PM

fuck all you haters. too cool for your own scene. your the reason this bullshit goes down. Your just as fucking useless and spineless as the yuppies. Have fun going to shows at St. Vitus, fucking idiots. I love you Sean Kraft.

Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2012 4:38 PM

4:38 right on Sean kraft is the man. People love to shit on people doing something positive. Also, whats up with the sausage talk? Dude keeps saying "sausages" but its a punk bar. I don't really see any frat, guido, Dave Matthews guys there. Unless he is using sausage out of context which is very likely.

Posted by dude 1 | July 27, 2012 5:19 PM

The Charleston's LAST SHOW EVER will be:

Meek is Murder
Tournament
Descender
Prostitution
Gung

This coming Sunday, 7/29

Posted by keller//meekismurder | July 27, 2012 5:42 PM

^ thank God The iPods never played there.

Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2012 5:50 PM

The iPods are too good for that place. The Charleston smells like Janeane Garofalo's asshole.

Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2012 6:06 PM

^ that's nasty. too far?

Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2012 6:33 PM

i wish i could punch 12:23 in his stupid face

Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2012 10:33 PM

HELP ME TO BECOME VEGAN
MY LIFE UP TO NOW WAS ALL A LIE

Posted by THE_NUGE | July 27, 2012 10:46 PM

Cummus Real Estate. 1984. Blah. TV.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2012 6:25 AM

12:23 really nailed it

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2012 9:23 AM

2:37- sigh. Your diatribe would make sense if my post wasn't the product/response to numerous (sausage) comments made by condescending hipsters in this and many other articles. The VAST majority of such conversations are initiated with anti-sausage comments. Not the other way around. Narcissism? I don't remember ever making a statement proclaiming myself the center of all, just defending myself against arrogant fools ("Stay out of Williamsburg" ring a bell?).

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2012 7:34 PM

7:34- sigh. Your diatribe would make sense if you possessed the intelligence or balls to post it less than a day after the conversation actually ended. Kinda like running the bases in the stadium the day after the big game amirite.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2012 7:42 PM

I like metal. It's the dumbfuck metal fansI really can't tolerate.
As for this club, everyone needs a place to go see their favorite bands when they come around. Honestly, sausages - was this club that kinda place for you? Do not St. Vitus, Masonic Temple, Irving Plaza, Gramercy Theater and Best Buy Theater get the big names in metal? I guess I don't see the bitch, unless it's just for the sake of "well, the hipsters have like a gazillion clubs" in which case it's back to my 1st sentence.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2012 7:49 PM

I got hummus in my scarf earlier today... It made me upset

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2012 4:49 PM

^ That's too bad kid. Of course, it could be worse .... you could be a faggot sausage douche. Oh wait, you are. Looks good on you, though.

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2012 5:35 PM

Negative comment by anonymous asshole.

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2012 7:19 PM

^anonymous guy says....


Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2012 7:48 PM

Even though the sound was bad, it was hot, and you could barely see anything, shows at the Charleston were fun.

North Brooklyn's getting so lame, it makes the East Village and the Lower East Side almost seem cool again.

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2012 8:13 PM

A sausage?? What the fuck are you people talking about?? This is mark shit.

Posted by Anonymous | August 2, 2012 5:15 PM

^stay out of Williamsburg!

Posted by Anonymous | August 2, 2012 5:39 PM

I was at The Charleston and i saw Rorschach, was true cool. I just wait the next time to show all girls my imortal!

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Posted by Spiele | August 25, 2012 1:20 PM

What kind of kids are hanging in Williamsburg anyway? It's ridiculous. It would have been like people of my age getting bent out of shape that SOHO wasn't bohemian anymore.

Posted by forums | September 7, 2012 6:55 AM

still waiting

Posted by Anonymous | September 17, 2012 3:12 PM

I love it when hipsters expose their racism. Lucky for yous your behind a computer screen anonymous. Enjoy your privlieges!

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Posted by free | October 5, 2012 12:56 PM

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Posted by anuone | October 22, 2012 3:29 AM

Good work! I guess I don't see the bitch, unless it's just for the sake of "well,thanks!

Posted by Drenagem Linfatica | November 6, 2012 11:37 AM

Hey at least people are having fun at these shows. It's a great line of bands. Some of these bands I really like. It's not just hipsters that like good music. We all do.

Posted by ontario honey | November 28, 2012 7:15 PM

As for this club, everyone needs a place to go see their favorite bands when they come around.

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