Posted in industry | music | venues on September 4, 2012

The Sinclair

The Bowery Presents, an independent promotion company based in New York City, and consulting Chef Michael Schlow are opening The Sinclair, a live-music venue and restaurant launching this fall. The livemusic space will accommodate 525 people with plans to host 200 shows annually, while the restaurant will seat 104 and will be open seven days a week. Located at 52 Church Street in the heart of Harvard Square [in Boston, MA], The Sinclair is the first restaurant project for The Bowery Presents...

"We are excited to open The Sinclair in such a historic, dynamic neighborhood," said Jim Glancy of The Bowery Presents. "The Bowery Presents has evolved over the years - from promoting concerts in small, intimate venues to arenas, amphitheaters and beyond. To build a venue in Boston, typically we would have retrofitted something in an existing space. For this project, we are taking the lessons that we've learned from our previous endeavors and creating The Sinclair with the best experience in mind for concert patrons and artists. We can't wait to share it with the citizens of Cambridge and the Boston area."

This press release comes after last week's announcement that Bowery Presents had hired Carl Lavin and Josh Smith who will "continue handle the talent buying and promotion of concerts at Boston's Great Scott and TT the Bear's Place. Additionally, Lavin and Smith will work in conjunction with Josh Bhatti for talent buying and promotion at Royale and the forthcoming Sinclair." Up until all of this, Royale, which opened in 2010, was the only venue in Boston Bowery Presents was booking exclusively. Now Bowery books all four of these venues exclusively, though the Sinclair is the only one they own.

So far The Sinclair has shows set with Andrew Jackson Jihad (tour dates), Roky Erickson, Converge/Torche (tour dates), Title Fight (tour dates), David Wax Museum, Patrick Watson (tour dates) and others. Visit the Sinclair's website for the full upcoming schedule.

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Comments (23)

YES THEY CAN!

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2012 3:09 PM

What is this world coming to? Opening venues in Boston - is Philly next? Bowery presents is the evil empire!

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2012 3:20 PM

Crazy. Next thing you know they'll be opening venues in Maine.

Oh wait...

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2012 3:23 PM

this is awful news. bowery prsents evil empire is taking over everywhere.

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2012 3:44 PM

It all started at Mercury Lounge, which in years past had been a tombstone factory that was said to have been possessed by you know who. BP is the Devil!

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2012 3:54 PM

They actually teamed up with R5 Productions in Philly to create Union Transfer. Ive been there several times and its easily the best venue in thr city. Great sound and sightlines as well as free street parking.

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2012 4:03 PM

Today Boston, tomorrow the world!

Posted by BP | September 4, 2012 4:16 PM

Can somebody remind me why Bowery Presents is evil again?

Sure they are music promoters, who are inherently evil, but are they really worse than Live Nation or AEG?

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2012 4:29 PM

Nothing good ever came out of Philly and Boston - my god the accents!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2012 4:35 PM

4:29 I think you answered your own question

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2012 5:11 PM

Keep New York out of BOSTON!

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2012 5:23 PM

So I guess we can expect a BV Boston coming up pretty soon...

Posted by me | September 4, 2012 6:09 PM

Monopoly! Corporate bullshit.

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2012 10:15 PM

"Talent buying" is the grossest term ever

Posted by Anonymous | September 5, 2012 12:05 AM

Harvard Square is in Cambridge, not Boston

Posted by Anonymous | September 5, 2012 10:04 AM

Oh that's right, 1 of the now 4 venues Bowery controls is in Cambridge. The other 3 are in Boston. I echo the sentiment, "Keep NYC out of Boston."

Posted by Anonymous | September 5, 2012 12:32 PM

Only 1 is in Boston.

Posted by Anonymous | September 5, 2012 1:18 PM

nope, three are. allston is technically part of the city of boston.

Posted by Anonymous | September 5, 2012 2:27 PM

Except T.T.'s is also in Cambridge...not that it matters.

Posted by Anonymous | September 5, 2012 2:28 PM

no need for a boston vegan, they got pudding! http://allstonpudding.com/

Posted by Anonymous | September 5, 2012 7:01 PM

VERY NICE THANKS

Posted by ben 10 | November 2, 2012 6:46 AM

Today Boston, hopefully tomorrow Bakersfield!

Posted by power to the people | January 2, 2013 1:34 AM

we so can.

Posted by jordon | July 23, 2013 12:17 PM

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