Posted in music | venues on January 5, 2013

Showpaper art

Todd P has been keeping busy. Among other things he has announced:

AN AS-YET-TO-BE-NAMED "NEW MUSIC" PERFORMANCE SPACE + BAR IN THE BUSHWICK AREA
I have a new lease on a familiar space off the L train, with legal certificate-of-occupancy and other paperwork baked into the deal, at no cost to the space. This space will open as an all ages music venue for "new music" (aka noise, avant composition, deconstructed rock, etc) - with an onsite (licensed) bar for the grown ups. Doubles as a neighborhood bar on nights without performances, and a gallery. Separate gallery space within, to open at a later date.
You might remember that in 2011 Todd was working on opening a similar type of venue in the old Mo Pitkins space in the East Village. That didn't work out, so it's great to hear that the dream is still alive. Todd is also still working on reopening the Market Hotel.

Meanwhile, the new Silent Barn is open and Dead Herring is on its way out.

The picture at the top of this post is the art you'll find on the new issue of Showpaper, another Todd P project that is now nearing its 150th issue.

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Comments (28)

Thank god, finally, an all ages underground noise space in Bushwick.

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2013 2:56 PM

Sounds more like the space he wanted to do in East Village actually, though your sarcasm is noted. With Zebulon gone we could use a venue for serious music that isn't indie rock. Let's hope that this turns out to be that.

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2013 3:18 PM

would make more sense in the East Village if you're trying to fill a void. Bushwick has tons of loft spaces and quasi venues doing this kind of shit. East Village, not so much.

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2013 3:23 PM

East Village doesn't want this kind of place anymore. Anyway, those that live there and do want it can get on a train just like everybody else.

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2013 3:29 PM

its called Obamawick now.. Bushwick is old hat

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2013 4:25 PM

this venue might require the Todd P empire actually invest in a solid sound system.

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2013 5:00 PM

It would be really cool if Black Sabbath would play there.

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2013 5:23 PM

The days of Todd P are kinda done

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2013 6:38 PM

I don't know 285 Kent seems pretty on point. That spot also has got the best PA of any of the underground places or Glasslands. I think Todd P's just doing a more behind the scenes deal these days.

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2013 10:17 PM

Who?

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2013 10:18 PM

10:18 - exactly.

Posted by Anonymous | January 6, 2013 8:36 AM

I've been looking for a place to hear rock deconstructed

Posted by Anonymous | January 6, 2013 10:24 AM

I am going to out buy this place, and turn it into Brooklyn's best organic hummus factory.

Posted by Anonymous | January 6, 2013 12:06 PM

I hope you'll be providing tours of the factory complete with a tasting at the end! I'd pay good money for that!

Posted by Anonymous | January 6, 2013 12:58 PM

"That spot also has got the best PA of any of the underground places or Glasslands."

Are we talking about the same 285 Kent? The sound is more forgiving to electronic artists but a fucked up echo/reverb chamber for any guitarist, especially if they use heavy effects. The recent Merchandise/Night Sins show is a perfect example.

Posted by Anonymous | January 6, 2013 3:16 PM

12:58,

I actually play on having Frohawk give the tours with tastings for every patron.

Posted by Anonymous | January 6, 2013 8:15 PM

room acoustics ≠ sound system

Posted by Anonymous | January 6, 2013 8:42 PM

The sound at 285 is awful.

Posted by Anonymous | January 6, 2013 8:57 PM

People who talk about "the sound" are boring and a lot of times full of shit. There's much that goes into what any show sounds like, and very little that goes into talking about it, usually.

PA systems are empirically better than one another but that doesn't account for the room, the dumbassery of the band, the laziness or incompetence of the sound guy, or personal preference.

Posted by Anonymous | January 6, 2013 9:15 PM

Nor how drunk is the audience.

Posted by Anonymous | January 6, 2013 11:03 PM

Are there *any* spaces like this in Manhattan anymore?

Posted by Anonymous | January 6, 2013 11:49 PM

"Are there *any* spaces like this in Manhattan anymore?"

That boat sailed away a long time ago. So sad.

Posted by Anonymous | January 7, 2013 12:01 AM

Boomy room but their PA is killer

Posted by Anonymous | January 7, 2013 8:34 AM

Todd P, sick! Hope he books The Faint!

Posted by Anonymous | January 7, 2013 9:03 AM

Has anyone heard this new music genre that's taking Williamsburg by storm?
I believe it's referred to as "Hummus-Wave".

Posted by Anonymous | January 7, 2013 1:38 PM

Do people actually LIKE noise/deconstructed rock, or is it just talentless hacks starting bands and guilting their unemployed friends and ugly girlfriends to come to the show?

Posted by Anonymous | January 8, 2013 1:46 AM

I get it, being an intolerant prick and hating a thoughtful man is the new not being an intolerant prick and hating a thoughtful man.

Posted by Download FireFox 2013 | February 27, 2013 5:49 PM

Toad P rules

Posted by catering winnipeg | June 26, 2013 1:14 PM

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