Posted in music | tour dates | venues on December 5, 2013

Rough Trade's music venue (more by Greg Cristman)
Rough Trade

Last night (12/4), Ida Maria was supposed to play Rough Trade when it got an 11th-hour relocation to Music Hall of Williamsburg. Turns out all shows at Rough Trade for the next month or so are going to get moved as well, due to sound issues with the venue. Here's the Press Release:

Following consultation with local residents and local authorities, Rough Trade and The Bowery Presents have decided it would best to put 'on hold' all live performance events at the Rough Trade NYC store, until further notice. This decision has been made to allow additional sound remediation work to be carried out, during which time scheduled RTNYC live events, where possible, will be transferred to the other local venues. RTNYC
Rough Trade, the store, remains open 9 AM - 11 PM daily.

Tonight's show (12/5) with Tourist, Jim-E Stack, and AIMES will now happen at Baby's All Right. AIMES are no longer playing, but all tickets will be honored. 8 PM doors.

No word on where the rest of Rough Trade's December schedule -- like Friday's Andrew Bird show (12/6) -- will end up, so stay tuned. UPDATE: Andrew Bird, DIIV and other shows have been cancelled.

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Comments (60)

locals complaining about the volume already huh?

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2013 12:34 PM

Could you just imagine the dork that called the cops because Television was playing next door?

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2013 12:35 PM

Those are the kinds of people who live on the Northside these days.

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2013 12:37 PM

Baby's all right is shit venue. Awful sound over there. Shame on whoever owns the dump.

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2013 12:38 PM

i suppose the yuppies are responsible for the Television show being so quiet - or rather not "loud" - here I was just thinking it was bc those dudes are so old.

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2013 12:38 PM

Haha rough trade learning the hard way they should've opened far away from Bedford people who are the new Park Slope

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2013 12:39 PM

that's gonna cost them big $$$. welcome to new york, ya wankers.

Posted by ws2k | December 5, 2013 12:39 PM

according to Bowery Presents website.. friday's show is cancelled and refunds are available at point of purchase... hopefully the issues are fixed by January...

Posted by mark | December 5, 2013 12:41 PM

Sky Ferrei left too many rails

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2013 12:45 PM

Damn, lots of canceled and postponements listed. Andrew Bird, Felice Bros, Langhorn Slim. Not the way you want to be opening a venue.

http://www.roughtradenyc.com/

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2013 12:46 PM

Hopefully this will just close. This place was unneeded.

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2013 12:47 PM

They'll bounce back on their feet

Posted by D | December 5, 2013 12:48 PM

Worse than Obamacare!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2013 12:58 PM

huh. east new york annex?

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2013 1:12 PM

move to brooklyn. complain about noise. #whitepeople

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2013 1:13 PM

ironically nothing new has opened at zebulon.

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2013 1:15 PM

Baby's All Right is a good club, but they have done nothing to promote it other than having the Brooklyn Vegan CMJ party there. Thev've been open for a month and a half and don't even have a website. The Facebook page is maintained by the soundman and only has 45 followers. I haven't seen any ads either online or print. It's not in a high traffic pedestrian area, so people aren't going to be walking by and notice it. Do the owners think people are just magically start going there?

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2013 1:15 PM

Rough Trade is perfect for Manhattan, its actually the best fit for the new and shitty LES.

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2013 1:23 PM

Baby's All RIght is a disaster.

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2013 1:24 PM

Such a bummer to think that at one point, Rough Trade was one of the greatest record labels in the world.

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2013 1:25 PM

The store and the label are completely seperate entities. The label was sold off years ago and is now part of the Beggars Group.

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2013 1:31 PM

1:15, are you intentionally spreading bad info?

Here is the Baby's All Right website:
http://babysallright.com/

The Facebook page has 645 followers, not 45.

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2013 1:35 PM

Thanks for the URL. Nothing comes up in a Google search, which is essentially the same thing as not having a site. I hope the club makes it as the staff is friendly and its nicely designed.

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2013 2:01 PM

Rough Trade is such a phony POS venue. Looks like if Disney was tasked with creating a set for a NYC music venue. I dont know how sound can be a problem if the whole place is airbrushed styrofoam

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2013 2:03 PM

baby's all right is NOT alright. shame on whoever owns that dump.

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2013 2:16 PM

"Baby's All Right"???? What a horrible venue name.

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2013 2:18 PM

Aware that the store and label are separate entities. RT went belly up in the 90s and fucked a shit-ton of labels. It's all a bummer; but that string of late 70s recs is up there with the best.

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2013 2:23 PM

All the hipsters bitching about Rough Trade and Baby's All Right deserve to see every show in that shithole 285 Kent.

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2013 2:23 PM

Can't we hispters think they all suck? Y'know what? You suck too.

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2013 2:28 PM

Shrim sauce

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2013 2:58 PM

Rough Trade the label was sucked up into the vortex of "Beggar's Group", which has to run out of money eventually. This colossal failure of a store/venue will hopefully speed up Beggar's eventual dissolution in bankruptcy.

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2013 2:59 PM

Enough with Bowery Presents already. Music Hall, Bowery Ballroom, Mercury Lounge, and Terminal 5 aren't enough for them?

Rough Trade NYC should be like Knitting Factory where it's in-house booking staff promoting their own shows AND working with outside promoters.

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2013 3:04 PM

These venues are owned by trust fund douches that can afford to lose money.

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2013 3:17 PM

"Enough with Bowery Presents already. Music Hall, Bowery Ballroom, Mercury Lounge, and Terminal 5 " Don't forget MSG, Radio City, Barclays, Brookyln Bowl, Webster Hall etc. They are slowly but surely monopolizing live (popular) music in NYC.

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2013 3:39 PM

They're monopolizing the market in mediocre indie bands that won't stand the test of time. Enjoy your overpriced beer!

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2013 4:44 PM

I went to a show at Rough Trade and it felt like I was on the set of some cheesy TV show. The security was also way too involved in the crowd. A small venue like that = back off

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2013 4:49 PM

How Bowery Presents can be crushed:

1. Le Poisson Rouge (700 capacity) and Santos Party House (500 capacity upstairs, 200 capacity downstairs) take on BP head on. That means no more avant garde/jazz/folk/hip-hop shit at LPR and no more party/dance/dj/hip-hop shit at SPH. One promotion company books LPR, another books SPH, both partner up to book at both venues so it isn't just one company booking both.

2. CBGB reopens as two clubs: CBGB East in The Pyramid Club (bar in the front room, live music in the 300-capacity backroom upstairs and 150-capacity basement) and CBGB West in the 350-capacity Lion's Den/Sullivan Room space.

3. Roseland remains open and they and Hammerstein just go harder after artists as I don't think they do enough.

4. Live Nation eats crow and partners up with the LPR-SPH promoter to take on Music Hall head on.

That's SEVEN MANHATTAN venues vs. only four BP venues. It's multiple promoters booking these seven venues not just one for no chance of a monopoly.

If BP pulls any shit, sue them.

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2013 9:52 PM

* 4. Live Nation eats crow and partners up with the LPR and SPH promoters to take on Music Hall head on with shows at Irving Plaza.

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2013 9:53 PM

Irving Plaza is horrible.

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2013 10:20 PM

@9:52 LPR is great but the rest of the venues you list are shit. The corresponding Bowery Presents venues are much better.

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2013 10:26 PM

Your plan on how to crush Bowery Presents makes no logical sense.

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2013 10:45 PM

BP runs some of the best venues in the city so it makes perfect sense some here dream about how to crush them

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2013 10:58 PM

You better start making some calls, 9:52

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2013 11:49 PM

You're an idiot 10:26pm.

All those venues have excellent sound unlike BP venues which all have shit sound. Irving Plaza is horrible yet Flag chose it to play their first NYC show. Moron.

How does my plan make no sense? Seven venues vs. four where the promoters go after who BP books.

10:58pm is a BP asskisser or intern (same thing.) Do they let you into free concerts and give you college credit, bitch?

Posted by D | December 6, 2013 12:19 AM

D, how do I get in contact with you?

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2013 12:35 AM

D can be contacted by writing a letter c/o Pizza Hut, Inc. - make sure to include a SASE to ensure a response.

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2013 1:04 AM

c-c-c-c-c-c clownin' onnnnnnnn ddDDDDdddddDddddddd

yeah

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2013 6:09 AM

the iPods

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2013 6:45 AM

Your plan makes no sense because it includes keeping Roseland open, partnering two different promoters, and slapping the name of CBGB on two different unrelated clubs. In what world would all the people that hold the rights and destiny of said venues. names and companies agree to all this? All for the specific purpose of 'crushing Bowery Presents'? Yeah real realistic.

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2013 7:55 AM

dintheb@gmail.com

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2013 8:38 AM

Hey 9:52 both lions den and Roseland are being developed. Done deals. No going back.

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2013 8:50 AM

Just change the name of all the venues in the city to the Fillmore

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2013 8:55 AM

I just saw D I think. I was walking past the white castle on Ft Hamilton and I went in to use the bathroom. Low and behold the mongolid behind the counter appeared to be a 40 year old punk. Complete with a chain wallet and doc martens.

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2013 8:56 AM

Is this place that much louder than Brooklyn Bowl? I hear the sound outside of there all the time, but they are able to continue ?

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2013 9:18 AM

9:18 - they've paid off the right people.

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2013 10:20 AM

shabazz ?

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2013 11:27 AM

9:52 was kind of right, actually.

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2013 11:32 AM

There aren't residences near Brooklyn Bowl. I hope Rough Trade gets the noise sorted out, there were great shows galore. As someone who once lived next door to a restuarant that magically turned into a music venue one day and not having anyone do anything about the noise, I appreciate that they are working to solve the issue rather than saying, "Fuck you, deal with the noise."

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2013 11:55 AM

Son, my boy D got opinions that destroy you like 42 decks... And his unwavering comment stamina is proof he be shooting up on that golden brown colored hummus with uncut Phyto-Nuttients. Don't f*ck with D, or you get the D in the B... Knameen?

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2013 3:31 PM

Worse than Obamacare!!!!

Posted by D | December 6, 2013 3:53 PM

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