Posted in music | pictures | venues on January 7, 2014

photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin

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New York punk legends Television celebrated the opening of Brooklyn's new music venue/record store Rough Trade NYC with a two-night stand during the venue's opening weekend of November 29 and 30. Back in November, we posted pictures of night 1, and we've now got a belated set of pictures from night 2 in this post.

Not long after this opening celebration show, the venue sadly had to shut down the show room and cancel December shows due to sound/noise issues. That trend is continuing as they just announced that most January shows have moved to other venues too. Hopefully they get done what they need to do soon. February shows like The Orwells are still scheduled for now. Meanwhile you can still stop by and browse their stock of records and books for sale.

Who knows what the venue will look like when they're finished fixing it so it can reopen, but more pictures of what it looked like on its first weekend can be viewed below...

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Comments (12)

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Posted by Anonymous | January 7, 2014 9:54 AM

How embarrassing. Two of those dudes wore the same outfit.

Posted by Anonymous | January 7, 2014 10:05 AM

Noise/Sound issues? WTF??
The building is in a mostly commercial zone.
Seriously - are there really residents in the neighborhood that are complaining about the noise? Before it was a record store it was an industrial factory that probably made even more noise.
I saw Television and Phospherescent there and did not notice any sort of noise issuesm outside of the room.
This is a real shame because the venue has potential.
Maybe its not really the noise/sound issue - maybe its becacuse no one actually buys vinyl anymore?

Posted by spikenyc | January 7, 2014 12:22 PM

Fuck this place and fuck Bowery Presents. The last thing that area needed was a venue of that size and a record store.

Posted by Anonymous | January 7, 2014 12:33 PM

Bowery Presents > Thurston's low hanging ball bag

Posted by Anonymous | January 7, 2014 12:45 PM

Ugh, why revisit this travesty?

That opener was a fucking awful open-mic act. He must be friends with the booker.

This place was/is an awful venue. Sort of like a House of Blues for "punk" music - with phony ambiance glued to the walls.

What a disaster and its a shame Television had to play at this dump.

Posted by Anonymous | January 7, 2014 6:11 PM

I had to check the place out personally, because making judgments based off of hearsay, and you know, photographs of fairly empty racks, wasn't enough. Sure enough, the place is terrible. The prices are stupid high ($18-$21 for albums that have been out for years?). The selection leaves a lot to be desired, and there is so much wasted space. Shouldve kept this shit in the UK.

Posted by Anonymous | January 7, 2014 7:48 PM

Are you seriously fucking publishing a recap of something that literally happened last year?! Wow BV. You fucking suck.

Posted by Anonymous | January 7, 2014 9:56 PM

the rats were complaining about the noise

Posted by Anonymous | January 8, 2014 3:36 PM

Awe did she say "it's your time yes my ANGELS" not just angel, that is so fucking sweet. Is she referring to her young fans? Or am I just mishearing that. Because I know many fans see her as a motherly figure. 

Posted by Zwick | October 31, 2014 5:49 PM

Obsessed. Legend!

Posted by Yosi Hakim | November 20, 2014 2:58 AM

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