Posted in Contests | music on March 21, 2014


After four months of being closed for renovations and soundproofing (a mere week after they first opened), Rough Trade's music venue finally has the green light to reopen. Tonight (3/21) there's two shows: Rathborne and Streets of Laredo early (tickets), and How to Dress Well late (sold out). Saturday night (3/22) is Elysian Fields, Melvin Van Peebles Menage A Trois, and The Aspiring Me (tickets); and Sunday has Genesis Breyer P-Orridge in conversation with JG Thirlwell, which is free, followed by a book signing.

Other notable upcoming shows: The Allah-Las (3/27, sold out), The Pains of Being Pure at Heart (3/28, sold out), and I Break Horses on 4/18 (tickets). Also upcoming is Ben Watt w/ Bernard Butler to which you can still get tickets (Joe's Pub is sold out), but if you'd like to go for free, we're giving a pair away. Details below.

Full Rough Trade schedule is here. If you're going there, don't forget to check out the big Moog installationGlad to have you back open, guys, and glad to not have to write "Rough Trade cancels/moves more shows" anymore.

Contest details below...


For a chance at winning a pair of tickets to see BEN WATT AT ROUGH TRADE: either tweet something that includes both @BrooklynVegan AND "BEN WATT" in the tweet, or send an email to BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM with the subject line "BEN WATT". Include your first and last name in the email. We'll pick a winner at random and contact them with more details. If you enter by email, it will not be shared with anyone else. Good luck!



Comments (14)

I am SO calling in twelve noise complaints tonight.

Posted by Anonymous | March 21, 2014 1:12 PM

Pumped for How to Dress Well tonight.

Posted by Anonymous | March 21, 2014 1:19 PM

this place is still open?

Posted by Anonymous | March 21, 2014 1:21 PM

Is the rumor true that there is a hummus kitchen in the basement?

Posted by Anonymous | March 21, 2014 2:12 PM

Plus you can buy a brand new copy of the LP for $50.

Rough Trade is 4 tha people.

Posted by Anonymous | March 21, 2014 2:32 PM

hallelujah. awesome venue, glad it's back open.

Posted by dave | March 21, 2014 2:47 PM

It took four months to glue a few pieces soundproof foam to the walls?

Posted by Anonymous | March 21, 2014 3:12 PM

There is a better chance for Cal Poly to win the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball tournament than any of these performances actually occurring

Posted by Anonymous | March 21, 2014 3:19 PM

Rough Trade Opening has been moved to Baby's All Right.

Posted by Anonymous | March 21, 2014 6:43 PM

The real question is... when are the Meggings playing?

Posted by Anonymous | March 21, 2014 6:47 PM

And the Bowery Presents Starbucksification of live music in NYC continues.

Posted by Anonymous | March 21, 2014 7:09 PM

3:12, it probably took 4 months for someone from the city to come and actually look at it.

Posted by Anonymous | March 22, 2014 1:32 PM

Badass! Check out the Rough Trade catalog on Spotify using labelm8 --

Posted by Label bro | March 23, 2014 3:27 AM

well done on the visual effects

Posted by fenixdown22 | May 20, 2014 5:05 AM

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