Posted in music | venues on April 29, 2014

(via Emet's Facebook, photo by Min Chai Lee)
Emet

Bushwick, Brooklyn venue Emet, which has recently hosted shows from Turnip King, Mannequin Pussy, Grass Is Green, and more, has allegedly been shut down due to legal issues. A Facebook post from Oliver of Ghostpal regarding this Friday's (5/2) show reads:

Hey yawls. Some bad news here, not just for us but for NYC music in general. Emet has been shuttered do to legal hassles. Which means a lot of things, one of which is that we're now short a venue for our freak out on Friday. It may need to be postponed, but for the time being we're trying to see if we can move it somewhere. We're trying some angles but it's hard to knock together on short notice, and we probably need your help. A call to arms! Anyone got ideas/leads/dreams in terms of finding a spot for a bonkers party on Friday night?
That sucks. Meanwhile, the venue has not yet announced this themselves, so details are sparse, but stay tuned for more info.

UPDATE: A statement was posted to Emet's Facebook:

Hey, as you may have heard elsewhere, we have gone dark for the time being because of landlord/neighbor issues. This ain't the last you'll hear from us, though, and we're seeing what we can do to get back on our feet either here or elsewhere as soon as possible. The poetry reading on May 9th is still happening, as will be the Showpaper potlucks and other non-musical events. The love you all have shown us over the last nine months is so fucking wild, thank you. -Stuart, Aaron, Ethan and rest who made Emet happen.
Friday night's show, which still needs a home, is presented by Windsor Terrace recording studio, musician's collective and record label Mama Coco's Funky Kitchen. MCFK bands on the bill are Sons of an Illustrious Father, Ghostpal, The Freaky Baby Daddies, NO ICE, and instrumental Brooklyn via Minneapolis trio Iced Ink whose new album "Television Ears" is streaming at Bandcamp and was recently reviewed by Jersey Beat.

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Tags: closing, Emet

Comments (46)

Hipsters just never understand that just because you don't have to work in the morning that does not give you the right to disrupt a needed nights rest from those who do.

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2014 10:49 AM

10:49: If you move into Brooklyn because you think it's a cool place to be and because you like being around an active music scene, and then you complain that parties in the still-industrial part of town are preventing you from getting to your shitty PR internship, you should be shipped back to whichever flyover state you came from.

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2014 11:03 AM

Do to? Do to?

Wow.

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2014 11:09 AM

@11:03 if you've lived in Brooklyn your whole life and some shitty hipsters move in and start blaring their shitty music at all times of the night, you should probably just take it, right?

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2014 11:14 AM

11:14 Go look at 75 Stewart in Google Maps and tell me how many people you think have been living in that neighborhood their whole lives.

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2014 11:17 AM

"Some bad news here, not just for us but for NYC music in general."

Well no offense to your puny little DIY space that only a minimal number of people gave a shit about, but I think the NYC music scene is going to be just fine. I'd say 99% of it won't even notice that Emet is closed

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2014 11:18 AM

All my prays.

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2014 11:19 AM

This rivals the destruction of the original Penn Station, I'm sure.

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2014 11:40 AM

Dearest Brookline Vegetarian,

Thank you anonymous 10:49, for having the courage to hide in anonymity and criticize something that people enjoyed.

Good Riddance, says I! For too long whippersnappers have been playing their ridiculous jazz music. It's a fact in the field of phrenology that syncopated rhythms upset the humors. I think all these Johnny-come-lately's and Sally-show-up-whenevers have ought to throw away their electric fiddles away and pick up a well-tempered harmonium.

I don't know who this "Emmet" was, but hopefully the local constable has given him a stern dressing down, and he'll start listening to some respectable music. Like the dulcet tones of the Sousa Brass Band. Sousa, now there's a man that know that the first beat is the only beat a respectable young gentleman should accent.

Brookline Vegetarian, when will you resume posting your delightful recipes? My sensitive colon so relishes your delightful and delicious posts.

Sincerely,

Morty MacGuilcuddy

Posted by Old Man MacGuillacuddy | April 29, 2014 11:42 AM

^So not clever nor humorous

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2014 11:52 AM

People enjoy racism too - so we should mourn when a racist gets put down too, Dr. Logic?

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2014 11:56 AM

Instead of watching music, why not try making your own... between the sheets.

Posted by Mr. Foot Fetish | April 29, 2014 11:56 AM

down with sexism

up with my penis

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2014 11:58 AM

Those are terrible band names!

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2014 12:27 PM

11:42 wins for 2014's most effort spent on an unfunny, boring post... and he spelled his name two different ways.

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2014 12:39 PM

1239- and that was a hotly contested award. The misspelling just makes me feel sorry for him.

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2014 12:48 PM

BUT GUYZ IT WAS LYKE THE 2ND COMING OF 285 KENT

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2014 1:05 PM

11:42 ran out of Paul Simon lyrics to make unfunny jokes from

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2014 1:09 PM

When they close Bowery Ballroom let me know, until then I'll go with the flow

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2014 1:15 PM

This rivals the destruction of the original Penn Station, I'm sure.

Posted by Get Pizza free | April 29, 2014 1:40 PM

11:42 - could you comment on this? Your failure is pretty amazing - could be referred to in the future as a benchmark for bad comments.

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2014 1:56 PM

I'm not him or her and have no horse in this race but in fairness to 11:42, I've read WAY worse comments on BV than that one.

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2014 2:01 PM

2:01 - pls list yr top 3, thnx

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2014 2:26 PM

11:42 seriously needs a bitch slap, wake that boy up

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2014 2:29 PM

2:01- but were they presented in such spectacularly cringe-inducing fashion? Not sure about that.

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2014 2:47 PM

yeah, I'm hard-pressed to think of anything worse than what's above. I might try to look a few winners up - maybe something from a juggalo thread?

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2014 3:13 PM

Are Perfect Pussy & Mannequin Pussy related?

Posted by E.L. Fudge | April 29, 2014 3:26 PM

hey guys,
emet was on the fourth floor of an illegal artists building in a heavily industrial section of bushwick that was like 7 blocks from anything residential. they weren't bothering ANYONE.

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2014 3:56 PM


They were not bothering anyone, because no one even knew they existed.

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2014 4:18 PM

Hipsters need a place to play too.

It is sad when these kinds of places close down. They close down all the time, and then young and/or amateur musicians desperately search for new venues, which brings music to neighborhoods where it may not be welcome.

It would be great if there were a couple of well organized small venues where a band that isn't established can get a show and play for their friends. It really does suck for musicians when these places close down.

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2014 4:18 PM

3:56 they were bothering me

Now what? I won!

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2014 4:48 PM

Hey 3:13 - remember that juggalo thread where that tattoo artist chick from Indianaflyoveria poster her FB page info? That was pretty dumb.

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2014 4:50 PM

4:32 wake up idiot it's called MANHATTAN

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2014 5:10 PM

I hope the cops cracked a few beardo skulls when they shut the dump down.

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2014 5:21 PM

the fuck is this place? i was right nearby and i'd never heard of it.

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2014 6:23 PM

4:50 - that's the one I was thinking of! She said something about being a jugglet and pointed to a myspace page or something. In hindsight, this is still worse.

Posted by 3:13 | April 29, 2014 7:19 PM

At least lie and call it a fundraiser. Better yet, just cancel your....bonkers party(?) which doesn't need to happen in the first place.

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2014 9:17 PM

this place was cozy and I saw a lot of sweet art in ther,,,
the people who lived there will find a new space in the future and that will be sweet

Posted by a row boat | April 30, 2014 8:47 AM

No one ever heard of this place

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2014 2:50 PM

Did they really need the Facebook post? Couldn't they just tell this to the 9 or 10 of their friends who cared about this news to their face

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2014 2:54 PM

What's an Emet?

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2014 3:05 PM

If a pop up hipster space falls in the city, and no one is there to see it, did it ever really exist?

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2014 3:20 PM

Marisa from MP = hot as shit

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2014 10:54 PM

The closing of any music venue is a hit to NYC at large. Venues like this, which were at first unknown- built the music scene that defined music in NYC. It wasn't the radio, and certainly not TV or the newspaper it was the venues. It takes a venue like this to support the ever changing scene(s) today and help it grow. Remember a little venue called CBGB's, The Continental, Max's, The Cooler. They were all super small venues supporting new music at the time. It's really easy to think this stuff just happens like magic --but small venues, with no names and little to no financial backing built this town ages ago and it's even more important to keep them alive today and let them grow now that Live Nation and Bowery Presents control the market.

Posted by Anonymous | May 1, 2014 1:33 AM

1:33, nyc's been over for a long time. i bet your grandma could run a really fast mile...in 1936! most of the people that played max's are also corpses or corpses-to-be. you are deluded to draw comparison to highly influential periods based on "spirit" and geographic location. live nation and bowery presents WILL recreate your slum-vibe-art experience and entice wealthy patrons who will never know that you existed (or care to).

Posted by Dead Dreams | May 1, 2014 6:21 AM

Caribean hall has 2 venues in Brooklyn. We are capable of hosting wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, bridal showers, child’s birthday party, adult’s birthday party, birthday dinner, Sweet 16, wedding reception, bachelor / bachelorette party, class, meeting business presentation, religious functions, corporate meetings, fashion shows, reunions or much more with comfortable seating arrangements for up to 400 guests.
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Posted by Caribeanhall | May 7, 2014 4:11 AM

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