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Blackthorn

Queens music venue Blackthorn 51 opened up last year after the original Blackthorn club in the North Bronx closed down. It's located in the space that used to be another music venue known as Arena (80-12 51 Ave, Elhurst, NY). Venue owner and downtown superstar Nicki Camp, who you might know from Don Hill's and Limelight, said to Queens Ledger about the new space:

It's harder now than it was 20 years ago. The music industry has changed, the economy has changed and the world has changed

It has been good, but it's not like Manhattan. We can't book bands from New Jersey and get people from right across the tunnel. There are two tolls, so it's harder in Queens. You have to find your niche.

I used to do strictly rock back in the old days, but I learned that if you have a space you can do anything. I can have comedians in here, I can do fashion shows. Just because you have a space doesn't mean you have to limit yourself to only doing one thing.

The venue does mostly book metal and harder rock. So far bands who have played include Pyrexia, Michale Graves, and a Metallica cover band.

Judging from the picture of the venue's backline, it does look like a big place. Have you been? What do you think?

The venue currently has shows scheduled through August. One highlight is New York death metal originals Suffocation on May 10 as part of the Queens venue's Saturday Slamfest, an all day affair featuring support from a horde of more or less local death metal bands. Tickets for that one are on sale. That's Suffocation's only US show other than a European tour in the summer and Holland's Neurotic Deathfest along with Gorguts, Misery Index Malignancy and many more this weekend.

Other highlights: This Saturday, May 3, will feature a Big 4 tribute show, and Shai Hulud plays Blackthorn 51 on May 9 with a lengthy list of support bands. Brazilian veteran crossover thrash band Ratos De Parao play on May 23, giving Blackthorn 51 a good sampling of heavy happenings in May, not to mention the just announced Bullet Boys (!!) for August 7 and Tracii Guns (!!!) on June 12.

Upcoming Blackthorn 51 shows and Saturday Slamfest lineup below...

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Blackthorn 51 Upcoming Schedule
May 2 - NARUTH, BLACK PARADICE, ESCLAVOS, CONNEKTE, ZARAMPAHUILO + more
May 3 - Big 4 Tribute
May 9 - Shai Hulud, Vincent Price is Right, If He Dies, Skies of Tomorrow, This Life We Live, The Machinist, Duane Barry
May 10 - Suffocation + more
May 23 - Ratos De Parao
June 7 - Victim of Changes (Judas Priest tribute), Flames of Fury, Symptom 7, Beyond the Flames, Jack Snipe
June 12 - Tracii Guns
Aug 7 - Bullet Boys


Saturday Slamfest - May 10
SUFFOCATION
IMMORTAL SUFFERING
MALA ENTRANA
SPECTRAL VOICES
DIVERGENCE
SKEPSIS
CITOLETIUM
LETHAL ENTITY
TERRORDACTYL
THE FALLEN PRODIGY
LYNCH PIGS
VERDE

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Comments (92)

Anyone remember Pat's Place? Eddie was a regular there.

Posted by Mr. Foot Fetish | May 2, 2014 5:20 PM

Place is a joke. Bunch of idiots from Queens. Obese hardcore dads, Nikki Sixx wannabes and Hollister/Hot Topic 20 year olds. The. Worst.

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2014 5:29 PM

5:29 - Thanks for the tip...but can we kindly ask what you were doing there then?

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2014 5:33 PM

Queens has bred a lot of great Hardcore acts. Good sound system.. but they book WAY TOO MANY bands on a single bill… a bit ridiculous. definitely a big bro down fest over here but it's not so bad.

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2014 5:41 PM

Is that the same space L'Amour East was in?

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2014 5:49 PM

i dig the place, good shows and queens needed a spot like this.

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2014 5:54 PM

5:29 has it pretty much right. Hard to get to, pay-to-play, with a weird vibe and crappy sound. The only good things about it are how low the stage is and how small the area directly in front of it are - considering that some national acts go through there, it might be nice to get right up front and watch everything happen. But Don Hill's and Limelight were seedy pieces of shit and this place is no different.

Posted by nonnamus | May 2, 2014 5:55 PM

Sound quality is actually very good cause ive played there and staff folks are pretty cool.

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2014 6:00 PM

do they serve sausage?

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2014 6:22 PM

Been to Blackthorn a bunch of times since it opened.Place is nice and has great soundsystem.Staff guys are alright,never been jerks or anything.Only thing im not crazy about is the drink prices but whatever.

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2014 6:55 PM

The sound system is the worst I've heard in a place that's built like a venue.

However, they book great bands, have cheap drinks, and both the staff and crowd there were a great group of people. I definitely would go to more shows there.

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2014 6:56 PM

For those that believe the sound is not up to par at Blackthorn, can you at least give examples of venues that do have great sound so those of us reading can compare?

Posted by All Knowing or not? | May 2, 2014 7:14 PM

5:49 L'Amour East was located at 77-00 Queens Blvd. Use to be a roller rink. Not sure what is is now.

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2014 7:16 PM

L'Amour East is a huge Asian food and produce mart!!

Posted by Historian | May 2, 2014 7:19 PM

Great room.
Saw Shai Hulud/The Last Stand there last December and it was awesome. Good sound system too.

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2014 7:19 PM

How can anyone say anything bad about this place? Ridiculously good sound and great staff.

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2014 7:23 PM

This place is awesome seen alot of great bands here. I pay homage to tbe dark lord that it exists

Posted by Darkdisciple | May 2, 2014 7:37 PM

This will be a biased viewpoint, since I am the doorman there. I would like to say that everyone is entitled to their ,individual opinions, of course, but to slander someone anonymously shows no tact, and quite honestly, a lack of, what Gorilla Monsoon would say, intestinal fortitude. Stand by what you say, with your name beside it, or your skewed viewpoint is deemed irrelevant. And I suppose you will have to live with yourself knowing you are gutless. On another note, whereas I have been known for my love of hardcore, and up until recently,have been obese (I have since lost over 100 pounds), I can assure you i am not a dad.

Also, whereas I am not the most gifted sonically, and am not a sound engineer, I will say this room sounds better than any room I have worked at, which covers A LOT of territory. Again, anonymous posts spewing venom, with absolutely no CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM.

THis is music everyone. Come to a venue and enjoy some bands, and have a good night out. Thank you to the writer forththe review , and everyone come and make up your own mind.

John the Doorman

Posted by John the Doorman | May 2, 2014 7:58 PM

Go get em John!! All the staff are cool n solid people at the Blackthorn. This club is the best thing to happen to the Queens music scene since Castle Heights. Im going tomorrow night to see caught ina box! Hot females doin Anthrax songs hell yeah!!

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2014 8:33 PM

Staten Island needs a venue like this

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2014 10:55 PM

Oh god, Nikki Camp is still allowed to do shows?!?!
Should be blacklisted by now.
Then again there are tons of noobie bands that are willing to put up with anyones shit.

Posted by anon | May 2, 2014 10:58 PM

I really like this club and this is a great place to hang out with my metal head friends.

Posted by BentleyForbes | May 2, 2014 11:04 PM

Terrordacyl kicks ass
Plus oldskool suffocation great show

Posted by eazy L | May 3, 2014 12:25 AM

Oh God, loser bands that cant play and cant draw flies to shit are still allowed to do shows?
They should all be blacklisted by now.
Then again there are tons of noobie promoters that will put up with anyones shit!!!

Posted by The seeker | May 3, 2014 12:49 AM

^ You need to simmer down na

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2014 2:22 AM

This place is a fucking staple for metal. Do you idiots know how many clubs are closing all the time?

Good sound, staff, stage, and lights.

All you anonymous little whiny bitches have nothing better to do than talk shit anonymously while you jack off with the other hand.

Posted by Dmitri Kalmar | May 3, 2014 3:03 AM

Anyone doubting the negative reviews just because they are anonymous:
When there's smoke, there's fire.
Nikki Camp runs this place and everything associated with that name still applies.
Bands, if you love paying to play and your rockstar dream includes selling tickets at full price for convoluted payment schemes then you're gonna love this place.

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2014 3:03 AM

Ive played there and never paid to play nor had any probs with getting paid so you must be special.

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2014 4:10 AM

Soooo I'm understanding that the sound system is both the best AND the worst. I see.

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2014 5:40 AM

Don't forget that drinks are cheap, but also expensive (it's relative I guess?)

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2014 9:31 AM

I think its cool there is at least a club that books heavy music and isn't another rap or shitty Jamaican club, but if they think that not allowing drummers to bring their own kits and give that many restrictions they surely wont last. Not allowing double bass? Makes no sense. Also booking 67 bands on a show will get them no where either

Posted by Asian Crook | May 3, 2014 10:21 AM

If He Dies is a fucking awesome live band. Anyone into classic metalcore will dig those dudes. That Shai Hulud lineup rocks!

Posted by Josh | May 3, 2014 11:12 AM

Yeah I saw If He Dies open for Earth Crisis a couple of months ago and they were the best opening act. Never heard of them before that show will defiantly be going to the show on May 9th.

Posted by AstroCreep | May 3, 2014 11:19 AM

Motherfuck all the people hatin terrordactyl fucking rules nyc needs more metal not faggy Brooklyn hipsters and bands doing dj sets we keep ny metal and hardcore
And don't bitch about all the little shit you fucking fags

Posted by eazy L | May 3, 2014 11:28 AM

Motherfuck all the people hatin terrordactyl fucking rules nyc needs more metal not faggy Brooklyn hipsters and bands doing dj sets we keep ny metal and hardcore
And don't bitch about all the little shit you fucking fags

Posted by eazy L | May 3, 2014 11:29 AM

Anyone that used to hit up Castle Heights or Redzone will know the guys who book the shows and do the door. Kev Castle and John The Doorman are awesome dudes and its good to see a solid venue in Queens on the border of Nassau. Has not been a decent venue around those parts in quite sometime. Shai Hulud was stellar at Revolution last week when they played with VOD. That band If He Dies sounds a lot like As I Lay Dying, Killswitch, Darkest Hour, etc. Solid as metal core band is right Josh. All the haters on this venue are either going on the wrong nights or maybe ever been there. From what I know on the ticket situation is they give them to bands but they are expected to draw and exact amount (aka pay to play)

Posted by Jordan | May 3, 2014 11:38 AM

Shit pay to play venue. Venues like this need to burn the fuck down and the bands that sustain it need to wake the fuck up.
Then again, most of the bands that play Blackthorn are horrible and no real promoter would ever want to book them so maybe that's the best deal they can get.

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2014 12:01 PM

Any good hummus joints out in Queens?

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2014 12:44 PM

Ok so this post goes out to Kevin Scondotto Mike Mangan Nicki Camp Blackthorn Queens NY John The-Doorman For their never ending support and for keeping the Scene alive and kicking. It is people like this that give us the artist a place to rock and to keep doing what we love. The Music scene has taken many different changes over the years. I have watched this first hand being an oldie as I am (not mentally tho) hahaha. A witness to the changes that have occurred over time. One thing stands true without a crew like this there would be no scene. With this all said I personally would like to express my own heart felt appreciation for what these guys do... Keep up the great work dudes....Much Love and respect

Posted by JSB | May 3, 2014 1:08 PM

Im in a band and im asked to draw about/around 20 people to a show at not only blackthorns but most ny area clubs when playing on a weekend which to me and my mates is pretty reasonable and we usually hit the mark. So im thinking the ones on here talking crap are in bands that cant draw much or they are in the loser or horrible bands they accuse others of being in and are just finding people and places to scapegoat for their own bands short commings. And i think the sound at blackthorns is pretty decent as ive played other qns/bklyn spots that didnt even have moniters or more then 3 working mics. If you dont like this owner nikki guy thats fine but dont slander everyone and everything about the club.

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2014 1:52 PM

Any good hummus joints out in Queens?

Posted by How to get Chilis Gift Card ? | May 3, 2014 2:39 PM

So pay to play is when your asked to draw some heads and contribute to your show as best you can? I dont think some of you guys understand buisness nor have common sense. Probably the same guys who think ordering a cup of tea for a dollar allows them to take up a booth space for 2 hours at a diner. Clubs like everything else operate on income and if a band draws dick or draws zero then how is a venue supposed to run shows or even last at all? What in this life is free and without its own rules and regs? Id love to know. Even playing your basement im sure your parents want something for that like promise to walk the dog or take out the trash. Some people just like to post stupid false rumor shit and dont even know what they are talking about and i seen a few examples here. To bad cause its a cool article on the place. And i agree with what somebody else said Queens needed a club like this and i like it and support it.

Posted by Chris R | May 3, 2014 6:42 PM

THANKS for all of your feedback (even the haters)! See ya at Blackthorn! Mike SOS- Hostmaster

Posted by mike sos | May 3, 2014 6:54 PM

What's the gloryhole vibe like over there?

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2014 9:57 PM

I'm starting QueensVegan!

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2014 10:57 PM

I wouldn't bother typing all of the reasons this place is a cancer on the NYC metal scene.
It'll fail just like Don Hills for the exact same reasons. That day can't come fast enough because it will be the last day any of you faggot, no talent, pay to play bands get booked.

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2014 11:50 PM

Day cant come fast enough for little bitchass haters who post slanderous nonsense to get some tug job from there equally pathetic friends to do something of value with their lives instead of wishing bad things towards people they hardly know.

Posted by Chris R | May 4, 2014 1:23 AM

I got great head from the bass player in the Metallica cover band. He looked like Newsted.

Posted by That's my badass truck in the picture, bro | May 4, 2014 10:21 AM

To the uninformed, clueless, loser who mentioned an iconic club like Don Hills.
Don Hills did not fail, in fact was incredibly successful. Don Hills was open for 22 years and is still one of the most famous recognized clubs in NYC history. If not for the passing of its namesake, Don Hill, in 2011, that club would still be open today.

Posted by RIP | May 4, 2014 12:07 PM

This place rocks. Saw death angel here and dehumanized on the same night. Black thorn. Reminds me a lot of the viper room out in Los Angeles. Cool , small , intimate with a killer sound system. Hope they get bigger and better and keep booking killer metal and punk bands. One of the best rock clubs in all of NYC.

Posted by John | May 4, 2014 12:36 PM

This place is fine as long as you know that you're going to be paying $20 to see 2-3 quality bands. Don't make the mistake of getting to any of their shows early or you'll have to endure amateur hour shit.

Posted by Anonymous | May 4, 2014 2:15 PM

Nikki Camp needs to keep it real and lose the wig

Posted by Anonymous | May 4, 2014 3:31 PM

I was going to type about what a horrible establishment this place is but I see plenty of people have already done that for me.

Posted by Anonymous | May 4, 2014 7:32 PM

Another Anonymous idiot but prob the same one with just nothing better to do then slam a venue cause his shitty band prob drew 3 people and wants to blame the club for the lack of intrest from your own friends. Sorry you play with scrubs guy but dont hate others for enjoying the spot.

Posted by Steve R | May 4, 2014 8:15 PM

If anyone needs tickets for that Suffocation show, my friends band Spectral Voices is playing! Hit them up for tickets!!!

https://www.facebook.com/spectralvoices

Posted by Anonymous | May 4, 2014 10:27 PM

^And this is exactly why the shows this venue throws are a fucking joke.

Posted by Anonymous | May 5, 2014 3:36 AM

It's great to have a venue in Queens, but this one is run more (and looks more)like a nightclub then a rock venue. Last show I went to there they booked 10+ bands instead of the average 3-5, terrible mix of music, AND it started super late. Also you can't SIT unless you keep paying a barmaid to bring you drinks at your seat, instead of the average walk up-to bar. So by the time the last band played, 95% of people were drunk, annoyed, last band stopped 3 songs in from beligerant Queens-idiots fighting. Nikki kicked out someone for throwing up in the bathroom. ABCNorio is less anal, and they're pretty anal. I'd prefer an old legion/VFW show in Queens.

Posted by Anonymous | May 5, 2014 12:52 PM

That's the typical Blackthorn 51 experience.
1 quality band is booked and 10 local bands are hired as sales people to sell tickets to their friends.
These locals may be good (usually not) but that isn't of any concern to the guys in charge. All they care about is how hard you're willing to push tickets on people.
The funny part is, as you've seen above, not just the venue management, but also the bands with little to no dignity or pride see ticket selling as a gauge of how good their band is. I guess when your band is fucking terrible you need to validate playing outside of your parents basement somehow.

Posted by Anonymous | May 5, 2014 1:51 PM

THIS WEEKEND AT BLACKTHORN!

FRI MAY 9TH SHAI HULUD
SAT MAY 10TH SUFFOCATION

HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE

MIKE SOS
HOSTMASTER
BLACKTHORN 51

Posted by mike sos | May 9, 2014 10:33 AM

I've played this venue a ton, and it's far and away my favorite club in NYC. The sound system is top notch (lighting is good too), their new sound man is a great guy and very skilled (on-hand and making adjustments throughout the show), and the Castle Lifers crew who book many of the shows are some of the best, most pro guys around. (And Nicki's been cool too, for the record.) I've also never had to put up money for tickets. They'll ASK that you move 20 tix or so for show with a national headliner, but I don't know that they've ever turned away any band who came up short (they just probably won't book you again). And, anyway, if you can't move 20 tickets for a good bill you're simply not hustling. There's also a large Hispanic metal population that comes out to shows there (many big name acts from Latin America get booked at Blackthorn) and anyone who doesn't tap into this dedicated fan base is a fool (especially all you black metal bands).

What this club isn't, so far, is a hipster metal joint, and I chalk that up to snobbery. There's no reason there couldn't be a doom or avant-metal show there; those bands just haven't approached the venue. Everyone loves to play Vitus because the sound is good and it's professionally run; as a band, you feel validated playing there because it's obvious the club cares. It's same with Blackthorn. Both clubs compliment each other nicely, and bands should be striving to play both venues to expand their geographic reach and fan bases. There's always a crowd at Blackthorn.

P.S. BTW, the club isn't hard to get to. It's 20 minutes out of Manhattan on the train; a helluva a lot easier to get to than deep Brooklyn. It should also be mentioned that the club has appropriately staffed and very attentive security. If someone's being an asshole, they'll be out on their ass before they can ruin your evening.

Posted by Sam Walters | May 9, 2014 10:48 AM

LOL at all the tools who won't post their name because some day they might want to play there.

Posted by Sam Walters | May 9, 2014 11:29 AM

Queens is "suburban"?? Idiot.

Posted by Sam Walters | May 9, 2014 11:30 AM

Slow down there city boyz. There's enough songs (sha la la) to go around. Post city boyz take their tunes really seriously.

Maybe try to make more music in between the sheets so you're not so frustrated.

Posted by Mr. Foot Fetish | May 9, 2014 11:35 AM

I LOVE how all the hating opinions never come with a REAL NAME or IDENTITY, yet still manage to be "witty", "clever" and "hip". It's ok though, anonymous posters...if i spread as many uninformed opinions as you, I'd wouldn't want folks to know who I really was either. Regardless, thanks for your input; the old adage still rings true- bad press is better than no press! See you at BLACKTHORN!
MIKE SOS
HOSTMASTER
BLACKTHORN 51


Posted by mike sos | May 9, 2014 2:26 PM

If you want to be part of a scene where people cheer for their friends bands regardless of how bland and unoriginal they are then this is the place for you.
If you want a real show there's nothing here for you.
And no Mike you won't "See me at BLACKTHORN" because I would never support the fucking leaches that run that shithole.

Posted by Anonymous | May 9, 2014 2:46 PM

i dunno where you guys see shows, but i think cheering for bands regardless of how bland or unoriginal they are happens everywhere, even in your anonymous bubbles....which brings me to this question for the anonymous scene experts.....

so, anonymous pos(t)er(s), where are the "real" shows? enlighten me, please....st. vitus? knitting factory? anywhere the L train stops?

and while I am disappointed that I won't be seeing you at BLACKTHORN, maybe it's best that you guys stay behind your keyboards and we just continue book shows at BLACKTHORN.

Thanks for the lively comments, guys!

MIKE SOS
HOSTMASTER
BLACKTHORN

Posted by mike sos | May 9, 2014 3:30 PM

THE Tracii Guns?!?!


hahah, I'll pass.

Posted by Anonymous | May 9, 2014 3:41 PM

^Dude, this place is fucking hilariously bad.
They get a legendary band like Suffocation and who do they pair them with?

MALA ENTRANA
SPECTRAL VOICES
DIVERGENCE
SKEPSIS
CITOLETIUM
LETHAL ENTITY
TERRORDACTYL
THE FALLEN PRODIGY
LYNCH PIGS
VERDE
Who the fuck are these bands?
9/10 of them don't even make sense playing with the headliner.
Does anyone really give a fuck about any of that shit? hahahahaha

Posted by Anonymous | May 9, 2014 5:02 PM

Well they're just salesmen in the eyes of the venue so they couldn't care less about quality.

Posted by Anonymous | May 9, 2014 5:08 PM

I heard you have to confirm you'll bring at least 10 loads before they'll let you use the gloryhole.

Posted by Anonymous | May 9, 2014 5:58 PM

The post city boyz are just scared. If they're not near city parentz brunching or a subway they get antsy. It's cute and fussy.

Posted by Mr. Foot Fetish | May 9, 2014 6:40 PM

TONIGHT AT BLACKTHORN

SUFFOCATION

W/
IMMORTAL SUFFERING
MALA ENTRANA
SPECTRAL VOICES
DIVERGENCE
SKEPSIS
CITOLETIUM
LETHAL ENTITY
TERRORDACTYL
THE FALLEN PRODIGY
LYNCH PIGS
VERDE

SEE YA THERE!
MIKE SOS
HOSTMASTER
BLACKTHORN 51

Posted by mike sos | May 10, 2014 2:41 PM

^ Mike, lil' tip for ya buddy --- until you get one of those glory holes in the men's room (like St Vitus) you're not gonna get that draw you expect. It's the sausage way.

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2014 8:09 PM

Suffocation was EXCELLENT last night. any of you anonymous posters check it out?

Posted by mike sos | May 11, 2014 10:22 AM

^yeah i decided screw manhattan or north brooklyn, I want to spend sat night in elmhurst watching a shitty metal band.

Mike sos you are dellusional.

Posted by Anonymous | May 11, 2014 12:34 PM

Mike SOS, you need to start hanging out in the parking lot of pizza parlors on Long Island. Talk to the delivery guys. That is where you will find your audience.

Posted by Anonymous | May 11, 2014 12:53 PM

Who is the but hurt sausage making comments about " slander"? Someone's opinion
is not slander, it's freedom of expression. Secondly, slander involves spoken word comments, libel is what is put in writing. Thirdly one would have to prove intent to prove a claim of libel. And lastly, if you're really bothered by anon comments I suggest you stay off internet.

Posted by Anonymous | May 11, 2014 1:44 PM

I wasn't at that shitty venue to see Suffocation because I was busy watching Ulcerate at Saint Vitus (a real metal venue).
Ulcerate sold out the venue without your faggot, 10 shit local bands pay to play bullshit.

Posted by Anonymous | May 11, 2014 3:32 PM

^shut the fuck up you idiot. Selling out tiny St. Vitus is no big fucking deal. Moron.

Posted by Anonymous | May 11, 2014 8:14 PM

^Butthurt scene faggot

Posted by Anonymous | May 11, 2014 9:41 PM

I love watching sausage fights ... pretty soon comes like slapping and scratching, then the running manscara and torn pointy lettered black t-shirts. Hey, here's an idea ... instead of arguing about what club is more badass

Posted by Anonymous | May 11, 2014 10:24 PM

(Continued) ... why don't you move out of mommy's basement, take a fucking shower and get a haircut, and join the fucking human race? Heh, sausages, whattaya say?

Posted by Anonymous | May 11, 2014 10:26 PM

Not fighting. I dig St. Vitus. Saw great shows there, we actually did a show there. Much props to them for keeping metal going in BK!

Thanks to all for your lively debate!

Mike SOS

Posted by mike sos | May 12, 2014 11:28 AM

If you're not within 50 yards of a brunch restaurant or dirty train, post city boyz will turn on you.

Posted by Mr. Foot Fetish | May 12, 2014 11:46 AM

My band has played here like 10 times. There has never been pay to play, not for my band and not for any of my friends bands. If you think being told you need to draw more than 3 people to a show is "pay to play" then you shouldn't be in a band.

Posted by Dimitriy | May 12, 2014 1:23 PM

Someone wrote that they don't allow drummers to bring kits: that's the NORM for all rock clubs in the city! It's so that change-over is quick! He also wrote that "they don't allow double pedal" which is the stupidest comment on this page, since every band I've seen (and my own band) uses double pedal.

Posted by Dimitriy | May 12, 2014 1:24 PM

put the pedal to the metal! lol

Posted by Anonymous | May 12, 2014 8:13 PM

lol people still play shows for Nicky Camp?
Losers

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2014 2:22 AM

Boycott Blackthorn 51 and those bunch of fucking security pussies.
Moshers being kicked out and that bald cocksucker pulled out the faggot fizz and sprayed 3 times with people around coughing their lungs out... Way to go fuckheads... I was one of those people caught in that with my nostrils still stinging

Posted by Anonymous | May 25, 2014 5:08 PM

peppered sausage

Posted by Anonymous | May 25, 2014 5:30 PM

I support anyplace that allows live music to be performed. If it wasn't for such places we would have nowhere to see music. Having said that, this place looks like a dump.

Posted by Anonymous | May 25, 2014 11:50 PM

^It's a shit hole for sure

Posted by Anonymous | May 26, 2014 12:33 AM

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