Posted in music | venues on June 18, 2014

Palisades with no people in it
Palisades

Now on the map thanks to a high profile Trash Talk show at the venue last night (that even the NY Times previewed), Palisades in Bushwick is a new DIY venue that has been throwing events for over a month now. Their official opening was April 25th. The invite came with this description:

Palisades is a new music-venue/art gallery opening on the corner of Bushwick and Bedstuy located at 906 Broadway, Brooklyn, New York one block from the Myrtle JMZ-Train stop. This cultural event-space and consciousness-expanding visual gallery will display works of various mediums from local and international artists, host a diverse range of musical performances, and sell beer, liquor, and dumplings to stay alive.
The bill on opening night was a modest one that looked like it was ripped right off Sidewalk Cafe's antifolk leaning schedule. One of the bands was The Johns who they pointed out "are an offshoot from the harmony-rich and sharp-witted antifolk quartet The WoWz, who actually held a secret reunion show after a 2-year hiatus at Palisades at 1AM Saturday, April 19th." Palisades hosted an art show on May 15th for Preston Spurlock who plays Sidewalk Cafe this Thursday. Antifolk scenester Brook Pridemore, who recently released an album recorded 'Live at Sidewalk Cafe,' already played there and is scheduled to again. You get the picture.

Is Palisades antifolk's new home in Brooklyn? Will it fill a void left vacant by the closing of Bar 4 in Park Slope. Maybe, but Palisades is a DIY venue in a hip section of Brooklyn, so naturally things are already looking more diverse. Trash Talk, who played a free show at 285 Kent with members of Odd Future in the past, played a free show at Palisades with members of Odd Future last night. Earl Sweatshirt has now been there. There was a hip hop show there in May, and ex Vivian Girl Cassie Ramone played there on 5/29. Upcoming shows include EULAs 7" record release show with Big Ups, one of the nights of Ascetic House's long weekend in NYC, and a Yung Lean show on 7/10 (tickets) the day after he plays Webster Hall's Marlin Room (all of his dates and a video, below). Check out Palisades' full calendar which currently goes out to 7/25. For now, it looks like all of their shows will be easy to get into, unlike Trash Talk last night...

The line to get in Trash Talk @ Palisades (via Ric Leichtung)
Trash Talk

Have you been there? How was it? Did you go to Trash Talk? Did you get in? If so, how long did you wait in line? We heard from someone who was there last night that it was very hot inside.

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Yung Lean - "Yoshi City"

Yung Lean -- 2014 Tour Dates
7/9/14 - USA - New York - Webster's Hall Marlin Room (Manhattan)
7/10/14 - USA - New York - Palisades (Brooklyn)
7/11/14 - Canada - Ottawa - Bluesfest
7/12/14 - Canada - Montreal - Le Cabaret Underworld
7/13/14 - Canada - Toronto - Hoxton
7/14/14 - Canada - Toronto - Rockpile West
7/16/14 - Canada - Winnipeg - Union Sound Hall
7/17/14 - Canada - Calgary - Hi Fi
7/18/14 - Canada - Vancouver - Chapel Arts (early all ages)
7/18/14 - Canada - Vancouver - Fortune Sound Club
7/19/14 - USA - San Francisco - The Independent
7/20/14 - USA - Los Angeles - Ace Hotel (afternoon DJ set)
7/20/14 - USA - Los Angeles - The Troubadour
7/22/14 - USA - Chicago - Reggies
7/23/14 - USA - Raleigh - Kings Barcade

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Comments (43)

this is cool but there's literally more bands/venues/shows than audience members at this point

i guess that's a good problem

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2014 2:01 PM

Dude - it was SO hot in there last night, I only made it through the Left Brain and some DJ. At 10pm I made the decision I was going to die and pass out, so I left. Sweet venue though ;). My friends were there since the afternoon and we didnt get to go in until like 8:30...

Posted by Katia Vannoy | June 18, 2014 2:02 PM

You waited that long to get into THAT room? Why???

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2014 2:06 PM

dope venue. I've seen three good shows there already. not just antifolk stuff

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2014 2:09 PM

looks like a garden variety apartment. will the Dominican family downstairs start banging on the ceiling with brooms if the noise is too loud?

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2014 2:10 PM

yung lean/sad boys just announced here, the day after their webster hall show

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2014 2:13 PM

I wish tough black and hispanic people still lived in Bushwick.

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2014 2:15 PM

July 7 Yung Lean will be a legit madhouse. If theres no AC then that might scare some people away tho...

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2014 2:16 PM

Does anyone else think that Luke Haines looks pretty creepy with that hat and stare? Kind of "hanging around the schoolyard" creepy.

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2014 2:17 PM

Good gravy, the post city lookz worse than this website.

Posted by Mr. Foot Fetish | June 18, 2014 2:17 PM

The sound their was pretty bad a month ago.

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2014 2:18 PM

Comprainers be comprainin'.

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2014 2:24 PM

"So then we had this hallway and we thought...How about a concert space?!"

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2014 2:25 PM

You comprain you no rike shirt? You no bring back!

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2014 2:27 PM

Where the hell is the post city pride?

This looks like an Anti-Getting Laid Rally.

Posted by Mr. Foot Fetish | June 18, 2014 2:36 PM

^ well, you oughta know all about that AMIRITE

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2014 2:41 PM

Added in Yung Lean, thanks for the tip!

Posted by Andrew Sacher | June 18, 2014 2:48 PM

Is Palisades a DIY venue or a legitimate, legal business?

Posted by Just wondering | June 18, 2014 3:09 PM

Thank you Brooklyn Vegan for this writeup.

Here are some great shows to look forward to this week:

6.18 (tonight): Chris Forsythe, Velvet Zombie

6.19: Art Opening "Initial Deviations" featuring art by Solomon Alexander Chehebar, Claire Lachow and Brian Stremick curated by Kara Brooks

6.20: No One and the Somebodies, The Gradients, Flagland, No Ice, Huge Pupils, Rotwang

6.21: Life Size Maps, ONWE, Scherzo, Public Speaking, Sateen, Matas, & Moon

Please feel free to contact us at palisades@palisadesbk.com in the future.

Posted by Palisades | June 18, 2014 3:17 PM

Venue is cool. NO AC = blows!

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2014 3:17 PM

There's no such thing as DIY anymore, the eastward march continues.

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2014 3:17 PM

Well, that does it. Now that the place is officially popular, no one will go there anymore.

Posted by Jim Testa | June 18, 2014 3:25 PM

@3:17 I can think of one that's been in the LES for decades…

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2014 4:11 PM

No AC? That's a deal breaker. I can only imagine how stinky that hallway gets.

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2014 4:14 PM

"So then we had this hallway and we thought...How about a concert space?!"


LOL

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2014 5:32 PM

I weep for the youth

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2014 5:50 PM

Divine bar next door has a hidden venue in the basement that's been doing all sorts of secret shows. Way better and they have an A/C.

Posted by Culo | June 18, 2014 6:08 PM

Candy Boys played there

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2014 6:11 PM

^
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Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2014 8:15 PM

the only thing full about this place;s bar is how illegal it is.

place wont last a month

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2014 9:06 PM

How smart it is to open your illegal spot by booking shows with like a billion tuff guy bros lining up on the sidewalk outside?

Maybe go a little discreet, guys. This isn't the same City it used to be.

You kind of have to have all of licenses in order or else be able to hide really well. They really shut places down these days.

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2014 9:16 PM

looks like a lame version of what the Acheron started out as

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2014 11:29 PM

Remember the good old days when the Mob ran the illegal bars? At least they had A/C, and knew how to run it like a business. Hipsters know only how to make overpriced chocolate, pickles and ethical kale. Fuck them.

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2014 8:41 AM

Fuck all you complainers and narcs pointing out how "illegal" the venue is when you don't know shit.

Posted by D | June 19, 2014 9:53 AM

If you don't want your shitty illegal hallway bar to get shut down then don't have a shitty illegal hallway bar.

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2014 10:04 AM

It's going to smell like sweaty kale farts in that place. No thanks X 1,000,000

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2014 10:06 AM

D definitely knows from some shit

dude has seen some serious bizness go down... on the internet

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2014 5:22 PM

way to paint it black brahs

original

and I see some art with tits on it on the wall. tits are cool.

original

cool illegal bar brahs

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2014 5:26 PM

FOOTMAN?

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2014 6:21 PM

Thats a lotta white people linedup in Bed Stuy

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2014 6:41 PM

I heard the owner likes the d if yall interested.

Posted by Anonymous | June 20, 2014 12:56 AM

The place takes cards. I don't think it's an "illegal venue" ? I could be wrong though.

Posted by Stat | June 20, 2014 10:08 AM

Palisades is not an illegal bar. They have a liquor license.

Posted by Anonymous | June 20, 2014 6:34 PM

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