Low End Theory club night shutting down, announces final shows
The long-running and well known club night Low End Theory has announced its final shows, culminating in August. Since October of 2006, Low End Theory has thrown over 600 parties over the course of nearly 12 years, mainly in the Los Angeles venue where it started, The Airliner, but also at events in NYC, San Francisco, and Tokyo. Performers have included Thom Yorke, Amon Tobin, James Blake, Daedelus, Nosaj Thing, Jonwayne, and Flying Lotus, whose regular appearances helped launch his career. In an NPR interview, FlyLo called Low End Theory a “producer’s lounge,” saying, “If you got talent and you got tracks and you hang out enough at Low End Theory, eventually someone will hear something and you can do something.”
In an Instagram post that you can see below, founders Daddy Kev, DJ Nobody and D Styles cite “family obligations,” “work demands,” and “life.” among reasons for shutting down the club night. They write, “the general consensus amongst the residents is that we have overstayed our welcome, and our greatest hope now is that the final ten weeks of Low End Theory can serve as a time for the beat community to set aside our differences, come together, and hopefully remember what made Low End Theory a special place to begin with: the music.”
Low End Theory has ten more parties planned before its final night, which is scheduled for August 8.
What a long strange trip it's been. First and foremost, the residents of Low End Theory would like to offer our sincerest gratitude for the nearly 12 years of support. It has been an honor and privilege to serve in the capacity we have, rocking over 600 Wednesdays at the Airliner in Lincoln Heights, as well as various tours and spot dates across the US, Asia, Europe and Africa. To every artist who has blessed our stage, we are grateful. To every person who has joined us on the dancefloor, you are the primary source of inspiration for making Low End Theory happen every Wednesday since October 2006. The journey has not been without its challenges. It is therefore with a sense of sadness that we are announcing our last ten shows, starting tonight at the Airliner in Lincoln Heights, with the final Low End Theory planned for August 8. There are several factors affecting this decision. Family obligations. Work demands. Life. The general consensus amongst the residents is that we have overstayed our welcome, and our greatest hope now is that the final ten weeks of Low End Theory can serve as a time for the beat community to set aside our differences, come together, and hopefully remember what made Low End Theory a special place to begin with: the music. Very truly yours, @daddykev @nobodybeats @djdstyles #lowendtheory