Music Hall of Williamsburg is open — Patti Smith tonight
Against Me! @ MHOW, Brooklyn, NYC – Sept 05, 2007 (CRED)
Though not completely finished inside, the new Brooklyn venue called Music Hall of Williamsburg opened with a show by David Dondero, Matt & Kim, and Against Me! last night. Already there are conflicting viewpoints in the comments. One positive:
just back from the show….it was super sweet! the venue isn’t 100% done yet, but in solid shape and can’t wait to see more shows in this space. for as much as people bitched about it opening a day late it’s a far nicer and better venue (in every sense) then plenty of other “venues” i’ve been to in BK.
One sort of negative:
The venue is nice, set up just like Bowery Ballroom and everything is brand new but sort of corny–leather couches, etc. It’s a bit too slick and polished and made me miss the old Northsix. Also, the bathrooms are oddly situated right under the drums so it sounds like the floors are going to collapse. The security guys were assholes and gave a lot of people grief over minor bullshit. Honestly, I would probably only return there for bands I really really love who I couldn’t see anywhere else–it wasn’t a pleasant experience.
The Patti Smith show has been rescheduled for tonight (Sept 6, 2007).