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Rough Trade’s music venue is open; How to Dress Well plays there tonight ++ win tix to Ben Watt


After four months of being closed for renovations and soundproofing (a mere week after they first opened), Rough Trade’s music venue finally has the green light to reopen. Tonight (3/21) there’s two shows: Rathborne and Streets of Laredo early (tickets), and How to Dress Well late (sold out). Saturday night (3/22) is Elysian Fields, Melvin Van Peebles Menage A Trois, and The Aspiring Me (tickets); and Sunday has Genesis Breyer P-Orridge in conversation with JG Thirlwell, which is free, followed by a book signing.

Other notable upcoming shows: The Allah-Las (3/27, sold out), The Pains of Being Pure at Heart (3/28, sold out), and I Break Horses on 4/18 (tickets). Also upcoming is Ben Watt w/ Bernard Butler to which you can still get tickets (Joe’s Pub is sold out), but if you’d like to go for free, we’re giving a pair away. Details below.

Full Rough Trade schedule is here. If you’re going there, don’t forget to check out the big Moog installationGlad to have you back open, guys, and glad to not have to write “Rough Trade cancels/moves more shows” anymore.

Contest details below…

For a chance at winning a pair of tickets to see BEN WATT AT ROUGH TRADE: either tweet something that includes both @BrooklynVegan AND “BEN WATT” in the tweet, or send an email to BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM with the subject line “BEN WATT”. Include your first and last name in the email. We’ll pick a winner at random and contact them with more details. If you enter by email, it will not be shared with anyone else. Good luck!

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