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Williamsburg venue Grand Victory, RIP

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This past weekend, Williamsburg venue The Grand Victory hosted its final shows. Since opening in January of 2012 the venue has been a home for punk, metal, hardcore, indie rock, and more.

The second-to-last night, Saturday (7/30), had a performance from the legendary John Doe of X, who normally plays larger places. Did you catch the intimate show? Check out a few Instagrams from that show, below. Catch John Doe again when X hit the road this month. Their tour includes a BrooklynVegan-presented show on August 13 at Irving Plaza. Tickets for that show are still available.

Grand Victory’s final day, Sunday (7/31), included a hardcore matinee and a “Bon Voyage to The Grand Victory and Stalkers” night show. The matinee was headlined by SubZero, and the night show doubled as the last Grand Victory show as well as The Stalkers’ last show as a band. The show lasted into the early hours of Monday (8/1).

Although The Grand Victory has shut its doors at 245 Grand St, general manager Sean Dougherty said he is “in the process of finding a new location and [hopes] to be in operation by early next year.” Grand Victory’s closure comes just about five years after Bruar Falls closed in the same space.

RIP to The Grand Victory. We’ll be on the lookout for your new location.

Check out some Instagrams from the weekend and X tour dates below.

He wore shiny leather boots, arrows on his shirt, and sang some of my favorite songs. #johndoe #x #purplehaze

A photo posted by Alyssa Fackitall Tanchajja (@alyssatphoto) on

  #johndoe was sick   A photo posted by @waylonboner on

The grand victory will close! Lucky me because I could see the NYHC show at there🇺🇸 Oi! A photo posted by Juri Okazaki (@jr168) on

  Last night was the end of an era 😢 We love you @thegrandvictory ❤️❤️❤️ #ripgrandvictory #thatsallfolks #💔   A photo posted by Jennifer Catherine Manfredi (@jennythunders) on

  Farewell Grand Victory! It’s been real 📸 @rich_zoeller_photography #Subzero #NYHC #Punk #Metal   A photo posted by Mangiaracina™ (@mattypastanyc) on

A photo posted by Andy Animal (@andyanimal) on

X – 2016 Tour Dates
Aug 12 The State Theatre Falls Church, VA
Aug 13 Irving Plaza New York City, NY
Aug 14 Brighton Music Hall Allston, MA
Aug 15 Underground Arts Philadelphia, PA
Aug 18 Turner Hall Ballroom Milwaukee, WI
Aug 19 Metro Chicago, IL
Aug 20 El Club Detroit, MI
Aug 21 El Club Detroit, MI
Aug 27 Ohana Music & Art Fest Dana Point, CA
Aug 28 The Catalyst Santa Cruz, CA
Aug 29 McNears Mystic Theatre Petaluma, CA

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