ELVIS GUESTHOUSE closing after New Year’s Eve; GIRLPOOL on cover of FADER
Intimate Avenue A bar Elvis Guesthouse, the East Village spinoff of Williamsburg club Baby's All Right, opened its doors in February 2015 with a Girlpool show. It was quickly a popular Manhattan spot for the cool kids, but like almost every other music venue in the city, it had its shares of woes. In fact, it was forced to stop being a live music venue not that long after it opened, though the occasional show still happens there. In fact, Saul from Fat White Family's new solo project Insecure Men made its NYC debut there the other night, and tickets are on sale for three December events. But December 2016 will also be the ex-location-of-Arrow Bar's final month. The masterminds behind the colorful bar confirm that Elvis will leave the building after New Year's Eve (details TBA).
Stay tuned for announcements of special events to help close down Elvis, and for what Zachary Mexico, Billy Jones, and the rest of the team behind Baby's and Elvis have up their sleeves. More is in the works. Elvis will not be their last non-Baby's venture.
Meanwhile, somewhat fittingly, this news of the small venue closing comes just around the same time that no-longer-small Girlpool appear larger than life on the cover of FADER (see above, and story HERE).