Shea Stadium

Shea Stadium, the new Brooklyn space that's hosting a Showpaper benefit with Fiasco, Dinowalrus and others on May 30th, is opening in full this weekend (May 22nd).

On Friday, May 22nd, Whack, Grocery Thief, and No One & the Somebodies play the venue. Then, Shea hosts a kick-off party on Sunday, May 24th with Golden Error, Pow Wow!, Bad Credit No Credit and Donner Party Picnic with the So So Glos DJing.

It turns out the venue is also rigged for live recording and has plans to release recorded shows on their website ("think Daytrotter with an audience").

Shea Stadium is a progressive art space that serves a dual purpose as both a recording studio and live music venue. Our deal is simple....bands are invited to come and use our space and our equipment free of charge to make a live recording of their set. During these live recording sessions our doors will be open to the public: all bands are encouraged to treat these sessions as a show and bring as many of their friends/fans as they like. A small cover charge at the door (we have to pay the bills right??) grants you admission to the entire night of sessions as everyone is welcome to stay for the duration of the evening's festivities. As both a studio and show space, our mission is to create a fun-loving environment that will bring out the best in all the bands who perform, as well as the audience.

The new venue was started by producer Adam Reich, who is a childhood friend, and the producer of, The So So Glos, who are some of the people behind Market Hotel. It's one big DIY family.

More info on the venue, the kick-off-show flyer, and more below...

Shea Stadium Flyer

Sunday, May 24th, 2009
Golden Error
Pow Wow!
Bad Credit No Credit
Donner Party Picnic

The So So Glos will DJ between bands. There is a roof to smoke on.

The entire night will be recorded, so get rowdy and clap loud!

The donation is $7-1,986 (sliding scale)

Shea Stadium is located at 85A Debevoise Ave, Brooklyn, NY

To get there take the L to Graham, walk towards the White Castle, Turn Left at Woodpoint (Bushwick Ave.), Woodpoint turns into Frost, Make a Left on Debevoise.

Please be considerate to the neighborhood and do not drink in the street.

Thanks and Lets go Mets


(Driving) Take BQE I-278 to Exit 33 (McGuiness/Humboldt). After exit, take a right onto Humboldt Street. Take a left onto Richardson St. one block later. At the dead end, take a right and a quick left onto Frost Street. Take the next left onto Debevoise Ave. We are on Debevoise Av. between Frost and Richardson.

(By Subway) L-train to Graham Av. Walk down Metropolitan Av (towards the White Castle) to Bushwick Av. At Bushwick Av, take a left onto Woodpoint Av. Take Woodpoint Av to Frost St. Take a right on Frost and then your first left onto Debevoise Ave. The studio is on Debevoise Av. between Frost and Richardson. You will not see an awning. The door will be open...

Shows/sessions generally start between 8 and 9pm and are always ALL AGES.

The Recordings

The recordings made from these sessions are meant to serve as raw, well-balanced, but realistic representations of the band's live performance. Our goal as a studio is to capture the live experience as accurately as possible. That being said, extensive mixing or postproduction of the live tracks is not exactly what we are aiming for, however the studio will be available during the day for more traditional tracking sessions. This availability however will be limited. Bands will receive rough copies of their recordings the same night as their set, and can expect mixed versions within a few days afterwards. The shows will also be posted (with the band's permission of course!) on for all to enjoy.

The Shows

A typical night of sessions will have 3 to 4 bands performing approximately 30 min sets, with 30 minutes between each band for setup and soundcheck. We want to treat these shows as parties: the more people that come, the better the vibe the recordings will have. Feel free to spread the word and tell your friends. All shows are all ages, and BYOB until further notice.

The Gear

NO BS: Our live soundsystem is TOP SHELF. Our recording setup is modest but very effective. Being that the studio is free, we trust you will not be disappointed. If you have any questions with respect to gear and equipment, please feel free to E-mail our engineer at Information on our backline will posted soon.

Rules & Regulations

We have few rules. We are reasonable people. Treat our studio space with love and we will treat you with that very same love. Please do not hang out on the street in front or around the studio. If you have to smoke, please do so on our roof.


Shea Stadium Demolition Timelapse

Shea Stadium - 2009 Schedule
May 22 Whack, Grocery Thief, Noone & the Somebodies
May 24 Golden Error, Pow Wow!, Bad Credit No Credit, Donner Party Picnic, + SO SO GLOS DJ
May 28 The Golden Kittens, Organs, Everyone
May 30 SHOWPAPER BENEFIT w/ Fiasco, Dinowalrus & Le Rug

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