Bowery Ballroom, United Palace, Town Hall, Baby's All Right, Elsewhere, City Winery, Le Poisson Rouge, Saint Vitus, Joe's Pub and Union Pool are just a few of the NYC venues part of NYIVA which seeks aid for independent venues that have been closed during COVID-19.
Like musicians and bands, who are suffering financially while their tours get cancelled, venue staff from bartenders, bouncers, sound technicians and beyond are also going without paychecks while the places they work are closed.
Openers at Bowery were the The Type O Negative related project Silvertomb, and Vessel of Light (members of Ancient VVisdom and Hades) who were playing their first-ever live show. Speaking of firsts, these new shows will be the first time Sick of It All and LOA share a stage.
Online ticketing service Ticketfly is still down, more than 24 hours since announcing they were the "target of a cyber incident." It's staying down as they investigate and "don’t have a specific timeline to share right now. We deeply regret the inconvenience caused by this…