Another Brooklyn venue is biting the dust. Bushwick's mostly-punk/metal venue Acheron, which opened in 2010 with a BV-presented Trash Talk/La Dispute/Cerebral Ballzy/Psychic Limb show, will be shutting down in July. The venue posted:
It is with a profoundly heavy heart that we have to announce July 9th will be the last show at the Acheron. As a result of numerous factors that are completely out of our control, the space can no longer be used for shows. The Anchored Inn will remain open, doing the glorious work of keeping the punks fed and drunk. We are endlessly grateful to all of our staff, along with (almost) every band and show-goer that has ever walked through these doors. When we started 6 years ago I don't think any of us imagined the Acheron would have grown into what it is now, and we feel very proud of all that we accomplished in that time. It has been a pleasure, and we mean that from the bottom of our hearts.
We are working on a few last minute shows to finish up our final weeks and will announce them as soon as we can.
All shows booked for after the 9th will be moved to new venues, which we will also announce soon.
Thank you to everyone that helped make this feel more than just a venue over the years. While we're all deeply saddened by the loss, we feel extremely proud, and privileged to have been able to do this for as long as we have. Please come find us at the bar, and let's have a drink. Viva 57!
Sad to hear. If you're wondering, adjacent bar The Anchored Inn will remain open.
Upcoming shows include Freedom on Sunday (6/26), Dalek on 7/1, and more. Stay tuned for the announcements on those last-minute shows being added, and where those post-July 9 shows (like Toys That Kill and Pilgrim) are moving to.
Watch a video of Refused at the Acheron: