It was a couple of months ago when we helped broadcast the news about the soon to come reopening of Irving Plaza (seen HERE) which was great to see because live music is something that I have missed very much. Now its time for the folks over at LPR or Le Poisson Rouge to announce their grand reopening and the first slate of gigs that are lined up. Take a look.
The Press Release:
480 days. That’s how long it’s been since our stage has been dark and our doors have been closed. In the beginning of 2020, we were celebrating our longest streak of consecutive sold out shows with some of our favorite artists, and then suddenly it wasn’t clear what the future of live music would be. Thankfully, with the incredible generosity & support from music lovers like yourself, LPR is turning the corner stronger than ever before. Independent venues aren’t going away and we’re staking that claim with a stellar comeback lineup!
For our 13th year representing eclectic & independent music in the Village, we’ve got epic back-to-back nights with High on Fire (Oct. 20 and Oct. 21) and Daughters (Jan. 25 and Jan. 26), Malian guitarist & singer Vieux Farka Touré (Sept. 17), and post-punk heroes Bush Tetras (Nov. 13) among the sea of artists already announced.
Unbound by one sound, no two shows at 158 Bleecker St. are quite alike. Grammy-nominated Americana starlet Madison Cunningham (Oct. 28) swoons, while bubbling indie outfit Wild Rivers (Oct. 2) are set to take us on a feels trip we’ll never forget.
To all the night owls in the crowd, don’t worry – we didn’t forget about you. If you’re itching to get your feet moving, we’ve also announced a flurry of fiery late night events including The Crystal Method (Nov. 13), Emo Night Brooklyn (Aug. 28 is SOLD OUT; Oct. 23), and Gimme Gimme Disco (Sept. 4).
We’re excited to be reopening our doors again and to be bringing live music back to NYC. Please visit LPR.com for a complete listing of all upcoming shows.
See you soon!
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: When I saw them share that it was 480 days since their last show I looked back and calculated that I ran a time of 496 days between my shows. The last show before pandemmic was Devin Townsend at The Warsaw while the first one back was the brief KISS set during the Tribeca Festival back in June. Since that was only about 25 minutes and I haven’t been to anything since I am not sure that this counts as my return to shows but I digress. I love visiting LPR and have seen a wide variety of acts in the place such as Mac Sabbath, Arthur Brown, Shonen Knife and 2 Cellos to name a few. Taking a look at this list there are a handful of groups that I wish to see such as Unleash The Archers, The Cybertronic Spree, High On Fire and Daughters. As expected, I will be listing all of the topical events for our readership on the monthly events calendar that we keep. Who knows, perhaps there will even be some giveaways to do but considering how much money was lost during the pandemic these will likely be few and far between. Let’s see what happens and as I close this announcement up I wonder what you local readers think about the news. Have you been to LPR in the past? What was your favorite concert experience in the place? Chime in down below in the comments and I will see you next time.