Tag Archives: venue closures

Knitting Factory Brooklyn Announces August Closure

venue logos, knitting factory, knitting factory logo

While I really don’t enjoy having to facilitate the bad news as much as I like doing the positive stuff, it comes with the territory. As someone who lives and breathes the live music scene of my Metal and Rock Metropolis, I am sad to help share the broadcast that the Knitting Factory in Brooklyn will be closing its doors this coming August. Their Facebook announcement is embedded for you down below.

Continue reading Knitting Factory Brooklyn Announces August Closure

New York City’s Famed The Pyramid Club Announces Closure

the pyramid club

The Press Release:
It is with the most sad and heavy heart that we must announce to our local and worldwide community and family that The Pyramid Club NYC will not reopen. We are another sad consequence of Covid-19. Our #1 priority has always been to provide a safe environment for everyone to be who they truly are. The moment we found out Covid-19 had reached NYC, we decided to close temporarily in order to keep our staff and patrons safe, and in doing so, we became the very first NYC business to close, even before NYS/NYC required businesses to do so. The very last night we opened our doors was March 7, 2020.
Continue reading New York City’s Famed The Pyramid Club Announces Closure

Blackthorn 51 Owners Permanently Shutter Queens Location Due To Coronavirus

blackthorn 51 venue logo

The Facebook Post:
Blackthorn 51 has permanently closed its live music venue in Elmhurst Queens NY; But Blackthorn has announced that they do expect to reopen at some point and at a new location.
Continue reading Blackthorn 51 Owners Permanently Shutter Queens Location Due To Coronavirus

Breaking: Sony Square NYC Permanently Shutters Amid Covid-19 Outbreak

sony square nyc logo

The Press Release:
In August 2016, Sony Square NYC opened with the mission to be a public space committed to showcasing the Sony Brand through innovations in electronics; providing behind-the-scenes looks at TV shows and movies; celebrating music artists and their fans; and bringing together the gaming community. Located at Sony’s New York City headquarters, there was no better place to experience the past, present, and future of our brand, than by walking into Sony Square NYC.
Continue reading Breaking: Sony Square NYC Permanently Shutters Amid Covid-19 Outbreak

Sadness; American Beauty NYC Club Has Closed

Though we’re firm in the belief that the New 2018 Year is loaded with potential promise, good times to be had and awesome events, there does come a bit of sadness with the tolling of the bell as it pertains to the space that once housed the American Beauty NYC club. Take a look at the official statement that was making the rounds earlier today.

The Statement: “It is with a heavy heart that we announce our doors closed after December 31st 2017. Our home at 251 West 30th Street was purchased by Herald Square Properties in 2016, who are renovating the building and renting to new tenants. We’d like to thank our loyal staff, customers and every artist who’s performed on our stages for a magical run.  Although it’s sad to say goodbye to our Midtown party factory for now, we are happy for the memories that will live on with those who experienced it. Fare Thee Well”.

club slake, slake
Club Slake (2015) by KP

PiercingMetal Thoughts: According to my records, I’ve NEVER been to American Beauty NYC but have been in the same space that it was when it was using other names on the marquee (Club Rebel and Slake for reference sake). I always had a decent time in the space and felt that a lot of the bands who were coming through were only going to be able to book shows for their regional fans here based on the size of the place. Several months ago, NYC lost Webster Hall to its new owners and potentially two-year long renovations. The smaller spaces in that venue don’t appear to be coming back in the new configuration so losing another smaller venue to development and new renters is a bit of a sad thing to me because we already had lost Santos Party House which was for many artists the perfect size space. I love seeing shows and I love when the more austere bands out there find their way into an event space like this because its perfect for their needs. Recently the bands Tyketto and Jason Bieler (of Saigon Kick) each had played here to very positive responses and so much for catching them here the next time around. So another one down as NYC seeks to stop being NYC each and every month. If you were a regular patron here, I wonder what you think about this news. Chime in down below. Thanks ABNYC for serving up the music for the time that you did. Ciao.

Official Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/americanbeautynyc/