Rough Trade concerts cancelled following noise complaints

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Well, this sucks. From the Times:

On Thursday, a day after a scheduled show by Ida Maria was moved to the nearby Music Hall of Williamsburg — which is operated by the Bowery Presents — the store announced that, “following consultation with local residents and local authorities, Rough Trade and the Bowery Presents have decided it would be best to put ‘on hold’ all live performances at the Rough Trade NYC store, until further notice.” The announcement added that the decision was made “to allow additional sound remediation work to be carried out.”

In an email, Stephen Godfroy, an owner of the store, said, “We’re making sure our incredible live P.A. system is equaled by incredible acoustic remediation.” He added, “During this process, all amplified live performances at the store are on hold, but we aim to resume normal service (as it were), as soon as possible.”

The shop is on a largely industrial block on North Ninth Street in Williamsburg, a couple of blocks away from other clubs like Output and Brooklyn Bowl.

Tonight’s show by Tourist has been moved to Baby’s All Right, at 146 Broadway in Williamsburg. Scheduled appearances by Andrew Bird, DIIV, the Stepkids, Lucius and Au Revoir Simone have been canceled; shows by Allah Las, Cults and Langhorne Slim and the Felice Brothers have been postponed.

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