Rough Trade NYC’s music venue to reopen tonight!

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From Brooklyn Vegan:

After four months of being closed for renovations and soundproofing (a mere week after they first opened), Rough Trade’s music venue finally has the green light to reopen. Tonight (3/21) there’s two shows: Rathborne and Streets of Laredo early, and How to Dress Well late (sold out). Saturday night (3/22) is Elysian Fields, Melvin Van Peebles Menage A Trois, and The Aspiring Me; and Sunday has Genesis Breyer P-Orridge in conversation with JG Thirlwell, which is free, followed by a book signing.

The full line-up is here.

Rough Trade is hosting the world’s largest Moog installation

moogWhile Rough Trade is working out their concert situation, they are celebrating all things Moog with an installation that runs to the end of March. From MoogMusic:

For 25 days in March, Rough Trade NY is housing the world’s largest modern Moog installation as a mile-marker on the road to Moogfest, and Moog invites all artists in the area to stop by and utilize the space for experimentation and discovery. The residency serves as a physical manifestation of the intersection of music, art and technology,and it is meant to be used as an artist’s resource. Although it is free to the public, this is no museum exhibit- visitors are encouraged to interact, engage and experiment with the analog electronics. All are welcome to craft sound as well as bring a recording device to sample the instruments.

The installation is the world’s largest Moog installation and leads up to Moogfest in Asheville, NC (April 23-27). They will also be giving away a free Moogfest ticket on each day of the installation.

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.

Watch a time-lapse video of the Rough Trade record store opening

roughtradeVisual artist Stephen Mallon shot this time-lapse video of Rough Trade setting up shop in the new Williamsburg store. Watch [Read more...]

Watch Sky Ferreira perform the Rough Trade opening

skyLast night Skye Ferreira helped welcome Rough Trade to Williamsburg. Check out the videos of her performing Ain’t Your Right, Heavy Metal Heart and I Blame Myself below:

Ain’t Your Right/Heavy Metal Heart

via Dare L’ Rot

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Television is playing the Rough Trade opening in Williamsburg

televisionLocal legends Television are joining the already impressive list of acts at the forthcoming Rough Trade NYC store in Williamsburg. The band will perform on both November 29th and 30th with [Read more...]

Rough Trade opening in Williamsburg in November, first shows announced

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Looks like even more great music options are coming to the hood:

London-based music-retailer and record label Rough Trade opens its doors at 64 N. 9th Street in Williamsburg on November 25. The initial announcement promised a “performance space” in the 15,000 square foot shop, and it looks like it will be QUITE the performance space.

The stage is being booked by Bowery Presents, and they just unveiled an impressive first run of events, including shows headlined by Jagwar Ma, DIIV, We Are Scientists, Shabazz Palaces, JD Samson & MEN and many more. I personally can’t wait.

Here’s the schedule thus far, with tickets for all going on sale this Friday: [Read more...]