With news that Cake Shop and Elvis Guesthouse are closing after New Year's Eve, it has been a tough time for fans of the area's live music venues.
Now comes word via The New York Times that the current home of The Stone, John Zorn's experimental performance space on Avenue C at Second Street, will close, though not until February 2018.
Per the Times:
In an emailed statement, Mr. Zorn confirmed the timing of the closure, but added that there was a likely future for the Stone in another space. “We hope to secure a new location and discussions are proceeding but as yet nothing has been definitely decided,” he wrote.
“We do hope you will all enjoy this last year in our historic underground East Village location and that you will all follow the music wherever it leads...
Check out the Stone's schedule here for a look of what's to come in the year ahead.
The Stone opened in 2005.
For $10 I used to drop into the Stone whenever I had the urge. Then they doubled the admission to $20 and the urge got too expensive. I guess they have to pay the rent...
Are you for real, $20 is not expensive.
Things change. I'm optimistic that The Stone will secure a new location for the future. Long Live The Stone.
@11;44 expensive for gambling on short sets of experimental music. Your wallet may vary.
Experimental jazz, folding chairs, concrete floors n no booze. NO THANKS!
I love The Stone residencies. Marc Ribot is the greatest.
The $20 goes directly to the musicians!
I love this place. $20 is not bad for seeing world-class musicians in such an intimate performance space.
The plus side of no drinks: no drink minimum per set (unlike many jazz clubs, for example)
The other plus side of no drinks: no drunks!
- East Villager
you can't even purchase a water.
When Manhattan does not have The Stone or something like it, then it is well and truly soul-sick.
Good riddance. No love for a place which doesn't support hardcore punk and metal without which (grin, bear, and deal with it) his venue and concept for it doesn't exist (all ages with no hardcore punk or metal is an insult to those hardworking scenes.)
Seriously, time for Zorn and his avant garde/jazz/noise sh it to get lost if he's not gonna support OTHER KINDS of music. 1987-94 is over dude.
Go to Brooklyn and stay there bro.
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