Club Midway on Avenue B: Reopened, Padlocks Off

Club Midway on Avenue B: Reopened, Padlocks Off

Dean Wareham Black Postcards reading at Club Midway: Still happening this Thursday, March 13

Last Thursday, scrappy-grrrl UK trio Hotpants Romance arrived to the States for a string of dates only to learn that Club Midway, the Avenue B bar and basement venue where their first show was booked, had been shut down. "Apparently, cops raided it," said Hotpants drummer Kate Armitage at Death by Audio the following night. "Just our luck!"

Turns out that a week ago Friday, a NYPD sting busted a handful of LES bars for serving minors, one of which was Club Midway. ("They don't want live music in this neighborhood," groused one Midway employee.) According to the local Community Board, the Midway's liquor license was up for renewal this past October and while there was an unspecified motion in the works not to renew the license, the Club still currently had it at the time of the police bust. And so due to the neighborhood sting, the Midway got shuttered for ten days, padlocks and all. Some of the basement's scheduled shows were relocated at the last minute—Hotpants Romance, for example, ended up playing the Charleston in Williamsburg.

But the padlocks came off today and Club Midway resumed business this evening, continuing its schedule as planned. Future highlights include: this Thursday's free Dean Wareham solo performance and book release event for Black Postcards; Ultra Naté on Thursday, March 20; a Tall Firs show on Saturday, April 5; and an all-ages afternoon matinee with Pants Yell! and My Teenage Stride on Sunday, April 6.

The rest of the club's schedule below:

Tue 03/11/08: Take Two 6:00 FREE 6-8

Tue 03/11/08 REYKJAVIK! + MAX + JAMES WEINHEIMER

JAMES WEINHEIMER 11:00 MAX 10:00 REYKJAVIK! 9:00 $8.00

Wed 03/12/08 The Izzys, The Apple Bros, Foster McGinty, Jesse Bryson

The Izzys 11:00 The Apple Bros. 10:00 Foster McGinty 9:00 Jesse Bryson 8:00

Thu 03/13/08 Dean Wareham Solo Performance and Book Reading, 8:00, FREE

Thu 03/13/08 Tom Clark and the High Action Boys 10:00, $8.00

Thu 03/13/08 THE BLOODSUGARS 11:00

Fri 03/14/08 Cold Flavor Repair 11:00 Sputnik Sweetheart 10:00 Sean Walsh and the National Reserve 9:00 Timothy Thomas Clearly 8:00 $8.00

Sat 03/15/08 PETER KIRN live electronic set 1:00 TONEARM 12:00 $5

Sat 03/15/08 after (happy) hours: a theory/Drum attix event Ryan O'Neill (hip hop) 10:30 It's Overture (DJ Mashups) 10:00 Kerosene (dancehall) 9:30 Voidstar (live electronic) 8:30 100 dBs (DJ-hip hop, soul funk) 8:00 Digital Art Show: Invisible Citizens 8:00 FREE 8PM TIL MIDNIGHT

Sat 03/15/08 New York Night Train's Loose Caboose Presents DJ OJ and Carly of Golden Triangle/Roxy Pain, FREE UPSTAIRS 10PM ON

Sun 03/16/08 Paper Beats Rock Presents a play reading by Rei Vasquez, FREE 7-9PM

Mon 03/17/08 IRISH PLAY READINGS! $5 suggested donation

Mon 03/17/08 Emanuel and the Fear 9:00 $5.00

Tue 03/18/08 THE FASHION (Denmark) 9:30 E FOR EXPLOSION 8:30 BAMBOO SHOOTS 7:30 FREE

Tue 03/18/08 PUNK ROCK/HEAVY METAL KARAOKE NIGHT, $5.00

Wed 03/19/08 Stranded in Stereo Presents The Go Station 11:00 Neimo 10:15 Saints and Lovers 9:30

Thu 03/20/08 The Ladies of Ubiquita Present Ultra Naté, 12:00 Ubiquita 10:00 DJ Reborn 10:00 DJ Selly 10:00 DJ Moni 10:00 DJ sheRock 10:00 $10.00 (both floors)

Fri 03/21/08 DIRTY BATHWATER 9:30 VISION THROUGH SOUND 8:30 BLINDSWITCH 7:30 $6.00

Fri 03/21/08 SCIENCE IS DEAD 1:00 SURE JUROR 12:00 RED WIRE BLACK WIRE 11:00 THE PULL OUT METHOD 10:00 $5.00

Sat 03/22/08 NEOANGIN video single release 1:00 TONEARM 12:00 $5

Sat 03/22/08 NOUS NON PLUS 11:00 ARMS 10:00 HOSPITALITY 9:00 JASON REISCHEL 8:00 $6

Sat 03/22/08 New York Night Train's Loose Caboose Presents DJ Jaiko Suzuki of Mon Mon Mon Amour/Electroputas FREE UPSTAIRS 10PM ON

Sun 03/23/08 Paper Beats Rock Presents a play reading by Valerie Work FREE 7-9PM

Sun 03/23/08 Tarngo 10:00 $8.00

Mon 03/24/08 Organic Entertainment & Media Presents Anton Sword Record Release Party FREE 6pm-10pm

Tue 03/25/08 DARLA FARMER 11:00 Emily Long 10:00 THE LK (Sweden) 9:00 $6

Tue 03/25/08 ALTAMONT HIGH w/ DJ MICK MARSH 8:00 Free

Wed 03/26/08 GENEROUS LOVERS 11:00 SURGEON 10:00 LYNCH 9:00 L.A.W. 8:00 $8.00

Thu 03/27/08 BUCK BROTHERS 10:00 $6

Fri 03/28/08 DARWIN DEEZ 8:00 JAY MANKIND 8:00 REGIA 8:00

Fri 03/28/08 Jen Urban and the Box 11:00 Dancers and Spinners 12-4 12:00 $10.00

Sat 03/29/08 THE HOTCAKES EP RELEASE! 10:00 JULIA HALTIGAN 9:00 GOOD NIGHT, STATES 8:00 $8.00

Sat 03/29/08 New York Night Train's Loose Caboose Presents DJ Nick Ray of Viva l'American Deathray Music and Golden Triangle

Sun 03/30/08 Paper Beats Rock Presents a play reading by Normandy Sherwood FREE 7-9PM

Sun 03/30/08 PAUL MICHEL 10:00 KINETIC 8:00 $7.00

Tue 04/01/08 ALTAMONT HIGH w/ DJ MICK MARSH 8:00 Free

Wed 04/02/08 THE ANTLERS "Brooklyn West Sessions" residency THE ANTLERS 10:00 SAD LITTLE STARS 9:00 GLADSHOT 8:00 $8

Thu 04/03/08 QUITZOW 10:00 SETTING SUN 9:00 SKIDMORE FOUNDATION 8:00

Fri 04/04/08 THIS IS IVY LEAGUE CD RELEASE SHOW/PART 9:00 FREE!

Fri 04/04/08 War Canoes 11:00 THE PULL OUT METHOD 10:00 $5.00

Sat 04/05/08 Red Desert Nights: Curated by Tom Surgal Tall Firs 8:00 $8.00

Sat 04/05/08 New York Night Train's Loose Caboose Presents Ryan from Tall Firs and Telepathe! Ryan of the Tall Firs 8:00 Telepathe 8:00 FREe UPSTAIRS 10PM ON

Sun 04/06/08 PANTS YELL! + MY TEENAGE STRIDE matinee show, 5:00 $8 ALL AGES

Tue 04/08/08 RENI LAINE 9:00 SPECIAL GUESTS 8:00 $7

Tue 04/08/08 ALTAMONT HIGH w/ DJ MICK MARSH 8:00 Free

Wed 04/09/08 THE ANTLERS "Brooklyn West Sessions" residency, 10:00 THE JONES STREET BOYS 9:00 THOSE DARLINS 8:00 $8

Wed 04/09/08 LADYFINGERS 11:00 $8

Thu 04/10/08 LADYFINGERS 11:00 $8

Sat 04/12/08 ENNUI 10:00 ROBES 9:00 $8

Tue 04/15/08 RENI LAINE 9:00 SPECIAL GUESTS 8:00 $7

Tue 04/15/08 ALTAMONT HIGH w/ DJ MICK MARSH 8:00 Free

Wed 04/16/08 GHOST FRONT 11:00 THE ANTLERS 10:00 YOUNGER SISTER BAND 9:00 VICTOR VICTOR BAND (Philly) 8:00 $8

Thu 04/17/08 NOVELS 10:00 OBJECT 9:00

Fri 04/18/08 SONS AND HEIRS 10:00 DJ Shred spins the Smiths & Morrissey 9:00 $10

Sat 04/19/08 CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL REVIVAL 12:00 THE WALK-ONS 11:00 THE WADING GIRL 10:00 $8

Sun 04/20/08 Discovery 11:00 Teedo 10:00 Black Fortress of Opium 9:00 $5.00

Tue 04/22/08 RENI LAINE 9:00 SPECIAL GUESTS 8:00 $7

Wed 04/23/08 LOVELESS presents THE SOUNDSCAPES 11:00 MONOCLE 8:00 DEAD LEAF ECHO 8:00

Sat 04/26/08 Chylde 1:00 Nudity (ex-Tight Bros. From Way Back When) 12:00 Brought Low 11:00 Federale 10:00 Shame Club 9:00 $10 ADV/$12 DOS

Sun 05/25/08 Heroine Sheiks 12:00 Fresh Kills 11:00 $10.00 ADV/$12.00 DOS


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