City of venues
On December 19th of last year, Ric Leichtung announced via Twitter that Maria Minerva's performance at 285 Kent that night might be the Williamsburg venue's last. Though the news devastated many in the New York music community, it wasn't all that surprising: rumors that Kent was closing had been flo ... More >>
Bushwick delis, Chinese buffets, Mexican restaurants, Masonic temples, beaches, churches, and now an 18th-century Dutch colonial farm; New York DIY mastermind Todd Patrick has proven, yet again, that when booking an all-ages show, selecting a venue is part of the artistry. This evening at the Vander ... More >>
In New York's chaotic do-it-yourself music ecosystem, nothing is a given. A venue might combust as suddenly as easily a new one might spring up, making this list obsoleteyet that volatility is part of the venues' inherent uncivilized appeal. Who's to say where the next bunch of longhairs migh ... More >>
"Dog Farts," the official minutes of the committee working to find a new home for Silent Barn's February 20 meeting, outlined some of the concerns leading up to the first Silent Barn Public Meeting, a sort of combination student council meeting, shareholder information session, panel discussion on t ... More >>
The DIY promoter looks back on 10 years of hosting shows
Throwing a final block party before closing its doors
In somewhat predictable but still discouraging news, Community Board 3 last night rejected Todd Patrick and Phil Hartman's proposal for a restaurant/performance space at 34 Avenue A.
Well, so much for Pacific Coast-style Mexican cuisine on Avenue A. After CB3 nixed their plans to turn the former Mo Pitkin's space into a Mexican restaurant and avant-garde music club, Todd Patrick and Phil Hartman are in the mood for barbecue.
It seems that Community Board 3 wasn't reassured by Todd Patrick's claims that his new performance venue/Mexican restaurant in the former Mo Pitkin's space won't be a "rowdy club."
If Todd gets his way you may not miss the old place muchTotally did not expect to see über-promoter Todd Patrick beaming from the virtual pages of both Grub Street, but there he is and the Voice's own Fork in the Road, eagerly discussing the new restaurant/club he's looking to open at Avenue ... More >>
34 Avenue A, with stand-up MRI van.Turns out that there are mighty big plans afoot for the former Mo Pitkin's space on Avenue A.
Following today's news of his involvement with the new performance venue that's planned for the old Mo Pitkin's space on Avenue A, Todd Patrick gave us a call to clarify a few things.
Last Friday night, in the midst of CMJ, cops raided the Greenpoint venue Coco66, shutting the venue down for the weekend and necessitating a hasty week's worth of construction to get the place up to code. On Thursday, the police hit Santos Party House, using months-old drug charges to shutter the ... More >>
The chaotic, contentious, possibly dangerous, proudly defiant scene at the promoter's Monterrey festival
MtyMx's Autocinema Las Torres, at night. All photos by Rebecca Smeyne.NYC promoter Todd Patrick's MtyMx festival wrapped late yesterday morning in Monterrey, Mexico's Yo Garage, the erstwhile after-party spot for three days of Brooklyn madness in another country entirely. Our report can be fo ... More >>
The MtyMx site in Monterrey.We've taken a certain amount of joy in mocking the terrified teenagers and timid, jingoistic bloggers who greeted the announcement of Todd P's MtyMx Festival in Monterrey, Mexico, with the type of hysteria normally reserved for frothing nutjobs like Arizona-based " ... More >>
Scenes from the new doc starring NYC's premier DIY promoters
New Yorkers can do a lot of things other people can't: ride the Staten Island Ferry at midnight, have lunch in Central Park, etc. But we can't buy a damn bottle of wine at the grocery store. This year we had a chance to change it -- but the state's liquor stores and their lobbyists blocked it ... More >>
Todd Patrick, whose reign at the top of New York's DIY show circuit hasn't exactly escaped documentation in the eight years since he started putting on concerts in north Brooklyn, has picked up another plaudit for the scrapbook--a documentary film, entitled Todd P Goes To Austin, produced by FVMMO ... More >>
Today, L Magazine dropped their third-annual "8 NYC Bands You Need To Hear" issue. Cynicism is the knee-jerk response over in the Vegan greenhouse, which is bull: it's a fairly noteworthy achievement that after two solid years of the internet press pillaging Todd Patrick's shows for their own king-m ... More >>