Death By Audio to close

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Derek Evers | September 8, 2014

Doubld Dagger at Death By Audio

Double Dagger played their last NYC show at Death By Audio. Photo by Edwina Hay

It is with a heavy heart we pass along the news that Death By Audio will be closing its doors this November. In an e-mail with the subject “Death By Audio will be closing in November,” Entertainment4every1 owners and organizers Edan Wilber and Matt Conboy, who book and run the venue, released the following statement.

After seven years of operation Death By Audio will close on November 22, 2014. Running this space has been an incredible undertaking and a joy since day one. We have been fortunate enough to host bands from all over the US and the world nearly every night of the week. Amazingly, we’ve hosted in excess of 1000 acts a year for the past seven years. The effect pedal company will remain open and relocate to a temporary space until we find a more permanent home.

When we first moved onto south 2nd street the only things on our block were a used police car lot and several empty buildings. Now there are a half dozen expensive restaurants, bars, a daycare center and a new condo building (that was an empty lot when we moved in). All ages DIY music venues are almost by definition temporary, and we feel fortunate to have lasted in this space for this long. We knew from the beginning that it couldn’t last forever and we are extremely grateful to everyone who has preformed or attended any of our shows. We are still weighing options about what happens next and will let everyone know more about the future of Death By Audio as soon as we can.

Our closing party starts Wednesday Sept 10 and we will have great programing for these last 75 days. We are looking forward to putting on some really incredible shows to send off what has been one of the greatest undertakings of our lives. We hope to see you there.

Needless to say, we here at Impose are super-bummed. We have not only photographed countless, and occasionally hosted, shows at DBA, but it was always a staple for great, unfiltered and true independent spirit. With its departure there is a huge void left in the already diluted Brooklyn independent community.

Well, at least we have over a month to party and say goodbye. 🙁

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