• greenroom brooklyn

    neighborhood: bushwick | space type: apartment & party space | active since: 2010 | links: website, facebook, twitter Self-described as “Brooklyn’s underground launchpad for performing artists,” Greenroom Brooklyn is run by violinist and dancer Johnny Arco, with …

  • monster island

    neighborhood: williamsburg | space type: art gallery, studios, venue | active: 2004–2011 It feels a bit trite to talk about the demise of Williamsburg cool, an inevitability that only the most obtuse and culturally unaware would still argue isn’t happening, …

  • death by audio

    neighborhood: williamsburg | space type: music venue | active since: 2007 | links: website, myspace I’ve been to Death By Audio a few dozen times, but somehow I always forget how cool it is. My friends’ doom metal band …

  • jerkhaus

    neighborhood: sunset park | space type: music & living space | active: 2004–2011 | links: none (sorry!) The Jerkhaus is an incredibly lived-in communal-housing and punk-show space. They’ve had almost sixty roommates over the seven years the house has been …

  • bushwick music studios

    neighborhood: east williamsburg | space type: music venue | active: 2009–2010 | links: myspace, facebook Bushwick Music Studios was an underground music venue in the heart of the East Williamsburg Industrial Park. It was totally unfussy—just a tiny bright …