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Wednesday, December 20, 2006

THE SLOW DEATH OF MANHATTAN CONTINUES

I just saw on NY1 news that Club Avalon — formerly the Limelight — has been sold and will be turned into a series of shops. The place was once a church, then was converted by infamous club entrepreneur Peter Gatien into the Limelight club back in 1983, and I just saw the Cramps perform there a few months back.

The place attracted the usual NYC club shitheads, especially as Avalon, but that's part of the territory, and I will be sort of sad to see it go, despite it being the venue that staged the one show I walked out on in my twenty-five years of seeing live music, that show being the Pixies gig from around ten years ago. I never did get those guys...

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I find it hard to believe the Pixies were as bad as the Residents were when we saw them at Alice Tully Hall many moons ago...

Perhaps you weren't drunk enough?

BTW...

I started my own blog just for the hell of it. It's still a work in progress:

jbligh.blogspot.com

Bobby the Blue Baxojayz said...

I only saw one show there, Rollins Band. The place was great. Another sad loss for the City.

martin said...

You don't suppose this has anything to do with all those multi-million-dollar condos going in across the street?