Bushwick venue the Wick is finally, really opening next week

Take a look at the soon-to-open Brooklyn space’s concert schedule, including shows by Marnie Stern, the Men, Liars and more

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Marnie Stern at SXSW Music Festival 2013

Marnie Stern at SXSW Music Festival 2013 Photograph: Marielle Solan


It's been a while—nearly two years—since we first heard about Bushwick venue the Wick. And while the space and its associated beer garden, the Well, have hosted a show here and there already (see Captured Tracks' five-year anniversary festival, for example), it's mostly been in the planning stages. But now, the plans are finally coming to long-awaited fruition: The concert space is expected to open Thursday, March 27.

Take a look at the shows booked so far by the Wick's owners, both of whom are Knitting Factory alums, and the lineup is a doozy. Free-improv master Keiji Haino kicks things off, followed by the Unsound Festival in early April; concerts by Marnie Stern, the Men and Liars, among others, will follow. One thing to note: Though the space is operational, it's still a bit of a work-in-progress. Expect a big debut party later this spring when the 8,000-square-foot venue is 100 percent fixed up. It looks like the Wick might be poised to become Brooklyn's next destination music venue—and that it was worth the wait.

Check out the full lineup below:

Thursday, March 27
Keiji Haino + Pete Swanson ($20, advance $18)

Saturday, April 5
Unsound Festival presented by the Bunker, with Porter Ricks + Vladislav Delay + Miles + Leisure Muffin + Ital & Halal + Le Petit Garcon ($20)

Thursday, April 17
New York's Alright Festival, with Dawn of Humans + Contingent + Blotter + Asile + Goosebumps ($20) 

Sunday, April 20
New York's Alright Festival Closing Night with Hank Wood and the Hammerheads + Die + Savageheads + The Impalers + Razorheads ($20)

Friday, May 2
Egyptian Lover + Mark McGuire ($18, advance $15)

Thursday, May 8
Marnie Stern ($14, advance $12)

Friday, May 9
Liars ($25, advance $20)

Saturday, May 10
The Men + Obits + Nude Beach + DJ CB Radio ($14, advance $12)

Saturday, June 7
O'Death + Vietnam ($14, advance $12)

The Wick is at 260 Meserole St near Bushwick Ave, Bushwick, Brooklyn.


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