Rough Trade NYC forced to put live shows on hold

Shows at the brand-new Williamsburg music store and venue have been postponed, moved or canceled for now

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Sad news, concert aficionados—the killer lineup at Rough Trade NYC has been waylaid. The U.K. indie-music purveyor, which opened just last week in Williamsburg, has temporarily (we hope) canceled its live concerts due to noise complaints. The store has already hosted artists such as Sky Ferreira, Television and Charles Bradley in its back-room venue, booked in conjunction with Bowery Presents.


One of Rough Trade's owners, Stephen Godfroy, said in an e-mail to The New York Times that his crew is working to ensure "incredible acoustic remediation"—meaning the're soundproofing the space. They haven't announced yet when that process will be completed and the shows can go back on, though concerts happening in January are still on sale as of now.


All of this weekend's shows, including Childish Gambino and Pretty Lights, have been canceled.



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