After seven years on North 6th Street in Williamsburg, Cameo Gallery will shut its doors for good on November 21. The reason won’t be a surprise to anyone familiar with the fate of nearby venues like Death by Audio, 285 Kent, the Trash Bar or Spike Hill. “The situation with the landlord is complicated, but the main reason is the high rent,” says owner Jify Shah. “This is a passion project to begin with.” With its closing, the city loses yet another nightlife spot dedicated to nurturing up-and-coming talent and curating diverse lineups, where booking ranged from all-night DJ sets with Frankie Knuckles and Nicolas Jaar to indie-rock gigs with War on Drugs and Surfer Blood. For Cameo’s final weeks, Shah has booked a series of special shows to send the club off, with returning favorites, surprise guests and, in at least one case (November 18), a mystery headliner. “People will just have to trust us on this,” says Shah.
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