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
Fri Dec 6 2013
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.
While these cancellations are disappointing (no one loves live music more than we do), the show must go on. We're open 9am-11pm, 7 days/week— Rough Trade NYC (@RoughTradeNYC) December 5, 2013
All live events this weekend have been canceled. We know how disappointing this is to fans, and we did everything in our power to pull thru.— Rough Trade NYC (@RoughTradeNYC) December 6, 2013
Every one of us at RTNYC knows how important these shows are to fans, and it saddens us to cancel them. Thanks for your patience and support— Rough Trade NYC (@RoughTradeNYC) December 6, 2013
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