With high rent, fines, strenuous permit processes, and prejudice targeting, established and iconic DIY NYC venues are being bought out or forced to close their doors. How do venues and creative spaces get ahead and keep up? We must form an alliance with artists, audiences, and the city to stay afloat, stay safe, and become legit.
In this episode, we hear music by artists who are playing around the NYC area from January 11th-26th. Among them are Shark?, who are playing a reunion show, and Landlady, who are playing an album release party. Also, Cake Shop, an institution of the local scene for over a decade, closed on New Year’s Eve, so we share some thoughts on that great venue.