Wow, this takes it back. I had a lot of good times growing up, and listening to music at some of these joints.
Intel New York Music Festival, July 16-19, 1997
- Acme Underground — Closed 2006. Now Ace of Clubs.
- alt.coffee (my favorite 2) — closed 2007. Became Hopscotch. Now Sustainable NYC.
- Arlene’s Grocery — still there.
- The Bottom Line — Closed 2004. Now an NYU academic complex.
- Brownies — changed it’s name to HiFi, but no more live music.
- CBGB & OMFUG. Do I have to say what happened to this?
- CB’s 313 Gallery — Closed. Became The Morrison Hotel Gallery. And a pop-up clothing store. And now sits empty.
- Coney Island High (my favorite 1) — Closed. Now a Vietnamese restaurant and condo apts.
- Continental — still there, but no longer a punk venue and no more live music. Now with big screen TVs catering to the NYU kids, B&Ts, and the urban haute bourgeois.
- The Cooler — Closed 2001. Became RARE, a rock club/bar/restaurant. Now?
- fez (under time cafe) — closed 2005. Now Chinatown Brasserie.
- Irivng Plaza. Still there. (woo-hoo!)
- Knitting Factory moved to Tribeca in 1994, closed 2008. Now in Brooklyn. 74 Leonard Street still in the market.
- Lions Den — closed. 2007. Now Sullivan Hall.
- The Mercury Lounge — still there.
- New Music Cafe — Closed. Became Shine. Now?
- S.O.B’s — Still there.
- Roxy. Closed 2007. Still sitting vacant.
- Tramps — Closed 2001. Became Centro Fly. And then Duvet Lounge. Still vacant and on the market today.
- Vinyl — Closed 200?. Became Arc. Now?
- Wetlands Preserve. Closed 2001. Now a condo.
Good times. Good Times.
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