Punk Talks Controversy: Pinegrove, a Mishandled Allegation, and Finding a Path Forward

Late last week, a persistent subject of gossip in the emo music community hit breakout velocity. The subject was a Philadelphia-based nonprofit organization called Punk…
Anna Gaca / April 20, 2018

Longstanding Brooklyn DIY Venue Silent Barn Announces Imminent Closure

Silent Barn, a DIY music venue in Brooklyn that also held artist residencies, community programs, and more, will close April 30, its organizers announced today.
Andy Cush / March 13, 2018

Brooklyn DIY Institution Shea Stadium Will Temporarily Close, Citing “Pressure From Authorities”

After eight years of shows, the Brooklyn DIY venue Shea Stadium is temporarily shutting its doors, citing "pressure from the local authorities." Shea alerted fans…
Andy Cush / March 9, 2017

L.A. DIY Venue Non Plus Ultra Kills Live Music After City Crackdown

Since the fatal fire at Oakland's Ghost Ship warehouse last December, DIY venues across the country face increased scrutiny from local officials. The latest target…
Anna Gaca / March 6, 2017

New York’s DIY Scene Fights for Survival After Deadly Oakland Fire

Friday, the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs held the first in a series of meetings to combat the many issues facing DIY art spaces throughout the…
Rob Arcand / January 30, 2017