great article! I live in Ithaca but have visited the former 171 Lombardy and am an acquaintance to Orchard Lounge. Lombardy wasn't pretty. It wasn't pristine. It was a loft-style 'club' in industrial brooklyn. Unfort, but truthfully, the 5.0 shutdown is not unexpected, yet still unfortunate because one or two trust fund hipsters felt over-crowded and/or under-attended.
the truth is, jam/electronica needs more of these spots. more underground. Less 24-hour news cycle know it alls and more late 90's non-electronic, underground communication. It was a great place to see a show.
What this article touches on so eloquently is the fact that rather that some scumbag promoter 'taking the flow and running' on this event, they stuck to it and re-booked another joint in less than 12 hours time.
I was not at this event or know the people involved. All I know is that I'm reading ahout on jambase because THEY DID MAKE IT HAPPEN. this could easily have been a review about shitty an event this was and how people got fvcked. Rather, it's a review with great photography really conveying the sweat and emotion involved.
You think the attendees were sweating. Think about the promoters feverishly working to find a replacement venue. This is truly a success story in our scene. I love to see this, especially considering the huge merger Electronica/livetronica/DJ's are experiencing with "our" jam scene.
this is welcomed y'all.
Big Gigantic was supposed to be at this 171 Lombardy. I was ready to go. It has since been re-scehduled to Southpaw in wake of ^^said recent events.
This article just makes me want to go even more now because of the INTEGRITY these promoters (don't hear those together much..) showed in these circumstances.
Long live underground, non-corporate and cheaper music with more freedoms!