We’ve all dealt with a neighbor whose television is too loud, but their Television being too loud?
Just days after the band’s performance at Rough Trade NYC, the Williamsburg record store has announced that it’s putting its shows on hold “following consultation with local residents and local authorities.” While the crew works on “additional sound remediation,” shows are being cancelled or moved to other venues.
“In essence, we’re making sure our incredible live PA system is equaled by incredible acoustic remediation,” co-owner Stephen Godfroy told B+B when asked if noise complaints brought on the switcheroo. “Achieving this parity is our focus right now. During this process, all amplified live performances at the store are ‘on hold,’ but we aim to resume normal service (as it were), as soon as possible.”
Tonight’s Tourist show has been moved to Baby’s All Right, Saturday’s Pretty Lights show has been moved to Music Hall of Williamsburg, and Sunday’s Childish Gambino show has been moved to MHoW as well. A slew of upcoming in-stores — including The Stepkids, Lucius, Au Revoir Simone, Andrew Bird and DIIV — have been cancelled, according to the shop’s Twitter account. And Allah Las, Langhorne Slim, and Cults have been postponed, with new dates “coming soon.”
“We are working quickly to fix an issue we’ve run into with our venue’s noise level and how it effects the neighborhood,” the store tweeted today. And here, just for good measure, is the official statement on the matter.
Following consultation with local residents and local authorities, Rough Trade and The Bowery Presents have decided it would best to put ‘on hold’ all live performance events at the Rough Trade NYC store, until further notice. This decision has been made to allow additional sound remediation work to be carried out, during which time scheduled RTNYC live events, where possible, will be transferred to the other local venues. RTNYC ticket holders are urged to follow @RoughTradeNYC and @BoweryPresents for the latest details, in addition to all details being published on www.roughtradenyc.com
Godfroy reminded us that it’s still business as usual on the retail side of things, and — get excited, now — the cafe operated by Five Leaves will be up and running “soon,” though an opening date hasn’t yet been set.