Todd Patrick’s latest all-ages venture, Trans-Pecos, opened last night in the old Silent Barn space on the Bushwick/Ridgewood border. There wasn’t an overabundance of fanfare at the “preview show,” maybe because of an unforeseen pause in L train service. A decent-sized crowd came out to watch Gnaw, Notekillers and Psalm Zero, a lineup curated by Northern Spy Records. But the unknowing visitor might not have guessed that the occasion was semi-momentous, or, more likely, he or she wouldn’t have even known about it at all.
Patrick gave a short spiel thanking everyone for attending, and laying out the plans for the new space (he had already announced that would “will double as a neighborhood bar on nights without shows, plus a gallery, and a separate gallery and show space in the basement to open at a later date”). Meanwhile, B+B got the rundown from Northern Spy co-founder Adam Downey. The label now has offices at Trans-Pecos, and will be curating the lineup every Thursday. There are plans for a cafe adjacent to the space, a backyard, and, hopefully, a recording studio next door. “Kind of what the new Barn is like,” Downey said, referring to that venue‘s new home on Bushwick Avenue. “Everything in one place.”