One of the highlights of last weeks’s Newmerica show (besides the bodega in an art gallery) came when the party spilled into the adjoining beer garden.
The cavernous interior and sprawling back patio of The Well have been open sporadically for shows, but owner Josh Richholt told us he hopes to finally open full-time next month. That’s when all 60 taps will be flowing (as befits the venue’s location in the old Hittleman Brewery) and the indoor/outdoor venue will aspire to be “the world’s largest and most comprehensively stocked local pub.”
It’s also when the Black N’ Blue Bowl (described as the Superbowl of Harcore) will take over for two days, bringing bands like Hatebreed, Agnostic Front, Biohazard, 7 Seconds, and many more. In the meantime, you can catch shows at The Wick, the newly opened sister venue next-door. Some of the upcoming shows at the self-described “music fortress”: Slint, Liars, A Place to Bury Strangers, O’Death, and King Buzzo of the Melvins doing an acoustic set(!).
Still more exciting news: in June Exit Room and NYst are hosting another live-painting street-art festival on The Well’s massive outdoor lot, with 14 murals being worked on simultaneously, bands, DJs, food and, of course, tons of beer.