Hey Ho_se –
I’m a contributor for Bedford + Bowery and I heard you guys might be closing up shop? That would be a serious shame, but I think it’s important for us to cover venue closings and neighborhood changes– so it would be great if someone might be willing to speak with me over the phone about what’s happening.
Someone kept pooping on the floor of the bathroom and we couldn’t figure out who it was so we decided to quit having shows.
What a long strange trip it’s been,
When we chatted with Ho_se’s “O.G. manager” Alaina Stamatis for our post-285 Kent survey of Brooklyn’s DIY scene, she said the smallish venue adjacent the Silent Barn — which specialized in noise, performance art, rock, and folk acts as well as the occasional cheese club and speed dating event — was driven by a “happy hubris” and told us, “We’re not afraid of anything. We’ve never had any problems with having parties, so we’re not secretive at all.”