The Market Hotel has had a rough ride, to say the least. The DIY space was shut down in 2010. After undergoing a major renovation that birthed a celebrity pillar, it made a glorious comeback with a Sleater-Kinney show last year, only to be shut down again in October for “warehousing” booze without a permit (owner Todd Patrick told Brooklyn Vegan the snafu occurred while the space was exercising its right, as a non-profit, to apply for 15 or so Special Event liquor permits per month). Now it looks like the beloved Bushwick venue is back, as AdHoc has announced upcoming shows from Titus Andronicus, Speedy Ortiz, Royal Trux, and The World Is a Beautiful Place and I Am No Longer Afraid to Die.
If you’re wondering how Market Hotel could afford to stay dry for a year, well, it had been hosting a Vegan Market and also became a coworking space during the day. The space also hosted a town hall about the dread cabaret law, the repeal of which is starting to seem like less of a pipe dream. As of November, however, there’s going to be a little less talk and a lot more rock. The venue hinted at “GOOD NEWS TODAY” in an August 11 post featuring some booze emojis, and today announced some upcoming shows. There’ll be unnamed “special guests” for a show on Nov. 1, followed by shows through January 19.
We’ve reached out to Market Hotel in hopes of finding out more. In the meantime, tickets for the “welcome back” show and others go on sale Wednesday at noon.