The Torch, a new 10,000-capacity outdoor venue opened in mid-August beside the historic Los Angeles Coliseum, may set the bar for repurposing underused outdoor space.Read More
Author: Andy Gensler
COMFORT DOG: Three weeks after Tamara Deike interviewed Jason McNeely, owner of Austin’s Barracuda, for “Bring Music Home,” the venue closed permanently. (Matt Lief-Anderson/Courtesy Bring Music Home) A new coffee table book chronicles the struggle and wonder of America’s independent venues If ever there was a vital document capturing the essence of what this year has made America’s clubs so universally beloved, it’s “Bring Music Home,” a new coffee table book chronicling this fraught year for over 200 independent clubs in about 30 U.S. markets. Co-authored by Tamara Deike and Amber Mundinger, with art direction by Kevin W. Condon, this 500-page tome quickly makes clear what powers these treasured music temples: people. The book’s 375 owners, GMs, bookers, bartenders, sound technicians, security, musicians and others were photographed in their resplendent venue habitats. “The club scene is major for Atlanta; it’s no secret,” says Anthony Adighibe, co-owner of Oak Atlanta. “Most of […]
Like so many of the good things that have happened to the independent club sector this year, the initial concept originated with NIVA.Read More
Amy Madrigali discusses her approach to booking, her work for NIVA, the legacy of Elton John, and what the Troubadour is doing these days.