Author: Andy Gensler

Bringing It All Back Home 

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 […]

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