Culture Trip stands with Black Lives Matter. After this influential venue closed in , its final weeks were captured in the documentary Goodnight Brooklyn: The Story of Death by Audio. Williamsburg waterfront warehouse Kent closed in , but was easily one of the most influential Brooklyn DIY venues in the 12 years that it was open.
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Elsewhere sits empty in Brooklyn's Bushwick neighborhood, March 14, Billy Jones has been stuck in Los Angeles for three months. Jones was in L. Julie Kim, co-owner of the performance space Littlefield in Brooklyn, says she spent the first few weeks of the pandemic frantically applying for loans and grants while trying to provide financial resources for her recently let-go staff. When she spoke to Rolling Stone last month, only half of her staff had managed to file their claims. Conditions have gotten so dire that artists as high-profile as Lady Gaga, Coldplay, and Billie Eilish have called for Congress to provide much-needed support. Venues that were forced to lay off large chunks of their workforce at the beginning of the pandemic are now faced with a snowball effect of further problems: Unable to acquire Paycheck Protection Program PPP loans due to an inability to retain staff, these businesses now rely on the mercy of their landlords and may face impending eviction. Until this past month, PPP borrowers were required to spend at least 75 percent of the funds on payroll costs and 25 percent on other expenses, including rent and utilities.
Founded in , it has been located in the neighborhoods of Tribeca and SoHo in Manhattan , and now resides in a renovated theater in downtown Brooklyn. Roulette is a nonprofit organization focusing on fostering experimental dance, new music, and performance. Roulette Intermedium Inc. The range is broad, with a strong focus on new jazz and contemporary music works, improvised collaborations, and one-time special events. Under composers are as likely to be heard as such major downtown figures and Board members as John Zorn or William Parker.