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Goodbye For Now…

Oct 21 / 2014

Dearest friends -

You’re probably getting used to hearing news like this in Williamsburg, so we’ll cut right to the chase: this New Year’s Eve will be Glasslands’ final night of music.

When Glasslands opened in 2006 as an experimental community art space, Kent Avenue felt like a forgotten backwater, scattered with old warehouses playing temporary home to non-profit arts collectives, galleries, and DIY shows. During that time, our single block saw a handful of historically ambitious art & music spaces open: Secret Project Robot/Lives With Animals, Paris London West Nile, Pyramids, Death By Audio, 285 Kent… we’re proud to have grown up in this place and time.

It was an awesome blur: there were shows with MGMT, TV On The Radio, Bon Iver, Yeasayer, Disclosure, Alt-J, there were Soul Clap dance competitions, there were aerialists, comedians, theater groups, fashion shows, raves.

Most importantly, the staff, artists, and party people that have been a part of Glasslands for the past 8 years made the venue a special creative home for music, and a joy to run. It’s impossible to fully communicate how grateful we are for all your love and support.

We’ve got a few months left, and we intend for them to be our best ever. Please come by and help us celebrate our final season.

Goodbye for now, but not forever.

Love,
Glasslands

tubes

Our final incarnation, 2014

Written by:

getawolfpup

Screen Shot 2014-03-24 at 1.23.00 PM

Spring has sprung, along with a bunch of tasty jams and parties.

Tues 3/25: Vertical Scratchers, Boogarins, Adult Dude
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Wed 3/26: Forest Swords / How to Dress Well, Jefre Cantu-Ledesma
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Thu 3/27: North Highlands, Ablebody, Bennio Qwerty, Cowboy
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Thu 3/27: Zimmer, Chordashian, Headband & Hooligan (Powerslug)
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Fri 3/28: MNDR, The Mast, Milan
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Sat, 3/29: Neighbors, Riverwild, Hints
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Fri 4/4: Cherub, Carousel, ProbCause
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Written by:

julia

a few beautiful double-exposure polaroid shots of the majical cloudz album release show earlier this week; truly an intimate odyssey of a performance and an honor to be a part of

 

courtesy of ian perlman

Written by:

getawolfpup

The Clouds (de)Part

Mar 29 / 2013

Well folks, after a few long happy years, the time has come for the glasslands clouds to float off into the sunset. Kyp Malone’s group Rain Machine will have been the last to perform under them last night, and that seems right.

We used to rotate these art installations regularly before the clouds, and always intended to continue doing so, but we had no idea how warmly (and strongly) you all would feel about the clouds, and so I guess over time it just stuck.

But now it’s spring again people, and it’s time for change. We’re hard at work on a new installation which will be ready in a few weeks, and we hope you’ll like it.

Thanks again to Vashti Windish who designed and created the clouds, with some help from our awesome staff.

More to come on this new setting soon!

Written by:

getawolfpup

Five years ago today, Deer Tick performing ‘Little White Lies‘ at Glasslands – fast forward to 4:26 to hear Brooke telling everyone “the sound guy is awesome”. That’s team spirit y’all.

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getawolfpup

Shout out ow_maggie on Instagram for capturing this fuzzy 1:00 AM moment from Saturday night, when Sarah Barthel (of Phantogram) jumped on stage to help Beacon ride one track off into the sunset…

 

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getawolfpup

R.I.P GLSSLNDS BLOGSPOT 2006-2013

Hullo! OK so after about 7 years in South Williamsburg, we’re shutting down the little engine that could: the Glasslands blogspot – it’s just time to move on dude. Feels kinda like a Digimon evolution. And wouldn’t you know it, this brand spanking new site coincidentally sprouted up just in time. What are the odds!? We hope you’ll browse around and offer some feedback.

You can celebrate with us by sharing a link to our site on Twitter or Facebook (make sure to @ or tag us) for a chance to win a pair of tickets to ANY THREE SHOWS of your choice at our venue. Even the sold out ones are fair game.

Anyway, onwards and upwards right? Seeya soon ;)

Written by:

getawolfpup