The former owners of Williamsburg's Glasslands—one of the Big Three DIY venues, along with 285 Kent and Death By Audio, that were tragically eaten by an edgy media company three years ago—announced on Thursday that their long-awaited Bushwick show space will be opening this fall. They also released photos of the space, as well as a preliminary lineup, including dates with Parquet Courts, Adult, and Anamanaguchi.
Called Elsewhere, the venue will be housed in a converted Bushwick warehouse at 599 Johnson Street, just off the Jefferson L stop. According to the press release, "Elsewhere is comprised of five main public areas. The largest, a 675-capacity performance hall, will offer live and dance music, and serve as a space for multi-disciplinary events. A smaller, 200-capacity performance space called Zone One, will showcase emerging and local artists 7 nights a week. The 500-capacity rooftop will offer a full bar, and will host parties, film nights, open-air art installations and more." The roof will be not open until Spring 2018.
There will also be a coffee shop and daytime workspace called The Loft, and a small gallery showcasing work from local artists.
"We started looking for a location in the winter of 2013, and it took us about a year and a half to find it," co-founder Dhruv Chopra in a statement after the venue was announced last year. "The back lot was filled with massive shipping containers. Large portions of the building were covered in rusting corrugated steel. Architecturally, the building is a labyrinth, it's weird. And there was this disused floating bridge structure hovering above the courtyard. I think most people would have looked at the building and thought 'This isn't the right spot for a music venue,' but we felt an immediate connection to it. It was obvious to us. It felt like Elsewhere."
Elsewhere officially opens to the public on November 1st with a show from Bruno Major. See the full lineup here.