Williamsburg, once the home of 285 Kent and Death By Audio and now a place with two Starbucks locations, is getting a big new music venue. A classical music venue. It's not Glasslands, but at least it's not an Apple Store.
Time Out New York reports that the new venue, located at North 6th and Wythe, will be dubbed National Sawdust, after the warehouse that used occupy the site. And though the Urban Outfitters barstaurants and massive CLUB CLUB CLUBS make any newcomer seem automatically suspect, National Sawdust has some good names backing it—James Murphy, The National's Bryce Dessner, Philip Glass and Suzanne Vega are all involved in curating or advising, and they're already planning to host shows by the likes of Terry Riley and Nico Muhly.
The venue is expected to open in October. Perhaps if we're lucky, Vice will let this one live.