With venues scattered throughout the five boroughs of New York City (OK, maybe it’s mainly just Manhattan, Brooklyn, and a little bit of Queens), it’s always a good time to be a fan of live music living in the big apple, but especially so in Brooklyn. Earlier this year, the borough saw the opening of Brooklyn Steel in Williamsburg—along with a couple of residencies from a certain beloved local band—and now there’s another reason to be excited, because yet another option for live music is about to open up.
PopGun Presents, one of Brooklyn’s most popular music and events collectives, is opening a new venue of its own this fall—a 24,000 square foot, converted warehouse space called Elsewhere. In hosting live music, the venue will house differing performance spaces that are capable of very high quality audio and video technology, along with an open rooftop, an art gallery, and of course a loft bar. The venue is hoping to build upon the platform created previously by Glasslands (the owners of which now the owners of Elsewhere), becoming a home for emerging artists and world-class musicians alike.
The space will be divided into five different public areas, the largest being a 675-capacity performance hall. There will also be a 200-person space, planned to be open seven nights a week to showcase local and emerging artists. A 500-capacity rooftop, with a full bar and planning to host events such as parties and film screenings, will open as soon as the weather warms up in Spring 2018. The space will also host a loft bar open outside of event/performance times, and an art gallery as well.
Programming has already commenced for Elsewhere’s first season (slated to kick off in November), with favorites like Parquet Courts, No Age, and Sunflower Bean among the bands already booked, while Jlin, Classixx, and Octave One are among the DJs/producers booked for the venue’s club nights.
And that great programming will of course continue, because with great venues come great shows. You can check out Elsewhere’s progress on their Instagram page:
And also check out their site right here.