Southpaw: End of an Era
Southpaw, another long-standing indie music and entertainment landmark, will close its doors in New York … this time in the borough of Brooklyn. I got word via an e-mail invitation to the venue’s ‘End of an Era’ party on Monday, Feb. 20th, at its Park Slope site. If those walls could talk, what amazing stories would flow from a decade of showing some love to a long list of talented and diverse performers, bands and incredibly die-hard fans.
What a loss this will be to the community, musical and otherwise: Southpaw stands as a “trailblazer in establishing Brooklyn as a major player in the music scene which launched the careers of many acts spanning all genres.” The official send-off will feature live interviews, a slide show, brief performances, cypher and fresh DJ sets by none other than Eclipse, Rich Medina and Stretch Armstrong. The event, hosted by Combat Jack, starts at 4:30 p.m. and, get this, is free. Talk about going out in style.