Thursday, January 29, 2015

Light It Up

The heat's finally on at The Wick


Some things — like soufflés, barrel-aged cocktails, and airplane sex — are worth the wait.
You can add The Wick to that list, too.
Maybe you remember hearing about Bushwick's new 8,000-square-foot music venue housed in a former brewery back in 2011, but we wouldn't blame you if you didn't. That was the year of planking and Rebecca Black, after all, and we've tried to forget it.
But now, after many long delays, the venue has thrown open its doors, just in time for spring.
The brainchild of two Knitting Factory vets, it kicks off with a show by psychedelic Japanese singer-songwriter Keiji Haino this week. In April, it'll host the experimental Unsound festival, and the city's punks will dig in there for the hardcore New York's Alright series following that.
Between sets, they can grab a sandwich and a bottle or four at the adjoining beer hall, The Well.
There goes the neighborhood.

The Wick
260 Meserole St. (Bushwick Ave.), Bushwick
(347) 799-1049

Noise: 4 (out of 4)

Subway: L to Montrose Ave.
Scene: It's Bushwick — do you really have to ask?
Nearby: Roberta's; Tradesman; Bunna Cafe

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