Barbes at LPR
Barbes 20th anniversary show at LPR
Sunday May 15, 7pm
with RED BARAAT / SON ROMPE PERA/ ETHAN LIPTON / MAMIE MINCH & TAMAR KORN.
Barbès Turns 20 this May
We never thought we would, but here you go: our little Brooklyn club is turning twenty – possibly the equivalent of 100 years in NY club years.
We are shocked to have survived despite a two-year pandemic, a Park Slope location where prohibitive rents are keeping artists and musicians away, a business model not based on popular taste and a myriad of associated dangers that should have killed us long ago.
Started in 2002 by two French expats at a time when Brooklyn had not yet fully experienced the cultural explosion it is now known for, Barbès’ original goal was to provide a space and a community for artists and musicians – many of whom were based in Brooklyn and needed an alternative to Manhattan clubs, which didn’t always foster original or non-commercial projects. Times have changed. The epicenter of New York’s creative energy has long since shifted to Brooklyn and Barbès is proud to have been one of the participants in this transformation. A pride mitigated by the bit part it might have played in the over-gentrification of the borough.
We will be celebrating all month at Barbès, as well as at (le) Poisson Rouge on May 15th. Below are some of the shows you can see at barbès – for a full calendar of events please go to: https://www.
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