Thursday, October 15, 2015

At Billboard Lounge, post-game concerts for up to 300 (but how late?)

The former Vault at the Barclays Center--underperforming, according to Nets Daily--is now the Billboard Lounge, with after-game concerts now available to up to 300 Nets and Islanders premium ticketholders after games.

(Remember, the arrangement with Billboard--both a news source and a music industry power--is an "alignment" and "partnership," not a sponsorship, which suggests it's more trading goods/services than payment.)

Jadakiss, Tokyo Police Club and Hermitude are among the next batch of artists confirmed to play the Billboard Lounge at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.
Canadian indie rockers Tokyo Police Club are first up. They'll play the members-only room this Thursday (Oct. 15) after the New York Islanders game.
...The 300-capacity Billboard Lounge officially launched on Sept. 27 before the second show of Ariana Grande's two-night run at the venue for The Honeymoon Tour.
The Billboard Lounge is situated at the entry level of the state-of-the-art Barclays Center in a 5,500-square-foot space. 
Last night, at the periodic Community Update meeting held by the state and the Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park developers, I asked how many musical acts there would be and for how long they'd perform after events. 

I was told the only information available was the just-issued list of musical acts, which appears in the Billboard article. So we don't know how late, but the Barclays Center liquor license allows service until 1 am.

The listings

The article provides the following listings:
From Billboard Lounge web site; click to enlarge
Oct. 15 -- Tokyo Police Club
Oct. 28 -- Hermitude
Oct. 28 -- Jadakiss
Oct. 29 -- RavenEye
Nov. 2 -- Karma Killers
Nov. 6 -- Great Caesar
Nov. 29 -- Chaos Chaos
Dec. 1 -- LOLO
Dec. 4 -- "JACO" (Screening of Jaco Pastorius documentary, followed by Q+A with Metallica's Robert Trujilio.
Dec. 6 -- Parlour Tricks
Dec. 8 -- Unlocking The Truth
Dec. 12 -- Sophie Auster
Dec. 15 -- Dirty Dishes
Jan. 8 -- Sebastian Mikael
Jan. 11 -- MAX
Jan. 26 -- New Politics
Feb. 15 -- Hamish Anderson
March 13 -- Elle Winston
March 24 -- Big Data

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