Whenever I hear about a venue closing, I harbor feelings of denial mixed with hope....and I think maybe, just maybe, there's a chance the place will stay open. ("Maybe the owners won the lottery! Maybe a generous investor swooped in at the last minute! Maybe this is all a bad dream!")
But those hopes were dashed for me when "Skinny Mike" Feaudale, the booking agent at the Abbey Lounge, e-mailed me today and confirmed my fears: yes, the Abbey Lounge is indeed closing.
Right now the final event listed on the Abbey’s website is on November 26 (“sadly, this is our last show,” it says). Dubbed "The Last Blast," the lineup includes The Acrobrats, Auto Interiors, Jay Allen, Coffin Lids, Curses, Konks, Muck and the Mires, Spitzz, Sprained Ankles, Tampoffs, and Triple Thick. Cover is $5.
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