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Cult Brooklyn venue Glasslands set for closure

The venue is home to NME's annual CMJ showcase

NME / Andy Hughes
Glasslands, a cult venue in Brooklyn, New York, is set to close.

The venue is home to NME's annual CMJ festival showcase, which this year will see sets from Fat White Family, Bo Ningen, Twin Peaks, Public Access TV and The Wytches, tomorrow night (October 22). The venue announced that its final show will be on New Year's Eve. Since opening in 2006, it has seen shows from the likes of MGMT, TV On The Radio, Bon Iver, Yeasayer, Disclosure and Alt-J.

A statement on the Glasslands website reads: "When Glasslands opened in 2006 as an experimental community art space, Kent Avenue felt like a forgotten backwater, scattered with old warehouses playing temporary home to non-profit arts collectives, galleries, and DIY shows. During that time, our single block saw a handful of historically ambitious art & music spaces open: Secret Project Robot/Lives With Animals, Paris London West Nile, Pyramids, Death By Audio, 285 Kent… we’re proud to have grown up in this place and time... We've got a few months left, and we intend for them to be our best ever. Please come by and help us celebrate our final season."

The annual CMJ festival sees hundreds of rising bands play across various New York venues from October 21-25.

The full line-up with times for NME's showcase at Glasslands this Wednesday (October 22) is as follows:

Fat White Family (1am)
Bo Ningen (12midnight)
Public Access TV (11.10pm)
Twin Peaks (10.20pm)
Happyness (9.30pm)
The Wytches (8.50pm)
Girlpool (8pm)


Entry to the NME showcase is free for CMJ badge holders. See theglasslands.com for more information.
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