Culture Trip stands with Black Lives Matter. After this influential venue closed in , its final weeks were captured in the documentary Goodnight Brooklyn: The Story of Death by Audio. Williamsburg waterfront warehouse Kent closed in , but was easily one of the most influential Brooklyn DIY venues in the 12 years that it was open. The club became a wild scene of revelry and debauchery, throwing all-ages parties into the early morning hours, and often attracting unwanted attention from police. Many of the musical performances often incorporated visual installations, creating experiential art intended to offer the audience more than just a black box on a stage. After vacating the basement of the old Monster Island in Williamsburg and a move to Bushwich, Secret Project Robot is temporarily closed once again. As their website states, the new venue, still in Bushwick, is set to open in March of , and that all programming has been shifted to bars Happyfun Hideaway and Flowers For All Occasions in the mean time. In addition to providing working studios to a handful of businesses including a barbershop, synthesizer factory, and recording studio, Silent Barn also functions as an artist residency program in which artists live and create work. Silent Barn has become a well-known venue for DIY music, hosting many big names from the underground scene. Shows at this low-key Bushwick warehouse are curated through Facebook and word of mouth only, giving the venue a true DIY character.
Rolling Stone even named the venue, a two-story wood-finished room with a big window that looks onto Delancey Street, its No. Bushwick Capacity: Hall: , Zone One: , roof: Type of acts: Buzzy acts from all genres, including indie rock, pop, rap, electronic, and more. Since it opened in late , the Bushwick venue has become the preeminent spot for hyped-up new bands from out of town to perform, while veteran acts further along in their careers routinely rock the main room Jay Som and Chastity Belt, for example, are both coming up on the calendar.
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Construction for the venue began in July , and it opened on April 6, , with a five-night run of sold-out concerts by American rock band LCD Soundsystem. The venue contains a main floor, a balcony, forty restrooms,  , and three bars. The name of the venue was inspired by its "industrial look" and the fact that the building was originally used as a steel manufacturing plant.