I caught word of this absolutely dreadful news minutes ago via Gothamist:
“On Sunday, Dec 9 Zebulon will be closing its doors after ten exciting years of pioneering music and arts. Williamsburg has changed significantly since we opened, and unfortunately it is no longer possible today to continue the business in the manner in which it was conceived. Nevertheless, it’s been a great run. This is our final week so if you haven’t been down in a while, please come and say hello/wave goodbye, and pay your respects to this gem of an institution.”
Another casualty of the high-rise yuppification of Williamsburg, though this one strikes me as a bit strange as I always thought Zebulon was a “classier” place to catch a band and a brew; although, my Williamsburg barometer is probably Death By Audio or 285 Kent, so what the hell do I know?
Zebulon had a real argument as the best place to see great free music as they rarely charged a cover and only booked high-quality, innovative (and often experimental) acts. My Social List favorites Sinkane, Diamond Terrifier and Osekre and the Lucky Bastards recently enjoyed residencies at Zebulon, to name a few.
TV on the Radio’s Kyp Malone, The Arcade Fire’s Sarah Neufeld and others will see the venue off this week, according to Gothamist.