Webster Hall

Webster Hall

She Wants Revenge

After being purchased by AEG & Bowery Sports Entertainment, Webster Hall announced that it will close for renovation after August 9th, 2017, for an undisclosed period of time.

Webster Hall is located on 125 East 11th Street, Manhattan, between Third and Fourth Avenue.  It lies within the Union Square area, just south of Irving Plaza.  Beneath it lies the Studio at Webster Hall, which opened in October 2008.

Primarily a nightclub, sometimes its large main stage is used to hold indie-rock concerts.  There are two entrances for the main stage on the street; one is for ticket-holders, the other for will call and guest list.  The stage is located up one flight of stairs from the ground floor, which come to the either side of the back of the stage floor.  There’s a bar located at the back of the stage floor, and another in a separate section on the house right.  For attendees with VIP passes, continuing up those stairs leads to the balcony, which has a bar in the back.  Webster Hall is one of the largest alternative music venues in New York City, roughly equivalent to the nearby Irving Plaza, though smaller than Terminal 5.

Thanks to its size, central Union Square location and high-grade facilities, Webster Hall had been turned into a premiere indie-rock venue in New York City.  It’s generally the last stop for successful, rising alternative acts, before hitting New York’s large ‘general appeal’ venues, such as Terminal 5 or the Madison Square Garden circle of venues (MSG, Theater at MSG, Radio City Music Hall, and Beacon Theatre).  This does, unfortunately, push up the price of not only tickets, but drinks as well, with a mad crush at the back stage floor bar.

However, just as the nearby Irving Plaza faced serious competition when Webster Hall began holding events nearby, so too has Webster Hall from the newer, (not quite as) nearby venues Gramercy Theatre (twelve blocks north) and Highline Ballroom (six blocks west).  But perhaps the biggest challenge has come from Terminal 5 in Midtown, which has over twice the capacity of Webster Hall.  Also, none of these venues have to cohabitate with a nightclub; during a Broken Social Scene show at Webster Hall, the nightclub beneath the stage began pumping out house music, literally shaking the stage floor while BSS were on (the band rolled with it, however, doing an improvisational jam to the beat of the stage floor; but there aren’t that many bands who are as adept).  The sound system (including insulation) has improved since Webster Hall took over its own booking, in 2014.

 

Capacity: 1400

Address:

125 East 11th Street (Between Third and Fourth Avenue)

By Subway:

L, N, Q, R, 4, 5, & 6 trains to Union Square – walk three blocks south of East side of 14th Street on 4th Avenue, turn left
L train to 3rd Avenue – walk three blocks south on West side of 3rd Avenue, turn right
N & R trains to 8th Street/NYU – walk 1 block east on 8th Street, three blocks north on East side of 4th Avenue, turn right on North Side of 11th Street
4 & 6 trains to Astor Place – walk four blocks north on East side of 4th Avenue, turn right on North Side of 11th Street

 

QRO Coverage:

-Midnight Oil, May 13th, 2017 – live review, photos

-Clean Bandit, April 21st, 2017 – photos

-Nick Murphy, November 28th, 2016 – photos

-STRFKR, November 26th, 2016 – photos

-James Vincent McMorrow, November 7th, 2016 – photos

-Aurora, November 3rd, 2016 – photos

-Låpsley, with Aquilo, November 2nd, 2016 – Låpsley photos, Aquilo photos

-Tricky, October 28th, 2016 – photos

-Marian Hill, with Verite and Shaed, October 12th, 2016 – Marian Hill photos, Verite photos, Shaed photos

-Tom Odell, with Barns Courtney, October 5th, 2016 – Tom Odell photos, Barns Courtney photos

-Metallica, September 27th, 2016 – photos

-Corrine Bailey Rae, with Janelle Kroll, September 8th, 2016 – Corrine Bailey Rae photos, Janelle Kroll photos

-HONNE, August 15th, 2016 – photos

-M. Ward, May 4th, 2016 – photos

-The Last Shadow Puppets, April 11th, 2016 – photos

-Lucius, with Pure Bathing Culture, April 1st, 2016 – Lucius photos, Pure Bathing Culture photos

-Beach House, March 14th, 2016 – photos

-Ra Ra Riot, March 4th, 2016 – photos

-Wolfmother, with Deap Vally, March 3rd, 2016 – Wolfmother photos, Deap Vally photos

-Troye Sivan, March 1st, 2016 – photos

-Titus Andronicus, with Craig Finn, February 29th, 2016 – Titus Andronicus photos, Craig Finn photos

-Alessia Cara, with Kevin Garrett, January 26th, 2016 – Alessia Cara photos, Kevin Garrett photos

-Jess Glynne, January 20th, 2016 – photos

-Deer Tick, with Kim Gordon, The Felice Brothers, Superchunk, and Waxahatchee, December 2nd, 2015 (Ground Control Touring Anniversary) – Deer Tick photos, Kim Gordon photos, The Felice Brothers photos, Superchunk photos, Waxahatchee photos

-The Knocks, November 20th, 2015 – photos

-GWAR, November 14th, 2015 – photos

-Christine & The Queens, November 12th, 2015 – photos

-The Charlatans, November 10th, 2015 – photos

-Deafheaven, November 5th, 2015 – photos

-Leon Bridges, October 20th, 2015 – photos

-Battles, October 20th, 2015 – photos

-Rudimental (with special guest Ed Sheeran), September 29th, 2015 – photos

-The Fratellis, with Grizfolk, September 18th, 2015 – The Fratellis photos, Grizfolk photos

-Hot Chip, August 5th, 2015 – photos

-Django Django, with Beat Connection, July 28th, 2015 – Django Django photos, Beat Connection photos

-Nate Ruess, June 17th, 2015 – photos

-Catfish & The Bottlemen, with Highly Suspect, June 16th, 2015 – Catfish & The Bottlemen photos, Highly Suspect photos

-Clean Bandit, Roman GianArthur, June 5th, 2015 (Governors Ball after-party) – Clean Bandit photos, Roman GianArthur photos

-Faith No More, with Le Butcherettes, May 13th, 2015 – Faith No More live review, Faith No More photos, Le Butcherettes photos

-Noel Gallagher’s High-Flying Birds, May 7th, 2015 – photos

-Mika, May 4th, 2015 – photos

-Jessie J, April 29th, 2015 – photos

-The Wombats, with Life In Film, April 27th, 2015 – The Wombats live review, The Wombats photos, Life In Film photos

-Manic Street Preachers, April 23rd, 2015 – photos

-George Ezra, with Ruen Brothers, April 22nd, 2015 – George Ezra photos, Ruen Brothers photos

-Delta Rae, April 14th, 2015 – photos

-The Ting Tings, with Kaneholler, April 8th, 2015 – The Ting Tings photos, Kaneholler photos

-Milky Chance, with Dead Sara, March 31st, 2015 – Milky Chance photos, Dead Sara photos

-Feist, with Ivy Levan, Far East Movement, Matthew Koma, Jukebox the Ghost, Secret Someones, and The Last Bandoleros, March 9th, 2015 (Cherrytree Records 10th Anniversary) – live review, Feist photos, Ivy Levan photos, Far East Movement photos, Matthew Koma photos, Jukebox the Ghost photos, Secret Someones photos, The Last Bandoleros photos

-Echosmith, with The Colourist, February 27, 2015 – Echosmith photos, The Colourist photos

-GlobalFest, with Bixiga70, Puerto Candelaria, Kevin Johansen + The Nada, The Jones Family Singers, Just a Band, Kahulanui, Sam Lee, Emel Mathlouthi, The Nile Project, Riyaaz Qawwali, Zap Mama, and Emil Zrihan, January 11th, 2015 – photos

-Caribou, with Jessy Lanza, November 14th, 2014 – Caribou photos, Jessy Lanza photos

-Vance Joy, with Jaymes Young, October 28th, 2014 – Vance Joy photos, Jaymes Young photos

-James, October 21st, 2014 (CMJ) – CMJ recap, photos

-Royal Blood, October 16th, 2014 – photos

-Warpaint, October 14th, 2014 – photos

-Charli XCX, with Elliphant and Femme, October 7th, 2014 – Charli XCX photos, Elliphant photos, Femme photos

-Atlas Sound, October 4th, 2014 (Downtown Music Festival) – photos

-Kiesza, with Zebra Katz, October 3rd, 2014 (Downtown Music Festival) – Kiesza photos, Zebra Katz photos

-Jagwar Ma, with Cities Aviv, July 30th, 2014 – Jagwar Ma live review, Jagwar Ma photos, Cities Aviv photos

-The Kooks, with Clara-Nova, July 28th, 2014 – The Kooks photos, Clara-Nova photos

-The Antlers, July 26th, 2014 – photos

-Twin Atlantic, July 24th, 2014 – photos

-Kaiser Chiefs, June 20th, 2014 – photos

-Paolo Nutini, June 12th, 2014 – photos

-Jackie Greene, with Rich Robinson and Prophet Omega, June 5th, 2014 – Jackie Greene photos, Rich Robinson photos, Prophet Omega photos

-Elbow, with John Grant, May 16th, 2014 – Elbow live review, Elbow photos, John Grant photos

-Tokyo Police Club, May 15th, 2014 – live review, photos

-Metronomy, with Cloud Control, May 14th, 2014 – Metronomy photos, Cloud Control photos

-Wye Oak, May 7th, 2014 – photos

-Against Me!, with Tony Molina and Big Eyes, May 3rd, 2014 – Against Me! photos, Tony Molina photos, Big Eyes photos

-Tycho, April 18th, 2014 – photos

-Warpaint, March 21st, 2014 – photos

-White Lies, with Frankie Rose, February 25th, 2014 – White Lies live review, White Lies photos, Frankie Rose photos

-Blood Orange, February 6th, 2014 – live review, photos

-Mike Doughty (doing Soul Coughing songs), November 23rd, 2013 – live review, photos

-Chromeo, November 14th, 2013 – live review, photos

-King Khan & The Shrines, with Hellshovel, October 30th, 2013 – King Khan & The Shrines photos, Hellshovel photos

-Frightened Rabbit, with Augustines, October 25th, 2013 – Frightened Rabbit photos, Augustines photos

-Frightened Rabbit, October 24th, 2013 – live review

-Gold Panda, with Slow Magic, October 11th, 2013 – live review, Gold Panda photos, Slow Magic photos

-Deerhunter, with Crystal Stilts and Sleepy Doug Shaw, September 18th, 2013 – Deerhunter photos, Crystal Stilts photos, Sleepy Doug Shaw photos

-Arctic Monkeys, September 16th, 2013 – photos

-Bat For Lashes, August 30th, 2013 – photos

-Anamanaguchi, August 16th, 2013 – live review

-Paul Weller, July 26th, 2013 – live review, photos

-The Boxer Rebellion, June 20th, 2013 – photos

-Baths, with Houses, June 15th, 2013 – Baths photos, Houses photos

-The Heavy, June 13th, 2013 – photos

-Shout Out Louds, with Haerts, May 10th, 2013 – Shout Out Louds live review, Shout Out Louds photos, Haerts photos

-Toro y Moi, with Wild Belle and Dog Bite, February 13th, 2013 – Toro y Moi photos, Wild Belle photos, Dog Bite photos

-Ra Ra Riot, with Guards, January 25th, 2013 – Ra Ra Riot photos, Guards photos

-Maxïmo Park, with Zambri, September 13th, 2012 – Maxïmo Park live review, Maxïmo Park photos, Zambri photos

-Amanda Palmer & The Grand Theft Orchestra, September 11th, 2012 – photos

-Real Estate, August 11th, 2012 – photos

-The Killers, July 23rd, 2012 – live review

-Tycho, with Onuinu, July 14th, 2012 – Tycho photos, Onuinu photos

-The Maccabees, with Wild Belle, June 13th, 2012 – The Maccabees photos, Wild Belle photos

-Blind Pilot, with Dan Mangan, June 5th, 2012 – Blind Pilot photos, Dan Mangan photos

-Trampled by Turtles, with These United States, April 17th, 2012 – Trampled by Turtles photos, These United States photos

-White Rabbits, April 12th, 2012 – photos

-Heartless Bastards, February 24th, 2012 – photos

-Stonesfest, with Stonesfest band, Uptown Horns, Nicole Atkins, James Burke, Hayes Carll, Michael Cera & Alia Shawkat (of Arrested Development), Danny Clinch & The Tangiers Blues Band, Jack Dishel (of Only Son), Anthony Ellis (of 5 o’clock Heroes), Matt Fasco (of Delta Spirit), Will Forte (of Saturday Night Live), Adam Green, John Herington (of Steely Dan), Alec Higgins (of Alberta Cross), Mickey James, Sammy James Jr. (of The Mooney Suzuki), Norah Jones, Tab Kubler (of The Hold Steady), Jesse Malin, Jody Porter (of Fountains of Wayne), Jason Roberts, Steve Schlitz (of Hurricane Bells & Longwave), Binki Shapiro (of Little Joy), The Sheepdogs, Evan Rachel Wood & more, February 22nd, 2012 – live review, photos

-Cults, January 19th, 2012 – photos

-Matisyahu, with Chris Cab, December 22nd, 2011 – Matisyahu photos, Chris Cab photos

-Yelle, with Housse de Racket, December 8th, 2011 – live review, Yelle photos, Housse de Racket photos

-Deer Tick, with Guards, November 20th, 2011 – Deer Tick photos, Guards photos

-Nero, November 4th, 2011 (late show) – photos

-The Sounds, with Natalia Kills, The Limousines, and Kids At the Bar (DJs), November 4th, 2011 – The Sounds photos, Natalia Kills photos, The Limousines photos, Kids At the Bar photos

-St. Vincent, November 3rd, 2011 – photos

-Minus the Bear, with The Velvet Teen, October 18th, 2011 – Minus the Bear photos, The Velvet Teen photos

-Twin Shadow, with Diamond Rings, October 7th, 2011 – Twin Shadow photos, Diamond Rings photos

-Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks, with Holy Sons, September 25th, 2011 – Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks live review, Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks photos, Holy Sons photos

-Deerhunter with Eleanor Friedberger, August 23rd, 2011 – Deerhunter photos, Eleanor Friedberger photos

-Portugal. The Man, Telekinesis, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, June 3rd, 2011 – Portugal. The Man photos, Telekinesis photos, Unknown Mortal Orchestra photos

-The Joy Formidable, with The Lonely Forest, April 29th, 2011 – The Joy Formidable live review, The Joy Formidable photos, The Lonely Forest photos

-Röyksopp, with Jon Hopkins, March 21st, 2011 – Röyksopp photos, Jon Hopkins photos

-Lissie, January 28th, 2011 – photos

-Delta Spirit, with Darker My Love, November 23rd, 2010 – Darker My Love live review, Delta Spirit photos, Darker My Love photos

-James, with Ed Harcourt, September 28th, 2010 – James live review, Ed Harcourt live review, James photos, Ed Harcourt photos

-Kele, with Does It Offend You, Yeah? and Innerpartysystem, September 8th, 2010 – Kele photos, Does It Offend You, Yeah? photos, Innerpartysystem photos

-Shout Out Louds, with Freelance Whales, May 5th, 2010 – Shout Out Louds live review, Shout Out Louds photos, Freelance Whales photos

-LCD Soundsystem, April 12th, 2010 – live review, photos

-Fanfarlo, with Freelance Whales, December 18th, 2009 – Fanfarlo photos, Freelance Whales photos

-Peter Bjorn & John, with El Perro Del Mar and The Suzan, November 11th, 2009 – El Perro Del Mar live review, Peter Bjorn & John photos, El Perro Del Mar photos, The Suzan photos

-She Wants Revenge, with Kill Hannah and Paper Route, September 23rd, 2009 – She Wants Revenge photos, Kill Hannah photos, Paper Route photos

-The Bravery, with Mr. Hudson, August 26th, 2009 – The Bravery photos, Mr. Hudson photos

-Ladytron, with The Faint, April 10th, 2009 – The Faint live review, Ladytron photos, The Faint photos

-Ra Ra Riot, with Cut Off Your Hands, April 4th, 2009 – Ra Ra Riot photos, Cut Off Your Hands photos

-MGMT, with Suicide, October 30th, 2008 – MGMT live review, MGMT photos, Suicide photos

-Minus the Bear, with Annuals, October 25th, 2008 (CMJ) – CMJ coverage, Minus the Bear photos, Annuals photos

-The Notwist, October 13th, 2008 – photos

-Shudder to Think, with The Jealous Girlfriends, October 4th, 2008 – Shudder to Think photos, The Jealous Girlfriends photos

-Supergrass, with The Duke Spirit, July 30th, 2008 – The Duke Spirit live review, Supergrass photos, The Duke Spirit photos

-She & Him, with Ola Podrida, April 22nd, 2008 – Ola Podrida live review, She & Him photos, Ola Podrida photos

-Mountain Goats, with The Moaners, March 18th, 2008 – The Mountain Goats photos, The Moaners photos

-The Walkmen, with White Rabbits, March 4th, 2008 – The Walkmen photos, White Rabbits photos

-Menomena, with Illinois, November 10th, 2007 – Menomena photos, Illinois photos

-Metric, September 21st, 2007 – live review, photos

-Dinosaur Jr., with Dr. Dog, September 3rd, 2007 – Dinosaur Jr. live review, Dinosaur Jr. photos, Dr. Dog photos

-The Sea and Cake, with Lonely, Dear, June 7th, 2007 – The Sea and Cake live review, The Sea and Cake photos, Lonely, Dear photos

-Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, with The Cobbs, May 31st, 2007 – The Cobbs live review, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club photos, The Cobbs photos

-Yo La Tengo, April 29th, 2007 – live review, photos

-Sebadoh, March 31st, 2007 – live review, photos

-Sonic Youth, February 16th, 2007 – live review, photos

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