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Death By Audio Will Close This Fall

By Serena Dai | September 8, 2014 1:44pm
 DIY music venue Death by Audio will be closing in the fall.
DIY music venue Death by Audio will be closing in the fall.
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SOUTH WILLIAMSBURG — Warehouse music venue Death By Audio will close this fall, its owners wrote in a message Monday.

The space with an underground feel started putting on shows at 49 S. Second St. in 2007 and has hosted about 1,000 acts a year since, said owner Edan Wilber.

It will close on November 22, he wrote on its website Monday.

"When we first moved onto south 2nd street the only things on our block were a used police car lot and several empty buildings," Wilber wrote. "Now there are a half dozen expensive restaurants, bars, a daycare center and a new condo building (that was an empty lot when we moved in).

"All ages DIY music venues are almost by definition temporary, and we feel fortunate to have lasted in this space for this long."

The music equipment company the venue shared its space with will remain open but will relocate until it can find a permanent home.

Rumors spread earlier this year that the venue might close after Vice Media announced it would be moving its headquarters to the area, with speculation that it would take over the space.

At the time, Wilber told Brooklyn indie music magazine Impose that the venue would be sticking around.

Wilber did not immediately respond to a request for further comment Monday.