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Old 09-14-2018, 10:22 AM
 
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Electric Factory has been sold to a NYC-based concert promotion company, The Bowery Presents. Because the naming rights were not for sale, they are holding a contest to rename the venue. I suggest, "The Acoustics Stink."


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Old 09-14-2018, 11:43 AM
 
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Electric Factory has been sold to a NYC-based concert promotion company, The Bowery Presents. Because the naming rights were not for sale, they are holding a contest to rename the venue. I suggest, "The Acoustics Stink."


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Old 09-14-2018, 11:56 AM
 
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Electric Factory has been sold to a NYC-based concert promotion company, The Bowery Presents. Because the naming rights were not for sale, they are holding a contest to rename the venue. I suggest, "The Acoustics Stink."


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I saw the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and opening bands there on Saturday, up front you could barely make out the vocals.
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Old 09-14-2018, 01:16 PM
 
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I saw the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and opening bands there on Saturday, up front you could barely make out the vocals.
I was there too... but that was an outdoor concert so doesn't really speak to the acoustics of the Electric Factory itself
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Old 09-14-2018, 02:22 PM
 
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Both the Kimmel Center and the EF have seating capacities in excess of 3000 and the Fillmore is over 2500, etc.. What would you consider a "large" concert venue, excluding sports stadiums? Carnegie Hall in NYC is smaller than the Kimmel Center and I doubt anyone would refer to it as "mid-size".
I'd say anything under 8-10k or so to be mid-size. Carnegie Hall is definitely mid-size in terms of capacity -- that doesn't mean it's not the mecca for certain types of performances.

For some things, a place like Radio City (6k) is as big as you'd get because certain types of performances aren't done in stadiums and the like. I'm really referring to "mainstream" music (i.e. rock, country, rap, etc.) where you have:

Football Stadiums
Baseball Stadiums
Outdoor Amphitheater
Arenas
Mid-Size (most indoor) venues
Small/Bars

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Old 09-14-2018, 02:24 PM
 
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Electric Factory has been sold to a NYC-based concert promotion company, The Bowery Presents. Because the naming rights were not for sale, they are holding a contest to rename the venue. I suggest, "The Acoustics Stink."


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This makes me sad -- so many good nights there. I submitted the name "E-Factory."
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Old 09-14-2018, 03:53 PM
 
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why not 'Lectric Factory thats probably how most of us pronounce it anyways
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Old 09-14-2018, 05:09 PM
 
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There's also the Voltage Lounge around the corner from there too. I hope they stick with an industrial themed name.
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Old 09-15-2018, 08:48 AM
 
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Electric Factory has been sold to a NYC-based concert promotion company, The Bowery Presents. Because the naming rights were not for sale, they are holding a contest to rename the venue. I suggest, "The Acoustics Stink."


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Magid Hall.

And, yes, I went to the original Electric Factory at 22nd and Arch.
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Old 09-17-2018, 07:01 AM
 
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Dec. 3: Bob Dylan
Dec. 12: Weezer
Dec. 14: Ween
Dec. 18: Lindsey Sterling
Dec. 22: WDAS Holiday Jam
Dec. 28: PnB Rock
Dec. 29: Kurt Vile & the Violators
Dec. 30-31: John Oliver
Jan. 11: Greensky Bluegrass
Jan. 19: Impractical Jokers starring the Tenderloins
Feb. 9: Jim Gaffigan
Feb. 24: Scott Bradlee's Post-Modern Jukebox
March 9: James Bay & his Electric Light Tour*
April 6: Amos Lee with Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia
April 27: Brian Regan
June 14: Derek Hough
I must be really old. Bob Dylan is the only name I recognize.
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