Danbro Studios

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Danbro Studios

Matt & Kim

260 Meserole Street has been converted into The Wick.

Danbro Studios is located on 260 Meserole Street, Brooklyn, between Bushwick Place and Waterbury Street.  Opened in late 2008, it is a former brewery and warehouse converted into a venue.  It is primarily used by Brooklyn concert organizer Todd P, who also holds concerts in other Brooklyn venues such as Market Hotel, Silent Barn, and Death By Audio.

Danbro Studios is really a barely-converted abandoned warehouse: dirty, drafty, and poorly lit, there are nicer-looking actual warehouses.  All the facilities are temporary: folding tables and chairs, Port-a-Potties, and such.  The entrance to Danbro Studios is a long hallway, leading to the ticket person and ID check, before opening to the right, upon a large pre-stage floor area.  That area stretches back towards the street (to the right of the door) with seats and tables, with a makeshift, folding table bar immediately in front of the door.  Behind that, the area loops around the entrance, including a merch table, before stretching to an outside patio with Port-a-Potties.  The actual stage area is past the entrance and the pre-stage area space, with the stage located to the far right of the stage floor entrance.  There is another, separate space to the house-left of the stage, where bands store their equipment.  While all of Danbro is high ceilinged, it is especially true in the stage floor area: a fire escape-like staircase leads to an overlooking fire escape-like railed landing, which is where the soundboard is located.

While only a few events have been held there, they have been larger fare than Todd P usually organizes (especially for indoor shows).  They still feature the usual line-up of ‘Todd P bands’: Brooklyn-based, tending more towards the wild live show than high musical skill.  The crowd is younger than at the more established venues, and more prone to go wild.  Todd P has certainly translated the DIY house party ethos to an abandoned warehouse, with the pluses and minuses only amplified: a considerable amount of space, but dirty, drafty, and run-down; cheap tickets, but a long haul to reach; cheap beer and relaxed security, but an inexperienced and overworked staff; a wild show that’s likely to get out of hand; not Bowery Presents (Bowery Ballroom, Mercury Lounge, Music Hall in Williamsburg, Terminal 5).


Capacity: 700

all ages


260 Meserole Street (between Bushwick Place and Waterbury Street)

By Subway:

L train to Montrose Avenue – walk one block north on Bushwick Pl., two blocks west on south side of Meserole St.
G train to Broadway – walk two blocks north on Union Ave., eight blocks west on south side of Meserole St.
J & M trains to Hewes St. – walk one block east on Montrose Ave., one block north on Union Ave., eight blocks west on south side of Meserole St.


QRO Coverage:

-Matt & Kim, with DMBQ, Ponytail, AIDS Wolf and The Homosexuals, October 31st, 2008 – Matt & Kim live review, Matt & Kim photos, DMBQ photos, Ponytail photos, AIDS Wolf photos, The Homosexuals photos

The Homosexuals

Live Videos:

Matt & Kim – “Good Old-Fashioned Nightmare”, Brooklyn, NY, 10/31/08
Matt & Kim – new song, Brooklyn, NY, 10/31/08

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