Brooklyn, and particularly its northernmost neighborhoods of Williamsburg, Greenpoint and Bushwick, has a wide spectrum of esteemed venues. But none are quite like Brooklyn Made, the 500-capacity Bushwick club that announced plans for a fall opening on Wednesday.
For years, Bushwick has been home to tiny, thriving clubs serving up DIY indie-rock and electronic fare, and as the neighborhood’s cultural clout has grown, larger venues – namely multi-stage fixtures such as 5,000-capacity dance mecca Avant Gardner and 1,400-capacity Elsewhere – have opened up shop. Missing: Rock-oriented clubs with capacities similar to Williamsburg’s 650-capacity Music Hall of Williamsburg and the 575-capacity Bowery Ballroom, an institution on Manhattan’s Lower East Side.
The neighborhood’s club tapestry may be rich, but Brooklyn Made – and its parent company of the same name – have found an untapped market nevertheless.
“We think there’s room in the New York City market – we know there’s room – for an additional room,” says Anthony Makes, who founded the independent promotion company Brooklyn Made in July 2020.
Makes would know. Prior to launching his latest endeavor, he logged 11 years at The Bowery Presents, now AEG’s regional affiliate, and at Live Nation, as the concert giant’s New York…