Wednesday, August 05, 2009
Looks like the owners of Schubas, brothers Mike and Chris Schuba, are opening a new mid-size venue called Lincoln Hall this fall. The new club will be at 2424 N. Lincoln (formerly Three Penny Cinema), a decidedly un-indie neighborhood. It will definitely be interesting to see what kind of acts they bring in, and what effect its opening will have on the neighborhood. While the article does point out there are a lot of similarly sized venues already (Double Door, Logan Square Auditorium), it's undeniable that most of the bands that start at Schubas eventually outgrow it, so it should be easy for them to keep booking the same bands at the larger venue. What that means for other venues is another story, though really, Double Door and Logan Square Auditorium aren't exactly ideal spaces for sound anyway. Seeing as Schubas is my favorite venue in the city, this should be a good thing for the city's music scene.