Thursday, October 31, 2019

Historical renovated theatre- from film to performance art

The Kings Theatre, formerly Loew's Kings Theatre, is a live performance venue in the Flatbush neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York City. Opened by Loew's Theatres as a movie palace in 1929 and closed in 1977, the theater sat empty for decades until a complete renovation was initiated in 2010.

Click PLAY for Sleater-Kinney Kings Theatre samples...

It's so interesting how much focus and attention is now being placed by music artists towards amplifying the scale, outreach and showmanship of 'live performances' and 'merch'(i.e. merchandise) sales, as it has become the only significant avenue artists have to  make a living nowadays due to SPOTIFY and the online pirating of music. Musicians can no longer live inside of a recording studio and create epic concept albums meant to sell at a rate that could generate a living standard or any kind of reasonable revenue. In addition, musicians have been now forced to place more attention to creating 'Single' hits rather than full albums since albums don't sell anymore and have no real place for marketing. That said, I am noticing a new kind of 'over the top' live performance trend that is accompanied by expensive ticket prices, that may be taking the place of theatre and communal movie experiences. Wild how water finds its own level- the artist darwinian survival mode on display. bye.