Brooklynites are always craving new everything. How about a DIY music space? With a name like Delinquency, I had to check it out. Plus, my favorite band Gunfight! was playing, who always rule.

Seemingly in no-man’s land, but not really, the new spot is on Grand St down by the Metropolitan Ave Bridge near the famous Pumps strip club. (Oh, there.)

The space is like a taco hut / amusement park / construction zone mash-up. A long dimly lit bar with lawn ornament flamingos and wonky artwork is flanked by a grand skylit seating area of vintage dining sets that face a separate large room where the bands perform in front of heaps of demolition junk. I suspect they decorated the joint with finds from the Meeker Ave Flea and are still working on it. It’s crazy. I like it.

Here is a more in-depth (better) article with more (better) photos from Bushwick Daily.

During the day, the vibe was mellow. The comfy seats are not crowd motivators and Jon and I were the only old drunk people dancing. Over the music, Delinquency venue owner Stephen, who worked at Pianos in “the city,” explained that he wanted to create a space with great vibes and an open and loving atmosphere. I definitely caught those and I look forward to checking out an evening show since our day drinking is becoming degenerate.


Leading up to Gunfight! we watched Osekre & The Lucky Bastards, an afro-rock band, whose upbeat rhythms made for an awesome show.

Check out Chappo and The Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt this Saturday August 11, 2012 at 8pm @ Delinquency (1031 Grand St.)

Gunfight! will be playing Lulu’s (113 Franklin St) on August 19th, 2012. Don’t miss it!

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