LES Loss, BK Gain: Luna Lounge Re-Opens Tonight In Billyburg

LUNA LES Loss, BK Gain: Luna Lounge Re Opens Tonight In Billyburg

“Love Williamsburg so much now,” Luna Lounge co-owner Rob Sacher said of the long-shuttered indie rock/comedy club’s new nabe.

On Friday night, the former Ludlow Street venue that first brought you Interpol and The Strokes is reopening in 5,000-plus square feet at 361 Metropolitan Avenue at Havemeyer Street. (The lounge lost its previous lease in 2005.)

And the first band to commemorate the club’s reawakening after its year-and-a-half-long hibernation? The Comas.

Doors open at 8 p.m.

More on Mr. Sacher’s new “world class music venue” after the jump.

- Chris Shott

Press Release: January 15, 2007

Luna Lounge To Open In Williamsburg

Friends and fans of the old Luna Lounge will be lining up Friday night in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn eagerly awaiting admission to the re-located indie rock nightclub. Luna Lounge was the original scene of the first shows from NYC rockers Interpol, Longwave, Stellastarr* and The Strokes, bands heralded for returning New York to the forefront of a new generation of rock music.

The original Luna Lounge was the center of the music scene on Ludlow Street on the Lower East Side for a decade ending in June of 2005. It was also a highly touted room for off center comedy and hosted shows regularly with Janeane Garofalo, Sarah Silverman, Marc Maron, and Wanda Sykes.

“We are very excited to be able to recreate ourselves here in Williamsburg and to be completely embraced by this community of musicians and artists,” says Luna Lounge co-owner and booking agent Rob Sacher. ‘We have been working quietly on this building for over a year and have taken our time to build a world class music venue for the people of New York City.”

Luna Lounge is where aspiring young musicians create new styles of music influenced by locals who play in bands with off beat names like TV On The Radio, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, and Nada Surf.

Luna Lounge is located at 361 Metropolitan Avenue at Havemeyer Street.

The nightclub will be open weekends in January and early February with a full schedule starting in the spring.