The So So Glos

The Scene Makers


See All Brooklyn Influencers

While Bushwick would obviously physically still exist without Shea Stadium, which scrappy punkers the So So Glos opened in 2009, it probably wouldn’t make real estate brokers convulse with joy. Since its founding, the all-ages venue has drawn the best of Brooklyn’s underground to an otherwise abandoned-looking strip along Meadow Street. Beyond helping to solidify Bushwick’s D.I.Y. scene, Shea has made a name for itself by putting together an archive of free recordings of shows played on its stage. Go to a show any night and you might find Titus Andronicus’ Patrick Stickles working the door or the bar, or turn around and see eminently crushable Fucked Up bassist Sandy Miranda just hanging out.


The Post-Punk Revivalists
The National

The Imitated
Grizzly Bear

The Scene Makers
The So So Glos

The Hip-Hop Linchpin
Wes Jackson

The Bookers
Billy Jones, Zachary Mexico

The Royal She

The Truth Teller
Angel Haze

The Indie Promoter
Todd Patrick

The Glamorizer
Peter Shapiro

The Annotators 
Tom Lehman, Mahbod ‘Maboo’ Moghadam, Ilan Zechory

The Afropunks
Matthew Morgan, Jocelyn Cooper


The So So Glos