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Wetlands --- NYC.

Two-Octave

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Tonight and tomorrow night the Capitol Theatre is hosting a 25th anniversary show/shows remembering the legendary Wetlands venue up there in NYC.

The following video is the last time anyone jammed at Wetlands. Mike Gordon,DJ Logic,Stanley Jordan and Warren Haynes.

9/10/01.

Literally a few hours later planes flew into buildings not far away.



That place was really effin' cool.
 

bobmc

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Miss it. I am sure there were plenty, but I never saw a bad show there.
 

freedom's door

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Had a few good times at that club. Still kick myself for not going to see Hellborg, Lane, and Sipe when they played there.
 

Fred McMurray

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I loved it! Only got to play there a couple of times, but man-o-man what a scene it was, it felt like home at a time when not much else did in that city...
 

Cuthbert

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I saw War there before they fragmented in about '88. Buddy Miles sat in and sang "Why can't we be friends" and tore the house down.
 

Two-Octave

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The guy who owned it currently owns the Capitol Theatre and the Brooklyn Bowl franchises. He's opening Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas next month.

4 levels,5 bars,32 lanes of bowling and the general admission venue holds 2 thousand people. 80,000 square feet total. He's got some good bands already booked too.

http://vegas.brooklynbowl.com/
 

saltydogg

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I recall there being half of a Volkswagen Bus, covered with bumper stickers in the entry area (inside the building) and, in a time when you could smoke cigarettes in the building, you could only smoke weed downstairs in "the lounge" area- no cigs.

Saw Govt Mule there, and John Hopper sat in on the harp.

Great times! My memories of 'those daze' are a bit foggy.
 

Polynitro

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The guy who owned it currently owns the Capitol Theatre and the Brooklyn Bowl franchises. He's opening Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas next month.

4 levels,5 bars,32 lanes of bowling and the general admission venue holds 2 thousand people. 80,000 square feet total. He's got some good bands already booked too.

http://vegas.brooklynbowl.com/
i thought the owner died?

either way what was cool about wetlands was that it was tiny, it didnt have 80,000 square feet or 4 levels yet good bands played there.

I saw Hot Tuna one time and they went on an hour late because Jorma was downstairs getting plastered. They finally went on and played hesitation blues-it was epic.
 

Polynitro

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I recall there being half of a Volkswagen Bus, covered with bumper stickers in the entry area (inside the building) and, in a time when you could smoke cigarettes in the building, you could only smoke weed downstairs in "the lounge" area- no cigs.

Saw Govt Mule there, and John Hopper sat in on the harp.

Great times! My memories of 'those daze' are a bit foggy.
yeah upstairs was the main bar , stage and dance floor. There was a VW bus plastered with stickers. Downstairs was another bar and lounge area, with couches and crap. The entire downstairs was blacklit and they had all these blacklight posters everywhere.

I ran into Ginger Baker going downstairs. He wasnt too impressed with the gig he kept saying, "this is not 1969" everytime someone yelled out Cream song requests. I recall he played with just 2 bass players that night, no guitarist...Pretty funny.
 

A-Bone

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Wasn't there more than one owner? There was Larry Bloch, who opened the club, and then Peter Shapiro, who took over from Bloch towards the end of its run, right?
 

Two-Octave

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The original owner was Larry Bloch,he died in 2012. He sold the place to Peter Shapiro in 1996.

The fire marshal capacity sign was for 389 people...yeah,right. Twice that many were up in there sometimes.
 






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