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The appearance of what looked like a Craigslist ad to rent the recently shuttered 285 Kent space for $8,000 per month caused a minor tizzy yesterday before it was pulled from the site without any explanation. ANIMAL contacted venue owner Todd P before the post was removed to ask whether it was legit, and he […]

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In conducting the interviews for this piece, something became clear: The reason that so many people care so deeply about end of 285 Kent, is that 285 Kent was more than a room where bands played. At 285 we witnessed the collapse of genre barriers in real time, as internet rap stars mingled with hardcore […]

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285 Kent is closed. That place was magic. While Kent shows are usually booked two months in advance, there is nothing else happening as of now. The calendar’s clear. “Beyond tonight, we have not announced any other events at 285 Kent, though there may be others in the future,” curator Ric Leichtung tweeted before the “surprise” good-bye show. Then, Maria […]

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Tonight, Hubble and Migrations in Rust will hit the stage at 285 Kent for their joint record release show. Yellow Tears, Diaphragm and John Mannion are also joining the fray, making what could be a legendary night in noise. Hubble is the solo project of The Men’s Ben Greenberg. Named one of the best guitarists […]

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On Monday, November 11, Profligate, Humanbeast, Pvre Matrix and Nick Klein are set to hit the stage at Brooklyn’s 285 Kent for a night of unconventional electronic music. While the projects performing are heavily influenced by noise and experimental dance music, each act varies in their attack. You can expect to hear dance floor ready […]

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