Live Wire Music Hall has announced that it will be closing after Saturday night (January 26).
The club, which is run by the amiable Robertson clan, has been open for about 5 years and has hosted innumerable great shows.
A few of the standouts among the many musicians I’ve seen at Live Wire, in no particular order:
- Trigger Hippy (featuring Joan Osborne and Jackie Greene)
- The Hold Steady
- Laura Marling
- G. Love and Special Sauce
- Truth & Salvage Co.
- Peter Wolf Crier
- The Dirty Dozen Brass Band
- Eric Culberson
- Runnin’ Pardners with George Porter, Jr.
- Megan Jean and the KFB
- Les Racquet
- The Knocks
That’s just a short list — I’m sure I’ll be remembering more in the coming days and weeks. And there were tons more big shows that I didn’t attend; it’s a long, long list.
For me, Live Wire was most remarkable for allowing intimate shows with acts that generally play much bigger stages. I’m thinking about The Hold Steady, Trigger Hippy, and the like.
I might have more to say about the closing of Live Wire in an upcoming column or post, but I’ll end this post with a short slideshow of some photos I’ve taken at the club over the last couple of years.
My best to all involved.