This is by no means going to be an authoritative list, and I welcome your additions, but in the wake of the news of the impending demise of HiFi, I got to thinking of all the other East Village/Lower East Side’s likely haunts, watering holes and live-music-venues we’ve lost in the past few years, and compiled the list below. Consider a sequel, of a sort, to this post from 2012.
King Tut’s Wah-Wah Hut/A7 (now both amalgamized as Niagra, and still going, last I noticed)
The Life Café
The Lismar Lounge
The Lakeside Lounge (above, courtesy of Please Kill Me’s Instagram, and featuring the Prissteens).
Save the Robots
The Gas Station
The No-Tell Motel
Ludlow Street Cafe
Barramundi (the Ludlow Street incarnation, at least)
The Knitting Factory (originally on East Houston)
The Yaffa Café
Coney Island High
The Ritz/Webster Hall
CBGB (far too many posts to cite)