In the late 1990’s, the club branched into the butcher shop next door and became 2 rooms under one roof. As the neighborhood gentrified around them, the Lower East Side became the hub of NYC rock. The club hired a Live Rock N Roll Karaoke band who became an instant hit in the city, attracting New Yorkers and tourists from all over the globe to catch a glimpse of celebrities such as Moby, belting out AC/DC. Shortly after, Arlene’s garnered more attention - becoming home to The Strokes, and then booking a residency by The Bravery, which would land the band a deal and propel them to fame.
As a handful of live music clubs pop up (and down) around the area, Arlene’s holds fast to its intention of nurturing unsigned bands; its attention to the highest quality sound; and remaining an institution in the NYC rock scene.
Edited by CFernandes75 on 18 Nov 2011, 19:29
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