NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — New York club Luna Lounge had been a fixture of the indie music scene on the lower east side for a decade. Opening in 1995, the Ludlow Street bar was a popular destination for up and coming bands, typically featuring 2-4 bands a night, six days a week and so-called "alternative" stand-up comedy on Mondays. Admission was always free and fans got to see early performances from bands such as The Strokes, Longwave and Nada Surf.
The club was closed in July 2005, when the landlord who owned the one story building decided to tear the building down and replace it with a larger building to take advantage of increasing rents.
The New York Times has reported that the Luna will re-open this year in Williamsburg with a new 350 person capacity club that will likely be booked by Live Nation. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers