8. Death By Audio

From 2002 to 2014, Death By Audio in Williamsburg, Brooklyn was the site of a small, handmade effects pedal company founded by Oliver Ackerman, that sold its product to many famous bands, like U2 and Nine Inch Nails. Beginning in 2007, the space began to be used as a venue for underground music and art events, hosting  some of the best underground music names.

Death By Audio was one of New York City’s most well known DIY places offering a place for artists and musicians’ work to be shown and developed. The recording studio and artists spaces allowed for work to be done, and the creation of small, effects pedals was also pretty unique. Although it was only around for a short 12 years all together, the venue did reach non-profit status in January of 2009.