2. The Market Hotel

In New York, we’re all pretty familiar with concerts. There’s a certain kind of schedule and expectation that follows performing at some of the big famous halls. But in Queens and Brooklyn, there are DIY venues that pepper the borough’s abandoned spaces that have been part of the music scene for decades. One such venue is the Market Hotel on Myrtle Avenue in Bushwick.

Typically, DIY venues are not meant to be fancy, cleaned up, but Market Hotel, with its makeshift bar and unisex bathroom still offers a space for an musicians from across all genres to perform. After being shut down in 2010 for serving alcohol without a license, Market Place reopened this past January.

For more, check out BROOKLYN: DIY Music Shows.