A fond farewell to The Acheron

Cristina Peralta

Aug. 08, 2016

Brooklyn DIY venue and long-time Ticketfly partner The Acheron ended a six-year run on July 9, leaving a swarm of NY punks and metalheads mourning.

The Acheron became a haven for underground music fans when it opened in May 2010 with a performance by Trash Talk. Brooklyn Vegan noted back then that it was nothing like the bare bones minimalism of other metal dives. “With a stage, a respectable PA, and plenty of space to fit 100+, it’s nice to see that metal has a new and legitimately great place to play,” blog staff wrote. Since then, The Acheron has created unforgettable, PBR-drenched memories.

In true Acheron fashion, the club did not go quietly. Instead, it celebrated its legacy with a two-day metal blowout featuring acts such as Sauron, Nuke, Magrudergrind and Trenchgrinder. Acheron owner (and Trenchgrinder member) Bill Dozer told Bedford + Bowery that the club’s closing was due to insurance fees—a “‘cost of doing business in New York City’ kind of thing.”

While The Acheron is technically no more, its spirit lives on as a production company. Dozer will produce events at other clubs (many of which are fellow ‘fly venues) and at its sister venue, Anchored Inn. “It will still be a place for all the punks to hang out,” he told Bedford + Bowery.

Wipe off those tears and see what Dozer’s got lined up at Facebook.com/TheAcheronBK.

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