still photo & edit by joe perez / shot by muggsy and koster
We’re up to episode 4 in our ‘Do It Yourself‘ vodcast series and we’re going doco with a portrait of Market Hotel during its infamous “shut down” in February 2010. During a private shoot with QC last year, members of the bands Real Estate and These Are Powers, along with Market Hotel pioneers, broke down the venue and its importance in the Brooklyn music community.
Market Hotel served as a birthright for aspiring indie musicians in NYC and will forever remain a landmark for those who have passed through its walls and frolicked in the sweaty hipster-dancing and cheap beer. Though the venue remains currently shut down, plans have long been in the works to make it a co-opted art space with help from government and private grants. To get more information or to get involved email Markethotelproject@gmail.com. We leave you now to enjoy the piece, and as an added bonus you can check out a live mp3 from These Are Powers’ private Market Hotel session, featured in episode 2 of our series.