As you may have heard yesterday, late afternoon on several online music sites (Buzzbands, Downtown Lobby, L.A Times Pop & Hiss, L.A. Weekly West Coast Sound, etc) Spaceland as you know it will be no longer. Spaceland Productions's Mitchell Frank and venue owner Jeff Wolfram have decided to part ways after starting as a club night in 1993. The venue will no longer be named Spaceland and will operate under the new name, The Satellite. Former Spaceland booker Jennifer Tefft will take over in-house booking duties for the iconic Silverlake venue. Spaceland Productions has plans to move into another space in the near future. All currently booked Spaceland Productions will still go on, including the upcoming Melvins residency.
We with both venues luck in their new ventures and always treasure the good times from seeing many bands that had their first ever Los Angeles shows there such as Arcade Fire, Editors, Foo Fighters, Le Butcherettes, Miike Snow, My Morning Jacket, The White Stripes, and more at Spaceland, "secret shows" with the likes of Death Cab For Cutie, Julian Casablancas, etc and their legendary free residencies from The Blood Arm, Silversun Pickups, and Rilo Kiley to name a few. That and always catching Interpol's Carlos D on the Galaga machine in the early days of Turn On The Bright Lights when the band was always in town. We call dibs if they get rid of it in the transicion! Goodbye Spaceland and thanks for the memories from all of us at The Scenestar.