If you’ve been paying attention to the concert calendar at Revolution Hall in Troy, then you’ve already noticed that it’s been shrinking faster than Tiger Woods’ endorsement contracts.
After tomorrow night’s Cracker/Camper Van Beethoven double-bill, there are only three more shows on the horizon – U2 tribute band Unforgettable Fire (Saturday, January 23), Dr. Dog with the Growlers (Wednesday, January 27) and Donna the Buffalo (Friday, February 12).
Apparently, what’s happened is that Garry Brown – who also operates the adjacent Brown’s Brewing Company – took over the reins of the club at the start of the new year.
Unfortunately, it looks like that means there will be less emphasis on the music, in favor of various other events like private parties, corporate gatherings and the recently instituted weekly Monday trivia nights.
Brown is likely to close Rev Hall for several weeks to make various renovations to the nightspot – things like downsizing the stage and lighting systems and installing an additional bar in the lobby.
Let’s hope that Rev Hall roars back. It would be a damn shame to lose such a wonderful rock club…