We received a very sad email today from Adam Ydstie, who let us know that the underground venue that they created in Tacoma known as the Warehouse, is being shut down. We’ve enjoyed a very great relationship with The Warehouse and it has almost seemed that every show done there was involved with Artist Home and our bands in some capacity. Tacoma really needs a venue like this and it is heartbreaking to see a community so ripe with talent have to continue to fall victim to irresponsibly run venues that lack desire in being a part of building a music community, but rather just want to exploit it.
Below is the release Adam Ydstie and the venue managers are releasing explaining the closure.
After 5 months of serving our community and providing an alternative space for music and art to occur we are sad to say that we have been shut down. From this point forward, the Warehouse is closed and we are all being asked to vacate. This is very sad and unfortunate. But, such is the world of underground and DIY venues. We have thoroughly enjoyed opening our home to you Tacoma and the many amazing artists that have come through town. These last few months have been incredible and more than we could have asked for. For now, all of the events on our calendar will be moved to new locations around town, so keep following our updates on Facebook, Twitter, and MySpace.