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The Stone

Recommended by

Beat The Devil Band

on October 7th 2007

  • Info

  • Address

  • Avenue C at 2nd Street
  • New York
  • NY
  • 10009
  • East Village
  • Website

  • thestonenyc.com
  • Cost

  • $10 per set
    unless otherwise noted
    Half Price for students 13 to 19
    Free for children under 12
    No advance ticket sales
  • Payment Method

  • Cash Only
  • Opening Hours

  • Tue-Sun 8pm & 10pm set
    Mon Closed
  • Live Music

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  • Directions

  • F to Delancey
  • Features

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Beat The Devil Says

The Stone's been open maybe two or three years now. It was actually opened by John Zorn as a place for people to play more adventurous type music. I feel like it's kind of the torch bearer of what the Knitting Factory used to be in the '80s and what Tonic was in the '90s—a place for musicians that don't necessarily play financially viable music to have a place to express themselves and for people to come see it. But it's a tiny, tiny place, in an old Chinese restaurant. If you didn't know it was there, you'd walk right by, there's just a little sign on the door. It's not the most comfortable place to go see a show, there's rarely any air-conditioning on in the summertime and they don't serve drinks. It caters to the old school scene but it's also really good about supporting the new school as well. There's always a cover charge, but the interesting thing is it's totally non-profit so 100% of the door goes to the musicians. So whoever is playing decides what they want the cover to be, usually $10 a night, sometimes it's $20 a night. But they set up a guest curator each month to put the shows together, with 100% going back to the musicians which is pretty incredible.

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