Rising from the spiritual ashes of beloved Nineties club the Electric Lounge, the North Door boasts a similarly eclectic and progressive booking policy. Experimental jazz switches off with alternative rock, while hip-hop and electronica muscle in, too. Taking advantage of its location in the defunct 501 Studios, the ND also hosts plays, poetry readings, comedy, musicals, TV viewings, games, and pretty much anything else you can put under a roof and charge a cover for. The 300-person capacity keeps shows intimate, while the variety of acts makes the age range fluid.
The book may be Hollow
– it's the new paperback edition of that well-received novel
that won the PEN Southwest Book Award, in fact – but you know the author is solid
. And he's throwing this release party tonight, to celebrate with live music from Hospital Ships
and The Swift Drag
. Thu., Jan. 17, 7:30pm.
Catch performances from local Honk! bands Boss Street, Minor Mishap Marching Band, Dead Music Capital Band, and more. Sat., Jan. 19, 8:30pm. $10 donation.