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A Closer Look at Rec Room

Back in June, we posted that a new live music venue would be opening on Chippewa, called Rec Room (learn more). Now, the music club is ‘almost’ fully operational.

Last evening photographer Charlie Abbott paid a visit to the club, to take some photos of the Said The Sky: 2018 Wide Eyed Tour. Abbott caught up with promoter Mike Marshall (MNM Presents – next show is Borgore @ Town Ballroom), and club owner Chris Ring (Afterdark Presents), and came away with some great shots of the place in action. 

(L-R) Marshall and Ring

Rec Room is a for cry from the former establishment The Lodge. In fact, it’s hard to tell that it’s the same place at all. Rec Room is a stripped down nightclub, with loads of neon lighting for interesting photo ops, a private room for adults, and plenty of flatscreens to view the action. There is still some work underway upstairs, but that hasn’t stopped the steady stream of performances coming through, including Sepiatonic, The Fever 333, and Storming the Heavens (see upcoming acts here). “There is a DJ booth up on the second floor that they plan to use,” said Abbott. “And they have that secret adult room that you have to enter a code to get into, with full bar – it looks like there is room for some acoustic sessions if they wanted… plus that room has access to the outside patio looking over Chippewa.”

Be sure to check out Rec Room, when your favorite bands and DJs come through town. Or keep an eye out for some local talents as well. This venue is a welcome addition to the local live music scene, and is another big boost for Chippewa.

Rec Room | 79 W. Chippewa Street | Buffalo, New York 14202 | Facebook

Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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