Okay, so we had to go to the Abbey on its final night -- after all, it's right around the corner. It was sold out, but of course Billly Ruane got us in. What else is new? We were in time for the Coffin Lids, and as they played "Welcome to Pussytown," I reflected, "It's nice that someone's still writing songs like this."
The Abbey Lounge, Union Square's venerable garage/indie/punk dive, has lost its battle with this shitty economy. According to club employees, the Abbey's last day will be November 28. In addition, Abbey booking agent Mike Fuedale (a/k/a the Coffin Lids' Skinny Mike) confirmed this afternoon that the Abbey's final show will be November 26 -- bands are still TBA.