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Lost In Spaceland: Silver Lake's Indie Sanctuary Will Re-Open As The Satellite

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Party's over, folks. Everybody out of the pool. According to Buzz Bands LA, after fifteen years, concert promoters Spaceland Productions have parted ways with the Silver Lake venue that hosted the LA debut of Arcade Fire and My Morning Jacket, saw local acts Silversun Pickups and Beck rise to mainstream popularity, and offered a smoky-fishbowl, broken Ms. Pac-Man homebase to countless Eastside indie artists.

The club will open with a new name, the Satellite.

Owner of Spaceland Productions and the Spaceland name, Mitchell Frank, confirmed that he and building owner Jeff Wolfram would be ending, "their longtime handshake agreement," reports Kevin Bronson's Buzz Bands LA.

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“We’re going our separate ways, and we’re doing so amicably,” Wolfram said. “Basically, we wanted to do our own booking in-house so we could offer better packages to bands and be a little more competitive.”

Jennifer Tefft -- who spent the past year working with the the Fold and the Bootleg theater after ten years with Spaceland -- will return to take over booking for The Satellite. “I think Jeff and Mitchell both knew this day would come. Whenever there’s a club where the promoter and the owner are separate, everybody’s hurt, including the customer," stated Tefft on Buzz Bands LA.

The club will be honoring all current commitments, including The Melvins January residency. Stay tuned for further transmissions.

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