The Brief, Wondrous Life of Damon Dash’s Basement Venue, Under 100


Last month, our weekend-concert roundup "Out on the Weekend" captured the wacky opening night of Under 100, a Tribeca venue located underneath Damon Dash’s office/hang-out space DD172, which featured indie rockers Sleigh Bells and Javelin getting down with rappers Mos Def and Curren$y. Under 100’s second night was just as wild, with Cool Kids, the London Souls, Amanda Diva, Jay Electronica, and Dirty Projectors’ Angel Deradoorian all in the house. (Brooklyn Vegan’s show recap said “Under 100 … is quickly becoming famous, after just two shows.”) But if you were planning on checking out the craziness, you’re too late — apparently, a Village Voice article on the venue tipped off the community board and pissed off Dash, and it’s already been shut down. If it makes you feel any better, the Voice is very apologetic. [VV]