New York City is a metropolis of culture, especially music. New York City is home to many concert venues, each of which has its own history and character. While being in New York has affected these venues, these venues have also affected New York. Some venues have been cultural meccas for historical cultural scenes (like CBGB and the punk scene), some have been centers for social change (like Max’s Kansas City and sexuality or The Town Hall and gender roles), and some have been mirrors for the changing economics of the areas they inhabit (like Carnegie Hall or Webster Hall). My project analyzes how various concert venues in New York City became more than just buildings for musicians to play in and their effects on New York City’s history and culture.




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