7 at Mets-Willets Point
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This venue is closed.
The cinderblock exterior of this "Rock Palace of Queens" may hawk car parts but the slipknotted T-shirts within advertise body parts instead. So although the black velvet drapes and leather benches may aspire to stretch limo glamour, the cavernous space’s stainless-steel bar is serving up big plastic beer cups with foam running down the side, not glasses of bubbly. (An auxiliary bar near the front awaits should hell open up and the venue reach its 500-person capacity.) Whether you’ve come to hear the L.A. Guns or the lead singer of Warrant, a cover band or a local metal outfit, the low stage means premium spots with a good view are limited. Wherever you end up on the floor, however, the sound will be teeth-rattlingly clear.
Picnics with a view, roller-skating nostalgia, and a party for gay headbangers.