This past Saturday, Williamsburg's Dead Herring house closed its doors after six years of throwing quality rock shows, dance parties, craft fairs, and other assorted fun times. As one of the last remaining DIY spaces located in Williamsburg proper (or "prime Williamsburg," as their landlord likely calls it), they held on for an impressive amount of time despite being surrounded by increasingly fancy and noise hating neighbors. More impressive still, as of 2013, their cover charge had yet to rise above $5, drink prices above $4. If that's not commitment to the scene, I don't know what is.
Photo: Ebru Yildiz