Best Underground Music Venue
Published: September 21, 2011
DIY spaces come and go before you even know that they’re there. By the time you see that hand-drawn flier for some show at some place with a name like Trash Cat Palace, the kids have already moved out or been kicked out and the world probably isn’t missing a whole lot. But sometimes spaces open that feel vital—Floristree, for example—that put time and effort into making the music space feel like not just an ad hoc room in a warehouse to set up a PA, but an actual comfortable space with good sound—and plants everywhere? And good music? Soft House has curated an impressive run of concerts in its two and a half years of existence, from its annual Soft Fest to Ghostly International ambient brain Christopher Willits to a great many other things that fit within the general category of music best savored slowly.