Friday, December 30, 2005

Trees is Falling

The venerable Dallas nightclub Trees is shutting its doors after one last show on January 1. The owners of the Deep Ellum music venue lost their lease to the building after declaring bankruptcy. Last week, a Dallas judge ordered Trees to vacate the premises no later than 3pm on January 2.

During its early Nineties heyday, Trees hosted all the up-and-coming alternative touring bands in addition to Metroplex favorites like Reverend Horton Heat, Baboon and the Toadies. Robert Wilonsky of the Dallas Observer said Trees served a role similar to that of Austin's late Liberty Lunch.

Accordingly, the Observer ran a nice package of post-mortem Trees stories this week, including a must-read account of Nirvana's insane appearance there on October 19, 1991.

1 comment:

Clay said...

My friend Brad has some pretty crazy video footage of that Nivarna show. Things got out of hand.