Southgate House Closing

Newport Kentucky’s Southgate House, the historic live venue that has played host to several Afghan Whigs and Twilight Singers performances over the years, is closing at the end of 2011.

From the Cincinnati.com article:

“Speaking as someone who plays and enjoys original music, it’s going to be felt,” said former Afghan Whigs bassist and Ultrasuede Studios owner John Curley, who now plays in a band called Fists of Love with Schadler. Curley even had his wedding reception there in 1993, when he and the Afghan Whigs played some of the songs from their breakthrough album “Gentlemen” live for the first time.

“It’s not like we can lose a venue and it won’t have an impact. What impact that’s going to have is hard to say,” Curley said. “The emotional impact will be great among a lot of people who go to see shows there and have been playing there a long time.”

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