The amount of all ages venues in the Bay Area is sad, at best. Many a time I’ve found myself prevented from seeing my favorite band due to being under 21. Because of this, it’s important to keep whatever all ages venues we currently have in the area going and flourishing.
Over the years, 1-2-3-4 Go! Records has hosted tons of punk, indie, and garage rock bands from the Bay Area and beyond, including garage punker Nobunny, Twin Steps, Berkeley’s Local Hero, and many, many more. Not only is the venue one of the best places to catch touring bands that you normally couldn’t see anywhere else, but its record store has an extensive collection. Trust me – I’ve caught myself spending way to much money here than I should.
However, the venue has been needing to expand for a while now, with their growing collection of music creating a need for more retail room. It seemed like they would need to lose the show space to make room, but then something fell into the store’s lap: the opportunity to expand into the business next door.
Great news, right?! But, alas, expansion costs money ($16K to be exact), and 1-2-3-4 needs to claim the space – and have the money in hand – by February 1.
This is where you’re coming in. 1-2-3-4 Go! has decided to call out to its many fans, customers, and show attendees with an IndieGoGo page helping to raise the funds for securing the space and getting it prepped and ready for us.
With less than half of the desired funds raised so far, they could use any help possible! Be sure to do what you can – chip in if possible, or even spread the word if you can’t. While you’re at it, check out this video that briefly discusses the venue’s history and what they plan to do with the new space.