Gogol Bordello Non-Stop at ATA

Words by Ben Richardson Some years back, the major megaplex chains got their grubby hands on liquor licenses, annexing off 21+ sections of their movie theaters and installing bars. Sitting in Artists' Television Access on a Friday night, it was hard to tell why this idea wasn't more successful. The charmingly DIY Valencia Street space had every seat filled, and between the brown-baggers and the people ferrying Red Stripes back and forth from ATA's own bar, a convivial, buzzed excitement soon developed. The atmosphere recalled one of those magical spring afternoons, when even your high school Biology teacher got lazy, [...]

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