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{Sin É Closes it's Doors}

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Last week the famous New York live venue Sin É has confirmed its final show will be held on April 2 stating that rising New York rents forced the venue to shut its doors.

Shane Doyle, also responsible for opening the rock venue Arlene's Grocery, says bands rarely return to play the venues where they were discovered. "The nature of the business has changed. Now a band gets signed and they are gone straight away, even if they want to play at your venue, there's too many other forces...booking agent, manager, they don't see much point in coming back to play where they started."

Originally located on St. Mark's Place in the East Village, Sin É closed down in the mid-nineties and reopened on the Lower East Side in 2003.

Famously known as the launch-pad for Jeff Buckley, the venue hosted many singer-songwriters including David Gray and Katell Keineg, while it's newer location saw early performances by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Secret Machines and The Walkmen and many more.

Its final weeks will feature shows by Citizen Cope, Die Romantik and Marissa Nadler.

Here's a little Sin É Mix...

Die Romantik - "Narcissist's Waltz"

David Gray - "Smile Like You Mean It" (Killers cover) (Courtesy of "Suckapants)

Katell Keineg - "Beautiful Day"

The Stills - "Still in Love Song"

Snowden - "Dreams" (Fleetwood Mac cover) (Courtesy of Kiss Atlanta)

Marissa Nadler - "Virginia"

Bravo Silva - "I Can't Say Goodbye" (Courtesy of Say Anything Syndrome)

Visit the Sin É site for more info.

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