My colleague Amy Matzke-Fawcett, at the New River bureau, turned in this piece on The Lantern’s demise.
The room brought in a good many bands over the past year. I only got down there a couple of times, but it was everything I love in a rock ‘n’ roll dive. The room was sort of colorfully dingy, with good, greasy food and a beat-up stage with no buffer between band and crowd — in short, a great indie-rock Chitlin’ circuit joint.
I’d love to see someone with some gumption rent that room and let it be what it’s made for. What would you do with The Lantern?