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EXCLUSIVE: Five Points Music Hall closes


Five Points Music Hall, Southside, Birmingham, Alabama

The original Five Points Music Hall made it 8 years. The new one didn’t make it 8 months.

Wade on Birmingham has learned that a Five Points Music Hall manager or owner has cleared out its tables and alcohol Tuesday night from its Southside location. No word as to what happened or what’s next for the space. The Web site lists shows for this weekend and April.

Five Points Music Hall re-opened in July, after the previous tenant Banana Joe’s closed in 2008 following a double homicide in the club’s parking lot.


Hat tip and photo credit: Eric McGinty of Birmingham band Avery Ellis Exhibits.

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    Tuesday, March 23, 2010, 9:25 pm

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  3. annie
    Wednesday, March 24, 2010, 7:55 am

    I heard from someone that worked there that the owner’s father ran a few bars in New Orleans. The father died and and the owner of the music hall had to go to the big easy and take care of business there. It’s what I heard. I am sad to see it go…again.

  4. Wade
    Wednesday, March 24, 2010, 10:12 am

    That’s a shame. Maybe something better will open there soon.

  5. Jeonna
    Friday, March 26, 2010, 9:10 am

    The most disappointing thing about this is the lack of info from the Music Hall itself. The bands that were scheduled to play were not even sufficiently notified. I’ve heard the “family issues” story before with a different bar, pretty sure that’s not the case here.

  6. Wade
    Friday, March 26, 2010, 10:29 am

    Usually if there were emergency family issues, you wouldn’t have time to pack up all that stuff. Hmm …

  7. inside person
    Tuesday, June 15, 2010, 3:44 pm

    no. the truth is, is that the “owner” chip matthews, was a crook to say the least. big time! he still to this day has refuses to pay up for ticket sales money from 3 different events to an outside promoter. the amount dues is around $7000. legal actions are being taken, but this guys need to be out of business everywhere. he does run a club in new orleans. not sure of the name though. although i do know that he owns/runs “fire club” in jackson miss. theres so much more to this story by the way!!!

  8. Wade
    Thursday, June 17, 2010, 3:02 pm

    You’ll need to provide evidence, or your comment will be edited or purged.

  9. inside person
    Thursday, June 17, 2010, 3:08 pm

    I have plenty of evidence, I’m just not at liberty to share it here.

  10. j
    Saturday, January 15, 2011, 9:31 pm

    The original Music Hall was awesome, good bands and good times. This time it was a fucking joke. The people running this place must have only been a smidge above retarded. The bouncers were a joke, only looking for pussy or to piss off the patrons and act like they have big dicks. I told everyone that this place wasn’t going to last a year, and low and behold! I hope someone with half a fucking brain gets this spot and re-opens the REAL Music Hall. No crooks, no douche-bag bouncers that think they have big dicks, and no fucking “I’m better than you attitudes. Bring The REAL Music Hall Back.

  11. Billy
    Saturday, January 22, 2011, 11:42 pm

    A lot has changed in B’ham. In the 80’s, it was wide open with clubs like Gatsby’s, Loui’s, Sloss Furnace, etc. Even Blue Water was a great venue. Attitudes were different then. Thanks to the late Bernie Dittman (WAPI / I-95) he gave us (Worx) a shot with the Mark & Brian Show.

    In the 90’s we couldn’t get the time of day from people like Conrad Rayfield (and the like). Relocating to Mobile was a tough transition, but we were literally locked out by red tape in B’ham. We can’t play Sloss (or any other decent venue) unless we are represented by certain people now, and City Stages is all but done. Even booking Iron Horse is like pulling teeth, and that place is run by a Berry High alumni, which is where Worx started out in 1981.

    Basically, we see the same thing down here in Mobile. Even with 3 years of radio play, we can’t get considered for BayFest or ShrimpFest type venues. It’s all “tied up” down here, and elsewhere.

    Right now, a producer for Brad Paisley is down here and has our ep from our 2nd album. We hope for the best.

    We heard that Morris Ave. was going to get a face-lift and get back to a “music row” type atmosphere, we sure hope it happens.

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