Not too surprising given the proliferation of new music venues in the city, but I liked the North Star Bar. Don't remember everybody I saw there, but do remember seeing Pretty Girls Make Graves, Destroyer, and Portastatic. Saw Mac from Portastatic reading my blog on his laptop while eating dinner before the show. That's just how cool I am.
Anyway, things change, but it's always much easiesr to shutter a small live music venue than to open one. They're noisy and they're open a bit late and I get that neighbors aren't always thrilled to have them, but it's sad to see them go.