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Kirkland Cafe, R.I.P.

Posted by Emily Sweeney  May 8, 2007 02:34 PM

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The Kirkland Café is closing for good on May 28.

Over the next few weeks, local musicians will be paying their last respects to the club, which has been around for almost 40 years.

The Allstonians lead vocalist King K says the Kirkland is "Somerville's answer to Juilliard" and that its imminent demise "is enough to make a grown man weep."

The Allstonians will bid farewell to the club by headlining a show this Friday. Keyboardist Nigel T. Knucklehead gives props to the Kirkland's own Mickey Bliss for having them play there so many times, and says that Friday's show will be a "bittersweet gig."


The Kirkland isn’t going out quietly... the bar will mark its last two days by hosting the Kirkland Kiss Off Memorial Meltdown, a 2-day bash that will start at noon and won't stop until last call.

-- Emily Sweeney

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