OK, this isn't directly music news, but it's important and here's why: Satellite Bar is owned and run by Rob Sacher, who has been a mainstay in the New York indie scene for, well, a long-ass time.
He's owned several clubs in Manhattan and Brooklyn included the legendary 80's goth club The Mission and the recently shuttered venue Luna Lounge. Sacher is a step ahead of the curve when it comes to local bands - he was one of the very first club owners to book the Strokes in New York, and many of the bands he's touted early in their careers have gone on to be big names around the world.
Yeah, Satellite isn't a music venue, but it does feature DJing by Sacher's own iPod. Which means you'll never have to worry about the music sucking. Never.
Also, Sacher's clientele at his previous endeavours has included everyone from Lydia Lunch to Bjork to TV on the Radio. He has a knack for creating a hip vibe wherever he sets foot, and NYC's creative edge has a knack for finding him.
See for yourself at the Grand Opening this Friday and Saturday. The awesomeness starts at 9.
143 Havemeyer Street between S 1st and S 2nd.