924 Gilman, the Berkeley, CA venue that gave rise to popular punk rock groups like Green Day and Operation Ivy, is in danger of closing. On the 924 Gilman blog, the all-ages venue’s owners explain that their rent will, beginning on July 1, increase by almost $3,000 per month. Without the help of donations, Gilman’s owners say they will not be able to pay the extra $31,000 needed to cover the increase.
The venue is taking donations via PayPal here. Those who contribute a donation of $25 or more will receive a Gilman tote bag or t-shirt. If you’re interested in getting a t-shirt, make sure to add special instructions in your donation indicating your t-shirt size, because nobody likes ill-fitting clothing.
• 924 Gilman: http://www.924gilman.org