The Bomb Factory Grand Opening Weekend

4.10.15 gavinmulloy

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Our Grand Opening Weekend on March 26-28 was a huge success!  Big thanks to everyone that came out and all the people that made this night happen.

3.26.15 GRAND OPENING :: Erykah Badu & Sarah Jaffe SOLD OUT!

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Bomb Factory from Voice Media Group on Vimeo.

 

The game changer: Erykah Badu, Sarah Jaffe mark the glorious return of The Bomb Factory Robert Wilonsky Dallas Morning News

  • Deep Ellum is reborn,” said Kettle Art gallery owner Frank Campagna
  • “This is a game changer for Dallas, for sure,” said (Sarah) Jaffe

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The Bomb Factory Made a Stunning Debut in Dallas on Thursday Night Jeff Gage Dallas Observer

  • Last night, the scene in Deep Ellum was unlike any we’ve seen before. Well, unlike any we’ve seen in many years, at any rate, depending on who you ask. It was still daylight and there was a line of people wrapping all the way around an entire block near the corner of Canton and Crowdus. And several hours later, the line was still there, with more and more people flocking to see what all the fuss was about with Dallas’ “newest” concert venue, and possibly its most exciting: The Bomb Factory.
  • “They didn’t make concert venues like this 20 years ago, not even 10 years ago.”

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With A Bang. Scenes From Massive New Deep Ellum Venue The Bomb Factory’s Grand Opening With Erykah Badu. Pete Freedman Central Track

  • On the whole, the space feels clean and professional, but neither corporate nor devoid of some gritty Deep Ellum character.
  • To say that the Bomb Factory’s addition to the landscape is a welcome one is an understatement. It’s far more than that — just as any of the Deep Ellum regulars marveling at and jawing about the the building all Thursday night long could more than attest. There are expectations for this building.

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Bombs Away: Erykah Badu Rocks the Grand Opening of Dallas’ Game-Changing New Music Venue Alex Macon D Magazine FrontRow

  • Believe the hype: The Bomb Factory lived up to its promise Thursday night.
  • The Bomb Factory was impressive in all its sold-out glory, packing in the advertised capacity of 4,300 people without feeling overly crowded. The stage is visible from almost anywhere in the venue, and everything sounded fantastic.
  • Seeing the venue is a show in itself, and you should make an effort to visit The Bomb Factory.

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Review: Erykah Badu at the Bomb Factory – Preston Jones Fort Worth Star Telegram

  • Take it from someone who spends a lot of time at music venues — literal lines around the block are a rarity.
  • There’s the attention to detail found at both establishments — for instance, the handful of TVs at the Bomb Factory are discreetly tucked away, so as not to disrupt the line of sight to the stage — along with the sort of immersive darkness Trees is known for, as well as the bombastic but nuanced sound system.
  • The sightlines are impressive downstairs, with no support beams blocking a view of the stage, while upstairs, it’s a little tougher to find a good spot, unless you’ve arrived early and staked out a spot near the railing.

 

3.27.15 SHOWTEK

3.28.15 TOADIES // BRUTAL JUICE // BABOON

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Blast From The Past. Scenes From Saturday’s Toadies, Brutal Juice and Baboon Show at The Bomb Factory. Alan Hayslip Central Track

  • The Bomb Factory, however, was gone. And yet here too it stands reincarnated — and in a way that nobody who gripped nostalgically to its prior incarnation could’ve anticipated. Gone are the cranked roof-vents that passed poorly for climate control. Same too with the ladder one had to climb to reach the balcony’s arguable VIP area. Far as I can tell, the only thing that remains from old Bomb Factory is four exterior walls and some darkness — only, this time, the darkness seems to be there on purpose. These days, it serves to highlight the massive stage-lighting system, as well as the 400 or so back-lit linear miles of bars on all floors.

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