The websites may be down, but the shows will go on!
The online homes of at least seven Brooklyn venues have gone blank this weekend, as the result of a hacking attack on their ticketing system earlier in the week. The Bell House, Union Hall, and Littlefield are among those that use the Ticketfly system, and each of their sites have been replaced with a notice that “Ticketfly has been the target of a cyber incident. Out of an abundance of caution, we have taken all Ticketfly systems temporarily offline”
But the online incident will not affect the shows on the stage, according to Littlefield’s co-owner.
“Everything is going as planned,” said Julie Kim. “We’re been trying to let people know they can buy tickets the old-fashioned way, at the door.”
And for those who bought their tickets before the site went down can still pick them up at ticket booth, she said.
“We have a list of ticket holders for all our shows this weekend,” said Kim.
According to Ticketfly, the same is true at the other affected Brooklyn venues, which also include Williamsburg hot spots Baby’s All Right, Union Pool, and Brooklyn Bowl, as well as Greenpoint heavy metal bar St. Vitus. Several of the venues have taken to Twitter and Facebook to assure concert-goers that the events are moving forward.
“Shows will continue as scheduled and tickets (if available) will be for sale at the door,” tweeted Union Hall.
Several venues have moved to the ticketing site Eventbrite, which recently purchased TicketFly, to host their shows. The Bell House’s upcoming “Kaiju Big Battel” of costumed wrestlers on June 3 is now available on Eventbrite, and so are all of Brooklyn Bowl’s upcoming weekend events.
But there is no news about when the sites might be back up, according to Ticketfly’s website.
“Unfortunately, we don’t have a specific timeline to share right now,” said the site. “We deeply regret the inconvenience caused by this incident and are working around the clock to resolve the issue and get all Ticketfly systems back up and running.”
Owners of the affected bars seemed understanding about the difficulty of Ticketfly’s situation.
“The folks there, they’re working very hard,” said Kim.
“Also if you know anyone that works at @ticketfly, buy ‘em a beer or a dessert or feed them or something this weekend. Those guys have always treated us really well,” tweeted Saint Vitus Bar.
For those readers who have not yet made plans for the weekend, here is all the information this paper could find about upcoming shows at the affected venues:
June 1: Music, The Longshot at 7 pm. Sold out.
June 2: Music, Chaos Chaos, Bunny Michael, Sur Back at 8 pm. $12.
June 2: Nightlife: “More Life” Drake Night at 11:30 pm. $unlisted.
June 3: Music, Wilder Maker, Alpenglow, Zzzwalk at 8 pm. $10.
June 2: Comedy, “Never Not Funny” at 7:30 pm. Sold out.
June 2: Nightlife, “Party Like It’s 1999” at 9:30 pm. Free.
June 3: Event, Kaiju Big Battel at 3 pm. $15–$30.
June 1: Music, Deadphish Orchestra at 7:30 pm. $15.
June 1: Music, Cut Copy at 10 pm. $25.
June 2: Music, Kung Fu at 8 pm. $15.
June 2: Music, Margo Price and the National Reserve at 10 pm. $25.
June 3: Family, Rock and Roll Playhouse presents the music of the Rolling Stones at 12:30 pm. $15.
June 3: Music, Wolf Alice and the Britany’s at 10 pm. $25.
June 1: Nightlife, Wasabassco’s “Get Your Nerd On” Burlesque show at 8 pm. $15–$30.
June 2: Comedy, “A Night of Problem Areas” with Wyatt Cenac at 8 pm. $8–$10.
June 2: Nightlife, Reggae Retro First Saturdays Party at 10 pm. $15–$20.
June 1: Music, SCD, Viscera Infest, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Afterbirth at 7 pm. $16.
June 2: Music, “Punk Goes Classical” at 1 pm. $10 suggested donation.
June 2: Music, Kataklysm album release party at 7 pm.
June 1: Comedy, Brattitude at 8 pm. $6.
June 1: Nightlife, ’90s Sing-along Summer Jams at 9:30 pm. $10.
June 2: Nightlife, Live Karaoke for the Resistance at 8 pm. $15.
June 3, Comedy, Police Pals Live! at 8 pm. $unlisted.
June 1: Music, Giant Peach record release show at 8 pm. $unlisted.
June 2: Music, Derodoorian and L’Rain at 2 pm. Free.