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Northsix maintained an eclectic booking schedule and hosted countless notable music/comedy performances.
Northsix was shut down by the New York City Fire Department on March 15, 2003, over a controversial booking of the band Leftöver Crack. The fire department cited an expired permit as the reason for the vacate order, but it is widely believed among those in the New York music scene that the action was in retaliation for booking a band that had openly criticized the department. The venue was able to reopen after a month of negotiation with city officials.
Due to excessive gentrification and a major rent increase, the venue was sold to New York-based concert promotion company Bowery Presents in the beginning of 2007. The venue was remodeled and renamed the Music Hall of Williamsburg.