We have until the end of October to talk some sense into somebody. The loss of this downtown venue will be deeply felt. Aurora hosts an eclectic array of events, but will be missed by this writer as a venue for live music. It’s the right size with a great floor plan, good sound, a fabulous decor, and awesome people behind the bar.
Aurora always seems to book those little-known bands from around the country or New York City that you had just started hearing about; Diet Cig and Strange Wilds come to mind. And people still talk about that Thee Oh Sees show. Most importantly Aurora has played an invaluable role as a venue for local acts like Downtown Boys, Harvey Garbage, Roz in all her incarnations, and the Girls Rock! showcases.
Go here for the message from Aurora management, “Dear Aurora Family and Friends.” They sign off with this invitation,
We plan to celebrate each remaining day with our programming partners, friends and family.
Come see us! See a show! Have a drink! Play a show! Dance the night away!
There’s live music tonight with Pyramid, Xr-Tabs, and Harrastronauts. And, speaking of the Downtown Boys, don’t miss their album release party this Friday with openers Milkmaid II.
Below are Audrey King and musician Steve Delmonico (the Quahogs) when we visited Aurora in 2015.