Cake Shop Takes Its Fundraising Campaign To The People (Village Voice)

On a recent evening, Queens resident Linda Ann Jordan sat around a candlelit table with three of her friends at the Lower East Side coffee bar/venue/record store Cake Shop. The first show by her band, Good Sports, would take place downstairs later that evening. Gesturing to a friend across the table, she said, “We were just talking about how every band we’ve ever been in, its first show was at Cake Shop.” A willingness to book unknown bands has always been a point of pride at the venue, but if things don’t turn around for Cake Shop soon, Good Sports’ gig could be one of the last first shows Cake Shop hosts.

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