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The World Is What We Make It, So Make it Something Good – article by Oliver Ackermann

An opinion piece by Oliver Ackermann, “The World Is What We Make It, So Make it Something Good“, was recently published in Premier Guitar. It is available online at I wanted to post the text here in case the link goes away. The World Is What We Make It, So Make it Something Good […]

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After the end of the venue Death By Audio

 Several items that appeared after the closure of the venue Death By Audio closed Death By Audio’s Edan Wilber On What Happened With Vice, and What’s Next – “But I don’t need Death By Audio to be this thing that people remember forever and ever and ever. If you were there and it was important […]

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ripdba – the last days

Death By Audio had its last show on November 22. Leading up to and soon following that date a number of articles were published regarding the passing of a diy venue, having succumbed to gentrification. the pieces listed here are from The Village Voice, The New York Observer, Brooklyn Vegan, StereoGum, and The New York […]

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Death By Art

Links to descriptions of the final art installation at Death By Audio Link to online invitation Death by Audio Hosts 16-Day Art Installation Before It Closes Forever – artnet News – death by audio art INSIDE DEATH BY ART text and photos by Rebecca Smeyne Death by Audio, the beloved music venue in Williamsburg that’s been […]

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Drone party at Death By Audio

A drone party at Death By Audio Death by Audio throwing free 24-hour drone marathon this weekend in back loft w/ Will Sheff, Excepter, Greg Fox, more – “Musicians involved in the droning include Will Sheff, Greg Fox, Excepter, Oliver Ackerman (A Place to Bury Strangers), Travis Johnson (Grooms), and lots more. The event is […]

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Reports of the closing of the venue Death By Audio

Earlier this year Oliver had told us that it was likely that their lease on the space currently occupied by the venue Death by Audio and his pedal company – named Death By Audio before there was the venue and before they moved into their current space – would probably not be renewed. The lease […]

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Two interviews of Oliver, March 2012

an interview with Oliver Ackermann of A Place To Bury Strangers (and more tour dates too) – . interview oliver Fuzzy Logic: Get Yer Pedals Out #11: Starring Oliver Ackermann (A Place To Bury Strangers) – “Given the way he leaves it all on the stage, as well as the way he crafts pedals that […]

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APtBS & Death By Audio Links from the end of November 2011

Hold Fast Oliver Ackermann | Sailor Jerry – Sailor jerry series. A really nice interview with Oliver about his work at Death by Audio. Ends with “I’m doing exactly what I want to do. All the time.”

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Three Interviews with Oliver, April 2011

A Place to Bury Stangers Rewires Noise Rock | Listening Post I’ve always used anything that I can make and get my hands on. It is always an experiment, and that is what keeps things interesting. Being able to create my own effects really adds to the experience. Death By Audio builds some of the […]

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Death By Audio – Interview & Story, February 2011

Made in New York: Oliver Ackermann’s Death By Audio : SonicScoop – Creative, Technical & Business Connections For NYC’s Music & Sound Community ““It just goes to show,” says Ackermann, “anyone can be in business doing what they love. As long as you’re doing the things you really love every day, you’re going the right […]

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