Under the Perpetual Nerve moniker, Sam Parker and Chris Aponick have been booking indie rock, punk and garage rock in venues like Sweatshop Gallery, Lookout Lounge and O’Leaver’s for a few years. After establishing a solid reputation, the two have opened a new all-ages venue of their own.
Milk Run opened its doors November 7, hosting American Cream, David Nance Band, Robust Worlds and Church of Gravitron. It’s an intimate space built with inclusivity and scene incubation in mind.
“We wanted a spot that we could run with consistent standard, a space that put music in the forefront of its mission and one that would be an ideal spot for smaller scale bands,”Aponick told Lazy-i blogger (and HN board member) Tim McMahan in a recent interview. “We wanted a room that makes a crowd of 30 to 50 people feel like an event instead of a bummer.”
Hours before Milk Run’s first show, we sat down with Aponick and Parker to talk about curating diverse billings and offering bands a space in which to grow.