T.T. The Bear’s Place appears on the NME’s list of ‘World’s Legendary, Long-Gone Gig Hotspots’

T.T. The Bear’s Place may have closed back in July, but it’s still being talked about.

The Cambridge rock club — which will re-open sometime next year as Sonia’s under new owners Joseph and Nabil Sater of the nearby Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub — has ben listed by the NME as one of the “World’s Legendary, Long-Gone Gig Hotspots“.

Also making the cut are CBGB’s in New York City, The Phoenician Club in Sydney, Australia, and Eamonn Doran’s in Dublin, Ireland.

The UK publication cited T.T.’s for its “impressive roster” of past performers, mentioning the Pixies, Dinosaur Jr. and Arcade Fire, and described the Brookline Street room as “[a]n intimate 300-capacity venue where punters could’ve counted the freckles on the bassist’s face.”

Check out our photo gallery from T.T.’s final night, and stay tuned for more info on Sonia’s as it becomes available…