The Milky Way Lounge & Lanes’ original location had an Italian restaurant, candlepin bowling ally, dance floor, stage, pool table and more all packed into a kind of psychedelic-retro-space themed two-floor space. It was run by two very active / activist minded entrepreneurs, Kathie Mainzer and Carol Downs and for a time in 2006-2008, I was their booking and promotions manager. A lot of great people played here … Dan Deacon, Ariel Pink, These Are Powers, Kingdom, Old Time Relijun; plus parties like Todo Mundo, Dynasty, Shake ‘em Down and Gross Anatomy. Really positive vibes at this place. I miss the pizza.
Bands, bowling, DJs, etc:
Some of the calendars we’d post around the neighborhood: