Another big loss for New York live music.

Happening in the world: A train derailed in a tunnel in eastern Taiwan, leaving at least four dead and 20 injured. The train was carrying roughly 350 people, of whom at least 80 have been evacuated; rescue efforts were still underway as of 11:26 pm EDT (Reuters).

Happening in the US: Workers in a Baltimore vaccine factory messed up big time by accidentally putting ingredients from the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine into the Johnson & Johnson one-shot vaccine. The mistake forced the factory to throw out 15 million contaminated doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, delaying US distribution (NYT).

Happening in NYC: Storied punk and drag venue The Pyramid Club announced on Instagram that it was closing for good; it had not been open for over a year due to the pandemic. Opening in 1979, the club hosted early gigs for iconic bands such as Nirvana, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Butthole Surfers, and GWAR; drag legends including RuPaul also performed there (Gothamist).

Happening in the community: The Furman Counseling Center and Counseling and Psychological Services are hosting a virtual support space for Asian-American and Pacific Islander students at Barnard and Columbia Morningside and 3pm EDT. For more information and the zoom link, email with the subject line “AAPI Support Space.”

“Oops is right” via Bwog Archives.