It seems things fell apart at The Treehouse. Kyle Sowash, who booked shows at the club, resigned on Friday. Sowash reported Sunday night on the club's Facebook group page that he learned Saturday that the club would close indefinitely:
Treehouse patrons: On Friday, I resigned as the booking contact for the Treehouse for the past 2.5 years due to some really terrible things going on behind the scenes. As a result (of the terrible things happening behind the scenes, not me quitting), I got word on Saturday night that the bar is closed indefinitely. It's a long, sad story I'll tell you sometime if you see me out and about and want to know what happened. I wish I could have given you all more notice, but, like I said, I got word last night. It's been a mostly great run (you know, despite the really terrible things going on behind the scenes). We had some amazing shows (local and national) happen here through the years, and I can't thank you enough for your support. Anyways, I think I've contacted all the people who have set up shows there in the next couple months. If you're reading this now and haven't heard from me, I regret to inform you that your upcoming show is not going to happen at the Treehouse. Terribly sorry. Try Carabar, or Ace of Cups, or Rumba Cafe, or Cafe Bourbon St. or the Summit. Well, Treehouse patrons, thanks again for all the good times and rock and roll. See you around. Enjoy this Wesley Willis song. It's, uh, pretty timely. - KS
A show booked at The Treehouse Friday night was moved at the last minute to Used Kids Records. Sowash reported via Facebook that technical problems had forced the club to close for the entire weekend.
The club's website is still active this morning, though the calendar has been cleared of shows after Aug. 18.