Los Angeles DIY venue Non Plus Ultra shut down by city inspectors

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  • The east side venue hosted the likes of Black Dice and Project Pablo over its run.
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  • Non Plus Ultra, a DIY venue in the Virgil Village neighborhood of LA, was shut down by city inspectors Thursday night. The mid-sized venue opened its doors in 2014, regularly hosting indie rock, experimental, minimal synth and dance events. DFA stalwarts Black Dice, Peaking Lights, Palmbomen II and Project Pablo all performed at the warehouse-style venue. While Non Plus Ultra normally hosted small crowds of about 150, larger acts like Kim Gordon and No Age also played low-key concerts in the space. This past Thursday, the popular garage rock band Thee Oh Sees were set to play a minimally promoted show to 350 attendees when an inspector from LA's department of Building and Safety informed the venue that "they were being shut down and cited for lack of permits," according to LA Weekly. The incident follows reports of a nationwide crackdown on DIY spaces in the wake of the Ghost Ship fire. LA Weekly notes the artist collective behind Non Plus Ultra was registered as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and that the space was outfitted with a sprinkler system and fire extinguishers.