The New York venue recently split with regional powerhouse Bowery Presents to take the indie route -- and is making the most of going its own way.

Friday, Nov. 14 was a sort of ­coming- out party for New York's Webster Hall, which, after 10 years as a Bowery Presents venue, celebrated its independence from the New York-based promoter with sold-out shows in each of its three music rooms. From the tiny basement Studio to the midsize Marlin Room to the 1,500-capacity Grand Ballroom, where headliner Caribou dazzled the crowd, the vibe was most noticeably different.

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