Wetlands Club Founder
Bloch Dies

Larry Bloch, founder of  NYC’s Wetlands Preserve nightclub, died of pancreatic cancer Oct. 28 at his home in Brattleboro, Vt.

Bloch, 59, opened the club in 1989 to combine his passion for grassroots activism, the environment and improvisational music.

The venue went on to feature acts including Pearl Jam, Blues Traveler, Phish, moe., Oasis, The Spin Doctors, Agnostic Front and Dave Matthews Band as well as advancing the Ska movement in the 1990s.

The venue, which shuttered in 2001, was featured in the 2006 documentary “Wetlands Preserved: The Story of an Activist Nightclub.”