The chap taking over is the gentleman here - Dave Rowett
These are the same people that destroyed the place before. Looking at that list of bands they have 'attracted' to The Joiners in the link isn't exactly filling me full of confidence. In addition have a look at the upcoming bands for the Joiners, it's a mix of Radio 1/ NME fodder and local stuff.
This doesn't even come close to the line up that the previous guys at the FreeButt brought in as they aren't going to take risks on international stuff like HEALTH, Ariel Pink, Tune-Yards, Caribou, Tim Hecker & Ben Frost that I saw there this year before it closed.
I'd really like to see it back to how it was 2009/10 but I seriously doubt it.