Another Club to Close
armed2tt at yahoo.com
Sat Jan 5 09:06:16 EST 2008
I have to agree with David. I think the ABC laws are a big deterrent.
I remember the days, granted I know they weren't complying with such
laws, when you could pass by the 506, see some you liked and get in
for a decent price with no membership. No...unfortunately I don't have
the extra money to pay to see bands at the 506 or pay for price
increase on "cheap" beer. I went to a show at the 506, one that I had
been super excited about, and by the time I had gotten in bought a
beer and a t-shirt, of the band I wanted to see but only saw half
there set due to a crazy early start time, I had spent $30. I bought
cheap beer! Now I don't know about you but I don't make that kind of
money. I'm not try to single out the 506...so sorry if it seems that
way, but that is why I will go to the other smaller place to see
music, because I'm not paying $12 to see a band and over $2 for a PBR/
All I do know, and I know I might seem naive, is that those dumpy
little clubs, that aren't real "rock" clubs, have hosted some amazing
music. The Thrones....a band that I love to death can't get a show in
this area..except in a dumpy little dive. Joe Preston told me himself
that his booking agent had the hardest time booking in the area. The
show was packed. Also those places don't charge over $7 to see a show.
I'm getting a little ahead of myself. I guess I'm saying I want to
support local music, but I feel I'm paying a premium to do so and I
can't afford that premium. Nuf said.
P.S. Lizard and Snake....restaurant + bad-ass rock club.
david gourley wrote:
> grady at ibiblio.org (grady) put forth the notion
> in...news:477E9C0D.90505 at ibiblio.org:
> > Do you say this in reference to restaurants that are primarily
> > restaurants, and thus the owners don't really give a crap about music,
> > and thus they make unreasonable demands of the bands and are generally
> > jerks?
> Restaurants that are primarily restaurants. Since I don't play those
> places, I have no idea of the apparent jerk factor. Maybe they are,
> maybe they aren't... you tell me. If they are, then it's probably worse.
> > Or are you suggesting there's something inherently wrong with food and
> > rock music sharing a space? Because I would want to disagree with the
> > latter, but I suspect you're thinking more along the lines of the
> > former.
> Not necessarily, but I think trying to be all things to all people isn't
> too great in a profitable sense for the musicians. So yes, your thinking
> would be correct of my view in my thinking more in terms of the former.
> Again, I said that I thought some of this was due to ABC laws, so some
> places (ie restaurants) didn't have to become private clubs in order to
> server liquour with their rawk.
> Are bands really making a lot of money playing these places, anyway?
> > david gourley wrote:
> >> I think most restaurants that suddenly become night clubs at a later
> >> hour before they turn into pumpkins again only hurt whatever scene
> >> there is to be had, and seldom really help things. Then again, bands
> >> that want to support this kind of thing are also complicit in that
> >> case (IMNSHFO). I see a lot of that being driven by ABC laws, but
> >> maybe that's just me.
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