Thursday, June 12, 2008
kick out the lights

Wolf Eyes recap coming up tonight (short version: they slayed and jumping off of Pat's stage into a crowd of about 20 people is a bad idea if you cherish your health).

But in the meantime, bad news via Cam:

The Astoria Is Scrapping Live Music For DJ Nights

Fuck it, I quit.

Sorry to hear you got fired MJ. Your shows are always awesome. Hope you find a new gig.

Suggestion for the future DJs of the Astoria or anywhere: Book one live band a night. Show your support for those making music that you might want to play.
I enjoy some - well, most - of their current DJ nights and also have some friends who spin there, so I hope they don't take it personally when I say, fuck that place, I'll take my overspending on alcohol somewhere else.

Some shows already booked for the next couple months are also off now.

I hope you'll join me in thanking MJ for turning a total dive into a pretty great little live venue (in a city that so desperately lacks them) for the last 9 months

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8 Comments:

Isn't the "stage" at Pat's like 1 ft high? Then again, I haven't been there since Ted Leo

By Blogger Pinder, at 12:37 p.m.  

it is. dude got pretty good air off of a monitor or something though.

By Blogger Quinn, at 12:39 p.m.  

i was told last night that the astoria doesn't have a problem with live shows generally, they just have a problem with MJ. apparently they want more DJ nights and theme nights and she was unwilling to accommodate, but they're not opposed to live music across the board. i hope this is the case, cuz i was really getting to like the venue.

By Blogger Saelan, at 12:54 p.m.  

fuck. i heard on citr about the astoria too. and yeah, that dude at pub's - almost got a photo of that but he just leaped without warning..

By Blogger Steve, at 2:15 p.m.  

It's a shame about the Astoria. We need more live venues in this fine city. We have too many talented bands and musicians out there and we need to accomodate them for sure.

By Anonymous Ronatron, at 3:13 p.m.  

that isn't really accurate. live bands are moving to friday nights, organized by john cougar.

i'm going to be putting on saturday nights now, my plan is to have one band a night, probably around 10pm and then djs after as the astoria really wants djs on saturday.

I'm sorry to hear about MJ's job. I'm not sure what happened, and frankly, it's none of my business. I wish her the best.

By Blogger dustin., at 5:17 p.m.  

another one bites the dust,

By Anonymous Andrea, at 1:52 p.m.  

poor poor connor

By Anonymous mimi, at 9:39 p.m.  

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