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Category Archives: Venues

Alien Ant Farm show gets cancelled, band blames the venue

Posted by on April 29, 2015

There is a bit of finger pointing going on right now between Alien Ant Farm and the Chameleon Club in Lancaster, PA. As part of the LAUNCH Music Conference, the band was scheduled to play with (hed)p.e. in the rented venue, but that didn’t really work out. Alien Ant Farm said the venue, “basically kicked out our friend and crew guy […]

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Springfield, VA venue Empire to close

Posted by on April 24, 2015

Nestled in between Washington D.C. and Richmond, VA, Springfield, Virginia isn’t a particularly populous town. Yet for any touring band, booking agent or manager, it’s been a must-stop destination for the last 20 years, due to the Empire (Jaxx for many years before that). A big destination for metal and hardcore bands, it changed hands […]

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Iconic Detroit rock club moving to electronic music

Posted by on January 8, 2015

The Magic Stick rock club in Detroit, MI has hosted bands like Sick of it All, Whitechapel, Code Orange, and Tombs in recent months, but will soon switch formats and start booking DJs and electronic music. “The rock and roll market is saturated,” said Majestic Complex owner Dave Zainea, “it’s time to change.” After years of mounting losses, Zainea told the Detroit […]

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The First Unitarian Church sloweth thy shows

Posted by on September 18, 2014

The legendary First Unitarian Church in Philadelphia, PA basement will be seeing fewer shows in the coming months. With R5 Productions opening two venues, Union Transfer and Boot & Saddle, they say it’s getting harder to book shows at the iconic venue: “With these new venues and a slew of other that have opened up around Philadelphia, it’s become […]

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Jon Stewart namedrops GWAR when talking bartending at legendary punk club

Posted by on February 21, 2014

Because we’re from New Jersey and aren’t kids, we got to experience some shows at legendary Trenton NJ shithole City Gardens. The Faith No More/Soundgarden/Voivod tour (with FNM and Soundgarden opening!) was epic, as was seeing Nine Inch Nails on the Pretty Hate Machine tour. Sadly, the club closed for good in 1994, but a with […]

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