I think I've been quiet about it enough. I've seen the postings and comments and whatnot on Facebook, and I've been kept mum about it all, biding my time and waiting for more facts to come in and trying not to get involved in all the early Bullshit and Drama that usually comes in when stuff gets ugly, but now? Fuck that line of thinking. The LVCS should be called on their bullshit and if you support that place or anything they do you should be called on it too, and I'll tell you why.
It started with the announcement of this upcoming Jello Biafra And The Guantanamo School Of Medicine / 45 Grave gig happening there. I was a bit surprised because I knew about the LVCS saying to Local bands and National booking Agents that 'The LVCS is no longer booking Punk Rock bands and is going in a different direction', which, apparently, is as a blues bar. Yeah, guess they never heard of Fremont Street Reggae And Blues, or the Sand Dollar Blues Lounge, both of which went under because the Blues scene here in Vegas consists of 100 or so people, but whatever. The LVCS turned their back on the Bands that helped establish the venue as a legit place to play, and the Scene and Music that made it so. Big whoop. Happens all the time, right? So why the sudden about face on what was a well defined stance that was taken? Well I'll tell ya. The whole reason that the gig is even happening there is because that douche bag from that shitty as fuck band The Dickless Bastards is telling the guy who took over Roxie's job, I think his name is Ass Face, that he could book the place, get the bands to play by the rules and whatnot, and do all the things that Roxie had been doing there before, but better. Talk about a major backstabbing!! And on top of it, for Reasons which I cannot begin to fathom, Roxie gave those unethical fucks a residency there playing every Monday night to a crowd of no one, or possibly to some unsuspecting drunks who wander in there from Fremont St. Funny right? Yeah, it is. Those losers couldn't draw flies to their gigs if they were covered in shit from head to toe. Tossers. So that idiot from The Dickless Bastards sets up the Jello Biafra And The Guantanamo School Of Medicine / 45 Grave gig, in cahoots with ol Ass Face at the LVCS, who, so I hear, is the one responsible for this little bit of libelous slander right here.
Amazing, isn't it? I think it pretty much speaks for itself, and Kudos to the Mapes for being labeled 'Too Cool and Disrespectful"... hahahaaha I agree with a few of the assessments on here, by the way. :-) The fact that he compiled a list is what get's me. Damn idiot. So yeah, to get back to the point, the Jello Biafra And The Guantanamo School Of Medicine gig is booked, and by some strange coincidence the 2 bands that the dooshbag is in are opening, and when it's posted on Facebook the shit hits the fan. People are just sniping away, with my comment about thinking that Jello Biafra didn't play Corporate places starting an interesting conversation. What? You didn't know that the LVCS is part of a Corporation? Oh yes it is. The LVCS is Owned and Operated by Hennessey's Inc., a company that was started by a Wall Street broker and which generates about 30 million dollars a year. It's a very Powerful Corporation. That's why it was funny to be getting that response from one of the Tools in The Dickless Bastards about 'don't let him know it is corporate', which, if meant seriously is amazingly stupied, and if meant as a joke, then it's just plain stupied. I don't think he was joking though. People were very opinionated about what was going on. Szandora bore the brunt of the e-battle on Facebook, unfortunately, because her loser 'band mates' just sat by quietly and let her do all the talking, but that factor, the whole Szandora meddling thing, which wasn't THAT big of a deal, got squashed quickly and Apologies were issued all around. Yaaaayy. But yet the gig is still going on. Booooooooooo. So for the cool factor of having your bands name on a flyer with Jello Biafra and 45 Grave, you're gonna fuck your friend over that's done all sorts of things for you by going and sucking the Corporate dick and supporting a venue that doesn't deserve it and that you shouldn't be playing at? Really? Is that fucked up or is it just me, because I'm thinking it's majorly fucked up.
I guess the real thing that gets me about all of this is the Ethics involved in it. You gotta know who your Friends are. I've softened a lot on my stance about the Double Down over the years. I still won't go there, but I got no problem playing there, if that makes any sense, but the LVCS? Fuck that place. I want nothing to do with it and if your Band plays there, then I want nothing to do with you either. If you play that place, then you're a piece of shit backstabbing motherfucker. You can justify it any way that you please; Ignorance, Apathy and Stupiedity are all acceptable excuses, but what it comes down to is a simple Right vs. Wrong thing in my book. Fuck The LVCS. Don't Play There. Don't Go There. What they've done to the Local Music Scene is a huge slap in the face, and if you can go there and support them and justify their existence and legitimacy as a venue to see gigs at, then you're just an ignorant turd. For those of you who know and love Roxie, it's a Personal thing. Fuck The LVCS. Don't Play There. Don't Go There. For everything that Roxie has done for that place, for them to try to fuck her over like they have been, and for everything that Roxie has done for YOUR bands and MY bands, it's ludicrous to even think about seeing shows there or playing there or spending any money there. Fuck that. Corporations like Hennessey's (which is the Owner of the LVCS) can only be hit where it hurts - the bottom line, which is all about dollars and cents. If you don't support the place, it goes away, and it will be nothing but a distant memory of a cool place we all used to play that went to absolute shit, much like the Sin City Saloon did, or Tramps, or The Boston. I can't wait until the LVCS is added to that list. I know that it's coming soon. Again, Fuck The LVCS. Don't Play There. Don't Go There. If you play that place, you ain't got a friend here. You're cut off at the knees. If you go to a gig there, I'll look at you with Disdain and Repugnance, just like I do to all of you that go to the Double Down. You gotta know who your Friends are, and back them up no matter what.
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