“But I don’t want to live in a town where threats of violence dictate who I can see and who I can’t see.” - well - how about not wanting to live in a town where venues support racist "art?"
Great article - I do think that Adam has a responsibility here even in booking the band. I don't think he's really in an unfortunate spot, more a powerful position to speak out against / make a statement by denying the band access to his venue b/c of their racist name. I love the Pour House and am also glad the show is canceled. I wish the Black Girls show was canceled as well. If a band of dudes named themselves stupid sluts I would want that show canceled or not even booked in the first place. We can't keep giving space to people that use it in a derogatory way. No way. That's our responsibility.
Hey Jordan thanks for the article. Just a quick correction (not on my AWESOME use of the word "thing"). We like to think of ourselves as a huge club, but state that our capacity is somewhere around 220 now, and will most likely change with the renovations of the club. Thank you... Kym
Yes! I agree. I think we need to make sure clubs are opening doors to all ages sometimes and having earlier shows, too. There are great venues with great people booking them in Durham... and throughout the triangle. Local bands are what make most of our clubs possible. I think the point is that we need to reach out to broader audiences to make this work, and most everyone is trying to do just that. We have a vibrant scene, we have enormous support from bands and those that love 'em, we need to reach out so no one gets burned out, all the while supporting each other in doing so. 2011 is going to be great.
Also, a big help on this was Chaz of Bull City Records. He designed the fly hot posters and conceived of the thing with us.
These bands that are doing this are amazing. Participating too are DJ's from WXDU, WKNC and WXYC are ALL Djing separate nights of the swap. How awesome of everyone to volunteer their time. Thank you!!!
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