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Best of New Orleans 2012 Digital Editionnew

Congratulations to all of the winners.
Gambit  |  Staff  |  08-28-2012  |  Culture

(Syn)gled Out? Club's Owners Insist Violent Rap Isn't Their Faultnew

Scott Collman and his business partners are reacting to negative stories about a violent couple months outside their club, Syn, culminating in a Dec. 27 shootout in a nearby alley that left one man hospitalized after apparently being shot by a police officer.
Colorado Springs Independent  |  Anthony Lane  |  01-05-2010  |  Recreation

VIP FTW! Bands are Using VIP Packages to Give Fans More Bang for Their Bucknew

As the music industry struggles to (re)invent itself, more touring bands are tapping a new revenue source: themselves. From European cult bands to arena-size superstars, premium-package ticket deals are an increasingly popular part of the concert-business model.
Riverfront Times  |  D.X. Ferris  |  09-25-2009  |  Music

Proposal to Ban 18+ Shows Could Kill the Minneapolis Music Scenenew

The City Council is exploring restrictions on 18+ events, due to concerns that binge drinking is a problem among minors. If the ordinance passes, it leaves two options: dry shows for the all-ages crowd or 21+ shows where the booze flows freely.
City Pages (Twin Cities)  |  Jen Boyles  |  07-22-2009  |  Music

This Little Underground: Redlight Redlight's Futurenew

In the now-foreseeable future, the beer-smart, indie-centric hangout will finally be liberated from the draconian Winter Park bar laws that force it to close at the amateur hour of midnight. Renovation work has been going on for months in a new space, but inspections by authorities are happening as we speak.
Orlando Weekly  |  Bao Le-Huu  |  10-07-2008  |  Performance

The Double Door Inn Approaches 35-Year Milestonenew

Opened in 1973, The Double Door Inn is the second oldest blues club in the country that's owned by a sole proprietor. Owner Nick Karres originally opened the Charlottetowne Avenue location as a bar, but was quickly drawn into the music world. He started having local acts play in what is now the game room for 50 cents, before having a stage built up front.
Creative Loafing (Charlotte)  |  Jeff Hahne  |  09-17-2008  |  Recreation

Why Does the Bay Area Have a Hard Time Harboring Hip-Hop Venues?new

Hip-hop is one of the most popular genres on earth, and San Francisco is a world-class city. Yet this town seems hostile toward this musical nightlife with such revenue-generating potential. Why?
San Francisco Bay Guardian  |  Garrett Caples  |  08-06-2008  |  Music

Springfield's Teenagers Say There was Nothing to Do Here Until Rico Came Alongnew

Rico Perkins saw the need for a safe place in for teenagers to blow off steam. A few years ago the self-described former nerd cut his hair, danced his way to hippest-kid-in-school status, and threw a party for his friends. Since that first success Rico has become one of the most popular promoters for Springfield's under-21 crowd in memory.
Illinois Times  |  R. L. Nave  |  07-14-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

The Untimely End of the Echo Base Collectivenew

On April 23, the Echo Base Collective prepared for what they thought would be a quiet Wednesday night of folk and performance groups when two police appeared.
Shepherd Express  |  Tea Krulos  |  05-30-2008  |  Music

Brendan Mullen Revisits the Burn-hot, Burn-fast Punk Life of

As he did in his earlier books, We Got the Neutron Bomb: The Untold Story of L.A. Punk and Lexicon Devil: The Fast Times and Short Life of Darby Crash and the Germs, Mullen documents, with hundreds of photos and fliers and memento mori, the history of the Masque.
Willamette Week  |  Nancy Rommelmann  |  05-28-2008  |  Author Profiles & Interviews

Skanky Club Clothing vs. Classy-But-Still-Hotnew

It's rare to see someone young manage to preserve sophistication and attractiveness during a night on the town.
OC Weekly  |  Vickie Chang  |  04-29-2008  |  Fashion

Slugging It Out in NYC Clubs Pays Off for DJ Eli Escobarnew

In the aftermath of the indie dance scene has helped open doors for people like Escobar, who can churn out hipster-friendly remixes with the best of them but also has the DJ skills to make his living playing big mainstream clubs as well as cool kid parties.
NOW Magazine  |  Benjamin Boles  |  04-18-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

Milwaukee's Secret Cafe Societynew

Milwaukee has an adventurous new flavor for its palate: its own underground restaurant.
Shepherd Express  |  Tea Krulos  |  04-11-2008  |  Food+Drink

Why So Many Bands Skip Music Citynew

Booking touring acts operates on three principles: warm bodies, location and cold, hard cash. Which do you think Nashville struggles with?
Nashville Scene  |  Tracy Moore  |  04-11-2008  |  Concerts

City Moves to Shut Downnew

Suspensions of liquor license "extreme punishment," laywer says.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Scott Henry  |  11-16-2006  |  Business & Labor

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