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quixoticgoat
05-13-2008, 10:08 AM
guhhhh!!!

http://savechicagoculture.org/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGkgSXeD8DY

lucyisabanana
05-13-2008, 11:15 AM
Yeah...I know someone who lives there and they spoke out on the matter.

"This seems targeted at all the hipster loft parties and "underground" venues operated on a weekly basis by bands that make money serving $1 PBRs without a liquor license or checking IDs. They happen around my neighborhood all the time. They're usually just a glorified house party, but they draw enough attention from the cops because of dimwits clogging up permit parking areas and drunkenly pissing off the residential folk when they leave."

With that being said, it's kind of ridiculous the amount of shit promoters will have to go through to get a show organized, not just some stupid party. It's a little over the top, for sure. Chicago is one of my favorite cities so hopefully they find some sort of agreement...it just seems like they want to get all the artists out of there (with all the crazy graffiti laws and such)

Aqualad
05-13-2008, 06:33 PM
That would have probably made it really fun

lucyisabanana
05-13-2008, 08:04 PM
Following a nearly unprecedented outpouring of concern from the Chicago music community and a meeting with activists and some of the top concert promoters and venue owners in Chicago, Ald. Eugene Schulter, chairman of the City Council License Committee, decided on Tuesday that he will not present the so-called "event promoter's ordinance" to the full council for a vote on Wednesday -- and that the committee will go back to work on fine-tuning the law. (http://blogs.suntimes.com/derogatis/2008/05/update_promoters_ordinance_tab.html)

quixoticgoat
05-14-2008, 04:45 AM
yey!

olivia
05-14-2008, 04:49 AM
I wish there was a 'music scene' where I live.