Why does everyone want to open a rock club?

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  1. Dexter.Sinister

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    Wish that were the case down here. We are losing venues. I have been traveling quite a bit recently and pleasantly surprised by how easy it is to find music and decent brews "out there"....but not down here, alas.
     
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  2. ProfG

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    Yeah, I'm not sure how widely this applies. It certainly seems to run counter to much of the discussion and experience around here.
     
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    Not the case where I am, still losing venues. One of our most beloved original musc venues is closing. TT the Bears in Boston. It is so sad and is a reminder of another nail in the coffin of live music. But, it is important to carry n and adapt as we have been doing.
     
  5. sixty2strat

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    Really? They open for a few weeks maybe a year then when they fill out the 1040 the soon close up


    Really what happens is Jazz clubs now book rock
    Rock club now serves food and books acoustic
    Bar now books Kareoke
    Then closes up and re-opens as some green painted Irish bar with hot wings and 24 TV's with all the games
     
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    Guess I got out just in time.
     
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    Yup, you hit it on the head there.
     
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    So they can sit at the bar with their arms folded just to mess with the lead guitar player.
     
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  9. Dexter.Sinister

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    I heard that when I was up to The Woo last weekend. Damn shame. We lost Tobacco Road down here and it was the first bar and venue in Miami...

    On the money. And what is it about the Alleged Irish Pub thing? I like an honest Irish pub but holy heck there are a lot of these wannabe quasi-Irish sports abominations out there.
     
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  10. Turi

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    The article says:

    "Restaurants that decide to throw on a live band a couple of times a week face steeper challenges in the down months: They don’t have the same pull with musical acts as established venues."

    Wow!! This is in dire contrast to my local scene. There's no way this place will ever get to the point where a restaurant would have trouble booking acts, for any reason.
    That sounds like a great place to live.
     
  11. FFTT

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    All the clubs that were there for years in Georgetown are closed, converted to upscale retail.

    The real estate became too valuable.

    You also have a strong university student population from Georgetown, American University, University of MD, Howard University, with coeds looking for something fun and local. Add to that the young adults from VA & MD.

    So there is a demand for local entertainment.
     
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    Here, there are more hipster hangouts opening every week, and fewer venues and rock clubs to play.
     
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    I heard a very brief mention on the news last night that Texas may also be putting legalization up for vote.
     
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    "Live music, Ferrando says, doesn’t necessarily boost drink sales. Besides, “to get a decent act, you have to pay them. And that sometimes works out and sometimes doesn’t.”"
     

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