The Uptown Bar was demolished today.
I started sneaking into the Uptown when I was 15 to see the bands i loved play insane sets so close their sweat was dropping on you… it was the first (and last) bar i ever got carried out of, the first (and last) place I started a fist fight, the place where I met and fell in love with my first real lover and one of my very favorite places to work.
Although I stopped hanging out there a long time ago, I still feel sad tonight.
Danish alternative rock / experimental dream pop band MEW are holding contests to fill their opening slot at gigs in these cities : Boston, Philly, New York ,Chicago, Portland, Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles.
Pretty cool.. just go to the contest site, select your city & enter your band name / # of members / link to myspace page.
the Current & The Walker Art Center present Rock the Garden 2009 this Saturday.. gates open 3pm – 11pm
parking will suck (for me, no matter what, since i live right behind the walker :( so walk or bike it (they’re bringing in 500 bike racks)