Monday, February 25, 2008

Save Downtown Lexington

Pictures from The Dame's myspace

So I just heard about this through a Facebook group, but I am completely not in favor. The Equestrian Games are really an awesome thing to come to Lexington, but I don't think we should sacrifice everything for it. Obviously we're building up and out everywhere else. Why do we have to tear stuff up downtown?

I don't know all the details, but here's a link. If you live in Lexington, you should be opposed as well.

Evidently there is a meeting on March 4.


Emily said...

Make it stop!

Anonymous said...

I really dont think its a big deal for the "music scene" booo freaking who.. the bar bands have a chance of not having a bar to play in.
Maybe if they didnt sound like Nickleback, they would get booked somewhere else.

for business reasons, im not leaving my name, but you know who this is Makita.

Utahpolis said...

Nickleback? Please.

Bar bands, eh? How about these...

Since opening in April of 2003 The Dame has hosted or confirmed performances by Neko Case, Iron & Wine, Of Montreal, Mogwai, Stars, Animal Collective, Andrew Bird, The National, Scissor Sisters, RJD2, Arcade Fire, My Morning Jacket, Guided By Voices, Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, Black Keys, De La Soul, Apples In Stereo, Do Make Say Think, The Zombies, Rogue Wave, Rasputina, Slightly Stoopid, Horrorpops, Frank Black, Kenny Chesney, Little Brother, Del the Funkee Homosapien, The Pharcyde, Gin Blossoms, KRS-One, Drive-By Truckers, Spinto Band, Jump Little Children, Reverend Horton Heat, Kaki King, New Model Army, Dar Williams, X, Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin, Califone, The Toasters, Don Caballero, Six Organs of Admittance, Burning Spear, Duncan Sheik, The Queers, Busdriver, Jolie Holland, Sun Ra Arkestra, VHS or Beta, John Scofield, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Old Crow Medicine Show, Over the Rhine, Elf Power, Aqueduct, Son Volt, Souls of Mischief, Fruit Bats, Clem Snide, Pernice Brothers, Camper Van Beethoven, Hank Williams III, The Sleepy Jackson, Devin the Dude, Dierks Bentley, Dalek, Holly Golightly, Urge Overkill, Dressy Bessy, The X-Ecutioners, Dieselboy, Cracker, Soulive, Fishbone, Jon McLaughlin, Rickie Lee Jones, Los Lonely Boys, DJ Spooky, Kathleen Edwards, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, Nappy Roots, Richard Buckner, Dirtbombs, Marc Broussard, The Juan Maclean, Wesley Willis, The Features, Nashville Pussy, Electric Eel Shock, Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra, Jay Reatard, Rahzel, Vic Chesnutt, Jill Sobule, Los Straitjackets, The Sadies, Heartless Bastards, Martin Sexton, Tom Tom Club, Wanda Jackson, The Wailers, Papa M, Southern Culture On The Skids, Blue Cheer, Marah, Michelle Shocked, Robert Earl Keen, The Mendoza Line, The Gourds, Jay Farrar, The Minders, North Mississippi Allstars, Jucifer, Corey Smith, Lotus, Burning Brides, Dax Riggs, Hasil Adkins, Edith Frost, Amy Ray, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Derek Trucks, John Doe, Charlie Hunter, Mosquitos, Leon Russell, Railroad Earth, Bob Log III, Asylum Street Spankers, Allison Moorer, VietNam, Robbie Fulks, Rodney Crowell, Poco, Bottle Rockets, Kelly Willis, Mike Watt, Chuck Prophet, Particle, Junior Brown, Jordan Knight, Dave Alvin, Lee Rocker, The Sights, Buckwheat Zydeco, Billy Joe Shaver, John Hammond, Drums & Tuba, Split Lip Rayfield, The Greencards, Nine Pound Hammer, Trampled By Turtles, Buddy Miller, Hair Police, Sam Bush, High Water Marks, ekoostik hookah, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, U.S. Maple, Rhys Chatham, Hackensaw Boys, Ulysses, Trailer Bride, Awesome Color, Legendary Shackshakers, Poison Control Center, Q-Burns Abstract Message, Tinsley Ellis, Chris Duarte, Tommy Stinson, Ming + FS, Waco Brothers, The Woggles, Quintron and Miss Pussycat, The Bridge, Bitch and the Exciting Conclusion, The Yayhoos, Backyard Tire Fire, Glenn Tilbrook of Squeeze, The Derailers, Dave Fischoff, Bernie Worrell and the Woo Warriors, Dark Star Orchestra, Robert Bradley’s Blackwater Surprise, DJ Swamp, ISWHAT?!, Lee Roy Parnell, Tony Conrad, Tommy Womack, The Codetalkers feat. Col. Bruce Hampton, Goose Creek Symphony, Red Stick Ramblers, Jeff Coffin Mu’tet, Brother Danielson, The Suicide Girls, James Hand, Uncle Monk featuring Tommy Ramone, Jason Ricci and New Blood, Chip Taylor and Carrie Rodriguez, Jason Isbell the 400 Unit, BR549, Johnny Cash’s Legendary Tennessee Three, Duwayne Burnside, The Dave Rawlings Machine, Cheetah Chrome, Marc Olson & Gary Louris, Carlos D of Interpol, The Pete Best Band, and Coalition of the Willing.

Anonymous said...

that list gets worse as it goes on, so I guess its neat that the Dame got some bands before they got big. The first few bands on the list wouldn't come back and play here. And you can defend the Dame, because it has gotten some good bands, but not Mias, and not other bars.
OK going to shows is fun, but there are a lot of other places in lexington that have shows and I dont think this is going to effect the scene.

Utahpolis said...

Wow, you are an idiot.

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