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(Slate)   "What is the address for the local music show tonight?" and other masterful ways the Boston Police are subtly trying to crack down on the illegal underground scene   (slate.com) divider line 140
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2013-03-29 10:27:13 AM
We can't automatically assume BPD is doing this for noise reasons. Maybe they just hate sniveling indie rock.
 
2013-03-29 10:47:26 AM
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2013-03-29 10:50:47 AM

GreenAdder: We can't automatically assume BPD is doing this for noise reasons. Maybe they just hate sniveling indie rock.


Probably has more to do with the fact that these underground parties don't have permits (i.e. not paying their royalties to the city) and are selling booze that they aren't collecting taxes on (i.e. not paying their royalties to the city)
 
2013-03-29 10:52:56 AM

dj_bigbird: Probably has more to do with the fact that these underground parties don't have permits (i.e. not paying their royalties to the city) and are selling booze that they aren't collecting taxes on (i.e. not paying their royalties to the city)


So you're saying it has nothing to do with the appearance of shutter-shades, skinny jeans, recycled 80's fashion and fixed-gear bikes?
 
2013-03-29 10:58:47 AM
Because it is simply not possible for whiny 20somethings to actually get the permits required and comply with the law, right?
 
2013-03-29 11:10:21 AM

bronyaur1: Because it is simply not possible for whiny 20somethings to actually get the permits required and comply with the law, right?


In Boston? If you're not a city councilman's nephew? Are you kidding?
 
2013-03-29 11:13:17 AM

bronyaur1: Because it is simply not possible for whiny 20somethings to actually get the permits required and comply with the law, right?


No. It's pretty much not possible.
 
2013-03-29 11:24:13 AM
"local music show"

I laughed, I actually laughed at that.
 
2013-03-29 11:25:24 AM

GreenAdder: We can't automatically assume BPD is doing this for noise reasons. Maybe they just hate sniveling indie rock.


I assume that truth behind this simply that TicketMaster is not getting their cut.
 
2013-03-29 11:29:19 AM
One more 'wicked' should convince them!
 
2013-03-29 11:32:54 AM
That's dumb. BTW, does anyone have the "hook up" on some marijuana cigarettes?
 
2013-03-29 11:33:01 AM
I feel safer already.
 
2013-03-29 11:34:30 AM
Hey narc, we're just trying to have a good time. Go commit your hate crimes somewhere else.
 
2013-03-29 11:35:36 AM
www.slate.com

wayyy too grammatically correct.
 
2013-03-29 11:35:41 AM
I'm down, I've got the 411, and you are not going out and getting jiggy with some boy, I don't care how dope his ride is. My momma didn't raise no fool!
 
2013-03-29 11:36:01 AM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: "local music show"

I laughed, I actually laughed at that.


I'm hip Daddy-O!
 
kab
2013-03-29 11:38:20 AM
How dare people collectively enjoy music in their own homes.   What, do you think this is the land of the free or something?
 
2013-03-29 11:39:07 AM

GreenAdder: We can't automatically assume BPD is doing this for noise reasons. Maybe they just hate sniveling indie rock.


At first I thought, man there just has to be better places to spend resources, but then I realized the type of music they are targetting and I honestly have to say

God speed Boston PD, snuff em all out.
 
2013-03-29 11:42:37 AM

GreenAdder: We can't automatically assume BPD is doing this for noise reasons. Maybe they just hate sniveling indie rock.


You're correct.  The real reason they do shiat like this is given in their email address in the article.
 
2013-03-29 11:46:29 AM
geigercounter.files.wordpress.com

The address of the party is "1". That's the only part of the address. It's enough for advanced beings like ourselves to find it.
 
2013-03-29 11:47:23 AM
The worst are shiny black shoes with shoelaces in them. The hierarchy ascends from there, although practically all lowcut shoes are unhip, from there on up to the boots the heads like, light, fanciful boots. English boots of the mod variety, if that is all they can get, but better something like hand-tooled Mexican boots with Caliente Dude Triple A toes on them.
 
2013-03-29 11:48:54 AM
Big show tonight dude! Address is  4 Yawkey Way, downtown. Gonna be a blowout with lots of booze and drugs and underage chicks! See you there!
 
2013-03-29 11:50:06 AM
Area man searches for local music show
 
kab
2013-03-29 11:51:20 AM
Shots fired in Dorchester?

meh.  We'll get to it.

Rock band in Allston?

Holy fark, call for backup.

Great city you have there.
 
2013-03-29 11:52:23 AM

Slives: I assume that truth behind this simply that TicketMaster is not getting their cut.


ding ding ding
WINNAR
 
2013-03-29 11:52:26 AM
If she asked for the local music scene, I'd oblige:

i2.ytimg.com
 
2013-03-29 11:52:28 AM

Shostie: [d24w6bsrhbeh9d.cloudfront.net image 400x548]


9gag pictures? Awful
 
2013-03-29 11:52:52 AM

Dr.Zom: Big show tonight dude! Address is  4 Yawkey Way, downtown. Gonna be a blowout with lots of booze and drugs and underage chicks! See you there!


Not funny.

encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com
 
2013-03-29 11:53:04 AM
1/31/07 Never Forget

/keep on keepin' it classy Boston
 
2013-03-29 11:54:41 AM

OtherLittleGuy: If she asked for the local music scene, I'd oblige:

[i2.ytimg.com image 320x180]


Is that Ricki Lake?
 
2013-03-29 11:54:54 AM
Excuse me, Sir - I mean, Man?  Would you like to come back to my vehicle located at the intersection of Main Street and Broad and there-in purchase 25 grams of illegal hashish?
 
2013-03-29 11:55:21 AM

bronyaur1: Because it is simply not possible for whiny 20somethings to actually get the permits required and comply with the law, right?


It has less to do with that and more to do with the fact that music venues in the city are closing down or becoming less than receptive to anything edgier than "Train."

This was the niche which The Rat filled.  Night after night in Kenmore Square bands would line up to play assembly-line style.  If you could put together a demo and make a few phone calls then the odds were you could end up on that stage.  The Middle East took a little more work but it could be done with some time and effort.  Same with Local 186.

If you shut down places for punk bands to play they're going to be resourceful and put it together on their own.  Worcester has a decently thriving scene.  Even Springfield has something.  But in Boston the real estate got too expensive so the places closed.  In any other city that might not be a big issue.  But were talking about a city that has more colleges per square mile than any other place in the world.

I would have hoped the BPD could have recognized this but apparently not.

Boston is a shiat city for seeing live music.  Bars have closed down and been turned into discos.  Other venues get bought up and turned into high-end coffee bars or hotels.  There's nothing to complain about; the ship set sail a decade ago.
 
2013-03-29 11:55:34 AM
With King Deval having fixed all the states problems, Boston PD moved on to the really important stuff
 
2013-03-29 11:56:09 AM
Underground scene?

1.bp.blogspot.com

This is our chance, follow me, mole people revolt!
 
2013-03-29 11:56:57 AM
123 Fake St.
 
2013-03-29 11:57:20 AM

Quantum Apostrophe: OtherLittleGuy: If she asked for the local music scene, I'd oblige:

[i2.ytimg.com image 320x180]

Is that Ricki Lake?


That's the female cop from the Donnie Wahlberg show "Boston's Finest". Cute, with a twin sister who in Lindsay Lohan territory down the drain.

/show itself if "COPS" without the LAPD beatdowns
 
2013-03-29 11:59:08 AM
Kind of reminds me of the seventies. Lots of parties were spread word of mouth. I remember getting close to the place along Sunset Cliffs, popping out the eight track, and then rolling down the windows so we could listen to home in on it. It was kind of standard procedure in those days.
 
2013-03-29 12:04:03 PM
Hey, homeslices, I am wishing to partake in the gnarliness of a badical party. Am i right? Eh? Eh? ...what? No. My name is Guy incognito.
 
2013-03-29 12:04:28 PM
profile.ak.fbcdn.net

I am monitoring this thread, looking for a good time.  Laughing out loud
 
2013-03-29 12:10:53 PM
"the day before a show this past weekend, police showed up at a house in the Allston neighborhood"

Worked, didn't it?
 
2013-03-29 12:11:09 PM
 
2013-03-29 12:11:45 PM

neversubmit: Underground scene?

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This is our chance, follow me, mole people revolt!


Don't forget...

www.horrorsociety.com
 
2013-03-29 12:12:50 PM
Hey, how about that local sports team?
 
2013-03-29 12:13:10 PM

mjohnson71: Dr.Zom: Big show tonight dude! Address is  4 Yawkey Way, downtown. Gonna be a blowout with lots of booze and drugs and underage chicks! See you there!

Not funny.

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This guy kinda liked it.

i29.photobucket.com

/Orange whip?
 
2013-03-29 12:15:13 PM
art.penny-arcade.com
I should set up a few fake accounts for my local music scene, just to make them paranoid.
 
2013-03-29 12:18:38 PM
There's a big difference between a one-off party and running a music hall out of your house.  Still, WTF Boston PD.
 
2013-03-29 12:18:43 PM
Police budgets should be cut until there is no money left for this type of shenanigans.
 
2013-03-29 12:19:55 PM

kab: How dare people collectively enjoy music in their own homes.   What, do you think this is the land of the free or something?


I bet you people would love Somalia.
 
2013-03-29 12:20:36 PM
One of my friends has been doing DIY basement shows for a couple years (local/regional/national punk & metal) and has never had a problem. He always notifies the neighbors a week before the show to see if they have any issues with it, none ever have. Live music ends by Midnight. Everyone's always been respectful of his and his neighbors houses, belongings, and yards. Cops here have always ignored it. Granted Utica is no Boston.

/one next weekend
//four bands, free chicken riggies, and booze
 
2013-03-29 12:26:48 PM

joeflood: There's a big difference between a one-off party and running a music hall out of your house.  Still, WTF Boston PD.


Yes, there is.  That is when neighbors  call the police.

Another one of these stories that display how much bs the "understaffed, overworked" cop montra is.
 
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