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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 29
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2013-03-29 11:25:24 AM
6 votes:

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 11:13:17 AM
5 votes:

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 11:10:21 AM
5 votes:

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?
kab
2013-03-29 11:38:20 AM
4 votes:
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 10:50:47 AM
4 votes:

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 12:33:56 PM
3 votes:
"no one can identify a poseur more quickly than a hipster"

By rule, all hipsters are poseurs, so no, no they can't.
2013-03-29 11:55:21 AM
3 votes:

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 12:48:27 PM
2 votes:
2013-03-29 12:42:47 PM
2 votes:
Um, why don't they just wait until someone calls to complain?
kab
2013-03-29 11:51:20 AM
2 votes:
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 11:46:29 AM
2 votes:
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 04:25:31 PM
1 votes:

deadsanta: Andulamb: Um, why don't they just wait until someone calls to complain?

Um, so they can prevent a crime from happening? So they can build a case against the "promoters" and bands that gypsy from one house and neighborhood to the next, essentially ignoring all laws and ordinances so they can fleece the idiot kids who come to these "shows", then stagger out to puke on my lawn/sidewalk.

/knows he's over 30.
//knows you'll be writing a response like this in 10 years when you own property and get up to work every day


A $5 suggested donation for gas and maybe food is hardly fleecing
2013-03-29 03:41:53 PM
1 votes:

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: Chainsaw Turd Elf: Have they been bustiong up Saturday Night Fish Frys?

I thoroughly enjoyed that. Any idea where they'd be illicitly serenading this Saturday night? I'd be much obliged.



Live every Friday and Saturday night or any time thanks to Internet. Best radio show in America. You can throw a real party with it.

http://www.kcur.org/programs/fish-fry
2013-03-29 03:03:56 PM
1 votes:
PUH!!!
Baby-faced snitches have been infiltrating since the 90's, WAKE T.F.U.
Sometimes they come in swarms, but they'll have some handler posted out front.

Look for the plaid nerds, babyfaces or blue jackets out front asking stupid questions when you walk up.
Or they've waited all this time for YOU to walk up and ask YOU for a light.
2013-03-29 03:01:52 PM
1 votes:

Slives: 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.


Truth has been spoken!

/I despise Hipsters but still want them to have the freedom to play without ticketmaster getting involved
//Goth events could learn from this
2013-03-29 02:10:50 PM
1 votes:
Volcano Suns.
2013-03-29 01:59:35 PM
1 votes:
The whole Frisco scene, with the Airplane, the Grateful Dead, Quicksilver Messenger Service, etc, started out as rent parties.  The filthy hippies would knock together some flyers and word of mouth street team marketing and throw an in house fandango and charge a few bucks to help make the rent on their now multi-million dollar old Victorians what those wacky kids thought were so trendy.  Welcome to the pre-washed, lightly scented, quiet as a mouse, no brown people, thank you world of yuppie weenieburgers who "don't want those damn kids making a racket".  Naturally, the police are dedicating lots of effort to shutting these nuisances down so as to serve the demands of the tax paying public cause, revenue.
2013-03-29 01:53:43 PM
1 votes:

deadsanta: Andulamb: Um, why don't they just wait until someone calls to complain?

Um, so they can prevent a crime from happening? So they can build a case against the "promoters" and bands that gypsy from one house and neighborhood to the next, essentially ignoring all laws and ordinances so they can fleece the idiot kids who come to these "shows", then stagger out to puke on my lawn/sidewalk.

/knows he's over 30.
//knows you'll be writing a response like this in 10 years when you own property and get up to work every day.


People like you make Baby Mission of Burma cry.

You sound like the kind of d-bag that calls the cops on any party that's still going on after 9pm, but sees nothing wrong about firing up the leaf blower at 7am on a Saturday.

/older than you
//property owner
///employed
////your bag of puke is in the mail
2013-03-29 01:40:17 PM
1 votes:
weknowmemes.com
2013-03-29 01:17:25 PM
1 votes:

Andulamb: Um, why don't they just wait until someone calls to complain?


Um, so they can prevent a crime from happening? So they can build a case against the "promoters" and bands that gypsy from one house and neighborhood to the next, essentially ignoring all laws and ordinances so they can fleece the idiot kids who come to these "shows", then stagger out to puke on my lawn/sidewalk.

/knows he's over 30.
//knows you'll be writing a response like this in 10 years when you own property and get up to work every day.
2013-03-29 01:11:45 PM
1 votes:
In before some hipster comes to complain about how using the word hipster is so incredibly vague that it means anything even though we all know exactly who is being talked about.
2013-03-29 12:37:30 PM
1 votes:

dj_bigbird: 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)


Why should people have to

If it's about "nuisance" control, why not wait for the noise complaints to come in from the neighbors?

If you're having to stalk around Twitter and Facebook to find these parties, supposedly to quash public nuisances, instead of actually responding to reports of nuisances, is it really a nuisance?

Saying people can't meet in private dwellings to play music and socialize seems to be rubbing up against First Amendment rights to Freedom of Assembly and Speech.
2013-03-29 12:18:43 PM
1 votes:
Police budgets should be cut until there is no money left for this type of shenanigans.
2013-03-29 12:15:13 PM
1 votes:
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 11:52:23 AM
1 votes:

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


ding ding ding
WINNAR
2013-03-29 11:34:30 AM
1 votes:
Hey narc, we're just trying to have a good time. Go commit your hate crimes somewhere else.
2013-03-29 11:33:01 AM
1 votes:
I feel safer already.
2013-03-29 11:24:13 AM
1 votes:
"local music show"

I laughed, I actually laughed at that.
2013-03-29 10:58:47 AM
1 votes:
Because it is simply not possible for whiny 20somethings to actually get the permits required and comply with the law, right?
 
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