Thursday, June 5, 2008

Red Blood Club is closing

Flier for the last show to take place on June 15th.


From The club's Myspace page:


The Red Blood Club will be closing its doors for good on June 15, 2008. This completely breaks our hearts, but we have been trying to fight a battle that we cannot seem to win. Since the new SUP Ordinance was put into place we have been struggling. This is mostly due to the very unfortunate stabbing that took place in November of last year, which really hurt us. The City told us if we wish to remain open that we must have 2 Certified Peace Officers at every live music event from 10 pm to 2 am. Since then we have had to do shows early, having them over by 10 so that we did not have to pay 2 cops at $50 per hour each. We have had some shows go until 12 am and we had to pay $200 for cops on those nights. At several of those shows there were maybe 10 people that showed up and we still had to pay $200 to the cops and then pay our sound guy and door guy. You can do the math and see that it does not work. Some people have complained about our door prices and some even complained about our drink prices. We were not trying to make a buck off anyone...we were simply trying to keep the doors open.
We would like to thank EVERYONE that came out to RBC and showed their support. We would not have made it this long without you! We would also like to give a very special thanks to a few people: Mike "Red Blood" Whittington for allowing us this opportunity, Justin Powers for ALL his hard work and commitment to booking, Alison w/ DEEP!!!, James Blood and Ashley for helping us get the place ready to open, Josh for just being awesome, Adam Carter for being there when we needed him, Milane for all that she has done, Amanda and Troy Destroy for ALWAYS being there, Vickiy for her generous donations, all our past bartenders, door people and sound guys, ALL the bands that have played here, Frank Campagna, Turner, and the other artists that donated their art and time to help us raise money, Reno's for hosting the stabbing victims benefit, and all our close friends and family that supported us in this endeavor!
I would like to ask that you all keep us in your memories. There were SO MANY kick ass shows at RBC and even more good times. We made a lot of new friends and even a few enemies! It will all be missed greatly.
Please be sure to continue to show your support to Doublewide, Bar of Soap, Reno's and The Granada. They really need you and when they are gone there will be nothing!
We will be planning a "Grand Finale" party that will take place at RBC. The details will be posted soon.

We love you all!!

x0x0x0x0~ April & Brad

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

No one saw that coming.

Anonymous said...

wow they sound nice, they even consider the Granada a venue

drex said...

i consider your mom a venue

Anonymous said...

you also probably think mom is experimental

defensive listening said...

Snappy, 8:36! I really did laugh!

Anonymous said...

what a fucken bummer

Deep Ellum keeps getting worse.

wads said...

Unfortunate. I didn't go to that many shows there, but the ones I did were fun. These guys weren't crooks and you never felt like you were being ripped off when you walked in. Lame.

Anonymous said...

i had the privilege of playing there once. sad day for deep ellum. that place is tanking. i live 3 blocks from it and never bother setting foot in there anymore.

Anonymous said...

maybe that's why the place is closing. Thanks!

reason why deep ellum is dying said...

"never bother setting foot in there anymore."

Anonymous said...

and don't forget that dada sucks.......

11:00 am said...

still waiting for a good reason...

redbloodclub mike said...

we could have held out but the sup rule the councel gave us:
"any time you have live music after 10pm, you must hire 2 police officers (10pm-2am). that adds up to $400 a night. (more than rent). we asked to have security guards, (cheaper than dpd) and dpd dude said we were a racist club and needed real police that know how to deal with that. (whatever......)
we got screwed, or maybe we screwed ourselves by booking a band that the kkk apparently hated, came in and stabbed our people.
we werent perfect, but please.....(total police visits in 10 years, 4. Number of visits we initiated by calling them because of broken in cars, 2.)
FLUSH....we're gone.

glibmongo said...

Go on Mike!

redbloodclub mike said...

glib my man
i could go on and on and on and on......
you know the deal, you were a witness...

EuGggNfsvbybDH said...

cOEIQn bixnkhmgajgc, [url=http://qxcezjyzazue.com/]qxcezjyzazue[/url], [link=http://zrlxplfcnxmk.com/]zrlxplfcnxmk[/link], http://wjbxvfrddavx.com/

HpypxyXULqsMbgLJnP said...

c9aSXN pbzjgpizjkdr, [url=http://nnhpqrwawofq.com/]nnhpqrwawofq[/url], [link=http://jpcnwiwhvaew.com/]jpcnwiwhvaew[/link], http://pyyhzclaokoz.com/