Friday, October 05, 2007

Lager House R.I.P. ????

well, it may be true, i was going to post this a few days ago but i was waiting for one more source, but it look like jasper and a few other beat me too it.

But there is a lot of specition on what is going on at the Lager House, the Underground indie rock club that took the Mattel from the Gold Dollar after it close in 2001, Well it look like there may be no more indie rock band at the the club on Michigan Ave. between 6th and Brookey Street in Southwest Detroit.

Here is what is a defenly true the building was sold just recently to un-name owner and from what i have told by my sourced that the booking team of Rich and Jar where let go as booker at the club.

The Joe Reatard, the Terrible Twos and Mountains and Rainbows show held there last night [10/3] was there last scheduled show book by the team also what i have been told during the last week finding info for this story that the whole staff at the lagur house was also let go as well with andoer sourced also told me the Small bar which is located in Hamtramck have hired all the staff form the Lager House but that to is a rumor as well.

But the big question is what will become of the Lager House, the story that was floating around over the last week that it was going to be a Jazz and Blues Club but what my sourced told me last night [10/3] that the deal fell Thur now many of my soured as told me over the last few days that the new owners will have other type of music that will include rock and roll but they will not say.

and then there is the big question will it close at the begin of the week my sourced told me it would close down on Jan 1st [making some last show at the lager on New Year Day], but my sourced also told me that the placed will closed down in about three weeks somewhere around October 19th to the the 27th.

the big question also will be ask is will there be one more Farewell gig for the old yellow brick building, nobody know for sure but that will be a big deal there was a post on my space by The Sights Front man Eddie Baronick about a months ago by sadiing this post "we wanted to play there one last time before it goes through "some big "changes'..."

Now if you were asking why would somebody by the place and still become a rock club well according to my sourced that there was a number of investors try to buy the club but thoused offers fell thought leaving the current ownership to thought it out and in the last few weeks, with the State Ecmoine that is these day it have been thought promoting show at the Lager because they not been putting ads in Read Detroit Weekly [Aldoght i have been putting Lager house gigs on the "The Weekly Gig Guide" post every Monday on this sight]

now some are wondering is somebody is buying the Business may be a spin-off business for the New MGM Grand Hotel and Casino that opening this past Wednesday Across the M-10 Freeway [A.K.A. the Louge], well you can make a case for it but there was a story in this week
Detroit Free Press the impact since the three temp casino opening in 1999[M.G.M.,Motor City, and Greektown]the economic spin-off has been limited, according to on Business owned that told the Free Press "mostly because gamblers enter a casino, eat and gamble there and then go home."

If the Lager House do close i could mark a end of a Era in the Detroit music scene of small club Venue in the Detroit Area, It began with the late great Zoot Coffeehouse on Cass between Canfield and Prensit street That venue house local bands from the mid 90's during the coffee house trend, it is also the venue of the 1st ever Detroit gig for one of my fave band Sleater-Kinney.

That venue close in the late 90's and the small scene move down the street to the Gold Dollars which was the 1st venues to play Electric Six, White Stripes, The Wildbunch, Detroit Cobras, Poopy Time, The Hentchmen, The Paybacks, The Sights, Soledad Brothers, and the Von Bondies, that venue ran from 1997 to 2001 and after that one close the scene move to it current current location at the Lager.

I be folling this story and any new detail.

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