Most of the people I know who were devastated this week when the news broke that Emo’s, the most iconic of Austin’s rock clubs, had been sold and would be closing at the end of the year, were ex-Austinites. People who are still actively interested in live music in Austin probably twigged on to the fact that the spirit of Emo’s circa the early-00’s had relocated along with Graham Williams over to the Mohawk, and stopped spending nearly as much time on 6th and Red River once the media goliath C3 took over the booking.
But there’s another concern, which is what does that mean for the delicate ecosystem that is a live music neighborhood in the midst of a deep recession? Over at CultureMap, I examined some of the issues at play. Give it a read, if you’re so inclined.
“We are all a little weird and life’s a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love.”—Dr. Seuss (via misswallflower)