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Rock And Roll Is Not A Crime

April 13, 2009

Support Slim’s and the Great American Music Hall in an epic battle against the State of No Fun’s ABC.


“Slim’s and GAMH are under siege from the Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) with regards to our All Ages licenses.  We have had a great deal of legal expenses in the past year.  Purchase of this shirt will go to support our ongoing legal bills and help to keep Slim’s and GAMH alive.  Only $20! Thanks for your support. “

$20, available at the box office or by email.

Cafe du Nord, Bottom of the Hill, where are your shirts?  (Here’s my jailbird logo. Poor little guy can barely get his head through the bars.)


Doctor Memory notes that the State ABC is also going after the DNA Lounge:

On July 9, 2008, we had a hearing to contest ABC’s denial of our license conversion, and we reached a settlement with ABC. On Aug 14, 2008, our petition to convert our Type 48 liquor license to a Type 47 was finally granted.

However, on Aug 6, 2008, we received a citation from ABC for “lewdness”, “discrimination”, and “running a disorderly house injurious to the public welfare and morals”!

Oh my. You can contribute to their defense fund here.

The biggest complaint seems to be utter inconsistency on the ABC’s part, never mind nitpicking that seems from another era.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. April 13, 2009 1:07 pm

    (a) The ABC is a California State department, not a city bureau. One of the many maddening things about this story is that the City is largely quite supportive of these clubs.

    (b) The ABC is also going after DNA Lounge for similarly bullshit reasons. You can give to their legal defense fund.

  2. April 13, 2009 1:19 pm

    Thanks for the clarification on the state. Added DNA lounge info to the article.

    I guess prohibition is next. Good thing I have my own brew kit.

  3. agent_torpor permalink
    April 23, 2009 2:43 pm

    Love how they’re going after these well-run respectable joints, but completely letting the garbage on Broadway run unchecked. Come on.

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