Online links to: political, contested (alter.)

A compiled list of online links to article, discussions and forums about politics and contested issues related to house/basement shows (see also Links/Alternative section) …

Politics / contested / legislature

Forum / debate, why was a house show venue Meirde Verde (Madison) closed: http://www.thedailypage.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=44872, see also http://www.thedailypage.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=22033

Redbull’s project Noise complaint: http://www.redbull.com/cs/Satellite/en_US/Event/noise-complaint-021242911178571 (Redbull’s project Noise complaint; promotional); http://atticaattica.org/post/1323688269/this-is-what-a-house-show-looks-like-marathons  (response at Attica! Attica!, by Aaron Trammell); http://donthangoutinfrontofthehouse.tumblr.com/history (response at the blog “Please don’t hang out in front of the house” by Aaron Trammell); http://thenjunderground.com/blog/2010/10/19/red-bulls-noise-complaint-campaign-goes-from-a-new-brunswick.html (article “Red Bull’s Noise Complaint campaign goes from a New Brunswick basement to The CourtTavern”); http://www.punknews.org/article/40244 (article “Red Bull moves ‘Noise Complaint’ campaign to venue, away from basement” with a forum/comments)

critique of a newspaper article about house shows – http://donthangoutinfrontofthehouse.tumblr.com/post/3745553698/photo-of-a-north-portland-house-show-a-supposed

New York City’s Noise Code – http://newyorkcitynoisecode.com/

http://sputnikmusic.com/forums/showthread.php?s=e3034fe27874d18adbc2b060c929dbba&t=349638 (forum: Basement shows (includes topics: vandalizing the place, inviting girls …)

http://www.myspace.com/handsacrossbasements (qoute: THERE ARE NO GRANDPA’S GUITARS ON THE FEST (ACOUSTIC ACTS)…SO DON’T ASK!!! Also, there is obviously no room for poseurs–so no racist, homophobic, or sexist material will be tolerated…being a scum fuck is neither funny nor cool.)

http://www.thefeast.com/boston/Cops-Close-Down-Allstons-Best-Kept-Secret-116414149.html (“City Shuts Down ‘Allston’s Best Kept Secret’” by Katy Kelleher, in The Feast; about Wadzilla Mansion, Boston)

Bett Padgett’s house: http://www.indyweek.com/citizen/archives/2009/12/14/bett-padgetts-house-concerts-ruled-a-business-the-limit-is-three-a-year (“Bett Padgett’s house concerts ruled a business; the limit is three a year.” by Bob Geary (Indy Week / Raleigh, NC; with comments; folk/acoustic; see also http://www.bettpadgett.com/houseconcerts/index.html and http://www.bettpadgett.com/houseconcerts/update-april-25-2010.htm ; “Little Lake Hill House Concerts declared as ‘Prima Facie Business’”)

http://moxietoday.com/new-brunswick-arts-and-culture-why-weve-moved-into-basements/ (“New Brunswick Arts and Culture: Why We’ve Moved into Basements” by Bianca Spivak; in Moxie Today; with comments)

http://reno.metromix.com/music/article/basement-concerts-survive-for/616771/content (“Basement concerts survive for love of music: Intimate underground spaces face legal challenges” by Clint Demeritt; in Metromix)

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2010/jan/04/small-venues-live-music-licence (“Government proposes exemption of small venues from live music licence: New consultation announced into removing the licensing requirements for concerts with less than 100 attendees” by Sean Michaels, in Guardian, UK)

http://www.nj.com/bands/index.ssf/2009/08/new_brunswick_police_crack_dow.html (“New Brunswick police crack down on basement concerts” by John Shabe; in NJ.com (NJ)

http://boards.answers.findlaw.com/n/pfx/forum.aspx?msg=72537.1&nav=messages&webtag=fl-small_busine (forum question about legality of charging admission at house shows)

http://jerseyshore.metromix.com/music/article/city-pulling-the-plug/1416714/content (“City pulling the plug on basement shows: New Brunswick officials cracking down NJ; By Chris Jordan, August 24, 2009)

basement shows in real venues (Fubar) – http://blogs.riverfronttimes.com/rftmusic/2009/09/fubar_hosting_diy_shows_myspace_free_basement.php

stand-up comedy, with Jagermeister banner in a basement – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2jtOAjpNmw&feature=youtu.be

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