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hot_turkey_ed
10-19-2006, 02:48 PM
Just got this email in...

On Oct 19, 2006, at 2:51 PM, Cyberiade.it Anonymous Remailer wrote:

Squeak - Photo Mistress

Thursday, October 19, 2006


Holy !&@^*.)(! Pound SF is CLOSING on SUNDAY for GOOD!!!
Current mood: shocked
Category: Music

This is absolutely INSANE.
I will post more info when I talk to them in a few hours and will post what I can.
Be aware that THIS SUNDAY is the LAST GIG.
As soon as I find out if some of those gigs by Insipid Productions will be moved (like Fear Factory, Moonspell, etc) I will post it okay? Fucking shit I'm shocked. PLEASE pass this on!!!

~Squeak


God damn it. :(

DethMaiden
10-19-2006, 02:51 PM
:bouville: I feel you, man. This must blow.

hot_turkey_ed
10-19-2006, 02:54 PM
:bouville: I feel you, man. This must blow.


This my favoritest local metal shithole. I'm going to miss this place a lot. You all read my reviews. You know how important this place was to me. The sad truth...the music scene is going to miss it more.


FUCK! FUCK! FUCK!

<stomps around house>

KerryKingsBeard
10-19-2006, 02:58 PM
That news isn't nearly as bad as Tiki Barber announcing this is his final season.

hot_turkey_ed
10-19-2006, 02:59 PM
That news isn't nearly as bad as Tiki Barber announcing this is his final season.

Who's Tiki Barber?

:confused: :confused: :confused:

DethMaiden
10-19-2006, 02:59 PM
That news isn't nearly as bad as Tiki Barber announcing this is his final season.

The good news is that he can be on Fox and Friends all week instead of just Tuesdays!

:eyes:

KerryKingsBeard
10-19-2006, 03:00 PM
Who's Tiki Barber?

:confused: :confused: :confused:
:hecho:

hot_turkey_ed
10-19-2006, 03:04 PM
The good news is that he can be on Fox and Friends all week instead of just Tuesdays!

:eyes:


Fox & Friends... now the bell is ringin'.

DethMaiden
10-19-2006, 03:06 PM
Fox & Friends... now the bell is ringin'.

Great program :D

hot_turkey_ed
10-19-2006, 03:13 PM
Great program :D

It's fucking awful. Fox News is garbage. I spit on the whole network and damn near the entire media.

:fist:

DethMaiden
10-19-2006, 03:14 PM
It's fucking awful. Fox News is garbage. I spit on the whole network and damn near the entire media.

:fist:

:eyes: You tricked me.

hot_turkey_ed
10-19-2006, 03:38 PM
:eyes: You tricked me.

Fox News was MUCH better ten years before it became a single-story 24/7 gangbang, too often focusing on stories that belong on gossip rags. There are conservatives in the world that are totally appalled by the consolidation of our media and view it as a threat to our republic. I am one of them.

DethMaiden
10-19-2006, 03:39 PM
Fox News was MUCH better ten years before it became a single-story 24/7 gangbang, too often focusing on stories that belong on gossip rags. There are conservatives in the world that are totally appalled by the consolidation of our media and view it as a threat to our republic. I am one of them.

Well, there really is no good news station. The media is corrupt. However, I need to find out what's going on in the news, therefore, I choose Fox News because the boisterous liberalism of CNN makes me want to vomit.

hot_turkey_ed
10-19-2006, 03:48 PM
Well, there really is no good news station. The media is corrupt. However, I need to find out what's going on in the news, therefore, I choose Fox News because the boisterous liberalism of CNN makes me want to vomit.

The best news source I've found is news.google.com. At least, you can choose points of view.

I'd take Fox over CNN too but that's not saying a lot. I'd feel better about Fox if they booted Scarface (Greta) and stopped with all the CourtTV crap.

hot_turkey_ed
10-19-2006, 03:49 PM
I forwarded the Pound news to Blabbermouht. :fist:

DethMaiden
10-19-2006, 04:21 PM
Scarface (Greta)

Ouch :lol: :lol:

MetalDrummer888
10-19-2006, 05:20 PM
theres still slims, fillmore, and the warfield so im ok

pound outdorrs was sick though :bouville:

hot_turkey_ed
10-19-2006, 05:27 PM
theres still slims, fillmore, and the warfield so im ok

pound outdorrs was sick though :bouville:

A band like Goatwhore won't headline be able to headline any of those places, muchless a whole slew of other smaller bands. The Pound was largely a metal venue, a real rarity. Days of the $10 checkem' out show are gone.

powerslave_85
10-19-2006, 05:50 PM
That sucks dude :(

MetalDrummer888
10-19-2006, 06:11 PM
A band like Goatwhore won't headline be able to headline any of those places, muchless a whole slew of other smaller bands. The Pound was largely a metal venue, a real rarity. Days of the $10 checkem' out show are gone.
well, i cant make it to those shows anyway

i hope edguy can still tour here :eek:

hot_turkey_ed
10-19-2006, 06:51 PM
well, i cant make it to those shows anyway

i hope edguy can still tour here :eek:

Honestly, I'd be surprised if they did.. quite frankly, I'd going to be surprised if they make through the US for Rocket Ride at all.

I've informed Bouville that the Pound's closing is entirely his responsibility. :fist:

MetalDrummer888
10-19-2006, 08:32 PM
Honestly, I'd be surprised if they did.. quite frankly, I'd going to be surprised if they make through the US for Rocket Ride at all.

I've informed Bouville that the Pound's closing is entirely his responsibility. :fist:
fuck . . . that is bullshit.

they did say something about an american 2007 tour though . . . i think they could play at slims :party: :party:

hot_turkey_ed
10-19-2006, 08:35 PM
fuck . . . that is bullshit.

they did say something about an american 2007 tour though . . . i think they could play at slims :party: :party:

DNA if anywhere again. Mastodon was headling Slim's last year....

MetalDrummer888
10-19-2006, 08:37 PM
DNA if anywhere again. Mastodon was headling Slim's last year....
fucking great, its a 21+ gig then . . . at least i can watch the webcam :(

but seriously, they should have supported blind guardian instead of that fucking leave's eyes shit :mad:

hot_turkey_ed
10-19-2006, 09:29 PM
fucking great, its a 21+ gig then . . . at least i can watch the webcam :(

but seriously, they should have supported blind guardian instead of that fucking leave's eyes shit :mad:

Good point...

Div
10-19-2006, 10:58 PM
Well, there really is no good news station. The media is corrupt. However, I need to find out what's going on in the news, therefore, I choose Fox News because the boisterous liberalism of CNN makes me want to vomit.



Keith Olbermann :party:

ChildrenofSodom
10-20-2006, 11:08 AM
I would pee in Greta's butt.

Div
10-20-2006, 11:34 AM
That's disgusting :barf:

ChildrenofSodom
10-20-2006, 11:49 AM
That's disgusting :barf:

i bet you would like have a threesome with Mr.Purdy and Alex Jones, huh?

Bouville
10-21-2006, 09:17 AM
The world is coming to an end

ADD
10-22-2006, 01:18 PM
Suck my dick corporate fucks. Fuck. Shit. Damn.

DethMaiden
10-22-2006, 01:38 PM
Suck my dick corporate fucks. Fuck. Shit. Damn.

On the bright side it could be replaced with another metal-friendly concert venue, with better security and facilities.

hot_turkey_ed
10-22-2006, 01:40 PM
On the bright side it could be replaced with another metal-friendly concert venue, with better security and facilities.

That would not be very Pound. :nonono:

DethMaiden
10-22-2006, 01:41 PM
That would not be very Pound. :nonono:

Well, take your pick: a) get stabbed in a pit, b) get the fucker with the knife thrown out.

hot_turkey_ed
10-22-2006, 01:44 PM
Well, take your pick: a) get stabbed in a pit, b) get the fucker with the knife thrown out.

The Pound's security is not bad, not great but adequate.

In fact, it was typically better than what I experienced last night in Irinve -- not an frisk.

DethMaiden
10-22-2006, 01:46 PM
The Pound's security is not bad, not great but adequate.

In fact, it was typically better than what I experienced last night in Irinve -- not an frisk.

Ah, well, I haven't been there so I shouldn't really judge. It still blows that you're losing it :bouville:

You've gotta be kidding me :hecho: Too much security is better than not enough no matter the circumstances. That's ridiculous.

JRA
10-22-2006, 01:50 PM
You've gotta be kidding me :hecho: Too much security is better than not enough no matter the circumstances. That's ridiculous.


http://www.donhills.com/gfx/band_gfx/dimebag.jpg

DethMaiden
10-22-2006, 01:51 PM
http://www.donhills.com/gfx/band_gfx/dimebag.jpg

I'm seeing Sepultura in the venue he was shot in. If security doesn't practically molest me I'll request a refund.

Bouville
10-22-2006, 03:04 PM
They should re open The Edge in Palo Alto...that would be like a ten minutes walk from Stanford.

blackheart
10-22-2006, 07:48 PM
Reposting from Squeak's blog. FYI.
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Sunday, October 22, 2006

Pound SF closing, INSIPID PRODUCTIONS remains!!!

Below is a post from Erik, the head of security for Insipid Productions. What he posts is so true and what I have been trying to explain to a LOT of people over the lat few days. Insipid books a LOT of shows, NOT just at the Pound. Granted yes, the Pound was the central venue they used, but it does NOT mean metal shows in the Bay Area are over, not by a long shot! PLEASE repost this whole message so the metal fans and bands will understand this. I know I have been asking you all to repost already three bulletins for me about this whole situation, but I am sure you can understand why. I'm just trying to keep everyone out there informed, ESPECIALLY so that no bullshit rumors get spread around. As I said before, I am VERY grateful for everyone reposting everything! This is a major, major, major part of the San Francisco Bay Area metal scene and affects a lot of people, otherwise I wouldn't bug you guys about it. So, if you can, repost this entire message so we can get the word out. Thank you SO MUCH!

~Squeak

************************************************** ***********

"OK OK OK!! Listen Up...!! I KNOW A Lot of you are bummed about the Pound being shut down. Yes...It Sucks!! But LISTEN VERY CAREFULLY....

MOST Of YOU are so Hurt by this because you've grown up In and Around the Pound and what we've been doing there the last few years. BUT....!!! An Insipid Production (or Insipid Productions) Will Remain Intact.

"What Does THAT Mean Exactly...?"

Well...It means THIS. An Insipid Production was started in May 2000. The Pound didn't come around until February 2001. That was almost a year that We were bringing you the Metal. We were bringing you the Hardcore. We were bringing you the bands that No One Else had the balls to book. Because they were all SCARED. Now, EVERYONE is booking Metal and Hardcore bands because We (INSIPID) made it cool. And they all think that they can make a profit off of underground music.

Unfortunately For Them, They lack Our Style and Dedication to what we've built over the last six years. Often times, those other guys shows with the same bands that we book, draw nothing. And they wonder what went wrong. Why did Insipid do so well, and we drew nothing. Simple, we KNOW how to Treat Bands and We KNOW How to Treat YOU, Our Customers. We KNOW when a band is doing well....and when they are not doing so well... Partially, Because we too are fans. And Partially, because we treat YOU (the customers/fans) with the respect you deserve. And you help us figure out whose doing well, and whose not...and what Really Is Fair, so that everybody wins. Everybody has a Great Time YOU....The Bands....and even Our Staff.

What I'm trying to say is this. With The Pound closing A Lot of People are gonna try to snatch up our shows. DON'T BE FOOLED By The Posers. Claiming that they are just trying to help out and give our bands a cool place to play. THEY are just Trying to capitalize on Our work and Your Devotion. Check the Insipid Website http://www.insipidproductions.com.

WE ARE STILL IN BUSINESS!! FOR US, AND FOR YOU!!

INSIPID WAS A PIRATE OPERATION BEFORE THERE WAS A POUND SF. MEANING THAT, BEFORE THERE WAS A POUND SF, WE WOULD RENT SLIM'S, WE WOULD RENT THE COCODRIE... FOR CHRISSAKE WE RENTED (AND DEVELOPED) IMUSICAST. WE ARE THE ONE'S THAT SET UP IMUSICAST FOR LIVE SHOWS. THEY TOOK THE CREDIT FOR IT. BUT PEOPLE THAT REMEMBER KNOW THAT BEFORE INSIPID TOOK: IN FLAMES, NEVERMORE and SHADOW'S FALL TO IMUSICAST. IMUSICAST HAD NEVER DONE A LIVE SHOW BEFORE.

THE POUND GAVE US A HOME. AND WE ARE GRATEFUL FOR THAT. BUT NOW, IT'S TIME TO MOVE ON. SO WE AT INSIPID PRODUCTIONS RETURN TO WHERE WE BEGAN. "A PIRATE OPERATION WITHOUT A HOME. BUT WITH THE BEST FANS ANYONE CAN ASK FOR"....CHECK THE WEBSITE....!! MORE THAN LIKELY, WE'LL BE TAKING OVER A CLUB IN OR NEAR YOUR TOWN VERY SOON. IT'S FAR FROM OVER BOYS AND GIRLS. WE'RE JUST GETTING STARTED...again

-Erik T
Head of Security, Insipid Productions


----------------- Bulletin Message -----------------
From: Squeak - Photo Mistress
Date: Oct 20, 2006 12:01 PM


Soooooooooooooooo, last night was the final metal show at the Pound SF. ..Twas a great show (Soilwork, Darkest Hour, Mnemic and Threat Signal) and a decent turnout, but it was indeed sad. You kind of get used to going to the same place, seeing the same people working and in the crowd, and you get to thinking it..s almost like a huge family in a way. I..ve been going there ever since it opened 5+ years ago and I have gone to I..m guessing over 700 shows there (no joke). Hell it..s probably more than that, if it..s over a five year period! One of these days I will do the math. ..

Cip (from Insipid Productions, the ones that put on 98% of the big metal shows in the area and all the ones at the Pound basically) did come up on stage with the Insipid crew and thank everyone for the huge amount of support that everyone has always given. He wanted to make SURE that everyone knows that just because the Pound is going away doesn..t mean that the shows will. Insipid will still keep the shows going, even if it means booking the gigs at 6 different places to do it. He is looking into buying a club of his own so he can have all the metal gigs there (by the way, he was already half owner of the Pound, along with Tony). Soooooooo, I hope that happens, and very soon!!! Cip is an awesome guy and will do anything within his power to keep the scene going. I..m really sad that the Pound is going away and the Insipid crew has had to go through so much to keep everything going .. I guess what doesn..t kill you really does makes you stronger.

As far as the upcoming shows that were scheduled for the Pound goes, this is the news I have as of right now:

The Fear Factory, Suffocation, Hypocrisy, Decapitated gig scheduled for Friday, October 27th at 8:30pm, and the Moonspell, Katatonia, Daylight Dies gig scheduled for Saturday, November 4th at 8:30pm, have been moved to Oakland Metro at 201 Broadway in Oakland. The show date and time will remain the same.

Directions are available by clicking here: Oakland Metro Directions (http://www.oaklandmetro.org/directions.html)


Your tickets are still valid for admission at the new location and can be picked up at the will-call area, upon your arrival, with the presentation of a valid photo ID.

PLEASE KEEP IN MIND .. the Metro is a SMALLER venue, yes, smaller than the Pound. The parking on the immediate area street is all PERMIT REQUIRED, so please be sure to double check that you are not in a permit area, otherwise you will get towed away. There is, however, a lot of parking in the surrounding areas (according to my friends), most of which is free. There are a few food places around as well. It is not far from Jack London Square I believe.

Cip is still awaiting word on where the other gigs are being moved to. I will keep you posted as SOON as I know ANYTHING that can be posted.

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE repost this ENTIRE message (yes, including my name so people don..t think Insipid Productions posted it) if you think ANYONE on your friends list needs to know this info. There are quite a few bands out there that have played the Pound in the past that may want to know it is closing. You can repost the entire bulletin by hitting ..reply to sender.., copy the ENTIRE contents and pasting it into a new bulletin. I would really appreciate the help in getting the word out. If you do not know me nor have me on your friends list, add me at Squeak-Photo Mistress (www.myspace.com/photomistress ) or subscribe to my blog at least and you will get up to date info. Thanks so much for supporting the metal scene in the San Francisco Bay Area!!!

~Squeak

ADD
10-22-2006, 08:27 PM
If they're gonna think of buying a new club they should get one on the Peninsula, or like Christian said reopen The Edge:party: I'm sad I will never have gotten to see a show at the Pound, but if they can keep bringing the same great gigs except now in hopefully a better location that I can access I will be stoked:cool:

blackheart
10-22-2006, 09:33 PM
The Edge is OK, but have they ever hosted metal gigs befor. Since their peak days, lots of new posh condos went up around. Wonder if the owners would mind the metal croud. They also do not have a large outdoor area like Pound has.

Bouville
10-23-2006, 05:26 AM
The Edge is OK, but have they ever hosted metal gigs befor. Since their peak days, lots of new posh condos went up around. Wonder if the owners would mind the metal croud. They also do not have a large outdoor area like Pound has.

King Diamond played there in 2003 as well as many other metal bands. There is a nice bar -which it is like my second home- just in front of the venue. Besides it is a college area, and there is a lot of fucked up people in college -even at Stanford- some of them more fucked up than metal people :eyes: :D