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Rock bands have no venues

Dear Editor,

I am the guitarist for a band called American Defiance.

For two years we have worked and put a lot of effort into writing our own music that has good sound and lyrics which mean something, which I believe is what makes a good song.



It’s time to give it to the people, but I keep finding that the only way the fans can see it is on home video. In the last two months, two venues have been shut down, but only for heavy rock, punk or thrash metal music, and because of powerful people who only like pop or folk music.

Is this fair?



Every day I get people coming up to me saying, “Where can I see you play?”

Well, we started a house gig at the Sip `n Surf Cafe, finally a place to play and a place for the fans to see the bands they love (as it stated in the Citizen Telegram), and after four weeks, what happened? Shut down!

Oh, but now the sign says “Lite Rock.” Well I love other people’s music, but even more I love to play my own music! If I wanted to hear cover songs I would listen to the radio!

This goes for those 35 bands that lost their gig this summer!

You will never bring us down!

Christopher Loyd Sorensen

Rifle


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