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Nov. 3rd, 2009 @ 12:54 pm New Black Center - Shut Down
This hasn't gotten nearly as much attention as it deserves. The guys who run the New Black have invested a lot of themselves over the last year to get the Center up and running, and jumped through all the city's hoops to do it by the books, only to get shut down.

A fairly good article from The Sun (shocking as it may be) can be found HERE. Even before they had their space in Inglewood, the founders of The New Black have worked their damnedest to get local talent out there, or a crowd to play to. Whether it be Darren Ollinger giving air play to local bands on x92.9's project punk or Isaac Creasy booking kids just stepping out of the garage and trying to find a stage and audience. It's a shame to see them get kicked in the teeth by the city when they're trying to do something I think is genuinely beneficial.
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From:mufbu
Date:November 17th, 2009 08:34 am (UTC)

You probably know this already,

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but the rediculous thing is that the folk fest was given over a milion dollars to start a new venue in Inglewood. And this was raelly shortly after the New Black was kicked out of there. It sucks seeing how much those guys invested in it becoming not only a good venue but a recording and jam space as well.
If there's any music event in this city that needs funding the LEAST it's the Folk Fest. They are the most well attended music event in this city and tickets sell out well in advance. A bunch of local bands audition just to play a free short set while someone else is setting up.
Hopefully this city will soon recognize the need for music venues that pander more to local acts, and more than just at Bars.