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October 11, 2001

Burst burst@burstworld.com

It is a long story.

I got this email and forwarded it about... Whether you're from city or farm, there is no other charm like the good > old El Mocambo."" > > Please read this and sign if you want to help - distribute to friends and > helpers . If you're the 25th person to sign, send to: > DANBURKE4@excite.com > > One of the world's most enduring and historic rock and roll > clubs,Toronto's El Mocambo, has been told this week it will have to shut > down November 1 by the new landlord of the club. The new landlord, who on > Sept. 16 purchased the building where the El Mocambo is located, plans to > operate a ""dance studio"" in the building, along with a ""spiritual outreach > centre."" The landlord's dance studio needs a new space because it recently > went bankrupt and lost it lease at its current location. > > The El Mocambo has been presenting rock acts since 1972, including The > Rolling Stones, U2, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Elvis Costello, The New York Dolls, > Patti Smith, and Lou Reed, to name just a few. More importantly, in the > past three years the El Mocambo has re-emerged as one of the world's most > cutting-edge live clubs introducing Toronto to artists like Sum 41, > Japan's The Zoobombs, Germany's Chicks on Speed, NYC's The Toilet Boys, > Chicago's The Chamber Strings, Toronto's Peaches, Danko Jones, The Deadly > Snakes and so on. The club is thriving. > > The current booking agent/programme manager of the club, Dan Burke, is > seeking public support to defend against this planned violation of the > club's historical vocation, which is presentation of live rock shows. He > is seeking letters of opposition to this assault on Canada's Rock and Roll > Landmark. Then I got this one From:"

Posted by jason at October 11, 2001 07:26 AM