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Musicians Protest Tonic’s Closure

tonic_arrests.jpgTonic, the storied and financially-strapped experimental music venue, may have closed, but it didn’t go quietly. A weekend protest/party/concert at the club left two musicians — pianist Rebecca Moore and guitarist Marc Ribotbehind bars. Supporters are holding press conference today at noon on the steps of City Hall “to ask for public and political intervention to protect new music/indie/avant/jazz in New York City.”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: [Redacted]
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Avant Jazz / Indie / New Music Cultural Crisis
CITY HALL PRESS CONFERENCE

Responding to community outrage at the eviction of Tonic — a center of New York City’s new music cultural life for the last 9 years — an ad hoc committee of musicians, cultural activists, and supporters are convening to call for public and political intervention.

When: 12:00 pm, Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Where: City Hall Steps

Why: To ask for public and political intervention to
protect new music/indie/avant/jazz in New York City

If they can explain to city officials what “indie/avant jazz” is, they may a case.

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