no more rock at the roxy

as reported in the fresh loaf aaron rents ceo charlie loudermilk will not be hosting any more rock acts at the venue where i once saw mute math bang on buckets for 15 minutes.

instead loudermilk is looking forward to acts more like tony bennett and charlie daniels.

my favorite quote is this one though –

“If it’s not first-class, I don’t want anything to do with it,” says Loudermilk, who also sees the venue hosting corporate events and special movie screenings.

as local blogger and frequent commenter jimj v notes a bit sarcastically, this is pretty funny from the guy who made a fortune selling cheap furniture at 300 per cent interest.

as for me, if they open up a new venue further south to host the acts the roxy did, i’ll be happy for this development as it will be one less reason to have to go to buckhead….

4 Comments so far

  1. Leah (unregistered) on July 24th, 2007 @ 1:24 pm

    The Variety has better sound anyways.

  2. james (unregistered) on July 24th, 2007 @ 1:27 pm

    yeah and i think you share my opinion of buckhead…

  3. Annie (unregistered) on July 24th, 2007 @ 1:43 pm

    Agreed on both counts, Leah and James. Kinda sad, though, as I saw some really great shows there over the years.

  4. Greg (unregistered) on July 24th, 2007 @ 2:10 pm

    Only made it to the Roxy once to see Our Lady Peace in late 2005, the slope on the lower level killed my knees and hip

    Needless to say, I wasn’t itching to go back anytime soon

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