When a venue promises to deliver a show they are expected to deliver right?
Apparently not, according to the Modern Exchange, which recently fucked over numerous bands because they were afraid of losing money on a show that THEY commited to.
The Devastator had to drive 2 hours to the venue, Letters to Exile drove 3 and then had to drive another 7 to New York, and the venue essentially told them to fuck off. The Modern Exchange didn’t advertise the show, had NO flyers in their venue or in the store out front, and still expected to make money off of those bands. Four of the bands actually showed up to play the show, yet didn’t get to play, and went home empty fucking handed.
Seriously, what the fuck is wrong with the Modern Exchange?
This venue is actually cancelling shows THE DAY THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO HAPPEN if they don’t think they can make a quick buck. When bands are pleading with a venue to just play shows for another band and the venue says no, thats fucked up. Even if they are losing money, sucks to be them, they made a commitment, fucking honor it.
I can safely say that there is no fucking way I will be supporting, advertising, or in any way helping the Modern Exchange or any other venue that fucks bands over. Honestly, I hope the venue goes under so a better one can take its place. I don’t give a shit who it pisses off, its the truth whether you want it or not.