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Old 06-12-2009, 08:26 AM
 
Location: 78747
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I find it tragic and selfish. The link below explains it all:

Noise complaint shuts down Unplugged at the Grove | Austin Music Source (http://www.austin360.com/blogs/content/shared-gen/blogs/austin/music/entries/2009/06/11/noise_complaint_shuts_down_unp.html - broken link)

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Old 06-12-2009, 08:36 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX!!!!
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I am guessing it is a new resident to the neighborhood, afterall, they've been playing music there forever without incident. It really frustrates me when people move to urban areas and then call the police because of noise. Life is full of tradeoffs, if you want quiet, you move to the suburbs or rural areas, you don't plop yourself down on restaurant row. Maybe the person was just bitter because he/she saw the party below/next-door/accross the street and felt left out.
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Old 06-12-2009, 08:38 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Heh, kind of silly....I suspect the complaintant (sp?) hasn't lived there for much of the 16 years that unplugged has been going on. Unplugged is still one of my favorite live music events in town, partly because it ISN'T obnoxiously load. Above 75 decibels....at the property boundary, apparently....is pretty low. And they are only asking for a variance up to 85, which means they probably know they stay well below that.

I would put the odds at about 10 to 1 that they get a variance of some sort .
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Old 06-12-2009, 08:41 AM
 
Location: 78747
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I heard on KGSR this morning that there will be a protest rally in front of City Hall on the 16th against the ordinance. I will surely be there - with cowbells on.
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Old 06-12-2009, 09:13 AM
 
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My two cents: probably things are going to change with people moving into areas where they thought it would be something it isn't.


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Old 06-12-2009, 09:14 AM
 
Location: Texas
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This type of thing has been happening here in Dallas for years. It is a shame to see once vibrant local music scenes like Dallas and Austin succumb to such things; all it takes is one whiner to ruin it for everyone else.
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Old 06-12-2009, 09:32 AM
 
Location: 78747
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I would bet good money it was the people snatching up the multi-million $ fake stucco tuscan villas across the street.
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Old 06-12-2009, 10:54 AM
 
Location: SoCal
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Any more information on this rally on the 16th? I'd like to go. (my band got shut down one time while playing Club deVille outside by some douche who moved across the street from the Mohawk & Club deVille and now apparently complains about the noise all the time!)
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Old 06-12-2009, 11:10 AM
 
Location: Cherokee Nation
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This is really sad.

It is obviously someone that has not lived in Austin, in the past 25 years.
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Old 06-12-2009, 11:33 AM
 
Location: Hutto, Tx
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Guess that would explain why we all of a sudden had a music fest in Round Rock (Reckless Kelly was the headliner but there were lots of other acts). I bet I'll start seeing more and more of them spring up in the 'burbs. I totally agree with everyone who commented on that article. That started happening in Houston in the Inner loop once they started redeveloping and all of those condos went up. Lots of clubs closed and so did several big festivals. Some of the other festivals had to relocate to other parts of the city and surrounding area. People responding about people from Williamson County having anything to do with complainers downtown must be off their rocker though. I would love it if there was loud live music out here and I know other people who would too. I love shady grove and would hate to see the live music get shut down, but truly, the more condos and transplants there that don't appreciate the live music will get it stopped, it's only a matter of time. Canned music probably will be the norm, as one responder put it. Nutty Brown will be next, I'm sure and who knows where else. 6th street will probably be the only place not harassed by grumpy, boring transplants (from wherever).
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