No confirmation yet, but word on the street tonight is that it's the last night for TC's Speakeasy.
Don't know the details and don't know for sure that it's even true -- although our information comes from a very good source -- and we don't want to spread any rumours that turn out to be untrue. Okay ... I suppose you could make the case that that's exactly what we're doing right now. Fair enough. But until we know more we don't want to add to any innuendo that's already circulating on the street.
Suffice it to say that, if true, this is a shame for the local live music community. After years of being on the decline, TC's has recently undergone a renaissance of sorts, booking great, multi-act bills -- and actually paying musicians for their efforts -- and looking better than ever thanks to some cosmetic improvements.
(And don't tell the Sidetrack, but TC's serves - served? - the best damn cheeseburger in Washtenaw County! I know; I've tried them all ... )
The bulk of the credit for all these improvements goes to manager Christine, who clearly has had the big picture in her sights. If the rumors are true, all this is happening in spite of her hard work and vision.
So is it true? Is this the end of the road for TC's as we've known it? Time will tell. Stay tuned and we'll keep you posted as we hear more. And if you know something, please let us know.
Meanwhile, here are the Ragbirds, filmed live at TC's Speakeasy: