Monday, October 27, 2008

BREAKING NEWS: Is Tonight the Last Night for TC's Speakeasy?

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:

6 comments:

Johnny Action Space Punk said...

Oh noes! I'm still reeling from the loss of Aubrees Upstairs and missing my Blue Front Persuaders fix...

TrixielovesYpsi said...

Hold up - what up with Aubree's upstairs? No more pool tables? What the...?!

John the Revelator said...

I think Johnny's referring to Aubree's Mk I, back in the post-Alibi days, when they still had music upstairs. This is even before my time in Ypsi which reminds us all that it really is true: Johnny Action Space Punk really is older than dirt.

Johnny Action Space Punk said...

Older than SOME dirt

glimmertwinfan said...

Closed by the state for back taxes. Bummer.

I wish I had a dollar for each bar I know or have gone to that has gotten in trouble over taxes. I guess mixing business with pleasure for some isn't such a good idea.

Johnny Action Space Punk said...

Right as rain you were John.....