Mountain Xpress: Lexington Avenue Brewery may stop hosting live music in wake of pig’s blood incident


The Lexington Avenue Brewery has stopped hosting live music in its back room indefinitely and may close down its live music venue all together, reports the Mountain Xpress. The news comes after the shocking incident last week when a hardcore band from Charlotte splashed pig’s blood around the venue and its audience at the end of a show. The brewery was closed for several days as it cleaned up.

Reporter Jake Frankel reports that a LAB manager says they haven’t decided whether they’ll shut down the back room completely, but that they’re considering it. More:

However, later that day, LAB employee Critter Thomas, posted on Facebook: “I just lost a job and Asheville has just lost another venue.” He blamed damage caused by Charlotte metal band Young and In the Way, which covered the room in pig blood during their June 22 show, for the loss. “Because of your actions, I have lost a workplace, and Asheville musicians, comedians, and other performers have lost a great stage and a great sound system,” Thomas wrote.

Meanwhile, local musician Silas Durocher has cancelled his album release show, previously scheduled for August at the Back Stage venue. And DIG Festival, also happening in August, is in the process of rescheduling bands slated to play the LAB Back Stage. On July 1, local concert promoter Sam Katz posted on Twitter: “LAB has ripped their stage out and sold their PA, no more music venue!”

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Big Al July 6, 2014 - 1:58 am

“LAB may stop hosting live music…”

What about dead music?

Santa July 7, 2014 - 10:10 am

I would definitely be up for some Dead music at LAB. Good call.

doghaus28815 July 2, 2014 - 6:17 pm

where was the management?/ownership?

jaredrutledge July 2, 2014 - 2:26 pm
jenny July 1, 2014 - 7:06 pm

wow. way to blow something waaaaaaaaaay out of proportion. glad I do not give LAB my money.

Murphyt July 1, 2014 - 11:32 am

What’s up with LAB’s planned expansion into the space next door (to the South)?

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