in an unsurprising turn of events, echo curio, the shop and multi-use venue targeted by lapd earlier this year, has surrendered in defeat. after failed attempts at securing proper licensing, the venue has announced that they are closing for good–a huge loss to the local hipster community.
while this marks a large victory for the hipster-hating po po, perhaps more destructive is the infighting between scenesters brought upon by todays tragic news.
captured live on twitter today, was the back-and-forth between prominent los angeles music blogger kevin bronson of buzzbands.la and the owners of echo curio. bronson declared his indifferent stance towards the venues closing, citing poor sound and unsafe shoegazing conditions. echo curio shot back cheekily and the two parties exchanged subsequent tweets…
its certainly sad to see negative vibes within the los angeles music community particularly coming from a victory by a common nemesis. but such is the happenstance of success and growth spurred by unchill city enforcement.
is lapd behind the spaceland/satellite hullabalo?