Tonic, the storied and financially-strapped experimental music venue, may have closed, but it didn’t go quietly. A weekend protest/party/concert at the club left two musicians pianist Rebecca Moore and guitarist Marc Ribot behind bars. Supporters are holding press conference today at noon on the steps of City Hall “to ask for public and political intervention to protect new music/indie/avant/jazz in New York City.”
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Avant Jazz / Indie / New Music Cultural Crisis
CITY HALL PRESS CONFERENCE
Responding to community outrage at the eviction of Tonic a center of New York City’s new music cultural life for the last 9 years an ad hoc committee of musicians, cultural activists, and supporters are convening to call for public and political intervention.
When: 12:00 pm, Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Where: City Hall Steps
Why: To ask for public and political intervention to
protect new music/indie/avant/jazz in New York City
If they can explain to city officials what “indie/avant jazz” is, they may a case.