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New Orleans' The High Ground To Open in April

On August 29th, hurricane Katrina swept through the city of New Orleans, taking lives, property, and the hearts of many through its tremendous winds and deluge. Also lost in the storm was a once vibrant all ages scene that revolved around Cypress Hall in New Orleans’ largest suburb of Metairie. Now, almost seven months later, the original promoters return with a newer, better venue, aptly named The High Ground.

With the opening of The High Ground, New Orleans’ all ages scene returns to prominence with a first-rate venue offering quality sound, dynamic lighting, and a professional atmosphere. Catering to a vast array of music that varies from metal, punk, ska, rock, emo, and various sub-genres, The High Ground remains open to signed as well as unsigned bands. The venue has also been a breeding ground for local artists just beginning their careers in the music scene.

Signed bands who have frequented the establishment in the past include: Darkest Hour, The Know How, Dead to Fall, Soilent Green, Streetlight Manifesto, As Cities Burn, Curl Up and Die, Goatwhore, The Higher, Bedlight for Blue Eyes, Embrace Today, The Red Death, Cannae, Minus, The Street Dogs, Dr. Chud's X Ward, The Red Chord, Shattered Realm, Ramallah, Diecast, Hoods, Jacknife, The Banner, The Absence, The Black Dahlia Murder, Premonitions of War, Beyond All Reason, Bloodjinn, Houston Calls, Adelphi, Buried Inside, Action, The Unseen, Defiance, The Ghouls, and Voodoo Glow Skulls.

The venue remains dedicated to the massive recovery of Hurricane Katrina. They ask that booking agents and bands add this venue as a regular stop on their touring schedules; that labels and bands donate CDs, DVDs, posters, shirts, and other items to those who lost their entire music collection; and music supply companies donate equipment to those who lost their gear in the flooding and looting.

Please get in touch with incisionbooking@aol.com or myspace.com/thehighgroundvenue to schedule a date, donate items, or find out how you can help in the recovery of the New Orleans all ages scene.

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