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Motorbreath SXSW 2012 Showcase Canceled and Relocated to House Party

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Motorbreath Entertainment's SXSW Showcase contained a tremendous bill of new school thrash and heavy metal artists such as Bonded By Blood, Havok, Speedwolf, Exmortus, Witchaven and Spellcaster. The stellar lineup was the only old school-metal oriented event at SXSW, which was cause for Metal Underground to sponsor the event. Unfortunately, the March 16th show at Betsy's came to a abrupt and disappointing end. After the first three bands performed, Motorbreath founder, Tristan Spears announced that if more people didn't drink more alcohol, the show would be canceled. After much deliberation, the show was indeed canceled.

Spears provided Metal Underground with the following statement:

"The owner triple booked the show that day. In december of 2011, the owner and I sat down and I told him I am bringing a big showcase for SXSW. I will need the whole evening starting at about 4 PM. He agreed, so I booked the best Damn Thrash show I could. Than the owner, like I said, triple books the day, then after an hour and half, tells me 'people aren't drinking enough. Your show is done if nobody going to drink'. Wtf is that about! These bands drove 900+ miles, for this kind of treatment. That's ridiculous! That's not how Motorbreath Entertainment works!! I will figure out a way to make it up to them and the labels."

Fellow Motorbreath team member, Matt Bius added via his Facebook page: "To everyone who was and wasn't present at the Motorbreath showcase at Betsy's Bar last night:

"Our sincerest apologies go out to everyone for the event being shut down. We were so very excited to have such an incredible lineup of bands and to have so many from Austin's metal scene in one event, but Betsy's canceled our showcase mid-set claiming that our guests were not drinking enough.

"This was the reasoning we were given to share with all of our disappointed friends and bands after we had already found out that the venue had overbooked themselves for the day.

"All of us on the Motorbreath team worked our asses off promoting these bands and this show for months as did the bands and countless other friends. It hurts that Betsy's would spoil the fruits of our labor. It hurts much more to know that so many great bands, fans, and friends were let down after we tried diligently to accommodate the overbooking, the furniture that apparently wasn't allowed to be moved, and the downright ridiculousness that ensued from the get-go.

"I am sure there are some items I have missed in this note. If anyone has any questions, please feel free to contact me or Tristan Motorbreath Spears here or in person. --and for the record, we will not let the mistakes of this bar prevent us from continuing to bring the BADASS METAL we all adore so much. We love you all.

"-Matt and the Motorbreath Team."

The show did not go as planned, but thanks to Alex Campos of local metal band Beyond The Blood, the show went on. Campos welcomed all the bands to play sets at his house in Gardner, Texas located southeast of Austin. All the touring bands, except Havok and Speedwolf, plus some of the local bands played under the sky where the "stars are big and bright...in the heart of Texas."

Spears responded positively to the venue change. He expressed, "I'm glad the metal community stepped up to what they did to support the scene. It speaks volumes."

Make sure to visit Metal Underground in the next few days for a complete show report of the Motorbreath Showcase as part of our ongoing coverage of SXSW 2012.

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1. silvermountains writes:

That sure was a trip man, I was glad to of rode it out with you and Doug, finding Alex's garage sure was difficult but ending up becoming a hell of a show to remember. Hopefully soon Havok will return with vengeance \m/

Fvck Betsy's Bar! haha great time

# Mar 19, 2012 @ 5:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. deathbringer writes:

Great meeting and hanging with you, silvermountains. Thanks to Darren and Dana for the ride out. And thanks to the bands who came out and made it a show. They got a bad deal, but made the best of it and gave us all something to remember.

# Mar 19, 2012 @ 6:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. SXSW Lifer writes:

Wow, shocker! Now all you morons can kiss my ass. I predicted this months ago and you guys all had your little circle jerk fest. Meanwhile, those of us who enjoyed FREE day parties, spent a ton of money on band merch, and bought alcohol can have the last laugh.

MetalUnderground is a joke, Motorbreath is a joke, and the joke is on all the bands who got screwed by both. Warned you months ago. Maybe next time, they'll listen.

Idiots, the whole lot of 'em.

# Mar 19, 2012 @ 10:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. SXSW Lifer writes:

P.S. It wasn't a SXSW Showcase. It was a non-sanctioned, non-affiliated party that had nothing to do with SXSW other than leeching off the fest's good reputation.

Get your sh** straight.

Of course, what should I expect from a so-called "journalist" who threatened to kick my a$$ because he didn't like my opinion.

Rex_84 is a f***ing tool.

# Mar 19, 2012 @ 10:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. silvermountains writes:

SXSW Lifer, why are you so fixated on the idea of making your points across. Sure the show costs a couple bucks out of the pocket, but honestly every concert has to be payed for somehow so that the people that put on the show can at least eat some food and live a life just like the rest of us.

You make yourself look foolish and childish with your rambles about "predicting that this was going to happen" and you having the time of your life with everything "FREE and spending a ton of money on band merch and booze" I'm glad you had a fun time at SXSW...

But I honestly am shocked by how utterly disrespectful and immature you are to people who want to make an honest living playing the music you enjoyed hearing. As well for the people who want to write about it and spread the news about this highly respectable event.

# Mar 19, 2012 @ 11:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. SXSW Lifer writes:

"highly respectable event"

LOLOLOL

Not what the guys in Havok were telling everyone at the Prosthetic Records showcase later that night.

Nothing respectable about this event in any way, shape, or form.

Amateurs.

# Mar 20, 2012 @ 12:08 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. hellrat writes:

Nah... lifer's dad got his mom pregnant through the mouth, and then she took a squat and crapped him out her booty hole, that's why he's such a dribble chinned, gargling little sh!t

Fvcking c0cksnatch

# Mar 20, 2012 @ 12:09 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. deathbringer writes:

Let's rewrite history here, huh? You predicted that no one would show. The real issue is that the bar triple booked and just wanted a reason to kick everyone out. It sucked for the bands and sucks that anyone who might have come later for the more well known bands would show up to some other bullsh** going on there and have no idea what happened. The show was actually a great idea and the end result was certainly disappointing. I was enjoying some thrash since I hadn't heard much the previous two days and I think some other folks liked the idea too.

The price point for the paid shows was $13, so they should have fallen in line with that, but it isn't terribly expensive anyway. If you were too cheap to pay for any show then you missed a lot of good stuff.

We've got lots of coverage coming about the whole thing.

# Mar 20, 2012 @ 12:20 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. brandedcfh420 writes:

lifer just keeps showing how much of a putrid troll he is. his life revolves around nothing but faceless internet trolling. funny if you think about it, because he calls rex_84 a tool, yet he keeps talking like a tool would when they are trying to sound like they are someone of importance.

# Mar 20, 2012 @ 5:44 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. SXSW Lifer writes:

Wow, that's the best you guys can come up with? Sad, pathetic, little wannabes.

Guess what? No one showed up because the promoter was too ignorant to get a contract to lock the place in? People weren't buying liquor because they spent $20 on a ticket. The FREE day shows blew away the official showcases this year and most of the bands on the official showcases were also playing several free shows. Not sure you can top what I saw - Alcest, Nachtmystium, FEAR, Cro-Mags, Trash Talk, Mutilation Rites, Holy Grail, Primitive Weapons, Andrew WK, Bruce Lamont, Young and In The Way, High On Fire, Black Tusk, Black Cobra, KEN mode, Pallbearer, The Atlas Moth, Skindred, several bands at Hoek's death metal Pizza, OFF!, Deafheaven, etc. Oh, and I had a badge too so I also caught COC, The Shining, Intronaut, Junius, etc.

Face it, y'all hooked up with a sh**ty promoter, expected that charging $20 was cool (even though the bands would have been shortchanged anyway, even with a sold-out venue), and f***ed everyone in the end.

Good job.

And learn to come up with better insults.

# Mar 20, 2012 @ 8:41 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. deathbringer writes:

You seem to be the only one proud of insults, which is what gets your comments wiped off of here. If you could just have a discussion it would be so much better. And having a badge pretty much negates much of what you've said about paying for shows anyway. You don't need to pay for most of the shows with a badge because you've already paid or are press. I went as press last year, no badge this year. It didn't really affect the shows I went to. And I didn't pay much anyway. And yeah, I guess in the end, you can see most of the same bands. There are only a few who did one-off performances.

But anyway, for someone who acts like he has all the answers, all I see is a lot of conjecture (that I don't agree with) and unraveling arguments. Sure, you "got us" - the show failed. And you have all the answers. Carry on.

# Mar 20, 2012 @ 9:09 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. R10 writes:

Sxsw,not sure why any of it is so important to you,and the need to boast who you saw for free. Ive seen alot of the bands you listed on differant package tours,payed money to do so. No regrets here. You saw them for nothing,bought beers and merch. Good for you. Not sure why you think its so important for anyone to care.

# Mar 20, 2012 @ 9:17 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. xFiruath writes:

Let me get this straight. SXSW Lifer hates the Motorbreath show, and he hates all shows that aren't free.

The Motorbreath show got cancelled, and then became a free house show.

It seems like it would take a pretty small person to get literally everything you wanted, and then stick around to be a total jerk about it nonstop across multiple news stories (several of which have nothing to do with the event in question).

Personally, I can't imagine ever being happy or gloating that a show got shut down and metalheads didn't get to see the bands they wanted to see. I'm baffled that there are so-called metal fans who are willing to be that petty and ridiculous. Congratulations on your "victory" Lifer, you must be so very proud.

# Mar 20, 2012 @ 12:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Rex_84 writes:

I saw most of the bands Lifer mentioned, and some of the people I saw at those shows paid their hard-earned $13 dollars to get into the Motorbreath show. Instead of starting at 4:30, a start time of 7 P.M. might have been better because then people were paying what the rest of the venues were charging.

Lifer, you contradict yourself. You question my professionalism when I don't like your opinion. Your opinion has nothing to do with my previous threats, which were unprofessional. I threatened you because you insulted me, several times. I have no problem with opposing view points. I have a problem with insults!

That being said, I will apologize for my behavior. I won't apologize for supporting a show I really wanted to see, though.

# Mar 20, 2012 @ 12:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. AustinMetalHead writes:

If most of you attended this festival on a yearly basis you might see Lifer's point of view. Most bands are all over the place and there's always way cheaper shows than this one.

I really don't see why anyone would pay that much to see a bunch of retro thrash bands, aside from a few people who don't get out much. I love the retro thrash movement, but there's way too many generic thrashy bands coming out of the woodwork. Until Bonded by Blood come out with a new record they seem to be a complete joke with what they've become (that singer is a worthless replacement..... saw him 3 times and it's like he just gets worse) There's a reason Alex quit the band...... and Havok? I don't know I just don't get why you would charge 20 bucks for a show with all unknown bands......

So it was 13? Well it said 20 on Betsy's site, so I'm sure he knocked the price down so more people would show up. Did it even sell out? When I read "people weren't drinking enough" I'm seeing that as "Not enough people bought tickets so not enough people were buying beer." Again if it was packed then that's bullsh**, but I can understand an owner being p***ed off if he's not making sh** during one of the busiest times of the year here.

Oh and SXSW Lifer, you're a f***ing retard if you really think posting about that COC show helps your point out, I'd much rather pay 13 bucks for Havok than fork out 300 f***ing dollars to see COC in one of the worst bars to see a show in Austin.

# Mar 20, 2012 @ 4:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. deathbringer writes:

hellrat, let's not stoop to the same level of Lifer with the name calling.

# Mar 20, 2012 @ 7:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. hellrat writes:

Ah dammit... I was just starting to have a little bit of fun time man :)

hmm! *sniff*

# Mar 20, 2012 @ 8:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. SXSW Lifer writes:

Arguments unraveling? LOLOLOLOL!!!!!

I told you this would be a failure. I was right. You supported a losing proposition and are now doubling down. I told you I had a badge on the first article. it doesn't negate anything. In fact, it only enhances my argument as I told you guys charging people $20 a head was asinine. When there are so many free shows, why would anyone pay for a metal show, regardless of who is on the bill?

Ferf***sake, Bruce Springsteen played a free show.

Face it, you guys latched yourselves onto a loser and now are unable to admit it. Exactly what I expected.

Hey, but who am I? Just some jackass who warned you, right? No need to listen to someone like me.

Easier than shooting fish in a barrel.

# Mar 20, 2012 @ 8:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. SXSW Lifer writes:

@AustinMetalHead: Finally, someone with common sense around here.

BTW, free badge. Pays to be a lifer.

# Mar 20, 2012 @ 8:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. silvermountains writes:

To sum it all up here, I guess some people don't really think helping out bands who drive out to Austin or wherever they may be playing to support them and keep them producing the music you came out to see is important. Just because your music online is free...you shouldn't pay to see them live? get a grip

# Mar 20, 2012 @ 10:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. drudkh writes:

...supporting killer bands who travelled miles to play is 1000x more important compared to whatever thinly veiled sacred bullsh** "lifer" has about free shows. what a leech, oh wait here comes another clever reponse from him trying to prop up his flaccid point.

# Mar 20, 2012 @ 10:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. ConfusedCore writes:

Greetings to all Metal Underground supporters/non-supporters. And respectfully to all MotorBreath supporters/non-supporters.

My name is Omar and I am a member of the band Confused that played this "showcase." Firstly, my opinions expressed are solely my own and do not represent the opinions of the entire band. That being said, I'd like to shed a little light on our experience that afternoon...

We are a seasoned band from deep South Texas, albeit, a fairly new band in the eyes of metal heads/thrashers/freaks alike in scenes such as Metal Underground. Our friends in Blunt Force Trauma were originally on the bill for this gig. Unfortunately, they had to cancel and recommended us for this bill to Motorbreath Entertainment. After much back and forth, granted because of our little known status, we were ecstatic and thrilled to discover we were being allowed the opportunity to play with such great bands on what we thought was a legitimate SxSW showcase with an organized and responsible promotional group.

Our set time was posted for 6:15 pm that afternoon, and like any responsible band, we arranged to arrive a couple of hours early to unload and arrange for parking. We were then notified of a change to our set time en route to the gig from 6:15 pm to 5:15 pm only hours away from our initial set time. Upon arrival to the venue, we were informed by Tristan Spears that we were again being bumped down another slot time to 4:15 pm stating that, "the band that's supposed to be here is still asleep in their hotel room." After having to rush to unload all of our equipment and find parking, which took about 15-20 minutes because it's downtown Austin during SxSW, we were finally set up to perform and we were cut off seven minutes into our set. Needless to say, we were all pretty p***ed...

I was conflicted at first because we appreciated the gesture of being added to the bill with completely no compensation other than the opportunity to play and be recognized in a new scene. But in the end we all found ourselves to be irate and frustrated because of the lack of organization on the part of Motorbreath Entertainment. I felt we were doing them a favor by filling up that empty slot just as the favor had been bestowed upon us for being presented the chance to play. Yet, we were treated unfavorably...

However, our experience in no way overshadows how much more unfavorably the bigger acts on the bill were treated. But, after hearing of the aftermath that occurred, it has led for me to believe that this was greatly due in part of the lack of organization, and especially in the lack of responsibility, by Tristan Spears and Motorbreath Productions. I can say honestly that I am not certain about what the circumstances were with the venue. Or if it's at all true about the venue "triple-booking" that night and Motorbreath being completely unaware of this situation.

But what I am sure of is that this could have all been prevented by being more responsible by doing things like securing a venue by contract as suggested in this thread and more organized by penalizing bands who don't show up on time to their allotted set times similarly by contract and/or finding better solutions when this happens other than bumping other bands and cutting their set short. I am also sure in my belief that this is nothing short of surprising of the means of business by Tristan Spears and Motorbreath Entertainment and their lack of artistic/business/entertainment integrity, especially hearing from other promoters in the metal scene in Texas about similar incidents by said company before. We know first-hand from our experience and how Motorbreath dealt with us.

I am also absolutely positive that we will make sure to make everyone aware of the illegitimacy of Motorbreath Entertainment and Tristan Spears. And we will do our best to spread the word that any metal/thrash bands coming through into Texas to play Austin to completely avoid booking a show with Tristan Spears and/or anything having to do with Motorbreath Entertainment.

Cheers,

├śmar

# Mar 21, 2012 @ 4:06 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. AustinMetalHead writes:

Ahhh free one? Lucky you. But still I find it annoying that they keep putting good metal shows at Dirty Dog during SXSW. It's such a small venue and this year (as well as last when Crowbar and Helmet played) only maybe 10 people got in without the badge....... There's just so much music, and we all know a lot of "Metalheads" out there aren't scouting out the overwhelming amount of Hipster related acts that come through during that week. Originally I had heard COC would play 2 shows during SXSW (One at the Scoot Inn? Maybe I'm crazy) and figured I would just steer clear of Dirty Dog altogether. It just sucks when Metal bands that barely come here in the first place make it so difficult to catch them unless you plan on sitting outside a bar all day to be one of the hundreds of people without a badge trying to get in.

Like I said though, it's hard to get where you're coming from if you're not a regular attendee of the fest. Maybe we are just spoiled Austinites though haha.

The Scoot Inn shows were loads of fun, I really wish they booked more Metal shows there.

Pays to be a Lifer? What does Lifer imply? I was looking at it as SXSW for life or something I guess haha.

# Mar 21, 2012 @ 12:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. AustinMetalHead writes:

Oh and how is Lifer a dumbass people? When way f***ing bigger metal acts book free shows throughout the week why would you f***ing charge 20 bucks? I mean it's common sense....... If I was in one of those thrash bands I wouldn't Compete with a free Cro-Mags show by charging 20 bucks.......

# Mar 21, 2012 @ 12:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. R10 writes:

Sxsw lifer,your angle is confusing buddy. Seriously,gloating and bragging about bands taking a bath and sh*t. I know,you told everyone so months ago. I think i got the point bud,your a pretty important figure head in the Austin metal scene;whatever that sh*ts worth. Do you have anything to contribute to MU other than Austin metL scene expert analysis? Seriously kid. You saw COC for free,i saw them for 6 bucks in '87 on the Technocracy tour in Cambridge MA at TT's. Your one up on me though,you saw them for free in '12 with a badge. Envious of you dude!

# Mar 21, 2012 @ 4:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. brandedcfh420 writes:

lifer trully has no life......we are still here at M.U. and will not go away....

# Mar 21, 2012 @ 5:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. R10 writes:

#26 is that John Joesephs '12 version of Cro-Mags? Ummm,sorry kiddo,i saw the Cro-Mags twice on the Age of Quarrel tour. Opening for mighty Motorhead at the Channel in Boston and a solo tour at TT's in Cambridge MA in 87. So,yea bro,lucky fella you are.

# Mar 21, 2012 @ 5:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. deathbringer writes:

Lifer, I'm not disagreeing that a lot of things were not handled well. But you're still making a lot of ridiculous statements like you know it all. E.g., "Paid parties always fail at SXSW. Period." This wasn't a day party - it was a show that happened to start a little earlier. The Metalsucks show wasn't free and it drew more people than the COC showcase that night from what I heard. Plenty of paid shows did great. I think the thrash lineup was a great idea, and I enjoyed the bands I saw, but the execution obviously wasn't there.

AustinMetalHead, I liked the Dirty Dog a LOT more this year for the show I saw there than last year. Last year's Metal Alliance show was way too crowded and almost got shut down by the fire marshal.

# Mar 21, 2012 @ 5:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. R10 writes:

Crickets! Chirp,chirp,chirp.. tired of these hipster fvcks namedropping,getting into free shows and sh*t! Duh,done seen COC,Cro-Mags,etc,with a free badge.

# Mar 21, 2012 @ 5:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. R10 writes:

Please continue sxsw. No honor in seeing COC in early '87 on Technocracy tour no doubt. Hipsters hadnt heard of them yet. Yup,they played to about 150 at TT's in Cambridge,MA. These metal bands pass through your neck of the woods in Austin once a year! Hipster haven! No disrespect to all the TX metal bands i love. You act like some metal expert or something,which your not. I applaud the fact that you got into metal 5 or so years ago;make an account here,spoil us with your expertise. You seem so negative,spoiled,with your free shows once a year! I take it we dont get to read you again until a year from now,sxsw.

# Mar 21, 2012 @ 8:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. Blindgreed1 writes:

Lifer's got a serious hard on for ya DB. Did you tell him you're a family man? Clearly the boys father raped his mother with spoiled sperm and now the kids got it out for the world. Can't tell ya how many times I've been overbooked in a club, and go figure, one of em was at SXSW. Seems like an event big enough to plan out well in advance so that sh!t like this doesn't happen, but I guess with all the free shows goin on the level of commitment just goes out the window.

# Mar 21, 2012 @ 9:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. Blindgreed1 writes:

Oh and R10, I know a lot of bands in Austin and I doubt any of them give 2 sh!ts about this little c@cksucker. Lol. I'd be happy to ask though if Lifer wants to step away from his interwebz anonymity. Being a "lifer" and all I'm sure he'll step up to the plate *holds his breath* LMFAO!

# Mar 21, 2012 @ 9:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. R10 writes:

Sxsw lifers crap has been erased; so it looks like im some retard throwing sh*t out there. But lifers the hipster know it all fvck. Douche probably has neck tattoos,yellow v-neck,fancy 600$ gucci eyeglasses. Been listening to metal all five years,maybe. Wish he'd make an account; we all could stand to learn about the inner workings and behind the scenes of the metal world. It would sadden me to know he only comments once a year.

# Mar 21, 2012 @ 10:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. pinto_beans writes:

Pfff. I was a SXSW lifer way before it was cool. This guy was just bustin my style. Naw mean?

# Mar 21, 2012 @ 10:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. JustReadThis writes:

Just stumbled on this story and comment thread. I wasn't at any SXSW shows, but love to keep up on the action through sites like this.

I just wanted to mention that whoever this "lifer" character is truly has some obvious issues. They center an argument around childish tantrums that rival my 5 year old nephew.

I'm assuming the person has either a severe drinking/drug problem, and/or they are just really young. Honestly, the best way to treat someone like that is exactly how you'd treat a child throwing a temper tantrum, ignore them.

They are clearly just looking to push buttons, and nothing more. It's fairly sad in a way, as you can clearly see its a subconscious cry for attention which masks something deep rooted within them. Someone raised to converse with others like that clearly wasn't raised well at all.

Don't get too upset though. This person has shown their true colors, and karma always returns behavior like that. They will get what's coming to them. Hopefully they don't speak that way to people in person, because eventually it will land them in the hospital.

Regardless, life will return their behavior in a very cruel form. As it tends to do with everyone. Rest assure behavior like that does not go unpunished. I'm not talking about god or any of that crap. Just fate. It's inevitable that someone with such poor character will eventually have to take a look in the mirror, and be forced to deal with what they have been dishing out to others for so long.

# Mar 22, 2012 @ 1:29 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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36. Blindgreed1 writes:

Looks like the ban hammer came down.

# Mar 22, 2012 @ 11:09 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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37. deathbringer writes:

Yes, indeed. Enough of the pointless trolling. I'll have an official statement when I am done my report. Not to ignore Omar of Confused - thanks for your take on things. It's appreciated and good to have the point of view from one the bands as well since they've had no voice in this whole thing.

# Mar 22, 2012 @ 1:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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38. Blindgreed1 writes:

I look forward to reading it. So often it's the fans and bands that get shafted in situations such as these. While we're on the subject, if you're rolling through Az, don't book a show with Mosh Pit Army.

# Mar 22, 2012 @ 3:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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