The Boston Licensing Board ruled today that the House of Blues and the Bank of America Pavilion couldn't have done anything to prevent overdoses at August concerts.
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Managers at the House of Blues on Lansdowne Street say they're doing everything they can to keep patrons from popping Molly pills, but just in case, they're taking steps to keep overdose victims from dying at electronica shows - as happened at a Zedd concert Aug. 28 - after meetings with both Boston Police drug detectives and drug specialists from the Boston Public Health Commission.
A concert by 2 Chainz at the House of Blues was quickly followed by a station-closing brawl on the Green Line platform at Kenmore station.
Mike Moura reports at least three people were injured before MBTA Transit Police gained control of the platform, EMTs removed the wounded and the station was reopened around 10:45. The T reports the three were taken to Mass. General with minor injuries.
Karlsie tweets from the Lansdowne Street hall that while they have yet to install the city-mandated illuminated "No moshing" signs,
Ramshackle Army announced from stage "just dancing, no moshing."
UPDATE: Kalsie tweets next up is DYS:
DYS just said "where I come fm that ain't right & I come from here " and told the crowd to "just be safe" when they slam dance.
Molly Galler's posted photos, videos from last night's Adele show at the House of Blues.
I just got an invitation to Tito Jackson's birthday party at the House of Blues. Something about Michael Jackson vs. Prince. Sounds like fun. The trouble is, you've got to give a little birthday present. It reminds me of Kevin White's "suggested contribution" to his wife's birthday party. Tito must be serious about running for Mayor! http://tinyurl.com/3dplmkq
Live Nation is selling a 50% share of the Lansdowne Street venue to a local investor group that includes Don Law and David Mugar, House of Blues attorney Dennis Quilty told the Boston Licensing Board today.
The board votes tomorrow whether to allow the change, which Quilty said will mean no changes in the daily operations of the facility. City Councilor Mike Ross attended the brief hearing to show his support for the House of Blues.
For the second time this year, the House of Blues is before the Boston Licensing Board for a toking performer - this time for one who took a drag onstage then passed her joint to front-row fans.
The board decides Thursday what action, if any, to take against the music hall for the Aug. 17 sharing by Crystal Castles lead singer Alice Glass. At issue is not the exact nature of the material in the lit item as the fact she was lighting up at all in violation of the state's ban on smoking in indoor public places.
For the second time in a month, the House of Blues faces possible penalties from the Boston Licensing Board, this time for a Feb. 15 incident in which a Boston officer found an underage BC student drinking a beer she got with somebody else's out-of-state license.
Last month, the board ordered the House of Blues to shut for three days because fire inspectors found partially blocked exits during a show. The music hall will shut June 6, 7 and 8.
If he wants to avoid the fate of the Disco Biscuits, whose March 19 show at the Lansdowne Street music hall ended abruptly when Boston fire inspectors and police shut the place down after inspectors found band members lighting up back stage and exits partially blocked by beer kegs and a trash barrel.
The Phoenix reports that the new "House of Blues Boston" will be opening in February at 15 Lansdowne, replacing the former Avalon and Axis clubs. The venue has announced the starting lineup just in time for the annual Dropkick Murphys St. Patrick's
Day Week concerts.
House of Blues Hits Lansdowne