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Hoek’s Metal Fest Inexplicably Denied SXSW Permit, Forced To Cancel All Shows

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UPDATE: This show will be happening Thursday at Club 1808 and Friday at Dirty Dog Bar

Well this sure sucks.  Despite filing the proper paperwork on time — simply a renewal permit since the Hoek’s SXSW Metal Fest has been going on for the last few years — and despite the city of Austin cashing Hoek’s permit payment check weeks ago, it seems that tons of bands who were scheduled to play there will not be able to.

Apparently the police came into Hoek’s Death Metal Pizza last night and forced the staff to tear down their stage.  Maybe metal is just too damn loud for 6th Street, where obviously one can usually hear crickets chirping during SXSW.  Here’s Hoek’s owner Jason Adams explaining the situation to a correspondent for Metalluminati:

Hopefully a replacement venue will surface asap and the majority of bands scheduled will get to play…

For the full story check out Metalluminati’s coverage here.

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