Was It a Lie?

RECEIVED Tue., Sept. 5, 2006

Dear Editor,
    So, am I mistaken, or is the Back Room still in business? It seems like they still place ads in the Chronicle every week, though with drink specials instead of show lineups. It seems like the Austin rock and metal communities have been duped with the big send-off and the stories about how apartment buildings will be erected on the site. Personally, I find the fact that they are still open (as a sports bar, no less) infuriating, as it means they basically lied to all of us. Perhaps we in the local metal community should take a cue from our Norwegian counterparts and make their closing genuine? If I've got my facts confused, please let me know. Thank you.
Jeff Tandy
   [Editor's note: From "TCB," Music, July 28: "Although the game side will remain open on a month-to-month basis for up to two more years, the Back Room's musical side signs off this weekend with an all-day barbecue and rock show Saturday."]
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