Video and photographs by Timothy Reidy
It was a day-after-Christmas CD release party for Better Pills’ new Blood Chant, and while Brent Gorton and friends were the main attraction, the evening was also a bittersweet farewell to Valentine’s Music Hall, which is about to shutter its doors and be demolished. So Better Pills shared the spotlight with – Lincoln Money Shot, Small Axe and Gay Tastee – a batch of Local 518 faves who have graced that homey “No Pepper” stage many times over the years.
As it turns out, Valentine’s has survived into the new year, and at least for the moment, the doors are still open. But as they say, “The end in nigh.” And the upstairs stage and PA have been dismantled…
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