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Two Gallants speak out about Houston show, vow legal action

October 18th, 2006 · No Comments

Pitchfork, naturally, has the scoop: Two Gallants speak about the indicent that happened here last Friday night at Walter’s. Here’s some of what the band has to say in the article:

It’s been a confusing few days,” Stephens said. “I guess I’m getting over feeling absolutely powerless in a so-called free and democratic society. It’s a sobering feeling to have the law be completely lawless, and feel like there’s absolutely nothing I could do. I think everyone there that night felt the same.”

Quick catch-up: On Friday night, the Saddle Creek band headlined a show at the Houston club Walter’s on Washington. Trainwreck Riders and Langhorne Slim opened. After receiving a noise complaint, the Houston Police Department sent officer G.M. Rodriguez to the club. Rodriguez took the stage as Two Gallants played, and demanded that the band stop performing. When they refused, a melee ensued. Rodriguez shot several people with a Taser gun, and there were numerous arrests. Vogel and Trainwreck Riders vocalist/guitarist Andrew Kerwin and bassist Sean Kohler were arrested and spent the night in jail. Stephens was Tasered, but escaped.

On Sunday, the Houston Chronicle reported that HPD Sgt. Nate McDuell claimed that Rodriguez had been attacked and had acted out of self-defense. Stephens and Vogel said that was far from the truth, and explained their side of the story.

Read the entire article at Pitchforkmedia.com.

Also, DJ Cool Tapes has the most information on the fiasco. Here’s a link to his posts on MySpace.

Also, The Houstonist made a good post about it as well.

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