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Two Gallants case in Houston dismissed, band says will play Walter’s

April 18th, 2007 · 2 Comments

Pitchfork spoke with the band and has posted it on their website.

Here’s a snippet:

After seven months of frustration and legal hurdles, the aftermath of Two Gallants’ confrontation with police at a show in Houston, Texas in October has finally come to an end, as all charges against drummer Tyson Vogel have been dropped.

P: The big question now is are you guys going to press charges against or do anything about the police officer that started this whole thing?

TV: In some ways I wish that we could, and I feel sort of defeated in that sense. I mean, it’s great that I don’t have to go back and I don’t have anything on my record or anything like that, but it seems somewhat wrong just to let it go. The thing is that with the state of my life at the moment, too, on top of the actual money that it would take to do something like that, I just can’t do it. But also I don’t think, if there was a proper case to build behind actually bringing something back to the police, I don’t know if there is proper evidence or anything, you know? It’s all speculation. There’s no bruises, there’s no pictures, there’s just accounts, eye-witness accounts. I don’t know, I wish that that were enough, but I feel like that would, again, take months. It’s so frustrating, you know?

P: Do you plan to play in Houston again?

TV: Yeah.

P: Will you play the same venue?

TV: Definitely. [laughs]

P: Really?

TV: We already somewhat had plains so that if I had to go back to trial that we would set up a show around the trial, at Walter’s. The venue itself did nothing wrong; they were all very kind and helpful in the process. It really was just an unfortunate coincidence that it happened at that venue specifically. I mean, we’ve played in Houston three or four times, and the first two times we played across the street from Walter’s. Both times there were really heavy, hardcore shows going on, but those kinds of shows weren’t getting broken up for noise complaints. But our little band with two people…the bass was too loud. Really strange.

–from Pitchfork

Read more about the incident here.

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2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 DAC // Apr 18, 2007 at 8:26 pm

    Of course, no Houston date on their current tour…

  • 2 adam // Apr 19, 2007 at 8:44 am

    the show where all of that stuff happened was the first two gallants show i ever missed in houston.

    crazy stuff

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