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Murphy's Law on a Rocks Off boat in 2004 (more)
Murphys Law

Rocks Off reports...

"It's with regret that due to unforeseen circumstances (aka pressure from local authorities who unfoundedly seem to think that our planned show will be a magnet for "violence"), tonights' Murphy's Law show has had to be cancelled. We appreciate it's very late in the day, however all tickets purchased through Ticketweb will automatically be refunded in full. If you bought from a physical outlet you will need to go there for a refund, We apologise for the short notice. We at Rocks Off were really looking forward to this show, as well as last night's Cro Mags show that we also were forced to cancel, and hope we can find a way to make it up to you all soon." [Rocks Off]
That Murphy's Law show, which was unfairly cancelled, was scheduled for tonight (8/12) (update: it has been moved to another venue. see below).

Last night's cancellation was also a last minute surprise for the hundreds of people that planned on checking out, and undoubtedly having a safe time with, the Cro-Mags on a boat. The band, probably John Joseph, posted the following to Facebook afterwards:

"Scumbag rich fux in NYC
who don't want their chump rich people to have to go to their yacht
past our crew, greased the cops and had our show canceled. Well, the
fact that assholes didn't know how to act at the Murphy's Law boat show,
or the hip hop idiots stabbing people didnt help either! SORRY
...EVERYONE - see you in Philly Saturday"
No, the Cro-Mags weren't predicting the future. The Murphy's Law show that the Cro-Mags are referring to happened four years ago (they play a boat almost every year). A fight at that show caused the boat owners to get a little worried at the time, but things smoothed over shortly afterward and there was never a problem before or after that (not counting a drunken incident on a Van Halen tribute boat cruise).

So why the trouble all of a sudden? And what "hip hop idiots stabbing people" do the Cro-Mags mean? Well, apparently about a month ago there was a stabbing AFTER a boat cruise near the West Side Highway. It wasn't a Rocks Off boat, but it was violence happening in Manhattan that was at least in a small part related to entertainment on a boat. That caused cops to be on alert, and Rocks Off felt it hard when about a zillion cops showed up to their Peter Rosenberg Birthday Bash on July 21st (he's a Hot 97 DJ). The birthday party, which was a Pete Rock & DJ Premier show, left the dock an hour late after cops reportedly boarded and looked around. The boat was then tailed by police who were also waiting for the boat when it got back to shore. Nobody was arrested or making any trouble though (except the cops!).

Now this. No other boats are affected at the moment (like Tao Seeger tonight for instance). Hopefully no more are either.

UPDATE, GOOD NEWS:

!! VENUE CHANGE !!
The Murphys Law | Jimmy G's B-Day show tonight is NOT CANCELED but is relocated to a new venue!!! The annual boat trip was canceled and this great yearly event is now happening at Brauer Falls located at 245 Grand St in Brooklyn (across the street from Trash Bar) at 10pm.
Please spread the word and join the party!!!
UPDATE 2, BAD NEWS: Despite the announcement about the show moving being real, the venue is not confirming this show. They said they knew about a Murphy's Law afterparty, but not a performance. Stay tuned.

UPDATE 3:
Murphy's Law not playing Bruar Falls. See comments.

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Comments (41)

VIA BlacknBlue Productions

‎!! VENUE CHANGE !!
The Murphys Law | Jimmy G's B-Day show tonight is NOT CANCELED but is relocated to a new venue!!! The annual boat trip was canceled and this great yearly event is now happening at Brauer Falls located at 245 Grand St in Brooklyn (across the street from Trash Bar) at 10pm.
Please spread the word and join the party!!!

Posted by Anonymous | August 12, 2010 4:59 PM

LOL, Bruar Falls holds like what? 50 max?! That place will get totaled. Andy, pull out of this while you can....

Posted by Anonymous | August 12, 2010 5:05 PM

thanks for the update.

Posted by brooklynvegan | August 12, 2010 5:06 PM

perhaps people in hardcore scene should chill out a little bit

Posted by Anonymous | August 12, 2010 5:07 PM

"perhaps people in hardcore scene should chill out a little bit"

like the cops, you are stereotyping. This is total bs.

Posted by Anonymous | August 12, 2010 5:08 PM

bongalee ong bong bong, bongalee ong bong BO!

Posted by Anonymous | August 12, 2010 5:16 PM

not gonna lie shit ALWAYS goes down at hardcore shows.

Posted by Anonymous | August 12, 2010 5:20 PM

Is this 100% confirmed? Will it still be a full set? Is 10 the time of the show in general or the time they intend on playing?

Posted by Anonymous | August 12, 2010 5:26 PM

Happy Birthday Jimmy G!

Posted by Anonymous | August 12, 2010 5:51 PM

Cro-Meh

Posted by Anonymous | August 12, 2010 5:56 PM

just called andy at bruar falls. its not happening, afterparty instead or something.

Posted by Anonymous | August 12, 2010 6:06 PM

I'm looking into it. The first commenter above did get that message via MySpace/Facebook. I confirmed it. You can see it here:
http://www.facebook.com/BlacknBlueProductions

Maybe a bartender confirmed the show without telling Andy? :)

Posted by brooklynvegan | August 12, 2010 6:11 PM

There is NO Murphys Law show at Brauer Falls, Just my birthday party our bass player Felepe works there and its across from our home base The Trash bar. I dont know who the fuck posted that, sorry Andy!
As far as shit getting totaled and shit going down the only shit getting totaled at a Murphys Law show is your brain cells and the only shit going down is a lot of ice cold Jager so all you keyboard warriors can chill and stick to porn and mind you own buisness!
Thanks to Brooklyn Vegan for all your suppor and to all who gave positive birthday wishes!
Jimmy G Drescher
Murphys Law
NYHC Tattoos

Posted by Jimmy G | August 12, 2010 6:52 PM

There is NO Murphys Law show at Brauer Falls, Just my birthday party our bass player Felepe works there and its across from our home base The Trash bar. I dont know who the fuck posted that, sorry Andy!
As far as shit getting totaled and shit going down the only shit getting totaled at a Murphys Law show is your brain cells and the only shit going down is a lot of ice cold Jager so all you keyboard warriors can chill and stick to porn and mind you own buisness!
Thanks to Brooklyn Vegan for all your suppor and to all who gave positive birthday wishes!
Jimmy G Drescher
Murphys Law
NYHC Tattoos

Posted by Jimmy G | August 12, 2010 7:00 PM

"keyboard warriors" ftw

Posted by Anonymous | August 12, 2010 7:07 PM

Violence in New York hardcore is relatively non-existent. People saying shit ALWAYS goes down at hardcore shows, what that's telling me is that you NEVER go to hardcore shows in New York.

Posted by GregBX | August 12, 2010 7:13 PM

now people can go see Ringworm or Ink & Dagger instead

Posted by Anonymous | August 12, 2010 7:34 PM

7:13 Yes, but do they have hummus at New York hardcore shows?

Posted by Anonymous | August 12, 2010 7:55 PM

"Magnet for" ....empty headed,pot smoking,overweight,balding, band members and posse of the 2 most over rated bands in NYC punk history.zzzzzzz

Posted by blag | August 12, 2010 8:10 PM

Putting harcore on a boat maybe isn't the best idea in the first place

just sayin'

Posted by Anonymous | August 12, 2010 8:59 PM

if there's one thing that gets me turgid it's 'hardcore boat show'

Posted by Anonymous | August 12, 2010 11:17 PM

i just hope h2o doesnt get cancelled

Posted by Anonymous | August 12, 2010 11:55 PM

They are playing at Bruar Falls now...fooled y'all

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2010 12:10 AM

This is all so laughable. Who puts a bunch of irresponsible assholes on a boat and expects anything good to come of it? They have been canceling shows anyway. So it would seem that this is very fitting and deserved.

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2010 12:27 AM

OMG, murphy's law is still around?

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2010 12:30 AM

The show has been rescheduled for Friday night at: The cock 29 2nd Ave, Nyc
[between 1st & 2nd streets, NYC]

Showtime is at 11.

For more info visit:
http://www.thecockbar.com/Welcome.html

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2010 12:38 AM

happy birthday!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2010 12:39 AM

Show at Bruar was awesome. Don't believe the hype.

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2010 12:45 AM

Come on old hardcore guys with the macho stuff mind the business hoopla.
Calm down, go easy on the Jager, and enjoy an ice cold plate of philosophy and hummus.

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2010 5:02 AM

bacon cheeseburgers are better than hummus

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2010 8:14 AM

"Not Just Boy's Fun"

Posted by Braune | August 13, 2010 9:11 AM

2:13 - they played at midnight, for about half an hour. Why are you calling Andy at 2 am?

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2010 9:38 AM

keyboard warrior dudes got STEPPED ON by jummi g. haha. murphys law and cromags are both incredible bands and this is total BS profiling by the nypd. so, so, so not cool. rocks off and the band should sue! NYHC RULEZ

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2010 9:50 AM

I think that cancelling hardcore shows is a little preemptive since rocks off also put pig destroyer, goatwhore and eyehategod on the same boat. if murphys law is a "magnet" then eyehategod are a fucking electromagnet and that show went swimmingly... this is easily the summer of overreacting, 2k10.

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2010 10:10 AM

wow, we have to have our culture approved by the State now. You have to be approved by the State to work. You have to be approved by the State to get on a plane. You get a SWAT team if you want to consume raw milk. Meanwhile, they keep dumping toxic flouride in the water.
ok time to go back to sleep now, I think there is a new celebrity scandal for you to get opiated by.

Posted by nygrump | August 13, 2010 10:51 AM

this is a free speech issue. ridiculous. NYPD is busy policing concerts shutting shows down meanwhile people are getting murdered in the street.

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2010 11:10 AM

Thank you, Jimmy G. I will from now on think of these BV losers as "keyboard warriors."

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2010 6:05 PM

Hey you can just add this to the list of canceled shows. You guys suck.

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2010 6:24 PM

What happened to that new record? Whens it coming out? Whats it called?

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2010 6:36 PM

Thank you, Jimmy G. I will from now on think of these BV losers as "keyboard warriors."

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2010 6:05 PM

N0 one got served with the dance out buddy.
Its true that some in the old hardcore bands especially here in NYC are testosterone driven dudes who act like gang bangers and theres always fights outside or inside the venue just like with some of the skin punk guys. Come on theres tons of articles and people boasting about it in books on how violent and just plain dumb it was and still can be.

Luckily there was intelligent hardcore a little later in the late 80's and 90's not driven by muscle, but more brains.

Keyboard warriors sounds pretty sad for a term to use.

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2010 6:50 PM

as if punk wasn't dead enough in comes the walking corpse known as hardcore. murphy's law meant something decades ago. now we see an old balding drunk clutching on to the shattered pieces of 'what was'.

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2010 1:34 PM

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