Posted in music | venues on January 28, 2013

Kiss nightclub

Gawker reports:

According to local authorities, the soundproofing foam in the nightclub's ceiling was ignited by fireworks set off by the live entertainment.

Many of the victims died of smoke inhalation inside the club's bathrooms, where investigators believe patrons ended up after mistaking them for exits.

Three people have been arrested in connection with the fire, including one of the club's owners and the band's lead singer. Early reports claimed the club had its safety documents in order, but new testimony suggests that might not be the case.

At least 233 people died inside the club in Brazil on Sunday.

A video of the band in question (Gurizada Fandangueira), who all escaped the fire except for an accordian player, below...


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Gurizada Fandangueira Mulher Não Trai

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Comments (15)

I'm pretty sure that they've determined that the fireworks DEFINITELY caused the fire...not may have.

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2013 1:21 PM

Man, you're in a serious delay...

Posted by Tzion | January 28, 2013 1:28 PM

What's that mean for the music scene as a whole when the accordion player is the only band member to perish in a pyrotechnics blaze?

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2013 1:30 PM

either way, they need to find that older dude running the sparklers. didn't we learn anything from great white?

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2013 2:10 PM

Reportedly, security is also being blamed, as they apparently initially prevented people from leaving, locking emergency exists and the like, thinking that they were trying to leave without paying.

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2013 2:12 PM

I'm pretty sure that's not the right band in the video you've posted. As long as I've known, Gurizada Fandangueira hasn't had a female member.

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2013 2:53 PM

There were fireworks ignited inside at Iceage show at 285 Kent Street on the exact same night.

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2013 3:34 PM

"didn't we learn anything from great white?"

Exactly. Apparently the fallout from that show didn't arrive in Brazil.

I once saw a show at Southpaw were they lit a steel drum on fire. Of course, the exit was right by the stage.

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2013 3:55 PM

@334 yea but if fireworks were ignited and no one died, did the fireworks ever really happen?

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2013 3:56 PM

i heard the band was a great white cover band

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2013 4:13 PM

"didn't we learn anything from great white?"


^ Yeah, don't waste your life on shitty music.


Hee hee hee. Get it?

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2013 4:17 PM

many beautiful bum-bums died that day

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2013 7:46 PM

RIP to all those who died. Too soon.

Posted by Anonymous | January 29, 2013 3:01 PM

STOP BRINGING FIREWORKS TO PUNK SHOWS YOU FOOLS

Posted by Anonymous | January 29, 2013 4:58 PM

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