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musicians call for boycott of University of the Streets, owner’s son allegedly punched drummer

Bassist/composer Tom Blancarte sent out the following message:

“Breaking news to all musicians in NYC who might be playing at University of the Streets in the East Village:

I just played there with Talibam!, Tim Dahl and Moppa Elliot, and when we were finished, the owner and her son told us that we owed them 50 dollars. When we told them we didn’t owe them anything, her son punched my friend Kevin in the face with keys in his hand! He came close to losing his left eye! Please boycott this place, they are bad, bad people.”

His friend Kevin is Kevin Shea of Talibam! who posted the above picture of the damage to his own Facebook where he also wrote “Just wanted to say a huge thanks so much everyone for your support and notes!! I really appreciate it … Thanks for all your advice too. Totally insane night.” Check out the comments people are leaving on the venue’s Facebook (thx Joly).

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