I've got a whole city to hold down

August 24, 2004

Still smoldering?

The "demise" of the Fireside is looking murkier by the moment. More and more it seems that owner Jim Lapinski didn't pull the plug, but rather had it pulled by MP Shows, which until Saturday booked the venue.

In fact the Fireside Bowl site now bears this note: "There has been a change at there [sic] Fireside regarding booking. Until recently booking was handled by MPShows and due to recent developments this relationship has ended. The Fireside bowl wishes the best to the folks at MPShows. The Fireside is in the process of re-arranging it's [sic] schedule. Bowling starts on the 26th. We apologize for any inconvenience. The Fireside will continue to have live entertainment. More information will be posted in the weeks ahead. Bands interested in booking shows at the Fireside should contact us directly by sending an email to"

Since yesterday, that site's message boards have been taken down.