Lily Pad shows on hiatus

Looks like the Lily Pad in Inman Square is facing the same problems that plagued its former inhabitant, the Zeitgeist Gallery. Fresh and mostly unedited press release straight from the inbox:
The lily pad - boston's beloved forum for original, creative music - has been forced to cancel all shows until further notice.  due to noise complaints, the cambridge licensing board is obligated to follow the letter of the law in serving the lily pad with a 'cease and desist' order.

A hearing will be scheduled and the venue is currently rallying support from the community.  the licensing committee could not be reached, as it is already closed for the weekend.  we expect to have more details on monday.

That means that tonight and tomorrow, here's what is canceled:

Friday, August 11, at 7 pm, Banana Hands, Tiny Whales, Marah Mar and 10 pm "Death Metal Friday" with Pillory, Intestinal Strangulation, Porphyria, Proteus.

Saturday, August 12 at
7:30 pm, "Indie Film/Music Night to Support the Brattle Theatre" with Riding Shotgun -- which yes, means that a benefit show for a venue in jeopardy get canceled, the venue itself put in jeopardy.

And then there's an e-mailed PS, asking for people to write a letter to
"stating that the venue is a vital asset that is necessary to the community, and that it does no harm" to Richard V. Scali, Chairman Cambridge License Commission :
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