NC venue cancels rock concert after threats and complaints about band’s name

WARNING: The article that I have just reblogged contains a band name that some people may find offencive, and the viewpoints expressed therein do not reflect the opinions of Benji’s Music Blog, WordPress, Fox 8 WGHP, or any groups or individuals who are associated with these entities.

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Warning: This article contains a band name that some people may find offensive.

ASHEVILLE, N.C. — A North Carolina venue has cancelled a rock concert after threats and complaints about the band’s name, according to The Asheville Citizen-Times.

The newspaper reported that the band “Black Pussy” was scheduled to play at New Mountain AVL on Friday, but the show was cancelled after threatening messages by Facebook and phone.

Venue owner Adrian Zelski told the paper that more than 50 people have contacted the venue.

The owner said some people claimed they were offended by the band’s name and others said bad things will happen if the band plays. Zelski said cancelling the show was a tough decision.

“I don’t like the name,” Zelski said, according to the paper. “At the same time, I don’t want to seem like some sort of censor … I’m just trying to be a venue…

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