Monday, October 16, 2006

Two Gallants Get a Houston-Style Beatdown

Well, not really. San Francisco duo Two Gallants had their show last Friday night abruptly ended when one of Houston's finest barged into the club, jumped on-stage and started breaking shit. Here is a firsthand account as reported at

"A policeman came into the venue and immediately got on stage. The policeman then started to confront Adam and after a short while, threw him down on the stage. The policeman then got up and immediately called for backup. The policeman also started thrashing around and destroying musical equipment. Afterwards, members from the crowd and the opening bands started confronting the police officer. The police officer then proceeded to harass and taze members of the crowd, including one 14-year old teenager. Adam then ran out of the venue and disappeared into the streets. Tyson was handcuffed and peacefully entered the police car. Soon, helicopters and police cars flooded into the venue parking lot. Arrests were made of members of the opening bands and dissenting crowd members."

Some of this incident was captured on film:

A second video of the incident is here. In The Houston Chronicle a police spokesman says the cops actions were "commendable." I'll give you commendable.....

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