Bun B Bails at 9:30 club

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Nothing spoils a show quite like a no-show. For rap fans who attended "The DMV Southern Takeover Concert" at 9:30 club, Saturday, the sting was two-fold, with both Texas rap legend Bun B and local fave Tabi Bonney failing to post.

Post Rock contributor Andrew Nosnitsky reports that, while the marquee names failed to materialize, "roughly a dozen lesser known local artists took their place. Many of these emcees -- XO and Kingpen Slim in particular -- showed great promise, rapping their hearts out. It might have made for a solid showcase of local talent, had fans actually paid to see a showcase of local talent."

Instead, the show slogged on until 2 a.m. when it became apparent that Bun and Tabi would not be gracing the stage. The 9:30 club said the blame fell squarely on a local promoter who had rented the club for the concert.

But good news: A spokesperson at 9:30 says that ticket holders from Saturday's show can contact the 9:30 club box office for free tickets to a future 9:30 club show. The club is also currently working with the promoter in hopes of providing ticket holders with full refunds.

By Chris Richards |  September 28, 2009; 4:01 PM ET Local News
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Thanks for the headsups. I added it to the our post on the whole fiasco on crabzinabarrel.com. I'll be contacting the club today.

Posted by: Socialight | September 29, 2009 12:19 PM

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