LMF: Farewell ColleyJune 27th, 2012 at 10:12 am by Kyle Bloom under THRS Live Music
Everyone has that particular place they call “theirs”. That place where it’s always the default answer of the question: ‘Where should we go to grab a drink?’. That place where you are guaranteed to have a hard time remembering the next day and that place where you saw the greatest band you never heard off and have no idea what their name is (and neither does the band. Colley Cantina is that place for many.
For the last 21 years, the residents of Ghent (and other fine folks of the 7) would pack this hole-in-the-wall joint to drown away their days sorrows with their favorite libations, eat some chips and listen to some great music. Colley was the place that would give any one rocking out in a garage a chance to play in front of strangers. From Crissy Babe & The Dastards to The Crushes to The Last Blackouts, pretty much every band and their mother got their start there. That is where I first heard Rodeo Clown and knew I had to have them on the show. (Click here to see their performance). Saturday, June 30th will be it’s last day and they are planning a grand ‘ole bash Cantina-style. All day long, from 12p-2a, bands will be paying their respects and blowing the roof off the joint. So far, The Great Dismal Swamis and The Kill Circuit have been confirmed and they are looking for more bands to fill in the slots, call them at 622-0033 if you want to play.
New owners will soon takeover and, from what I have heard, the place will stay LOCAL! They might even keep the Cantina name but, as you know, it won’t be the same. So get out there and give them a sendoff they won’t forget. Cheers!