The Slabtown Bender kicks off today, and it was announced this morning that Doug Rogers has purchased Slabtown from Brinda Coleman and Sam Soule. Rogers will be taking over operations after this weekend; the bar will be temporarily closed as he makes some minor changes, including:
upgrading the sound system, changing the menu, putting in some altars to musicians who’ve passed away (and that I venerate for their contributions to the music scene). Slabtown will reopen on February 24th with DJs, free foods, live music from the Bloodtypes and others, and our own version of Kaiju Big Battel.
Rogers also has plans for an unusual coterie of events at the NW bar, as he states:
I’m extremely easily bored, and Slabtown is going to have to entertain me as much as anyone else. Record swaps and sock hops, Blazer games, spaghetti feeds and the Church of RocknRoll, May Day and Labor Day events where the proceeds go to the staff instead of management, celebrations for Joey Ramone Day and Happy Moo Year, and as much live music as I have time to book. Yes, I’ll be keeping the pinball machines.
Here's wishing the very best of luck to Rogers as he takes the reins.

The Slabtown Bender kicks off tonight, with Wreckless Eric, the Trashies, Kid Congo Powers, and tons more. Get yer Slabtown Bender Weekend Wristbands here!