So...um...why's he out?
Well, I just got off the horn with Ben Tapia, co-owner at Club Dada, who has already faced himself one hell of a weekend. According to Tapia, Reatard was far too inebriated to perform.
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"He stumbled out of here with these two girls," Tapia says. "I wouldn't be surprised if he was passed out on their couches right now."
Adds Tapia: "His band is pissed."
So there you go. No Jay Reatard tonight.
Hopefully some of you will read this before you head down there... --Pete Freedman