Below the Belt

Asheville Brewery Knee Deep in Blood After Terrible Band Plays Terrible Show

After what we can only describe as a terrible show featuring terrible bands with terrible venue etiquette, Asheville, NC favorite Lexington Avenue Brewery was less than amused when they found their venue covered in pigs' blood. The show was put on by local tattoo parlor Empire Tattoo.


Mike Healy, co-owner of the Asheville brewery and from personal experience, all-around good guy seemed to be more concerned about his employees than the festering pig blood. After stating that the staff had to be there doing cleanup until 3am and that the establishment would be closed at least until Thursday, he was quoted by the The Citizen Times as saying:

"they have kids, groceries and bills, and now they are out of work for several days... I will do everything that I can to compensate them."

Sounds like a good guy. He would not discuss legal action against Empire Tattoo or the bands, nor could he give a definitive reopening as the brewery is very popular in the area as a music venue, but also as a brewery, bar and restaurant.

Good luck and a speedy reopening to the ownership and staff of the LAB. To the lineup of the Empire Tattoo show, there's a fine line between being metal and being a flock of douchebags. Good luck salvaging your equipment, douchebags.

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