A promising triple bill of bands got the boot from Tompkins Square Park last evening.
EVG reader Chris Ryan shared these photos... the three bands (and check them out!), the Employees, Hello Mary and Clovis, arrived to play an amped late-afternoon show without a sound permit.
According to Ryan and several other witnesses, the NYPD and the Parks Enforcement Patrol showed up after while, and eventually shut down the show (they apparently let the bands continue playing for nearly 30 minutes before stopping it)...
Ryan said the officers explained that the bands must have permits to play amplified music. (Ryan offered to put the bands in touch with Chris Flash, who has organized free shows in the Park for years.)
There have been reports of "an intermittent crackdown on amplified performance," as amNY put it, in Tompkins Square Park.
As Ryan said: "Hopefully, this not the end of the resurrection of live music in the Park."