Long-standing Atlanta punk, hip-hop, indie rock and experimental music booking agent Randy Castello (aka the face of the ubiquitous Tight Bros. Network) announced this weekend that he will no longer be working as "the official talent purchaser" for The Drunken Unicorn, where he has worked as an employee and focused the brunt of his booking activities for the last three years. In his place, Stickfigure Records owner Gavin Frederick has stepped in to fill the position.
When asked why he's not doing the job anymore, Castello replied, "What, are you looking for some dirt? Who do you think I am, Dres tha Beatnik?"
Castello issued the following statement:
After booking over approximately 600 events at The Drunken Unicorn it is time for Tight Bros Network to move forward and spread the love. During the last three years, Tight Bros has had an amazing experience as the talent buyer for MJQ's Drunken Unicorn and would like to thank the entire staff and management for trusting us to hold the reigns while we steered the music department. Be on the look out for more TBN events to be held at various locations and venues around Atlanta in the near future. Until then check out what we got left for you at the Unicorn. Our last confirmed event at the D.U. as Tight Network is with Oneida on Wednesday August 20, 2008.
Also, you can expect more activity coming from tightbros.net since it's been neglected for so long. Speaking of the web-site, if you feel our site looks like shit and you can offer a better solution and hook it up for free and make it look good, easy to maintain as well as navigate, then holler at us because we think it looks kind of stupid. If you can do this we will offer you free entry for you and a guest at any Tight Bros Network event for life and we're totally serious! Tight Bros Network promises we will go to great lengths to keep up the high level of quality and diversity in our programming of events as we have for many years here in the city of Atlanta.
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