As Morrissey would famously claim, “Burn down the disco!”
Last night’s (Thursday, August 5) Proximal Records release party came to an abrupt halt when a stage light caught fire, forcing attendees at the tiny Echo venue to evacuate the show due to heavy smoke and safety concerns.
Los Angeles County firefighters ended the mini fire immediately, however, as patrons of the show were rushed out of the venue. The Echo later re-opened the doors for the show with Sahy Uhns, TOKiMONSTA, and Daedelus all playing their full sets.
The Proximal Records release party was in celebration of the Los Angeles-based record label’s first official release, Proximity One: Narrative of a City, which features some of the city’s electronic stalwarts, including Dr. Strangeloop, Take, Teebs, Shlohmo, and several others.
An exclusive statement to mxdwn from Proximal Records:
“During Lawrence Grey’s set at our Proximity One release party last night, one of The Echo’s lighting fixtures caught fire. Though we were evacuated for a bit, a little fire wasn’t going to stop us and the show did go on. We finished out the night with incredible and energetic performances by Sahy Uhns, TOKiMONSTA and Daedelus, and a very amped and loyal crowd. We are thankful for everyone that hung in there with us when the future of the show was in limbo, and truly humbled by such an amazing display of support on what proved to be a very memorable night. More fire to come at Low End Theory on the 11th – we’ll see you all there for round two!”
-Mary Catherine Finney
Head of A&R // Proximal Records
Fire at the Echo Thursday, August 5, 2010