Any successful music scene needs its share of all-ages venues and shows to inspire new generations of bands. Here in the Twin Cities, we know all too well the sting of losing beloved, highly revered all-ages clubs whose history and impact on the local music scene is sadly lost in the name of progress, city planning, or high rent.
In LaCrosse, Wisconsin, the Warehouse has provided the city with stellar all-ages shows from both national and local acts for 22 years now, inspiring and influencing a litany of young aspiring musicians to pick up an instrument and start playing themselves. Sadly, that enduring legacy is in jeopardy, as the Warehouse is scheduled to be sold to developers in the near future. But the good folks at the Warehouse have started an IndieGoGo campaign to help save the venue, with some awesome perks for contributing, as well as the knowledge that you're doing your part to make sure a historic Midwestern venue doesn't get shuttered once and for all.
We asked Casey Virock of Porcupine and Nick Maas of Neon, two talented LaCrosse bands with strong ties to the Warehouse, about what makes the venue so special and definitely worth saving.
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