On many a Tuesday night, you’d see me here writing that Starline was the place to be for local music lovers. Over the past five or six years (I’m estimating here), Tuesdays at Starline had been become “Indie Tuesday.” That was something of an honorary title. It wasn’t something you saw on fliers. But it was one that was earned by consistency.
Vince Corsaro, the drummer from Sleepover Disaster, used to book the Tuesday nights, putting together a healthy mix of local bands and regional independent or on-the-rise bands. A few years back, the night was handed over to local promoters Love the Captive, who further established “Indie Tuesday.” From time to time, another promoter — like Numbskull or Tim Gardea — would even bring in a bigger name touring band.
Point is: Tuesday nights at Starline had become a pretty regular meeting place for hipster music fans, local band lovers and those seeking out new and interesting bands.
That all came to end last week. Last Tuesday was the final Love the Captive stint at Starline. It wasn’t planned that way (or else we would have told you last week). But word has come down the last few days that Love the Captive is out and another busy local promoter, Art Silva, is taking over.
I chatted with Silva a bit the other day, and he’s running through a litany of ideas, trying to think of something different and cool. No word yet on what to expect. But, Starline manager Mike Lemieux says, “I think it’ll be interesting to see what idea’s he comes up with.” It sounds like it’ll be a couple weeks before anything gets rolling.
As for Love the Captive, it has established its own small venue called The Captive, and are a driving force behind getting live music going at Frank’s Place. They’re still booking plenty of shows. Just not at Starline anymore.