Forget all the other illnesses plaguing our region for a second. Right now we are faced with an epidemic that's closing all our clubs: apathy. Clubs are being closed down because of lack of attendance to shows. These are your bands, people! Come out and show them that someone listens to them! Support the local music scene and local business while you're at it! Halifax has one of the most close-knit music communities around and it's something to celebrate. The more clubs continue to close, the more you have to rely on the pubs and clubs that only run set acts that appear day in and day out for your musical fix. There's no fun in that. Give the promoters of independent music, and more importantly, the makers of independent music a chance.
More information on Stage Nine's closing can be found here, on the webpage for The Coast. Information about the club owner, Greg Clark and his contributions to the Halifax music scene can also be found there.