Given their current troubles, I wasn’t entirely surprised to see that ACME Game Store seems to have closed its doors. A brief drive by yesterday revealed that the entire store is gone. Zip. Kaput. In its stead is about 2,500 square feet of empty space. In the meantime, a bunch of people including Cult leadman Ian Astbury, Dim Mak spoiled-rich-kid-of-the-moment Steve Aoki and the ubiquitous Shepard Fairey have banded together to put on a benefit for the ACME legal defense fund. While I’m not really down with the way the flyer copy tip-toes around the more heinous elements of the charges, the idea that they’re facing 17 years in prison for violating a law intended to protect the bottom line of a giant corporation disgusts me. Jason and Jonathan are nice guys. Not rapists. Not drug dealers. Not murderers. As with the ridiculous GTA: San Andreas lawsuit, it makes me wonder WTF has happened to our priorities.
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full details on the benefit. Actually, the details on the flyer are pretty sparse. The event is Monday, Feb. 27th at Cinespace. Cover is $20. The email that they sent out was very clear that the only way to guarantee that you’d be in the main room for the “Cult” performance is to book bottle service. So, if you’re dying to see “Ian Astbury with CFFC” which other places are promoting as “The Cult,” make sure to contact Cinespace to book bottle service.