In local area club news, I caught this article in the St. Paul Pioneer Press that the former owner of Myth, Michael Ogren, was sentenced to 30 days in jail for an illegal liquor purchase for the club. Ogren bought liquor from a bar in Hudson, Wisconsin at the time "distributors were barred from selling to Ogren because he was on a tax delinquency list." In a separate case, Ogren will be sentenced December 1 under a plea agreement for illegally using "already-promised stock in the Myth nightclub" as collateral for a bank loan.
Myth has reopened with new owners, and hopefully they'll start bringing more concerts to this awesome venue. The next metal shows coming to Myth are Sevendust with Eye Empire, Candlelight Red, and Seven Day Sonnet on December 5 and Five Finger Death Punch with All That Remains, Hatebreed, and Rains.