Matty Arsenault, vocalist for pop punk outfit, A Loss For Words, has released an official statement regarding the controversy surrounding the Rocketown controversy.

You can check out what Arsenault had to say below:

I think what has happened at Rocketown in Nashville is beyond ridiculous. I have known the employee that was fired for this disgusting reason for several years and he is such an amazing person—one of the few employees that stood out to me from when I played and attended shows there. He was a dedicated and passionate employee to the venue and the scene. I had respect for the venue—as all venues till they prove me otherwise. I think the venue made a terrible mistake by revealing how closed-minded they actually are. Punk rock and hardcore are all about being open and welcoming everyone and if a venue puts on these shows, one would assume said venue shared the same passion and beliefs. So I would love to see what they have to say defending themselves. Things like this don’t go unnoticed. Too bad that in 2013 things like this are still happening.


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