Last night, Old Californio played at O’Briens on Main Street. Afterwards, Justin Smith went to the bar to collect the band’s pay for the evening. He was refused payment because the bartender said they started late and took too many breaks. I was in the audienc
After being refused by the bartender, Justin demanded to see the owner. Not only was Justin refused payment by the owner, he was taken to the ground by three bouncers. Of course he was angry because the band was being stiffed and words were flying, but those of you who know Justin know that this action was completely unwarranted.
Please take a moment to re-post this so that other musicians can be warned NOT to play there. Please boycott that establishment. Please take a moment to leave a negative review on their YELP page to drive down their rating. There are two O’Briens in Santa Monica. Be sure to leave the review for the one on Main Street.