Oh snap -- it's a Rumble controversy. JENNY DEE & THE DEELINQUENTS have pulled out of this week's semi-finals due to a conflict with another show, which they claim -- suddenly-- was booked last year. Uhhh, what? Seriously? What kind of shit is THAT? Hey kids, when Captain Carlo's in Gloucester comes'a-calling, you just can't say no.
Anyway, the silver lining in all this is that OLD JACK now advances to the next round, taking Jenny Dee's slot in Friday's semi-final. Well deserved, as we noted in both our Intermission Report and Preliminary week recap. Here's the official word from Camp Deelinquency:
Jenny Dee & The Deelinquents are the only band in the 32- year history of The Rock n’ Roll Rumble to win our Preliminary night and NOT advance to the Semi-Finals. In an unfortunate turn, we regretfully will not be participating in the Rumble Semi-Finals this Friday night, due to a pre-existing conflict with a gig that was booked in the fall of 2010 for the very same night (Friday, April 15th).
Even though the Semi-Finals are being held both Thursday night (the 14th) and Friday night (the 15th), The Rumble decided they could not accommodate Jenny Dee in the Thursday night Semi-Final because of certain rules pertaining to the event. Rather than cancel a gig last minute, we have decided to withdraw from The Rumble. As much as we would have loved to kick John Powhida’s ass, we’ll let someone else do the honors. Some people are winners, and some people like fried scallops.
We will be playing the long-planned Opening Night at Captain Carlo’s in Gloucester on Friday night starting at 9pm.
You just can't make this shit up.