There’s another booking shake-up at the Middle East in Cambridge, as Jason Trefts announced this morning he has been removed of his post as talent buyer. His last day is September 30.
In a post on Facebook, Trefts writes that he had “some fundamental disagreements” with the Cambridge rock club, but did not go into details.
“In two weeks, I will no longer be the booking agent for Mid East Up. We had some fundamental disagreements about shows, and I was let go. Booking shows can be fun but there are many things about the ‘business’ that make me nauseous. I feel good about standing my ground but also wonder how much more I could have accomplished there if I approached some things a little differently. You take what you can from situations like these and hope that the stress and frustration was worth it on some level — it’s a ‘learning experience’ or something like that. I remain focused on putting my energy into helping build things that I believe in, and know that if I try my best to be honest, generous and kind I will be happy with who I am regardless of if I am approved of by people that don’t have the same goals as me.”
We’ve reached out to the Middle East for comment. Stay tuned.